Nanatsu no Taizai: Seisen no Shirushi

The Seven Deadly Sins: Signs of Holy War

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Japanese: 七つの大罪 聖戦の予兆
English: The Seven Deadly Sins: Signs of Holy War
Spanish: The Seven Deadly Sins: Las Huellas de la Guerra Santa
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Type: TV
Episodes: 4
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Aug 28, 2016 to Sep 18, 2016
Premiered: Summer 2016
Broadcast: Sundays at 17:00 (JST)
Producers: Aniplex, Dentsu, Kodansha, Movic
Licensors: None found, add some
Studios: A-1 Pictures
Source: Manga
Genres: ActionAction, AdventureAdventure, FantasyFantasy
Demographic: ShounenShounen
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 6.991 (scored by 403746403,746 users)
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Ranked: #40542
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Popularity: #262
Members: 665,031
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Preliminary Spoiler
Oct 31, 2016
Hawk is a nice guy-Gilthunder

First of all,the title "Seisen no Shirushi" or "Sign of Holy War" is pretty misleading,there's whatsoever not enough content that does justice to the hype the title created,unless we pay attention to extra couple of minutes here and there,secondly it would be wrong to call it a sequel,more of a mini-series or 4 part OVAs.

EPISODE 1- Our evergreen Hawk wants to have fun,ok.
EPISODE 2- Finally the most awaited fight BAN vs MELOIDAS,wait it was just a prank.
EPISODE 3- Romantic development between Titan Diane and king which the least people care about.
EPISODE 4- Another 20 minutes of misery just to see Vivian's ...
Sep 24, 2016
Seven deadly sins continues its excellence from the first season!

When considering the little amount of episodes,I usually don't have high expectations on this.But when considering the plot,it seems like seven deadly sins has lots of things to offer in this new series.

The story continues the story left off in the first season and all the mysteries and actions are back.In the first episode of this new series,the story revolves around the most classic comedy character Hawk,who runs away from the restaurant.

Don't think it's a stupid idea for such comedy beginning story in a popular title because all the characters personalities are back from the original ...
Sep 26, 2016
Mixed Feelings
Oh my god.
is that what i have been expecting since the beginning of 2016?
The main anime was masterpiece but this one is just rushed anime compared to it.

Let's Begin with the story.
i don't see a story , i could link these episodes with the past OVA.
The fights offended the sins with the lack of creativity and dullness.
but i think the point of this series was peaceful days after the war.
The art is beautiful , colorful and pleasing to see.
Oct 8, 2016
This may not have been another season, but it's still a really good mini series. These four episodes don't necessarily add a lot more story, but to me they just seem to be fun filled episodes with some more great fighting, although brief, even more perviness from Meliodas, and some nice interactions between characters like Diane and king and others. As I said, there's not much story, but I don't think these episodes were meant for story. Overall, I still really enjoyed these episodes and I was laughing a lot, and also, the ending makes a good set up for a ...
Feb 20, 2017
Preliminary (3/4 eps)
I enjoyed the light hearted nature of the first season quite a bit. Characters had some slow (and basic) development, but the antics kept thing going at a good pace. The entire story ended in a classic show down, which was completed with an open ended implication that the bad guy "died" but something appeared to have escaped the field of battle just afterwards. Good set up for another season right?

Wrong. This season is just four episodes of blurry, low quality filler.

The character's behaviors have been changed to fit into the stupid side story, and everything just seems ...
Feb 22, 2017
This is filler. It is literally only filler.

The story doesn't pick up in any shape or form from where season one left off. At the end of the first season Meliodas absconded with Elizabeth and went off with the other Sins to Camelot sans Ban who went off to "explore the world". In this 4 episode series they are all still in Liones with no mention of leaving. Ban is still there, Gilthunder is way out of character, and Diane is a regular sized person for no explained reason whatsoever. The continuity with the first season is almost zero.

It's not uncommon for an anime to ...
Dec 6, 2019
What a pleasant little surprise!

I don't know if this is considered as season 1.5, season 2, some OVA's, or what, but it certainly was worth watching, and you should probably watch season 1 - this - 10 commandments.

Not only is it some nice new shenanigans with the characters we love, it also adds more character depth, ties up some loose ends, and foreshadows nicely what is to come. ^^

A quick, enjoyable watch!

And that's mostly all I have to say about 4 episodes of content, but for some reason AnimeList wants me to write essays all the time so I guess here is some filler text. ...
Jan 11, 2020
The second season of Seven Deadly Sins is really not even a season at all. It is 4 episodes of mostly filler. That being said it does not make it any less enjoyable.

Many have complained about personality changes however this is not true, everything is developmental. Diane changes as she regains her lost memories. Gil is a lot more laid back and less serious now that Margret is safe. Jericho's opinion of Ban changes due to the fact he saved her brother and herself from the Demon.

At the end of the day Season 2 is probably best called an OVA but it is still ...
Apr 29, 2017
Just 4 episodes of a pleasant midway between the first and upcoming second season, Signs of Holy War offers the same endearing quality that the first season did -- bright, cheerful characters who are insanely powerful and are facing quite the deadly opponents, which are right now in the shadows. Hence "Signs of Holy War." One might think that these 4 episodes are unnecessary, but as I've said in another review, narratives don't always have to follow a completely plot-dependent structure. As the Deadly Sins just won, what else would they be doing but taking a light breather? Chilling around the bar, drinking and making ...
Jan 25, 2018
Warning possible Spoilers

Usually I don't dig filler episodes, but SDS Signs of Holy War was actually ok from what it showed and honestly it just made the sins even more fun characters.

