What’s in the box? What’s in the box?! Oh, wait… it’s good news this time!
The latest issue of Kodansha’s Weekly Shōnen Magazine (Issues 43) reveals that Nakaba Suzuki’s The Seven Deadly Sins (Nanatsu no Taizai) will receive a new anime series. No details on the work are known at this point, aside from the fact that it’s a TV series.
The news comes at the tail end of four-episode special The Seven Deadly Sins -Signs of Holy War-, which began airing on August 28. The special, which features an original story by Suzuki, ends tomorrow.
The first Seven Deadly Sins anime series in Japan in the fall 2014 broadcast season. Tensai Okamura (Blue Exorcist, Darker than Black) directed the project at A-1 Pictures. Keigo Sasaki (Night Raid 1931, Blue Exorcist) provided character designs, while Shôtarô Suga was in charge of series composition. Netflix currently streams the show as a Netflix Original.
Netflix describes the show as: “When a kingdom is taken over by tyrants, the deposed princess begins a quest to find a disbanded group of evil knights to help take back her realm.”
The Seven Deadly Sins manga began in the pages of Weekly Shōnen Magazine in 2012. The series currently spans 22 collected volumes, with the most recent hitting stores on August 17. Volume 23 will ship to retailers on October 17.
In North America, Kodansha Comics currently holds the rights to the Seven Deadly Sins manga. They’ve shipped 16 volumes to date, with the most recent hitting stores on September 6. In addition, Crunchyroll is publishing chapters of the title as they run in Japan.