sin Nanatsu no Taizai Anime's 2nd Video Previews Opening Song

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Seven Mortal Sins TV anime premieres on April 14

The official website for the sin Nanatsu no Taizai, the television anime adaptation of Hobby Japan's multimedia project The 7 Deadly Sins (Nanatsu no Taizai, not to be confused with the similarly named manga by Nakaba Suzuki) began streaming the series' second promotional video on Thursday. The video previews Mia REGINA's opening theme song "My Sweet Maiden."

A flyer at the AnimeJapan 2017 event, which is being held at the Tokyo Big Sight convention center from Thursday to Sunday, revealed that the anime's official English title is "Seven Mortal Sins."

The anime's main cast will appear on the special sin Nanatsu no Taizai Jirashi Tokuban ~Shinri Test de Cast ga Maruhadaka?!~ television program on Tokyo MX on April 7 at 25:05 (effectively 1:05 a.m. on April 8). The special will also air on AT-X and BS11. Additionally, Akane Fujita, Arisa Sakuraba, and Megumi Toda will attend a special stage event at AnimeJapan on Saturday.

The anime series will premiere on AT-X on April 14 at midnight (effectively April 15), and will then air an hour later on Tokyo MX. The series will also air on BS11 starting on April 17. The website lists the anime with 12 episodes.

In the story, the prideful archangel Lucifer disobeys God and is cast into the lowest level of hell as a fallen angel. On her way to hell, Lucifer happens to meet a high school girl on Earth named Maria, who helps her. In hell, Lucifer meets Leviathan, and Leviathan explains to Lucifer about The Seven Mortal Sins, the seven demon king rulers of hell. After The Seven Mortal Sins seal Lucifer's powers, Lucifer goes on a journey with Maria and Leviathan to defeat them.

Cast members include: (Note: One or more of the character designs below may not be safe for work.)

Eri Kitamura (Nisemonogatari's Karen Araragi) as Lucifer (representing pride)

Akane Fujita (Mahō Shōjo Nante Mō Ii Desu Kara.'s Yuzuka Hanami) as Leviathan (representing envy)

Arisa Sakuraba (Shōnen Maid's young Keiichirō Shinozaki) as Satan (representing wrath)

Ai Kakuma (Selector Infected Wixoss' Rūko Kominato) as Belphegor (representing sloth)

Yōko Hikasa (High School DxD's Rias Gremory) as Mammon (representing greed)

Yui Ogura (Yuri Kuma Arashi's sumika Izumino) as Beelzebub (representing gluttony)

Chiaki Takahashi (The [email protected]'s Azusa Miura) as Asmodeus (representing lust)

Azusa Tadokoro (Trickster's Nao Nakamura) as Astaroth, Demon King of Melancholy

Shizuka Itou (Sailor Moon Crystal's Sailor Venus) as Belial, Demon King of Vainglory

Megumi Toda (New Game!'s Hajime Shinoda) as Maria Totsuka

Kinji Yoshimoto (Queen's Blade: The Exiled Virgin, Plastic Little) is directing the anime at TNK and Artland, and he is also credited for story concept, series composition, and color design. (Eri Umemoto is credited for color design alongside Yoshimoto.) Masashi Suzuki (The Sacred Blacksmith, Rail Wars!, Queen's Blade: Grimoire) is the main writer.

Niθ (Blassreiter, Samurai Girls) drew the project's original character designs, and Sachiko Yasuda (Prison School, To Love Ru: Darkness animation director) is adapting the character designs for animation. Yasuda is also credited as chief animation director, alongside Masaru Koseki (Happiness!, Demon King Daimao) and Junji Gotō (School Days, High School DxD, Daimidaler). Kio Edamatsu (Magi: Adventure of Sinbad) is credited with industrial design. Kenta Masuda (Motto To Love Ru, Blade & Soul) is the art director, and Sadahime Matsubara (Queen's Blade: The Exiled Virgin, Ikki Tousen: Dragon Destiny) is visual coordinator.

In addition to the opening theme, the three-member female group Mia REGINA is performing the ending theme song "Welcome to our diabolic paradise." The series will also have 14 total character songs, and the episodes will each feature one or more of the songs.

Hobby Japan first announced the project in 2012 with a planned two-episode anime that had a different staff. Orchid Seed produced figures for the project.

Hobby Japan's Comic Fire website is publishing a manga adaptation by Ururihi.

Source: MoCa News

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