The Seven Deadly Sins「七つの大罪 Nanatsu no Taizai」

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The Seven Deadly Sins「七つの大罪 Nanatsu no Taizai」

The Seven Deadly Sins「七つの大罪 Nanatsu no Taizai」

The Seven Deadly Sins「七つの大罪 Nanatsu no Taizai」

The Seven Deadly Sins「七つの大罪 Nanatsu no Taizai」


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.


The Seven Deadly Sins were once an active group of knights in the region of Britannia (ブリタニア Buritania), who disbanded after they supposedly plotted to overthrow the Liones Kingdom (リオネス王国 Rionesu Ōkoku). Their supposed defeat came at the hands of the Holy Knights, but rumors continued to persist that they were still alive. Ten years later, the Holy Knights staged a coup d’état and captured the king, becoming the new, tyrannical rulers of the kingdom. The third princess, Elizabeth, then starts out on a journey to find the Seven Deadly Sins and enlist their help in taking back the kingdom.

The Seven Deadly Sins consist of:

  • Meliodas, The Dragon’s Sin of Wrath.
    Diane, The Serpent’s Sin of Envy.
    Ban, The Fox’s Sin of Greed.
    King, The Grizzly’s Sin of Sloth.
    Gowther, The Goat’s Sin of Lust.
    Merlin, The Boar’s Sin of Gluttony.
    Escanor, The Lion’s Sin of Pride.

Power Levels

The Dragon’s Sin of Wrath, Meliodas: (60,000)
The Grizzly’s Sin of Sloth, King: (41,600)
The Serpent’s Sin of Envy, Diane: (8,000)
The Boar’s Sin of Gluttony, Merlin: (4,710)
The Fox’s Sin of Greed, Ban: (3,220)
The Goat’s Sin of Lust, Gowther: (35,400)
The Lion’s Sin of Pride, Escanor: (Unmeasurable) (see Sunshine for explanation).



Meliodas: Full Counter
King: Disaster
Diane: Creation
Merlin: Infinity
Ban: Snatch
Gowther: Invasion
Escanor: Sunshine


Sins Committed

Each member of the Seven Deadly Sins had been judged and found guilty of committing a grievous crime by the Kingdom of Liones, with their title being given based on the root moral failing on their part which caused this crime. Though it sounds clear cut, for most of them it seems extenuating circumstances were at play.


Meliodas considers his sin to be his failure to protect Danafor, its citizens, and Liz from the kingdom’s annihilation.The official story is that Meliodas lost himself in his wrath and annihilated the Kingdom himself.


Diane and Matrona were hired by knights of Liones as mercenaries to assist them in a battle against foreign savages. The Holy Knight Gannon deceives them, revealing his ultimate intentions of taking down a giant for reputation and prestige. Although Matrona unfortunately “dies” from a venomous arrow, Gannon underestimates her strength and his plans are thwarted. The giantess “passes away” after killing the majority of the troops including Gannon, with remaining survivors falsifying the report of the incident to place blame on Diane. She is eventually labeled the Sin of Envy for her jealousy towards Matrona (who she supposedly murdered) along with 330 innocent knights of the kingdom. She is sentenced to death by beheading but Meliodas thwarted it under direct orders of the king of Liones.


As the only survivor of the Fairy King’s Forest, he took the blame and was convicted for destroying the forest and killing its guardian saint, Elaine. As a result, he was sentenced to death, and became known as the Sin of Greed due to his apparent greed for immortality.


After supposedly ending Helbram’s life, King took on the sentence for ignoring Helbram’s mass murdering of humans continuously over a period of five hundred years. This came close to sparking a war between humans and fairies. He was consequently sentenced to an imprisonment for a thousand years, and was recognized as the Sin of Sloth as he ignored the atrocities committed and turned a blind eye.


Gowther was granted the Sin of Lust after he was accused of forcing Nadja, Bartra Liones’ younger sister, to vile sexual acts, which ended in her death. In reality Nadja and Gowther were both in love and quite happy in each other presence. It was then revealed that Nadja was close to death and wished to pass her final moments with Gowther. After a moment of passion, she peacefully died within Gowthers’ embrace and, in panic, Gowther tried reanimating her by ripping out his magical heart and replacing Nadja’s with it, to no avail. In the mean time Gowther is screaming, alerting some nearby guards that find him in a bedroom full of blood with Nadjas’ deceased body below him.

Seven Laws of the Seven Deadly Sins

There exist seven laws that each member of the group is required to abide by. So far, only four of these laws has been revealed. The laws were created by Meliodas.

Law #3: “A Sin shall ask no questions of another member’s sin.”
Law #4: “If a friend is in crisis everybody needs to use all of his or her power to help.”
Law #5: “When two Sins are in disagreement they can resolve it with a fight.”
Law #6: “If two Sins are fighting to the death, the other five must do their utmost to stop them even if it means eliminating the perpetrator.”
Sacred Treasure
Each of the Sins owns a Sacred Treasure, which were entrusted to them by King Bartra Liones when the group was formed, and are compatible with their respective abilities. The weapons are unusable by anyone other than their intended wielder.

Meliodas’s Sacred Treasure, the Demon Sword Lostvayne, is a short sword. He sold it in a Pawn Shop in Camelot to get money for the Boar Hat. Merlin ended up buying the sword, and returns it to Meliodas at a critical moment.
Diane’s Sacred Treasure, the War Hammer Gideon, is designed for a giant. It is made of a material stronger than steel and weighs approximately 2,200 pounds.It became the reward of Vaizel’s annual fighting festival after Diane lost it. Diane later regained Gideon during the Holy Knights’ attack, quickly forcing them to retreat.
Ban’s Sacred Treasure, the Holy Rod Courechouse, is a four-sectioned staff similar in appearance to a nunchaku. It was stolen during his imprisonment in Baste Dungeon.
King’s sacred treasure, the Spirit Spear Chastiefol, is a spirit spear crafted from the Sacred Tree only found in the Fairy realm. Stronger than steel, it possesses the mysterious qualities of the tree itself that King’s ability, Disaster, draws out. It has several different forms, including a pillow which can act as a shield, different forms of spears[24][25], and a large stuffed grizzly bear.
Gowther’s Sacred Treasure, the Twin Bow Herritt, is made of light, which is used in conjunction with his ability Invasion. It is capable of projecting multiple waves of light simultaneously.
Merlin’s Sacred Treasure, the Morning Star Aldan, is a small crystal orb. She can summon it at anytime via magic.
Escanor’s Sacred Treasure, the Divine Axe Rhitta, is a giant, ornate battle axe. It possesses the ability to burn the flesh of the vampires. It is so heavy even Meliodas has difficulty carrying it.


Type: TV
Episodes: 24
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 5, 2014 to Mar 29, 2015
Premiered: Fall 2014
Broadcast: Unknown
Producers: Aniplex, Dentsu, Mainichi Broadcasting System, Kodansha, Movic
Licensors: Funimation
Studios: A-1 Pictures
Source: Manga
Genres: Action, Adventure, Supernatural, Ecchi, Fantasy, Shounen
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 – Teens 13 or older





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