First and foremost, WHY IS THIS ANIME RATED 8.6 on MAL??
This season is apparently the continuation of the exasperating mess the first season was.
Take all the generic shounen tropes you could possibly think of and blend them together with some ecchi and voila!, we get the anime adaptation called nanatsu no taizai from our beloved studio A-1 pictures.
For the sake of an actual review, let's break it down.
The lore in the first season was intriguing at first in the first few episodes but it got stale real fast as it kept implementing mediocrity and stereotypes as the story progressed. By the time
we got to the end of the first season, it was a despicable fuckfest of shounen tropes. Power of friendship? Check. Excruciating plot armor? Check. Multiple Deus ex machinas? Revival of everyone by the cry of an angel? Check Check Check. If you can think of it, it's there.
The last two episodes were so obnoxious that I was literally forcing myself to watch them. Just to give you an example(Potential Spoilers): We have the OP villain preparing his most powerful attack and Hawk(the powerless pig) "valiantly" stands in front of him giving some cheesy final words(was this supposed to be emotional?). He takes that attack head on and apparently gets completely roasted/undeniably dies. When the heroes finally manage to defeat the villain, they first make some tasteless jokes with each other before going to the roasted pig and grieving for him. Suddenly, some generic cheerful music starts playing and Hawk gets revived out of nowhere without any explanation and the heroes start rejoicing and making jokes once again. What the FUCK? Is this a fairy tale for 6 year olds or something?
I have no reason to believe that any of that ignorance and naivety will change in this season after watching an entire season and the first episode of this season. This anime has no right to take itself seriously and yet it somehow does.
Character development? What's that? Every character is moronic and flanderized beyond belief. There is zero depth to any of them. The character interactions and relationships are so dumbed down, it's almost infuriating. Sometimes, all a conversation boils down to between Meliodas and Elizabeth is him looking at her panties or groping her breasts. I could expand further upon them but I consider that to be redundant and a waste of time.
Nothing special here.
You know how it is.
Nanatsu no taizai is essentially an anime which hypes you up at the beginning only to atrociously disappoint you. It offers no novelty or value. Just take a look at the other shows which have a rating of around 8.6. Ghost in the shell SAC 2nd GIG, the steins gate movie, ano hana, erased, hotarubi no mori e, aria the origination, shouwa genroku rakugo shinjuu. All of these anime have distinguished themselves by making a substantial mark on the anime community. They are thought provoking and genuine. This anime is none of that. Just ask yourself this question. Does Nanatsu no Taizai offer anything new to the medium? Anything at all? The answer is a resounding no. It's just a pretentious and half baked anime(if that at all) with a panty shot in every 1 or 2 episodes. Must I say more? I think I've made my point here.
This anime is made to appeal to the lowest common denominator of the anime community and that it does. Does that make it even remotely good enough to have the stupid rating it has right now? NO! Not in a million years.