Chiemi Sakamoto Launches Nanatsu no Taizai Production Manga

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Spinoff of Nakaba Suzuki's The Seven Deadly Sins reimagines story as live-action production

The December issue of Kodansha's Aria magazine announced on Wednesday that it will publiish the first chapter of Chiemi Sakamoto's Nanatsu no Taizai Production (The Seven Deadly Sins Production) comedy spinoff manga in the January issue on November 28. The manga is a spinoff of Nakaba Suzuki's The Seven Deadly Sins (Nanatsu no Taizai) manga.

The manga imagines what would happen if the setting of The Seven Deadly Sins was instead of a live-action TV drama production. In the manga, Meliodas is an actor who plays the role of a child genius. The manga will show the bad habits of the actors during filming and their everyday lives.

Another comedy spinoff manga of The Seven Deadly Sins titled Mayoe! Nanatsu no Taizai Gakuen! (The Seven Deadly Sins Academy) launched in Kodansha's Bessatsu Shōnen Magazine in August 2014. Jūichi Tamaki is drawing the manga, and Kodansha published the manga's second compiled book volume on August 12.

Suzuki drew two spinoff manga for The Seven Deadly Sins in February. The first spinoff manga, titled Naku na, Tomo yo (Don't Cry, My Friend), is about Hendrickson and Dreyfus' younger years. The second spinoff manga, titled Gilthunder no Shinjitsu (Gilthunder's Truth), is set after the Byzel Fight Festival arc, with Gilthunder as the protagonist.

Kodansha Comics is publishing The Seven Deadly Sins manga in North America, and describes the story:

"When they were accused of trying to overthrow the monarchy, the feared warriors The Seven Deadly Sins were sent into exile. Princess Elizabeth discovers the truth - the Sins were framed by the king's guard, the Holy Knights - too late to prevent them from assassinating her father and seizing the throne!

Now the princess is on the run, seeking the Sins to help her reclaim the kingdom. But the first Sin she meets, Meliodas, is a little innkeeper with a talking pig. He doesn't even have a real sword! Have the legends of the Sins' strength been exaggerated?"

Suzuki launched The Seven Deadly Sins in Kodansha's Weekly Shōnen Magazine in 2012. Kodansha published the manga's 17th compiled book volume on October 16. Kodansha Comics published the manga's 10th volume in English on September 8. Crunchyroll is also offering new chapters of the manga as they are published in Japan.

The manga inspired a 24-episode television anime series that premiered in October 2014. The manga will have a new TV anime in 2016, with the staff from the first anime returning.

Source: Comic Natalie

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