Last year, four episodes of The Seven Deadly Sins: Signs of Holy War aired. Many considered these additional chapters as the second season of the anime. However, they were wrong, as this has been just a television special. On the other hand, it was a hint, pointing to a further renewal of the series. Fortunately, on July 16, 2016, the official announcement of Nanatsu no Taizai Season 2 emerged on the official website of the anime, as well as on its Twitter page. According to this statement, The Seven Deadly Sins Season 2 will premiere in January 2018. Moreover, an anime film extends the franchise in Q3 2018.
— TVアニメ「七つの大罪」 (@7_taizai) October 7, 2017
As a result, we have two exciting news, both relating to our favorite anime series. By the way, this is an excellent example of how the world of anime exists. You probably remember that Season 1 of Nanatsu no Taizai premiered in far 2014. It consisted of twenty-four episodes + 2 OVA. After two long, tedious years of waiting, few fans believed in renewal. Only the most devoted members of fandom kept hope in their hearts. Therefore, many of them were happy learning that the anime has finally received the continuation. However, subsequently, fans were disappointed since they’ve discovered that there would be just four additional OVA episodes. It was a turning point because few of us continued to keep hoping that The Seven Deadly Sins Season 2 might happen someday.
Surprisingly, A-1 Pictures proclaimed that the second season had been officially confirmed. It’s a good example of how the situation might suddenly turn in favor of the fans. So, we suggest the fans who wait for the updating of their favorite anime series, to look at this example, occasionally, when their favorite anime went on a long hiatus. But what served a reason for A-1 Pictures to extend their franchise with the second season as well as a film? As usual, we pay our attention to the major indicators that affected the decision on renewal.
The primary factor we want to note is such a high score that Nanatsu no Taizai holds among the viewers. On MyAnimeList, the adventure anime has a rating of 8.33/10 ~ 300,000 user votes. On IMDb, the series illustrates the same figure, according to 5,600 ratings. However, this is just one side of the coin. The next primary indicator is the fact that there is enough source material in the original manga series to produce one more season, even given the upcoming movie. Finally, Netflix has acquired the exclusive streaming rights to broadcast the series on their global network.
This world’s leading video content provider usually picks up successful projects. By the way, it was Netflix, whose employees have labeled an OVA as the second season of Nanatsu no Taizai, that caused a misunderstanding among the viewers. Nonetheless, eventually, the final decision depended on the studio itself, as well as on the commercial success of the entire franchise. It seems that in a case with The Seven Deadly Sins all the points played their major roles.
Nanatsu no Taizai started off on October 5, 2014, on JNN (MBX), in Japan. An OVA also aired on TBS. A-1 Pictures Inc. served as a developer of the series. FUNimation and Netflix served as licensor of the anime in North America, for home video and online streaming, respectively. An OVA consisting of four episodes debuted on August 28, 2016, and concluded on September 18, 2016. The second season of the series will bear title The Seven Deadly Sins: Revival of The Commandments (Nanatsu no Taizai: Imashime no Fukkatsu).
What Is Nanatsu no Taizai About?
If you still did not have a chance to get acquainted with this exciting anime series, here is a brief overview below.
The story centers around seven powerful knights accused of preparing a coup, in an attempt to dethrone the king of the Liones Kingdom. People called these knights The Seven Deadly Sins. However, as a result, the reigns moved into the hands of the Holy Knights, who eventually succeeded to come to power. Meantime, the rumor still exists that The Seven Deadly Sins are still alive. Elizabeth, the third princess of Britannia, managed to escape during another coup. She went on a journey seeking for the Seven Deadly Sins, who might assist her to retrieve the reins of government, as well as restore the order in the kingdom.
On The Subject Of The Release Dates
As mentioned above, now it’s clear that Nanatsu no Taizai will return for a next season on January 13, 2018. Also worth noting that the eponymous film will premiere on August 18, 2018. Unfortunately, its exact release date is unknown as well. However, we will inform you on the subject, as soon as A1 Pictures announced the precise information. Stay tuned for updates. We’ll keep you informed.
By the way, a video game for PS4 titled The Seven Deadly Sins: Knights of Britannia (Nanatsu no Taizai: Britannia no Tabibito) will be released in early 2018.