In a world similar to the European Middle Ages, the feared yet revered Holy Knights of Britannia use immensely powerful magic to protect the region of Britannia and its kingdoms. However, a small subset of the Knights supposedly betrayed their homeland and turned their blades against their comrades in an attempt to overthrow the ruler of Liones. They were defeated by the Holy Knights, but rumors continued to persist that these legendary knights, called the “Seven Deadly Sins,” were still alive. Ten years later, the Holy Knights themselves staged a coup d’état, and thus became the new, tyrannical rulers of the Kingdom of Liones.
Based on the best-selling manga series of the same name, Nanatsu no Taizai follows the adventures of Elizabeth, the third princess of the Kingdom of Liones, and her search for the Seven Deadly Sins. With their help, she endeavors to not only take back her kingdom from the Holy Knights, but to also seek justice in an unjust world.
[Written by MAL Rewrite]
Sometimes I’m not entirely sure how to think about a show. On the one hand Nantsu no Taizai was a cool action I enjoyed, it also felt repetitive to the genre and boring at times. The seven deadly sins are so powerful that they destroyed a kingdom or something but that just means it feels strange when they fight equally with pretty much everyone.
The fights are repeated a lot and most of the screen time is just combat, this means that everyone gets plot armour and their power is greatly reduced since they want to create an equal fight. While this might be tense it’s ultimately not satisfying overall. Maybe a better compromise would be only combat when it really mattered and more time spent exploring and looking for the other sins.
I did enjoy this but it’s with the knowledge that it didn’t do much in terms of uniqueness. Still if you like action then this will definitely be worth you’re time.
Shows from the same studio: A-1 Pictures