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The Seven Deadly Sins Anime Gets Fall TV Show to 'Head Toward Climax' With New Studio

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Studio DEEN animates Kamigami no Gekirin (Wrath of the Gods) with new main staff

Studio DEEN announced on Monday that it is producing a new television anime series based on Nakaba Suzuki's The Seven Deadly Sins manga titled Nanatsu no Taizai: Kamigami no Gekirin (The Seven Deadly Sins: Wrath of the Gods) for a fall premiere. The new series will head towards the story's "climax."

The anime features a new main staff, with Studio DEEN producing the anime. (A-1 Pictures handled the previous series and film.) Susumu Nishizawa (The Seven Deadly Sins: Revival of The Commandments storyboards) is directing the new anime, with Rintarou Ikeda (Love and Lies, Hakyū Hōshin Engi, Love Tyrant scripts) in charge of series composition. Rie Nishino (Now and Then, Here and There, Wind: A Breath of Heart) is credited for "animation character setting." Hiroyuki Sawano, Kohta Yamamoto, Takafumi Wada return from previous anime installments as the composers.

Returning cast members include 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, and Tomokazu Sugita as Escanor.

Suzuki stated in an August interview with Kadokawa's Da Vinci magazine that he is planning on concluding The Seven Deadly Sins manga in "about a year," after about 40 volumes' worth of story. He noted that he had the ending planned since the beginning of the manga and that he plans to give it an ending worthy of a shōnen magazine.

The first 24-episode television anime series 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. The Seven Deadly Sins: Revival of The Commandments, the second television anime series, premiered in January 2018, and Netflix began streaming the series last October.

The manga also inspired the anime film Gekijōban Nanatsu no Taizai: Tenkū no Torawarebito (The Seven Deadly Sins the Movie: Prisoners of the Sky) that opened in Japan last August.

Source: Comic Natalie


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