Story (9/10)

Now these episodes take place in the aftermath of the battle for Liones and before Meliodas along with the others leave the city.
Each episode had a specific focus, the first focused on the characters recovering from the battle and chasing Hawk around the city, because of a joke Meliodas made. The second episode focused on the fight between Meliodas and Ban as they settle the score. The third episode focused more on the ...
Nov 12, 2018
First off, VERY misleading title, seeing as the ending AFTER THE CREDITS is the only REAL story development we get out of this "season 2" of the seven deadly sins. I use quotation because it was so short that if my internet hadn't been down the last 4 days i could have finished it in like 2 hours. Although watching this was kind of a nice break from the series plot points and started doing a little more character development (which they threw out the window COMPLETELY) and fooled around a little with the characters in a canon OVA style show. I find it sad ...
Feb 19, 2017
Ya know I really wish I could have given Signs of a Holy War a better score but I'm bitter for how damn short it is. The show was a lot of fun. Not a Season 2 as advertised by Netflix. More of a season 1.5. The series was mostly episodic with not a lot going on. Kinda daily life in Liones before the journey continues.

If you have completed these episodes. I'd love it if you checked out my Review and Discussion from my You tube channel in the link below. I could really use the support and constructive criticism from the fan ...
Feb 6, 2020
The story is excellent, and accurate to the manga. I can't deny that i like the fact that they respected most of the story from the manga
(excepting Gowther's bc it was already changed from the previous seasons, and also i didnt like that they didnt put a certain scene from Gowther's past) BUT in rest the story is actually very good!
The animation is bad, really bad. I want A-1 BACK!! DEEN STOP IT!! You destroyed some epic fights ..i mwan ive seen fanmades better than some certain fights in the new season..uh
The soundtrack is good, ngl and the voice acting is awesome! ...
May 29, 2021
Mixed Feelings
This story was very intimate. There wasn't that many over-the-top battles like the previous two seasons, and the show mainly focused on character interactions. Some of them were bland, others were memorable. The only memorable ones were with Ban and Gowther, since they are the only ones that have more depth to them. The bland ones were with the redeemed villains. After the Holy Knights were redeemed, they had no purpose. Their only purpose was to stand there and provide small talk. Oh, and to provide surface-level drama. Even Howzer, who was interesting in the first season, just went to a lifeless being who had ...
May 27, 2022
I don't think anybody really considers this a proper second season, these can be considered more like season 1 OVAs or specials. They certainly weren't marketed or released as such which made a lot of people salty, but that's something that became somewhat of a general trend for this series as time wore on so looking back it isn't all that surprising.

There isn't a whole lot story-wise. For the most part these seem more like little slice of life adventures in the world of Nanatsu no Taizai than anything. We get some lame stuff at the pub, blue balled Ban vs Meliodas fight, boring relationship ...
Jun 9, 2020
Mixed Feelings
Just knocked this one out yesterday, and while I wasn't completely disappointed, I also didn't completely engage with it. Another reviewer mentioned that the title is misleading. I concur.

It's not a bad filler story, but it really doesn't live up to the title, and the story itself isn't nearly as good as the main series. It's a cute little romp, and worth giving a go if you really love the series, but it is skippable.

There is also a fight in this one, but it really doesn't live up to any of the other fights we've seen so far, so that's not really something to look ...
Jan 22, 2021
I personally don't like this series, but after I made a friend who likes this, I decided to give it a second chance and watch every season, but man. It's not good, and honestly it's useless to watch this season- you could easily skip to season three.

I don't know why they only made four episodes, but they could've made it work a whole lot better. The ending of season one made it seem that this season would be about the travel to Camelot, but for some reason all of the four episodes are basically just filler. No one gets character development (though they didn't ...
Mar 4, 2021
Four episodes? Just four episodes?!

A very very very predictable series, and a very very very boring one too. I don't know why everyone is raving about this series. It's very predictable. I knew what was going to happen episodes behind. It's that predictable and boring.

It's just too predictable, it's annoying. I found myself yawning and getting distracted by something else apart from this series, that isn't good for me. Fullmetal Alchemist Brotherhood is the best anime for the Seven Deadly Sins.

With that being said, the artwork is great. Don't get me wrong, I liked the artwork, it's just the series that's boring. ...
Jun 14, 2021
Mixed Feelings
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I can only acknowledge the pointlessness of this season.

While signs of holy war are simply serving the purpose of being a filler arc, the arc is still somewhat enjoyable. Only it has no effect on progressing the story and very few characters experience any development. The animation is decent but feels awkward at times and there's nothing to comment on in terms of sound design.

The stories that take place during this season are minor considering the large scope that this world presents. Comparable to Naruto filler episodes where characters would have mini journies that don't progress the main story. While these are enjoyable, I ...
May 21, 2022
Mixed Feelings
The second installment in the Sins series. This is a mini-series that is like the aftermath of the first season. I thought it was good for what it was meant to be. I didn't have a problem with the episodic nature, but some people did and I don't understand them.

Story: 6/10
There isn't much of a story going on. You can't really pack a battle Shonen story inside of 4 episodes. But I don't think that's the point of this. I think it is to show the prosperity prosperity and peace after the war. The first episode isn't that good but the rest is good. The ...