Ranked #261

Nanatsu no Taizai (Manga)

Nanatsu no Taizai

Alternative Titles

English: The Seven Deadly Sins
Japanese: 七つの大罪


Type: Manga
Volumes: Unknown
Chapters: Unknown
Status: Publishing
Published: Oct 10, 2012 to ?
Authors: Suzuki, Nakaba (Story & Art)


Score: 8.361 (scored by 13208 users)
Ranked: #2612
Popularity: #90
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The "Seven Deadly Sins," a group of evil knights who conspired to overthrow the kingdom of Britannia, were said to have been eradicated by the Holy Knights, although some claim that they still live. Ten years later, the Holy Knights have staged a Coup d'état and captured the king, becoming the new, tyrannical rulers of the kingdom. Elizabeth, the king's third daughter, sets out on a journey to find the "Seven Deadly Sins," and to enlist their help in taking back the kingdom.

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Nanatsu no Taizai won the the 39th Kodansha Manga Awards alongside Yowamushi Pedal in shounen manga category.

The series has been published in English as The Seven Deadly Sins by Kodansha Comics USA since March 25, 2014; in Spanish by Norma Editorial since September 26, 2014; in Italian by Star Comics since March 29, 2014; and in Brazil by JBC since March 21, 2015.

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Aug 21, 2014
Edit: I have finally dropped this manga after 100 chapters of drudging through it. At least I can say that I gave the series a chance.

If you take damsels in distress, Deus ex Machina plot writing, overpowered protagonists and bad guys doing bad guy things for the sake of being bad, and you wrap that up in some blatant fan-service to top it all off, what do you get? Traditional, mainstream shounen material. If you enjoy Naruto, Bleach, One Piece, Fairy Tail and the like, then you might enjoy this manga series, as well. Nanatsu no Taizai offers a narrative not that far off from read more
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Jun 23, 2014
"The Seven Deadly Sins" is a shounen action/fantasy manga that seems like it would be about as generic of a story as you could imagine something in this genre being. But only at first. It certainly clears that up quickly by introducing a world and a complex cast of characters that are anything but generic.

Beginning with a meeting between a princess and a man with a childlike stature acting as a barkeeper, the manga begins with the duo deciding to find a powerful group of warriors known as "The Seven Deadly Sins" in order to defeat the evil that has overcome the kingdom's monarchy. What read more
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Dec 1, 2014
Nanatsu no Taizai is one of the more recent manga I’ve read, and i must say, when i first saw the trailer for the anime (which i saw before reading the manga) i was skeptical, it didn’t look too good, something about the faces i think... but after giving the anime a shot i liked it, and then i started reading the manga and i loved it.

The story:
let’s skip the mandatory plot synopsis, and jump right in. the first thing i liked about the plot was the main characters’ situation, how they are considered traitors and are constantly moving forward, it helps keep the pacing read more
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Mar 22, 2015
Originally aimed primarily at the young male demographic, shounen manga today is consumed around the globe by old and young, male and female alike. However, shounen has been bombarded with numerous series trying to breakout throughout the years, causing saturation. Few are able to be prominent amongst their contemporaries. Regardless, "The Seven Deadly Sins" (七つの大罪) written by Suzuki, Nakaba, is able to unify many clichés creating a unique narrative that can only be experienced firsthand.

The tale begins within a rowdy bar ran by a short-statured man, Melodias, and his talking pet swine. Wasting no time, Suzuki takes advantage of the bar's chatter and introduces read more
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