- Episodes : 24
- Genre : Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Magic, Shounen, Supernatural
- Airing Date : Jan 2018 – June 2018
- Producers : Aniplex, Dentsu, Kodansha
Nanatsu no Taizai - Imashime no Fukatsu (BRIEF) Introduction
The Seven Deadly Sins is a story about a group of powerful warriors that were framed for the death of the Great Holy Knight Zaratras. Since then they've been in hiding from the Holy Knights who are hunting them down and trying to execute them. They were fugitives in season 1 until they rescued the Kingdom of Liones from demons and a couple of Great Holy Knights who were trying (and succeeded) in summoning the most powerful demons and warriors that ever existed. This summoning of an even greater threat is where season 2 picks up.
Immediately we are introduced to the 10 Commandments, demons, knights, and magicians who were granted abilities and prestige from the great Demon King himself. We also finally meet the last of the Deadly Sins, Escanor, and he does not disappoint. (More on him later.) The stage is set for a clash between these two groups of powerful fighters that will decide the fate of the world.
What We Liked About The Seven Deadly Sins - Revival of the Commandments
We really liked how strong they showed Meliodas was before he renounced his evil side for a life of peace. It was a struggle for him to slowly regain his power through various methods, but there was an appropriate pay off each time he did. In one particularly gruesome battle, he could have possibly killed some of the weaker members of the 10 Commandments, in a single attack, if his "Revenge Counter" had gone off. Unfortunately, it was stopped by Estarossa the Commandment of Love. No doubt, Meliodas has received the most spotlight out of any other character. We're glad he did because he had several epic moments.
There were so many fights throughout the season that we received a great blend of action, comedic fights, merciless attacks, self-sacrifices, and multiple heroes defeated. Most fights kept us on the edge of our seat, excluding a couple from the "Great Fight Festival Arc". However, we can overlook how brief that particular arc was because it showcased Meliodas and Ban basically murdering two fighters by accident. It was also within that episode time-frame that Escanor broke a basic manga trope (tournament arcs) by attacking the two main bosses outright instead of waiting for the tournament to progress into the final round.
The third reason why we really enjoyed this second season of Nanatsu no Taizai is because it still has so much potential. This is coming from the perspective of someone who is still very early on into the manga. So we're heavily biased towards the anime and what we've been shown so far. You could argue that this second season wasn't as good as the first or that several "deaths" felt inconsequential. But you have to admit that this show is still going strong narrative ways and in terms of world-building.
The connection between Meliodas, Zeldris, and Estarossa still needs to be fleshed out. There was mention of four Guardian Angels existing and they pose a huge threat to the 10 Commandments. It was revealed that Merlin is from the land of Belialuin. The 10 Commandments were shocked to find that out and implied that some terrible calamity happened there. Then the final episode points toward an upcoming battle taking place in Camelot. There is still so much we don't know and a ton of things to look forward to in season 3.
Why You Should Watch The Seven Deadly Sins
1. Escanor is a Bad-Ass
It was pretty cool to see the Escanor, the Sin of Pride, walk up to Estarossa, unphased by his commandment to neutralize those with hatred in their hearts. He states that it's impossible for him to hate someone that's weaker than he is. He walked right up to the Commandment of Love, gleaming in his golden armor, towering over him with piercing blue eyes, and showed not a single shred of doubt that he was going to put him into the ground. Then he proceeded to showcase his pride and immense power of the highest caliber.
2. Individual Character Spotlights
Most individual characters have a lot of personality and moments where they really shine. Zaratras appeared only for a few episodes, but we quickly grew attached to his oddball personality and powerful fighting prowess. When Galand showed up he immediately thrashed most of the Sins along with Meliodas. He proved the Commandments were a bigger threat than anything else they had faced before. Denzel was another character we wish we could have seen more of. For crying out loud, this man summoned a "goddess" to possess his body and fight the Commandments!
Why You Should Skip Seven Deadly Sins
1. Main Characters Never Die
A strong argument could be made that members of the Seven Deadly sins have received way too many resurrections. Whether it be healing abilities, an immortality curse, or time manipulation our main characters have been given too many chances to come back to life. Fights pose no real sense of danger because we know they won’t die.
2. Weak Writing
Even though the mythos and wide variety of characters are intriguing, character growth and plot development are convoluted and slow. Characters lose their memory just to stretch out the story. Subplots are crammed in haphazardly.
Season 2 was a great installment to this highly entertaining shounen, action series. Several things could have been done better, but they didn’t kill the momentum this has moving into season 3.
We hope you enjoyed our review for Nanatsu no Taizai: Imashime no Fukatsu. Thanks for reading and we’ll see you in the next one!