You, will you be a worshipper of the devil lords? These beautiful lords lead humans to the seven deadly sins: pride, envy, wrath, sloth, greed, gluttony, and lust. A revealing fantasy that craves to corrupt and steal true happiness starts now.
As of the writing of this, I will have seen 3 episodes. But rest assured these are my set in stone thoughts of the show, and watching the rest won't change how I feel.
The writing is on the wall with this one, It could not be more blatantly obvious that this show is pure trashy ecchi trash. And while I have no real problem with trashy shows, and I actually quite enjoy ecchi, it needs to be stressed just HOW MUCH this show is an example of how something isn't bad just by virtue of being fanservice schlock.
First off, the artwork is complete shit. I
am fully convinced that there wasn't a director in the studio when they made this. Now you WOULD expect an ecchi romp to at
east have some really attractive visuals, but Sin here doesn't. The characters are dressed like they came straight out of a hentai, and they are animated about as much as if they were.
I may be able to enjoy hentai shows in spite of that, but unless you're watching Sibling Secret, Nurse Me, Temptation, or Blood Royale, you probably aren't watching hentai for the visuals. Sin is NOT a hentai, so the show has no real excuse to try and pose as one.
The characters all look ridiculous. They are all way too curvy, and their tits are large enough to crush an elephant. Not an attractive look at all. I really don't like the overl-curvaceous wide-hipped anatomy of these characters. And the horns on their heads destroy any redeemable factors in their designs.
The show has abysmal shot composition. There are a couple action scenes in episode 1, and in every one, each shot is an X-TREME CLOSE UP! And I had no idea what the hell was happening in the fight. I am aware that no one is going into Sin woth the intent of watching fight scenes and action, but why bother including it if you're just gonna be lazy and incompetent at implementing it?
The censorship, like all other censorship, is annoying, pointless, retarded, and looks like shit. Any censorship inherently derides the quality of the art being censored. Censorship is at odds with expression, so censoring art, no matter how horrible the art itself is, is a very insulting and wrong thing to do in my opinion. So with that said, if you're gonna watch this atrocity, at peast watch it uncensored. Because they actually show bare tits, and I'll give it some credit for that.
But then again, Highschool DxD has that too, and does it way more tastefully, believe it or not.
Now, as for story and characters and all that. Story? Who cares. The story doesn't really matter here. It's basically just thenstpry of Lucifer being castmdown from heaven, and then intending to rise through thenranks of the demon hierarchy. Really simple.
Each demon lord is characterized by the deadly sin they represent. So basically every caracter is just a basic template. Mammon is greedy, Leviathan is envious, Asmodeus is a slut, and so on. That's all there really is to it. I find this to be pretty disappointing and lazy. Why bother writing your own characters when you can just rip off characters from judeo-christian mythology?
And honestly, I would be genuinely interested in watching an actual somewhat serious anime with a similar premise, but unfortunately I get this trashy piece of garbage instead. Exploring the dynamics of demonology is something I would find interesting in an anime. But it's wasted here.
Soundtrack is bland and completely forgettable. Opening sucks, ending sucks. The japanese voice acting is somewhat fine. The seiyuu for Karen Araragi plays Lucifer, so that's kinda interesting. But other than that, there is nothing outright notable.
Also, I just want to point out that this show is so visually unappealing, and has such nonexistent visual flair, thwt it's a complete bore to watch. No one watches this under the pretense of an interesting story; so what do you have left? Visuals. And they suck so bad that the show is often a snorefest on the level of star trek the motion picture.
Also, this anime has a dub...
Seriously, why? The dub sucks and the characters are voiced by mostly a bunch of nobodies. The dub adds nothing new to the table, does not do anything with the script to change things up in a good way. SERIOUSLY WHY IS THIS SHOW GETTING A DUB? OUT OF ALL THE SHOWS THAT DESERVE A DUB, OR FLAT OUT NEED ONE CUZ THE SUB VERSION SUCKS. WHY DOES THIS PIECE OF TRASH HAVE A DUB?????????????????
