The Seven Heavenly Virtues Anime Gets 10 TV Episodes, 2 Blu-ray/DVD Bonus Episodes
posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
The official website for the television anime of Hobby Japan's The Seven Heavenly Virtues (Nanatsu no Bitoku) multimedia project revealed the details for the anime's Blu-ray Disc and DVD release on Tuesday. The website lists the anime with 10 television episodes, and the home video release will add two bonus episodes ("Kyūseishu no Shishitsu" or The Qualities of a Messiah and "Splash"). The home video release will have uncensored versions of the television episodes.
The anime will premiere on Friday on AT-X at 24:25 (effectively 12:45 a.m. on Saturday). Hobby Japan's YouTube channel will also stream the series starting on January 29. Sentai Filmworks has licensed the anime, and will stream the series "on select digital outlets" starting this month, 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. Yousei Teikoku will perform the anime's theme song "Psychomachia."