Sentai Filmworks Licenses The Seven Heavenly Virtues Anime
posted on by Crystalyn Hodgkins
Sentai Filmworks announced on Thursday that it has licensed the television anime adaptation of Hobby Japan's The Seven Heavenly Virtues (Nanatsu no Bitoku) multimedia project. Sentai Filmworks will stream the series "on select digital outlets" starting in January, and the company plans to release the series on home video.
The anime stars:
- Yumi Uchiyama as Michael (Faith)
- Asami Seto as Uriel (Patience)
- Sakura Nakamura as Sariel (Kindness)
- Shiori Izawa as Sandalphon (Diligence)
- Ari Ozawa as Metatron (Charity)
- Lynn as Raphael (Temperance)
- Hiyori Nitta as Gabriel (Chastity)
The project is connected to Hobby Japan's Seven Mortal Sins (sin Nanatsu no Taizai) multimedia franchise.
In the show's story, the "Seven Mortal Sins," demons from hell, have pressed forward and have started to spread their plague. Heaven is in chaos, and the angels of the "Seven Heavenly Virtues" are sent to Earth to search for a candidate to become the "true messiah."
Shinji Ishihira (Fairy Tail, Log Horizon, Heybot!) is directing the anime at the studio Bridge. Niθ is credited with the original character designs, and Masanori Iizuka (animation director for Dog Days, Fairy Tail) is the character designer, prop designer, and chief animation director.