Dammit Funimation. It's time to stop the pointless and shitty simuldubs. They suck, and you suck.
Anyways, I hope this review can help you understand what a ACTUALLY bad Ecchi looks like. With that said, watch some actually good fanservice shows. Go watch Highschool of the Dead, or Cat Planet Cuties, or Prison School, or Seikon no Quasar. All of these are actually quite good and far more worth your time.
Backstory and Information:
Hobby Japan has finally delivered and now this year Spring of 2017 with the help of TNK the studio behind “High School DxD” alongside with Artland. This series being far older than the now widely known Netflix’s Seven Deadly Sins, Hobby Japan responsible for series such as Queen’s Blade, Hyakka Ryouran “Samurai Girls” and Demon King Daimaou or “Ichiban Ushiro Daimaou, Whatever it is you have seen, Hobby Japan has a history with high tier Ecchi and
who can forget their amazing figurines that radiate quality.
Sin: Nanatsu no Taizai being a series that had over the years teased the fans as this series is from a Video Game, It has left us waiting many years because of dilemmas. Whether this series could be delivered in shorts or OVA’s it remained to be seen. With a Manga introduction in August 29th of 2016, Published by Hobby Japan it brought forth light to the people who were getting tired of holding their breath and later confirmed when Visuals once again teased a incoming anime series. The issue grew deeper whether the anime would adapt the video game or the new fresh manga, Categorized “Shounen” and on February 2017 a “Seinen” version is being put out by “Media Factory”.
Plot + Pros:
“The prideful archangel Lucifer disobeys God and is cast into the lowest level of hell as a fallen angel. On her way to hell, Lucifer happens to meet a high school girl on Earth named Maria, who helps her. In hell, Lucifer meets Leviathan, and Leviathan explains to Lucifer about The Seven Deadly Sins, the seven demon king rulers of hell. After The Seven Deadly Sins seal Lucifer's powers, Lucifer goes on a journey with Maria and Leviathan to defeat them.” Courtesy of Anime News Network
It seems pretty cut and dry, as one can guess the story here is one of revenge with juicy details native to Hobby Japan’s Ecchi ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°) ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°) ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°).
The Question now becomes what will the anime reflect, One of the two manga or the video game?. The answer is a little of all three and this series approaches the viewer with more visual appeal rather than complex storytelling as the series holds to present a simple point and questions the tittle of the sins and whether if any of the seven should be indeed be worthy of pulling a human soul towards Hell.
Whilst the main character isn’t on full out display as of yet, due to we have a duo of Lucifer and the human Maria leading the show, This show is executing a learning process between human and Lucifer as they unravel sin by sin and accept that nature isn’t sinful as it make up each one of us. While showcasing high tier ecchi for the delight of many of us to see, It is well accompanied by doubt and self-discovery of each of the demon lords as they learn from their defeats that their existence isn’t anything to be ashamed about and shows us growth from a Lucifer who sees herself as one cast out for not belonging to the herd and being an individual thinker.
While the series is visually stunning here and there and has a lot going for it, It mirrors another series in one aspect. This series is leaning more towards an original work and like Dragon Ball Super there is a lot of improvisation and often things fit in on rather rushed ways, As the Manga both put out by Hobby Japan and Media Factory don’t have as much content for the series to draw from, So it often does fill in the blanks in a anime only format.
This series has a rather somewhat unique animation and has a lot of vibrant colors, Other series that count with the same type of animation is the anime “Yuushibu” or “I couldn’t become a hero, So I reluctantly decided to get a job”. The bad though, Is that it seems that to rise the amount of BD sold, the uncensored version of this show airing on AT-X is using rather high end brightness which tend to render many of the beautiful screen captures found of this show too bright and useless to many.
The music is great, The voice actors are top notch and we are joined by Rias Gremory Voice actress “Yoko Hikasa”, So far I haven’t been disappointed with the choice of OP & ED either.
I recommend this anime to two sorts of people, The first are the ecchi veterans who can appreciate the series and the second are the folks that don’t mind women’s bodies and are up for a cold beer or soda chill and let the visuals stimulate you and do the talking for the first hit of 2017 on Ecchi goodness.
