So Nanatsu no Taizai is getting an anime? Well, it couldn’t at a better time, because these four chapters were AWESOME.
Purely as a battle oriented manga, these
chapters had everything I might want in my shonen series, action
packed, humorous, well paced and lots of Deadly Sins doing lots of crazy
I honestly cannot wait to see all of
this animated in the anime adaption; because these events were exciting
and explosive, progressing the arc to some extent even while unveiling
the Seven Deadly Sins as a team.
Hendricksen wages a war against his
former team mates and subordinates; as the dawn his plans approaches,
only four foes stand in his path, the strongest foes in the kingdom.
I haven’t read The Seven Deadly Sins in
four weeks; and these four chapters were more than worth the wait.
Events such as these, starting with King’s conflict with Helbram’s
corpse and ending with the emergence of Hendricksen’s demon friend are
best consumed in one go.
We haven’t seen Meliodas this enraged in
quite a few arcs, not since he went into his demon form; this was
Meliodas overtaken by cold fury, in control of his abilities and
determined to obliterate Hendricksen.
The pace at which these chapters are
progressing, one wonders just how much is left of this arc, or even the
story; though certainly there is plenty more Nanatsu no Taizai to
explore, the mysteries about the world only growing with each new
The revelation regarding Hendricksen
being a druid in service of the Goddess clan went a long way in
explaining the situation with Ban a few chapters and the reason Ban was
asked to end Meliodas.
The question is just how powerful the Goddess clan is if they can promise to perform resurrection on a dead fairy.
-Despite being largely battle oriented
it is surprising just how entertaining and none stagnant these chapters
were; one could impute this to the manga’s manner of providing a dynamic
conflict within each battle.
King vs. Helbram wasn’t nearly as
repetitive as i thought it would be, instead further elucidating upon
King’s connection with Helbram and the fairies; Helbram further proved
his place as the victim, manipulated by Hendricksen centuries after his
death to stand against his best friend.
Ban and King’s determination to fall
under Meliodas’ command further cemented their place among The Seven
Deadly Sins, their primary connection to the world.
Dreyfus and Griamor vs. Hendricksen was
BRUTAL in a way, the eventual unity between long estranged father and
son mostly short lived; it is difficult to believe that 90 chapters in
Dreyfus would be worthy of the title hero, proving every bit the
powerful, immovable, indomitable and righteous Great Holy Knight that we
can presume his brother Zaratras was.
The Seven Deadly Sins were, well,
Awesome, everyone from Diana and her earth shattering might-finally
reunited with Gideon- King and the righteous anger of Chestiefol,
Gowther’s ridiculous disinterest and surprising power, Ban’s bored
demeanor and casual strength, and Meliodas determined rage.
Even Elizabeth had a somewhat relevant role to play in these events.
If anything we have seen so far in this arc is to be considered, the powers of the Nanatsu No Taizai
world are going to collide in the coming weeks, the result behind some great revelation about important historical facts.
-If there are any negative points worth
mentioning, it would be the art, which was very chaotic in some
chapters, with many panels and pages very difficult to make any sense
Watching their plight over the past few
chapters I am starting to get attached to some of these holy knights,
new generation and old, especially Guila, Jericho, Gustav and
And have I mentioned just how awesome Meliodas was these past four weeks? Because he was very much awesome.
The Seven Deadly Sins.
Meliodas schooling Hendricksen, even for a short while, was a joy to watch.