Netflix has announced that “The Seven Deadly Sins: Four Knights of the Apocalypse” will soon be added to the platform due to high demand. However, as of now, no specific release date has been disclosed. Nakaba Suzuki brought to life the manga of the same name, which was then adapted into its animated version and premiered on Japanese television on the 8th of October. The series will have two parts, which will be broadcast consecutively, implying it will have an even number of episodes: 24 or 26.
The team behind “The Seven Deadly Sins: Four Knights of the Apocalypse” includes some renowned members in the industry, popularly known for their work on other franchises.
The series is directed by Maki Odaira (Pokémon Journeys), with scripts written and supervised by Shigeru Murakoshi (Zombieland Saga). Character design is handled by Youichi Takada (Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood), and the main theme has been composed by Hiroyuki Sawano and Kohta Yamamoto, who also composed the rest of the music.
The cast released to date is as follows:
- Kikunosuke Toya (Denji in Chainsaw Man) as Donny
- Aino Shimada (Saori Shinohara in Lycoris Recoil) as Nasiens
- Kanna Nakamura as Anghalad
- Kouki Uchiyama (Kei Tsukishima in Haikyû!) as Shin
- Shou Komura as Percival
- Toshiyuki Morikawa as Ironside
- Rikiya Koyama as Pellegarde
- Sachi Kokuryu as Arthur Pendragon
- Akio Otsuka as Varghese
Nanatsu no Taizai: The Origins
The original manga of “The Seven Deadly Sins” was published by Nakaba Suzuki in the Weekly Shōnen Magazine between October 2012 and August 2020, and was later compiled into 41 volumes by Kodansha. Suzuki began publishing “Mokushiroku no Yon-kishi” (The Four Knights of the Apocalypse) in the same magazine in January 2021. As of today, it continues, with 10 compiled volumes already, and serves as a direct sequel to “The Seven Deadly Sins”, set in Britannia, with the story beginning in a place called “God’s Finger”.
The Four Knights of the Apocalypse are said to be an order of only four knights (as indicated by their name), each of whom are possessed of unique powers and are predicted to emerge in the fairly near future. The same prophecy says that they will destroy the world after their appearance, bringing with them four different calamities. It is said that his destiny is to bring King Arthur and the Kingdom of Camelot to total ruin. From the point at which their appearance has been confirmed, the Holy Knights of Camelot and the Kingdom of Liones will be searching for them.
In addition to the famous manga, “The Seven Deadly Sins” has anime adaptations. A-1 Pictures produced the first two seasons of the animated series, as well as the movie “Prisoners of the Sky”, and the series/OVA “The Seven Deadly Sins: Signs of Holy War”. The third season was produced by Studio DEEN, as was the fourth, which premiered on January 6, 2021, on Japanese television. All the aforementioned content is currently available on Netflix.
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