If you’re anal and don’t like Ecchi anime, please do yourself a favor and stay away from this anime at all costs. It is most like not your coup of tea.
This is a paragon example of a great concept with amazing execution. It may seem like a generic ecchi anime on the surface, but it quickly evolves into a deep and thrilling story-driven work of art.
Story:10 The story itself is one of the best of all time, it manages to use elements from both Catholic and Demonic mythologies to create an action-packed fight for power. But action isn't all this anime has to offer, the story focuses more-so on the characters' own development as individuals and how the different characters try to initiate and prevent the overtaking of hell. It's about a fallen angel strategically
plotting her next move to go against the odds and find the place where she truly belongs.
Art:10 The art is appropriately vibrant. The setting and characters both have near-top-tier design which are suiting to their respective roles/personalities. Their proportions and detailing are both great. You can really feel the chillyness of frost areas, and the oompf of magic attacks. To generalize, almost everything is above average, it's major eye-candy.
However, there is a problem which affects most anime- The airing version has a couple bad frames that look out of place. These are usually fixed when the BD comes out though. *The censored version's censorship is somewhat abundant too.
Sound:10 The girls' voices come across as being clear and they all sound like they fit their respective bodies. The SFX all pop up at the right times and there aren't really any times where it feels like they've missed a sound opportunity. I'm being a bit humble in saying that there wasn't anything wrong with the sound; rather, it is perfect.
Character:10 Each of the main and sub characters have aesthetically appealing designs as well as really nicely fleshed-out archetype personalities. How characters react to each of the twists and turns is somewhat predictable because of this though. The creators did a stellar job of implementing personalities based around the Seven Deadly Sins without making the characters too overboard or eccentric. Their attitudes make it that much easier to get involved with the serious feeling of the story.
Their costumes are all on the skimpy side, but they still manage to reflect and reinforce the characters' personalities.
Enjoyment:10 This has been an absolute rollercoaster of fun so far, and it looks like things are just getting started! The story and characters are amazing. The art and sound are absolutely delicious. It's hard to find anything about this anime which can't be enjoyed.
Overall:10 This anime is above par in all of it's aspects. It wouldn't be an overstatement to say it is an absolute masterpiece that's easily one of the top 10 anime to have ever aired.
Even if someone dislikes a certain aspect of this show whether it be demons/angels, fight scenes, ecchi, ect...- There are still tons of other high-quality features which can be enjoyed.
3 episodes in: This show is pretty much softcore televised hentai, and so far it looks to be pretty much a harem anime with an all-female cast. There is absolutely nothing wrong with this as this type of concept is extremely rare. "Why not just make a hentai", you ask? Because the production values would be far lower and the audience exposed to it would be much smaller.
Maria is pretty bland, but then, she's a female version of a male harem lead and that appeals to me inherently as a yuri fan. Lucifer is a fun power-hungry protagonist, and all the other girls are
very assertive and active about their goals and also very blatantly sexual; they all have a clear drive that they act upon and There's no "EEEEEH???" peeping moments, no accidental boob-grabs, the show is completely honest about what it is and I find that very appealing.
The art direction is surprisingly good. A lot of modern anime has awful washed-out colors, but this show features some nice tones that pop out pleasantly and the colored outlines actually add a lot; I can't help but wonder why more anime doesn't do this. The character designs are nice, Levi being my absolute favorite, and even her weird creature friends have a charmingly stylized, colorful look.
Some moments of the writing stick out as being particularly fun. The entire speech about how sex isn't sinful was great, and there are some little moments that are genuinely funny.
The criticisms about the cinematography are accurate, but it doesn't detract much from the main appeal of the show, that being sexy fun. If this were intended a more atmospheric series where sex appeal wasn't the primary selling point it would be a huge problem, but as-is you probably shouldn't be thinking about cinematography when watching this.
There's nothing much to say about this beyond, if you like sexy demon girls doing sexy things to each other, this is highly recommended.