Seven Deadly Sins Film Reveals Teaser Video, Visual, August 18 Release
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The official website for The Seven Deadly Sins anime revealed the title, second teaser video, first key visual, and August 18 release date for the franchise's planned film on Friday. The film is titled Gekijōban Nanatsu no Taizai: Tenkū no Torawarebito (The Seven Deadly Sins the Movie: Prisoners of the Sky), and it will feature a completely new story by original manga creator Nakaba Suzuki.
Theaters throughout Japan will begin selling advance tickets for the film on March 3. Each ticket will come with one of 50,000 clear files featuring the film's key visual drawn by Suzuki.
In the film's story, [Highlight white text to read spoilers for the end of the first anime season] a little time has passed since The Seven Deadly Sins and Princess Elizabeth brought peace to the kingdom. To celebrate the king's birthday, The Seven Deadly Sins travel to a remote land in search of the phantom ingredient "sky fish." Meliodas and Hawk end up at a "Sky Palace" that exists above the clouds, where all the residents have wings. Meliodas is mistaken for a boy who committed a crime and is thrown in prison. Meanwhile, the residents are preparing a ceremony for defense against a ferocious beast that awakens once every 3,000 years. But the Six Knights of Black, a Demon Clan army, arrives and removes the seal on the beast in order to threaten the lives of the residents of Sky Palace. Meliodas and his allies meet the Six Knights of Black in battle.
The returning cast includes:
- Yuuki Kaji as Meliodas
- Sora Amamiya as Elizabeth
- Misaki Kuno as Hawk
- Aoi Yūki as Diane
- Tatsuhisa Suzuki as Ban
- Jun Fukuyama as King
- Yuuhei Takagi as Gowther
- Maaya Sakamoto as Merlin
- Tomokazu Sugita as Escanor
Noriyuki Abe is serving as chief director, while Yasuto Nishikata is directing at A-1 Pictures. Makoto Uezu is writing the script. Keigo Sasaki is returning from the television anime as character designer and chief animation director, and Hiroyuki Sawano is again composing the music.
Suzuki's manga inspired a 24-episode television anime series that aired in 2014 and 2015. Netflix later streamed the series with both English and Japanese audio, and Funimation released the series in two parts on home video. A four-episode television anime special titled The Seven Deadly Sins -Signs of Holy War- then premiered in August 2016. Netflix began streaming the series in February 2017. A second season, The Seven Deadly Sins: Revival of The Commandments premiered in January.
Source: MoCa News
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