Set in the same timeline as Sin: Nanatsu no Taizai, Nanatsu no Bitoku follows a group of angels sent from Heaven to look for a potential "Savior" to counter-attack the demonic influence being spread by Lucifer and the other emissaries of Hell.
In the beginning, Studio Bridge conceptualized Nanatsu no Bitoku; a spin-off from Sin: Nanatsu no Taizai. A mere concept that was without characters and a story; a deadline was looming over them, and Studio Bridge was strapped for time.
Then Studio Bridge realized and said, “Let there be seven cute and sexy angels,” and the animators drew them. Studio Bridge saw that the angels were cute and sexy, and separated the angels from the numerous male protagonists.
Studio Bridge called the angels, “Seven Heavenly Virtues ” and named them Michael (Faith), Uriel (Patience), Sariel (Kindness), Sandalphin (Diligence), Metatron
(Charity), Raphael (Temperance), and Gabriel (Chastity).
And the numerous male protagonists were called, “Faceless” because they lack everything, but a mouth. These were the characters—the first day.
Studio Bridge said, “Let the angels’ only personality be defined solely by the virtues they represent, and let their appearance, attitude, and ‘uniforms’ emphasize it. Let all the angels be devoid of any character development or backstory, and let them act cute and angelic, while flaunting their enormous, voluptuous breasts and asses. And let all the faceless male protagonists be devoid of any personality or personal backstory.” And Studio Bridge saw that the ‘Plot’ was good. These were the character’s personality and backstory—the second day.
And Studio Bridge said, “Let the ‘uniforms’, worn by the angels, have micro mini skirts or other undergarments exposing their thighs, loose blouses revealing lots of cleavage, and tight-fitting clothes without room for a bra. Let the angels’ enormous, voluptuous breasts and asses be exquisitely animated, and let their chibi versions be small and cute.” And it was so.
Then Studio Bridge said, “Let there be many still frames of unmoving people, background objects, and background locations and buildings, and let the camera shots focus on specific body parts like the breast, ass, or groin. Let the animators animate every individual jiggle, sway, jounce and wobble that the large and voluptuous breasts and asses undergo.” And Studio Bridge saw that the ‘Plot’ was good. These were art and animations—the third day.
And Studio Bridge said, “Let there be occasional sound effects each time a breast or ass jiggles, sways, jounce, or wobbles, let unremarkable background music set the mood and scenes, and let random sound effects reinforce the characters’ emotions and actions.” And it was so.
Then Studio Bridge said, “Let the voice acting be decent, and let the series have an unoriginal J-Pop ending song that features every angel wearing lingerie transparent sleepwear that displays them fully nude.” And Studio Bridge saw that the ‘Plot’ was good. These were the sound designs—the fourth day.
And Studio Bridge said, “Let the story be set in the same universe as Sin: Nanatsu no Taizai, however it shall follow the angel’s side and their quest to find a human to become the ‘true messiah’. And let the series contain ten 4 minute episodes and two bonus episodes.” And it was so. These were the story summary and number of episodes—the fifth day.
And Studio Bridge said, “Let the story be simplified and unimpressive, let it contain no action sequences, and no themes or overarching story arc. Let each episode contain one or two nude scenes and every other shot shall focus on either the ass, panty, or breast.” And Studio Bridge saw that the ‘Plot’ was good.
Then Studio Bridge said, “Let the episodes be standalone and involve an angel who loves to exercise and eat omelette rice, an angel who patiently holds her piss, an angel who devours sweets and other reduced-calorie foods, an angel who invents ridiculous robots, an angel who works as a nurse and gives sexual treatments, an angel who walks around wearing hotpants with a large hole exposing her ass while yelling orders and demands, and an angel who likes to spoil and coddle men with her ‘plot’ and ass. Let the angels ride a crowded train and let their ‘plot’ sway everywhere and let the angels make a training video.”
Studio Bridge saw all that they had created, and remarked that the ‘Plot’ was very good. These were the story episodes and details—the sixth day.
Thus, Nanatsu no Bitoku was completed in all its glory.
On the seventh day, Studio Bridge had finished their project, and on that day they relaxed from all their work. Then Studio Bridge viewed their work and admired it for what it was: a fanservice show; a show full of ‘Plot’.
Have you ever wanted to meet an incredibly busty angel? Yes? Well, I've got the perfect anime for you! Set in the same timeline as Sin; Nanatsu no Taizai, Nanatsu no Bitoku is the ecchi successor we didn't exactly need, but got anyway. The whole point of this show is to shove as much fanservice in your face as possible, and if that's what you want then by all means watch this. There isn't really a story, it's just exclusively about the fanservice, which isn’t too shabby, there's even uncensored nipples, although there are better alternatives out there. For what it’s
worth though, if you’re looking for pure, unadulterated ecchi and have 30-40 minutes to spare, then by all means give this a shot.
Well, it's better than Sin: Nanatsu no Taizai but that's not saying much...
Nanatsu no Bitoku is the lighter and much more fanservicey counterpart to Sin: Nanatsu no Taizai.
Nanatsu no Bitoku essentially retconned a few things from Sin: Nanatsu no Taizai and started anew by looking at the virtue/angel counterparts to the sin/demon of Sin: Nanatsu no Taizai.
Nanatsu no Bitoku looks at for the most part of the Seven Heavenly Virtues looking to find "candidates" to fight against the Sins and "hilarious" fanservice ensues and some interactions between the Virtues later on, no seriously that's about it. For the most part, the main Seven Virtues are
stock fanservice characters through and through with their virtues themes being used to mold their personalities and how they interact with their coincidentally similar virtuous blank slate candidates.
It's mostly ALL for fanservice however especially with how the anime short is shot like (aka. boob and butt shots whenever it can almost like shoving our faces at their boobs of butts for 4 minutes straight).
The characters even including Michael voiced by Yumi Uchiyama are incompetent at their jobs getting their candidates into "hilarious" fanservice messes, the most egregiously annoying for LA being Sariel voiced by Sakura Nakamura. If there was a "favourite character" in Nanatsu no Bitoku, LA would say Raphael voiced by Lynn if only by character design and by default, though Michael comes in at second.
The animation by Bridge was..."meh" mainly because of the animation being mostly uncensored fanservice, but the character designs are shiny and LA thinks that is the point but the animation looks "weird" at times for an anime short and yes though fanservice is ok, LA will still say that the fanservice in Nanatsu no Bitoku just went overboard to the point of annoyance and LA is an ecchi fan.
Voice acting, well there's not much to say for this type of anime short but really LA just really didn't care about the voice acting, as the FANSERVICE got in the way of that. Yumi Uchiyama, Asami Seto, Shiori Izawa, Ari Ozawa and Lynn were wasted in this production.
Nanatsu no Bitoku is better than Sin: Nanatsu no Taizai by default only because it was a much lighter and softer and more slice of life fanservice show with no bearing on the goal of getting candidates to defeat the sins let alone the finale that did NOTHING about the candidates in the first place, but emphasis on FANSERVICE utterly ruining any dignity to it's characters and shoving the camera in their boob and butt areas as much as it could in the span of 4 minutes didn't help and fine LA is picking on an obvious fanservice anime short like this but damn does Nanatsu no Bitoku even taking out the fanservice has NO substance to it, not even the notion of linking it to Sin: Nanatsu no Taizai (though take that as a good AND bad thing). Even though LA says it's better than Sin: Nanatsu no Taizai, it was quite honestly LA's worst anime short and anime of Winter 2018 by default as a result.
Man, Lucifer was right, the Seven Heavenly Virtues were INCOMPETENT...