In this Wednesday’s (September 21st) issue of Kodansha’s Weekly Shonen Magazine, an anime announcement will run alongside Nakaba Suzuki’s 192nd chapter of The Seven Deadly Sins. The manga is set to inspire a second anime series, following the four-episode special Signs of Holy War, which ended on September 18th and was written by Suzuki himself. The anime-original mini-series closed with a commercial for this new series, but further details are yet to be revealed.
The first anime season of The Seven Deadly Sins premiered in Japan in October 2014, and started streaming on Netflix from November 2015. Suzuki launched the manga in Weekly Shonen Magazine in 2012, and Kodansha shipped the 22nd volume in Japan on August 17th, with the 23rd slated for October 17th. Crunchyroll run a simulpub as new chapters are released in Japan, and Kodansha Comics released the 16th English volume for North America on September 6th. Here, Kodansha describe how the Sins’ story begins:
When they were accused of trying to overthrow the monarchy, the feared warriors the Seven Deadly Sins were sent into exile. Princess Elizabeth discovers the truth – the Sins were framed by the king’s guard, the Holy Knights – too late to prevent them from assassinating her father and seizing the throne!
Now the princess is on the run, seeking the Sins to help her reclaim the kingdom. But the first Sin she meets, Meliodas, is a little innkeeper with a talking pig. He doesn’t even have a real sword! Have the legends of the Sins’ strength been exaggerated?