Nanatsu no Taizai’s sequel has finally confirmed an anime adaptation! The Seven Deadly Sins: Four Knights of the Apocalypse manga series is a sequel to the Seven Deadly Sins series and only began publication in Kodansha’s Weekly Shonen Magazine in January 2021. There are currently 6 volumes in the ongoing series! The manga is currently rated 7.2/10 on My Anime List!
The Seven Deadly Sins manga series created by Nabaka Suzuki was originally serialized in Kodansha’s Weekly Shonen Jump from 2012 to 2020 as a fantasy manga series. The manga ended with 41 published volumes under the main series and additional publications with spin-offs.
The Seven Deadly Sins anime series received an adaptation in 2014 and has been renewed for 5 seasons. The anime series produced by A-1 Pictures has a rating of 7.8/10 on My Anime List and 8/10 on IMDb.
What is The Seven Deadly Sins About?
The premise of the story for the Seven Deadly Sins(Nanatsu no Taizai: Mokushiroku no Yonkishi) is set in the land of Britannia. This action-fantasy series is set around a band of powerful knights called the Seven Deadly Sins, each of whom possesses a unique ability.
The group disbands after a conspiracy against them that frames them for plotting a coup. Elizabeth, a Lioness Princess finds Meliodas, the leader of the deadly sins, and sets out to find the other members to prove their innocence. In this commotion, they must also free Liones from the Holy Knights who were manipulated by a demon to free their race.
What will be The Seven Deadly Sins: Four Knights of the Apocalypse plot?
The Seven Deadly Sins: Four Knights of the Apocalypse is a sequel manga to the original Nanatsu no Taizai. Set 16 years after the defeat of The Supreme Deity, Cath Plaug, and The Demon King. The protagonist of this series is Percival, one who is prophesized to be a part of the Four Knights of the Apocalypse and who will bring destruction to the world.
Percival lives alone with his grandfather Varghese on an island above the clouds known as God’s Finger. On his 16th birthday, an unexpected attack reveals the identity of his father and his own fate as one of the Four Knights of the Apocalypse.
This makes him Camelot’s target and the focus of all his forces. Percival teams up with Lancelot, one of the knights of Liones and the son of Fox’s Sin of Greed, Ban of the Seven Deadly Sins. He sets his eyes on finding the other Knights of the Apocalypse to determine his own fate.
The first volume’s synopsis reads: “Percival has always lived with his grandfather on God’s Finger, a remote haven that sits high above the clouds, and though he loves the simple life, he secretly longs for adventure. But Percival’s life is changed forever when an intruder — who shares a shocking connection with him — tears away everything he’s ever known.”
When Will The Seven Deadly Sins: Four Knights of the Apocalypse Release on Netflix?
The TV anime adaptation of The Seven Deadly Sins: Four Knights of the Apocalypse was announced on 11th May 2022 in the latest 24th issue of Kodansha’s Weekly Shōnen Magazine. A new visual was also shared.
Earlier on 7th May, a reliable anime leaker ‘@SugoiLITE’ tweeted about The Seven Deadly Sins sequel series, “Four Knights of the Apocalypse”, to be in production.
The same was confirmed in the official announcement.
It has been almost a year since the Four knights of the Apocalypse anime series was announced and practically it has not shown any signs of life after it. However, the staunch fans of Nakaba Suzuki’s work continued to maintain the illusion that the release date announcement is coming.
Unfortunately due to the decline in the quality of the animation of the last seasons of Nanatsu no Taizai, many anime viewers are not waiting. A recent leak on the Studio name revived some hopes of the fans who were otherwise expecting another botched-up season. Another leak suggested that Telecom Animation Film of (Lupin III, Orange) will be the studio in charge. This is the right time for the franchise to pick up its future.
Luckily this news was confirmed in an official tweet that also revealed that The Seven Deadly Sins: Four Knights of the Apocalypse release date is 2023. While sharing the first teaser trailer for this sequel to Nanatsu no Taizai, they announced that Animation Production is by Telecom Animation Film Production & Planning: UNLIMITED PRODUCE by TMS.
