Nanatsu no Taizai (The Seven Deadly Sins) is one of the more popular Shounen series out there, right not. And it’s not difficult to see why. It has many of the staples that make the genre so loved. But it also does a great deal in the name of subverting the norms. The titular characters, for example, are all wildly overpowered. It isn’t to quite the same extent as something like One-Punch Man, an obvious parody. But it’s still pretty outrageous. What’s more, the series is known to be rather brutal. And it has a distinct style that sets it apart from many of its peers. But this series fast approaches its end. Mangaka, Nakaba Suzuki, claimed in an interview that the series would end in ‘about a year’, noting that about 40 volumes are planned.
The series began in 2012 as a part of Weekly Shonen Magazine. The most recent collected volume – volume 32 – was published by Kodansha Comics in July. And the 33rd volume ships later this month. Crunchyroll has a SimulPub (Simultaneous Publication) deal with Kodansha. Meaning that the chapters are released on the site as they’re published in Japan.
The manga inspired two 24-episode anime series and a four-episode special. The original series ran from 2014 to 2015 and was later picked up by Netflix. Netflix went on to stream all content related to the anime as a part of their initiative to expand on their anime selection. This included the 4-episode special – Nanatsu no Taizai -Seisen no Shirushi- (The Seven Deadly Sins: Signs of Holy War) and the second season of the anime. The second season – Nanatsu no Taizai: Imashime no Fukkatsu (The Seven Deadly Sins: Revival of the Commandments) – concluded recently, in fact. And an anime film – Nanatsu no Taizai: Tenkū no Torawarebito (The Seven Deadly Sins: Prisoners of the Sky) is on the way.