.there is no deepness, the story is poor and looks like any shonen;
.everyone looks exactly the same, the art can't show diferences of age, personality, absolutely nothing, only the same cute chibi face in everyone;
.clichê powers(now the protagonist uses kage bunshin);
.clichê plot twists("oh, i was possessed by a demon, i am not bad");
.now they measure power like dragon ball, with no reason;
.no one never dies, the author have no guts to kill any character(even the stupid pig);
.anoying opening song(this band can do better);
.reused sounds of season one(another sound diretor, no talento, he just pick sounds of season one and
.more of the same fan-service bullshit ;
.lots of useless minor characters, just for nothing.
Resume: Don't waste your time and go watch some Hunter x Hunter.
First impressions of Nanatsu no Taizai: Imashime no Fukkatsu
With much delay, I finally conclude the first impressions of Nanatsu no Taizai: Imashime no Fukkatsu, a series that I am following this winter season, which is already quite advanced.
Nanatsu no Taizai: Imashime no Fukkatsu or "The Resurrection of the Commandments" is the sequel to the anime based on the original Nakaba Suzuki manga set in medieval Britain and partly inspired by the Legend of King Arthur. And I say partially, because although Arthur Pendragon is part of the story, those who have read the manga or watched the anime, know that he is not the protagonist
... despite the recent events of the manga.
Unfortunately I did not do a review of Nanatsu no Taizai at the time, but it is worth saying that despite its fanservice and its apparent superficiality, I consider it a good Shonen of Battles. Its protagonist Meliodas is of the type of characters that from the beginning is too powerful, but what makes him interesting is his personality. Although he appears to be a relaxed and somewhat perverted guy, in fact he is much deeper. His past is a great mystery in the first season, as well as the origin of his power and everything is to be revealed in this new series.
That said, although the anime was entertaining, its production values were not really high. The animation was not particularly bright and the adaptation is correct, without even matching the overall quality of the manga. However, just like the manga, in its second half, this first series improved a lot in its rhythm and ended quite epically. At the time of closing that season we already knew 6 of the 7 Capital Sins. Meliodas the Sin of Anger, Diane the Sin of Envy, Ban the Sin of Greed, King the Sin of Sloth, Gowther the Sin of Lust and finally Merlin, the Sin of Gluttony.
We have one to know, and boy do I want to see that. But let's move on to the important thing.
How is Nanatsu no Taizai: Imashime no Fukkatsu?
If you are a lover of the Shonen of Battles, this series is a mandatory stop. Having seen the first episodes, I must say that the series continues to be quite common in terms of its technical quality. It is not a series that surprised by its animation. However, its quality remains fairly consistent with respect to last season.
Takeshi Furuta replaces Tensai Okumura and Tomokazu Tokoro as director for A-1 Pictures. Takao Yoshioka takes on the job of adapting the original Suzuki script. Keigo Sasaki continues on board in the character design, and fortunately, Hiroyuki Sawano is still involved with the soundtrack, along with Takafumi Wada. Kohta Yamamoto also joins them.
The first episode picks up where it left us, Signs of a Holy War, the four-episode special that followed the original television anime. Princess Elizabeth of Liones has a dream in which she sees Meliodas face some shadows, but everything seems to go in peace. There is a ceremony where the Seven Sins are decorated, or at least the 4 that are present (Ban and King left before the ceremony). It is there where we get introduced to a new element in the anime that will be very familiar to fans of Dragon Ball: the power levels.
Yes, Nanatsu no Taizai has power measurements. The system is simple, each character has a number of power that is extracted from the sum of the magical power, physical power and spirit or will power. Hawk will be in charge of giving us those numbers so that we have clear who is who in this world.
The purpose of this is simple from the plot point of view: it is to put fear in the body. Basically, this was the simplest way Nakaba Suzuki found to help us establish a hierarchy, now that the Ten Commandments are the new threat.
In any case, both in the manga and in the anime there is a certain coherence with this theme and the inevitable powerups of the protagonists are justified. In some cases because in fact his real power was greater than that known until now and in others with training, as usual.
Finally, a detail. The opening, a collaboration between FLOW and GRANRODEO titled Howling, is in fact quite disappointing. Considering the previous work of both groups, the only thing that could be expected was a historical opening and in fact it left me quite cold. It's not a bad song, do not get me wrong, but it could have been better. In addition, the video does not favor it, too mediocre and unimaginative. It is a pity.
Nanatsu no Taizai: Imashime no Fukkatsu- have got earned for me top 5 winter anime 2018= below there is reason why I liked it.
OP intro 9/10 when music is matched with animation its almost for me 8,9,10/10
Story 8/10- not like a first season, but still high quality, believe me, you will not be bored, becouse the story of the first season continues
Art 9/10- same as first season, lots of movements are displayed= I liked, looks realistic, and there is a will to watch it
Sound 10/10- its Hiroyuki Sawano his works is masterpiece and he himself too, like when choosing the right music in hard times
and happy moments
Character 9/10- some characters reminds me Akame ga kill characters (Night Raid) they were great and Sins same
Enjoyment 10/10- every time when new episode comes out I immedialty watch it.
Overall 10/10- not masterpiece as first season but still ULTRA GREAT= I personally like everything.
Just Bonus Recommendation- if you watched one or more episodes and think its boring or worse and you skip always OP intro then watch it, yea its spoilering some things but will inspire you to watch it.
In my opinion, this anime series is particularly overrated by the anime community.
What appears to be an anime with decent visuals and budget simply disappoints in the story and character segment.
The art, animation and sounds are no doubt well made, and this has blinded us to the fact that following the story is simply frustrating.
First of all, there is no real price to pay for our heroes, no such thing as punishment for when the main cast loses.
In one of the early episodes of this season, we are shown that most of the main characters get brutally (and fatally) injured, but
actually we have seen that happen multiple times in season 1 already. Lo and behold, the characters aren't even hurt, just got off with a scratch. Viewers have already been conditioned to not feel shock or suspense when something terrible happens to the cast: Meliodas has regrown lost limbs, dear Elizabeth has revived everyone in the final episode of season 1 before, surely it can happen again when the MCs are all dead.
Also, the story is riddled with annoying subplots that diverge from the main plotline: the revival of the demon clan.
Gowther decides to screw with the crew's memory, and they have a pointless internal fight (they still let gowther travel with them, and gowther still doesnt know what he did wrong).
The fcking giant loses her memory for the second time, disrupts the crew from focusing on the demon clan.
Ban leaves the 7 sins so he can continue to mire himself in his dead lover (yes this subplot is still ongoing from the last season).
And Merlin has stolen Meliodas' power so now they have to first embark on a side quest to get it back.
While subplots are necessary to pave the way for the final fight, the above plotlines seem to have little to nothing to do with the revival of the demon clan. The demon clan don't play a role in these subplots at all, and somehow steers clear of them so that our little heroes can level up peacefully.
Also, the fucking pig is annoying, especially with its deal with the power level. The storytelling is crap when they have to rely on numbers to help us rank who is stronger than who.
All in all, this is an anime that disappoints and that betrays our expectation of what is termed a 'well-made' series. There have been many 'well-funded' shounen series like this one (such as Magi and BnHA), but we should not simply believe that it is a good anime just because it has made itself to appear to have more potential than it credits itself with.