Also came the announcement about the actor who will give life to the protagonist, Percival. He will be seiyuu Shou Komura, who played only minor roles earlier.
With production time being taken into consideration, the anime adaptation could be released in Summer 2023 – Fall 2023. No official timeline has been announced yet but the 2023 anime calendar seems to be the most likely time of release.
The anime could easily be a split cour release with 12-14 episodes in each cour. There are only 6 volumes of the manga that are out with a total of 60+ chapters as of now. A full season could easily have 25-odd episodes covering the first few arcs of the manga.
It is likely that the anime might find release on the Netflix platform. However, we have to wait for the official confirmation
The Seven Deadly Sins: Four Knights of the Apocalypse Trailer
The first The Seven Deadly Sins: Four Knights of the Apocalypse trailer got released with the announcement of the premiere date in 2023. Fans also got a chance to meet the main protagonist, Percival in the trailer.
The Seven Deadly Sins: Four Knights of the Apocalypse Characters, Cast, and Staff
There have been no announcements about the voice cast that will be a part of the upcoming anime adaptation. Since this is a sequel to the Seven Deadly Sins anime, it is likely that characters from the series will appear in this anime too.
The characters that are expected to appear in the first season of The Seven Deadly Sins: Four Knights of the Apocalypse include: Percival, Lancelot, Varghese, Anghalhad, Dolores, Tristan Liones, Ordo, Talisker, Nasiens, and more!
FAQs – The Seven Deadly Sins: Four Knights of the Apocalypse Edition
Q. Who are the Four Knights of the Apocalypse? *Spoilers Ahead*
A. Percival begins by realizing that he is one of the Four Knights of the Apocalypse who are prophesized to appear and bring death and destruction to the world and also bring doom to King Arthur of Camelot. Each Knight corresponds to one of the Four Calamities – Famine, War, Death and Pestilence. All of the prophesized Knights are young and have not yet reached their full potential.
Fearing the doom that they are rumoured to bring, the Holy Knights of Camelot are sworn to find them and kill them before they can bring King Arthur and Camelot to Ruin.
The Four Knights are:
- Famine: Gawain
- War: Lancelot
- Death: Percival
- Pestilence: Tristan Liones
Q. Is Percival Meliodas’ son?
A. Nabaka Suzuki’s original plan was to have Meliodas and Elizabeth’s child, Tristan Liones as the protagonist of The Seven Deadly Sins: Four Knights of the Apocalypse. However, he changed it to an entirely new protagonist who would be seen alongside Tristan in the new series. Percival is not Meliodas’ child despite the resemblance and is actually the son of a Knight named Ironside.
Q. Do I have to watch the original The Seven Deadly Sins to watch The Seven Deadly Sins: Four Knights of the Apocalypse?
A. The Seven Deadly Sins: Four Knights of the Apocalypse is a direct sequel to the original series. The epilogue of the Seven Deadly Sins sets up the sequel series and thus it’s important to know the main story before delving into the sequel. Most of the characters and the setting of the world is important to know to understand what is going on in the new series.
Q. How many seasons of anime and movies are there for The Seven Deadly Sins?
A. The Seven Deadly Sins anime has 5 seasons:
- The Seven Deadly Sins – 24 Episodes and 2 OVAs
- The Seven Deadly Sins: Signs of Holy War – 4 Episodes
- The Seven Deadly Sins: Revival of The Commandments – 24 episodes and 1 OVA
- The Seven Deadly Sins: Wrath of the Gods – 24 Episodes
- The Seven Deadly Sins: Dragon’s Judgement – 24 Episodes
There are 2 anime movies for the series that have also been released:
- The Seven Deadly Sins The Movie: Prisoners of the Sky (2018)
- The Seven Deadly Sins: Cursed by Light (2021)
A two-part film release, The Seven Deadly Sins: Grudge of Edinburgh was announced in 2021 and is said to be under works for a release soon.
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