The Awesome New Manga Post! – Nanatsu no Taizai (The Seven Deadly Sins)
Hello one and all, and welcome to our second edition of WRA’s Awesome New Manga Post!
I know it’s been a while since I did the first post of this kind, but with how busy things have been and with the regular breakdowns in between, I really just haven’t had as much time on my hands as I would have liked. However, a startling new manga came to my attention recently that I feel is well worth sharing. In fact, I believe that if it continues on its current course, it may rival the current big four in popularity before we know it.
So without further ado, I proudly present Nanatsu no Taizai, or “The Seven Deadly Sins”!
If you’re curious as to what The Seven Deadly Sins is about, read below…
Release schedule: Weekly.
Publishing details: Published in Weekly Shonen Magazine.
Mangaka: Written by Nakaba Suzuki.
In the Kingdom of Britannia exists a well-known legend of a group of notorious and evil knights who once plotted to overthrow the Kingdom. According to this legend, these seven powerful knights, known as “The Seven Deadly Sins”, were defeated at the hands of the Holy Knights and sent into hiding, although rumored to still be alive.
Ten years after that incident, the Holy Knights themselves staged a coup de’tat and overthrew the current king, taking control of Britannia in the process. Seeing that her people were suffering under their iron fist, the king’s youngest living heir sets out on a journey to find The Seven Deadly Sins – the only warriors who’s strength was known to rival that of the Holy Knights – to enlist their aid in an effort to save her Kingdom.
Listed below are some of the main characters of The Seven Deadly Sins. Character descriptions may contain minor spoilers, however, most details mentioned below are learned within the first few chapters of the manga and thus, aren’t overly big giveaways. Still, if you’d prefer to be “surprised” please skip this section.
As the protagonist of our story, Meliodas is a seemingly young, happy-go-lucky and fearless boy who runs a bar known as the “Boar Hat” with the help of his animal companion “Hawk” (who actually happens to be a pig). Despite living what appears to be a normal, day-to-day life, things take a sudden about-turn when a strange knight wearing rusted armor enters his inn.
As it so happens, this so-called “Rust Knight” is actually Princess Elizabeth in disguise. After saving Elizabeth from an attack by a local lord and his knights using a strange, magical sword he wears on his back, Meliodas decides to help her in her efforts, and so sets out on an adventure with her in search of the Seven Deadly Sins.
As the third princess of Britannia, Elizabeth is a kind, compassionate and strong-willed girl who escapes the kingdom after witnessing the questionable acts of the Holy Knights against her people.
Despite being hunted by the Holy Knights, and with a strong desire to end the suffering of her people, Elizabeth sets out on a journey together with Meliodas to save Britannia, where along the way, she begins to learn the true meaning of what it is to lead others even through the greatest hardships and sorrows and how courage and friendship can lend strength even in the most desperate times.
Hawk is a very opinionated talking pig who seems to have a great sense of pride and an air of self-importance. Despite this, he is often the butt of a joke and the unfortunate victim of collateral damage, much to his own detriment.
Regardless of his seemingly endless bout of bad luck, Hawk is very resilient and brave, even in the face of great danger, and with a bit of wit, a wild imagination and in some cases, even a commanding sense of authority when need be, Hawk accompanies Meliodas and Elizabeth on their search for the Seven Sins, all the while proving that even the back of a pig can carry a lot of burdens and a lot of beer.
I’ve only listed three of the main characters so far because I feel as if I’d be ruining the surprises if I gave anything away about the rest. Part of the fun in reading this manga is discovering each new character as they are discovered and that in itself forms an important part of the journey.
With a great, classic fantasy art style, a rich, deep, adventure-driven story and a great cast of truly memorable characters, you seriously can’t go wrong with Nanatsu No Taizai, especially if you have a taste for a classical fantasy adventure. It is, in my opinion, truly one of the best manga I have ever read to date so far and although it’s still relatively young – with only 52 chapters released as of writing this – I can already tell just by the quality of the work and its booming popularity (It has already sold 1.7 million copies on the first five volumes) that it will most certainly grow into something big, even comparable to the likes of Naruto and One Piece.
I haven’t felt this excited about a manga in a long time and I hope others feel the same way after reading it.
The Final Verdict
If you’re still here, you’re wasting precious time that could be used to read this great new manga! What are you waiting for? Go now dammit! >_<
For those who are interested in reading Nanatsu no Taizai, you can find it HERE.
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Happy reading! ^ ^