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Ten years ago, they were accused of plotting to overthrow the kingdom, and disintegrated after all the Holy Knights launched a general offensive against them. They were formed by seven brutal criminals, who had all been convicted for grievous crimes and had carved the symbols of seven beasts onto their bodies. They are the main protagonists of the series. Unbeknownst to even most of its members, the Seven Deadly Sins were formed for the expressed purpose of defeating the Demon Clan 's Ten Commandments. The king of Liones had a premonition through his power Vision , that they would become the kingdom's protectors. Hearing this, both Meliodas and Merlin who was only known to Meliodas at the time took it upon themselves to find the other five, in order to crush the Ten Commandments, should they ever be revived. The members of this group were originally an independent order of knights serving the kingdom of Liones. They were declared as traitors and villains after being framed for assassinating Zaratras , the Great Holy Knight, after heeding an order to meet up with him at the castle.
The manga features a setting similar to the European Middle Ages , with its titular group of knights representing the seven deadly sins. The series was adapted into an anime television series produced by A-1 Pictures , which ran for two seasons from October to June A third season by Studio Deen ran from October to March , and a fourth season is set to premiere in January The manga has been licensed by Kodansha USA for English publication in North America, while the chapters are released digitally by Crunchyroll in over countries as they are published in Japan. Netflix acquired the exclusive English streaming rights for the anime series while Funimation currently has the home video rights for the first season.
Aug 6, PM by Sakana-san Discuss 0 comments. Jun 5, AM by Sakana-san Discuss 12 comments. Hide Ads Login Sign Up. Add to My List. Add to Favorites. Buy on Manga Store. Type: TV. Premiered: Fall Licensors: Funimation. Studios: A-1 Pictures.