The Seven Deadly Sins is based on manga novels of the same name written by Nakaba Suzuki. It is a fictional story set in the British Isles in the kingdom of Liones and the land protected by ‘Holy Knights’, some of the greatest and most celebrated heroes in that land. The story begins when a group of knights is framed to be staging a coup against the crown, 10 years ago.
For peace to be restored in the land of Princess Elizabeth, she seeks the Seven Deadly Sins, but they have been running for 10 years. She believes they are the ones that can bring back peace and prosperity to the kingdom.
The series started in a weekly Shonen Magazine in October of 2012 but has since had an anime adaptation with 2 seasons so far. There are things you need to know about The Seven Deadly Sins:
Seven Deadly Sins Season 2 Details
1. Seven Mortal Sins is Something Completely Different from The Seven Deadly Sins
Some fans confuse The Seven Deadly Sins with Seven Mortal Sins, which is about demon girls in costumes. The Seven Deadly Sins is about the Holy Knights and you might find some adaptations of the same name in other content.
2. The Seven Deadly Sins have Animal Associations
Each member of The Seven Deadly Sins is associated with a particular animal and in some cases, the associations are straightforward but in some, you have to watch to be keen while following the story to find the connection.
3. Meliodas’ Animal is the Dragon
Meliodas’ sin is symbolized by the dragon and how he handles the sword is proof enough. The knight has the power of fire and he is a demon, which in medieval Europe was associated with dragons. Usually, dragons are associated with wrath rather than other sins like greed and pride making them versatile for symbolism.
4. Ban’s Animal is the Fox
The sin associated with Ban is greed and this is symbolized by the fox which is known for being cunning. Most fans of anime relate to the concept of fox spirits, where the connotations in medieval Europe are the same as the ones in East Asia.
5. Gowther’s Animal is the Goat
Lust is the sin Gowther possesses and is symbolized by the goat. We have seen the use of goat figures in the use of satire in Greek mythology where half-goat creatures were lustful creatures.
6. The first Season was the Major Story Arc
The Seven Deadly Sins’ first season covered the first story arc of the manga. The manga was at least 100 chapters and the first season went for 24 episodes. The fans have a lot of details to master, but this is no surprise for all manga and anime lovers.
7. The English Rights for Anime are Split
All in all, The Seven Deadly Sins Season 2 is an anime series all anime lovers should watch as the storyline is intriguing. This is the reason the big shots in the movie industry like Netflix are lining up to stream it for their fans.