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Nanatsu no Taizai  
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The "Seven Deadly Sins", a group of evil knights who conspired to overthrow the kingdom of Britannia, were said to have been eradicated by the Holy Knights, although some claim that they still live.

Ten years later, the Holy Knights have staged a Coup d'état and assassinated the king, becoming the new, tyrannical rulers of the kingdom.

Elizabeth, the king's daughter, sets out on a journey to find the "Seven Deadly Sins", and to enlist their help in taking back the kingdom.

Nominated for the 7th annual Manga Taishou Award. Won the Kodansha Manga Award for Shounen in 2015 (tied with Yowamushi Pedal).


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The Seven Deadly Sins

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Jaimini's Box

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c.246-247 by MangaStream (2d ago)
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Status in Country of Origin
28 Volumes (Ongoing)

Completely Scanlated?

Anime Start/End Chapter
Starts at Vol 1, Chap 1;
Ends at Vol 13, Chap 103;

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Average: 8.1 / 10.0 (697 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.03 / 10.0
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November 14th 2017, 4:54pm PST

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Kodansha Comics (23 Volumes - Ongoing)

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"Average" plastered all over this one   
Rating: 5.0 / 10.0
by Seregosa
August 7th, 2017, 9:18am
This is... average. Extremely average. It's all the old clichés, the art style and story style reminds me of dragonball, right down to the scouter. It's a typical shounen manga, everything about it screams "Oh my god, what's this feeling of deja-vu". Just like bleach, one piece, naruto, dragon ball and all other similar shounen manga, this is just trash when you've wandered down the road of novels, anime and manga. It's a good one for newcomers who haven't read anything yet, as good as any of the other generic shounen crap to introduce you, it's also good for young people where a good plot, solid story and good humor/action/drama doesn't really matter.

I tried reading it and then after a few dozen chapters, I just started skimming through the rest. I wouldn't want to touch this again with a 30 meter long stick. It tries to be funny, but it fails horribly, everything feels childish and immature, the story makes me cringe, it all feels so forced and fake, the personalities are bland and unrealistic... The battles are also retarded and feel extremely forced, there's WAY too much emphasis on the mc acting "cool" and doing stuff that people might see as "cool", acting like a "badass" or fighting ineffectively while striking poses or whatever. The combat and power systems are generally weird and screwed up, along with the fighting styles and explanations. Yeah, I hate when stuff gets overdramatized just for the sake of it looking cool and seeming awesome, it's an extremely cheap excuse for a shallow story, I especially hated the jumping neck chops and stuff like standing with a hand behind your back and parrying someones full-on attack with one arm. No, it's not cool, it's just silly, foolish and generally infuriating. As if that wasn't enough, the battles just repeat and repeat, just like the other generic shounen crap, there's always someone better and enemies keep popping up like weed... But this one is actually worse than those other ones where legitimately stronger enemies pop up out of other dimensions or something, because it seems that in this manga these guys will actually drop in power levels and get some severe case of amnesia or something which makes it impossible to bring out the power they used before and they instead get their asses kicked by people who should be weaker than them until they somehow remember some of their power again after enough drama and getting beaten up.

But that's generally true for generic trash like this. It just doesn't cut it anymore when you have read and watched hundreds, or in my case thousands, of manga, novels and anime. Stuff like this gets its great popularity because it's easy to understand and get into when you're new to this and then people look back upon it favorably because they loved it back then, even if they wouldn't want to read it again.

Don't get me wrong, it's a good manga for younger audiences or those who haven't been exposed to that much anime/manga. It's just not worth it for more mature readers or experienced readers. So, I'll give it a solid average of 5/10. It's not bad, but it's not good either, it's just the stuff that's good for when you get started, in which case it will probably we considered awesome and unbelievable and you will always look back at it with nostalgia.
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Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by nelnel-chan
May 16th, 2017, 1:11am
This series is a great one and interesting. If you really want to complain about somebody who is Opie that you need to check out one punch man because that character is far from okay where no one can beat him and he can be everyone a single punch without no explanation no nothing so they complain about the seven deadly sins that's very laughable expecially considering how popular one punch man is compared to something like this. Hope he is fine as long as you can continue to write something that's interesting and as long as that in your actual story but if you're just making crap up just to make more money then I disagree and I feel that you need to end the serious as you want to send it other than that I think the serious is greati
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Junk food   
Rating: 6.5 / 10.0
by Yama_San
February 29th, 2016, 3:02pm
Fairly flat. It's as action-packed as a standard shounen needs to be, but offers very little to the formula; good for filling up your time if you've got nothing better to do, or more importantly to serve as a gateway for newcomers to the medium.
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Good if you can ignore its flaw   
Rating: 6.0 / 10.0
by kiriee
October 10th, 2015, 5:24am
The author definitely too afraid of getting axed that he show so much destruction just to look cool that later any form of destruction is not cool anymore, because it was overdoing now it just boring, character destroy town everyone shocked 100 chapter later same thing happen and everyone shocked again.

Not only that so many plot hole because of the power is so OP not in form of destruction but of how convenient it is to use, it can practically render everyone useless, and despite that it was not used earlier by the enemy, to make thing worse they use it in worse possible times, talk about wanting their own plan to fail, other flaw really really stupid enemy.

The character quite good, except for the MC itself, he always show blank expression either when fighting, talking or gropping does author think it will make him cooler? later it was changed but still.... all side character shine so bright, like Ban/King/Diane but the MC itself is bland.

This is a good manga if you can ignore any sort of plot hole, or logic, bland MC, or bad enemy. Also this is one of the best author, he really know how to panel(?), in short he can show really cool scene in one page, everything is arranged neatly.

... Last updated on October 10th, 2015, 5:31am
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Rating: N/A
by Akatsubaki
May 30th, 2015, 11:40pm
I miss the feeling of reading through pages without starting to criticize here and there, just reading in pure enjoyment. And Nanatsu no Taizai has done a good job to keep that enjoyment. It has perfect balance of arts and story, plus it was supported with excellence works from the group who scanlated this manga since the very beginning. I really love the drawing style. The characters reminds me of Akira Toriyama's works and the detailed background, hand drawn, reminds me of european comics' style. Just freaking love it. The story has maintain light atmosphere, but still able to draw bittersweet and sadness, like losing someone. I like how the characters aren't bratty or spend pages talking about moral when they should be fighting. It's not the greatest out there on creativity and plot buildings, however this manga has its own standing and uniqueness. I don't mind clichés if it's done well. Very refreshing read. It's kind of changed after the end of the war with holy knights. Was it because publisher's demand? Who knows. Personally, i don't like overuse revivals, like characters that were shown to be dead were alive somehow. Not just one character, but many. It's killing the story. And gauging power level with numbers, yeah it's getting too similar to dragon ball... as well as many of mmorpg based manga these days. But it's still refreshing to see a new generation of mainstream shounen manga that i can see continue running for a long time.
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why discussing power level is a waste of time   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by somemango
February 18th, 2015, 2:36pm
This shonen is perfect. Humor, action, character, adventure.
People who are complaining about power level donít understand that it is the least interesting thing when you want to enjoy a shounen manga. When Oda losts his way in making his manga to realistic and slow, Nakaba title brings a refreshing draft by using good old methods.
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Fairy Tail like Powerups or Powerdown (is it?)   
Rating: 3.0 / 10.0
by Opec
February 5th, 2015, 8:45am
The author has no control over the powerlevels, One arc the particular characters goes all OP and in the next arc he completely forgets he even had that power and takes an ass beating, basically this process continues on and on for several arcs where characters at Random and convenience choose to remember and forget that their basically IMBA

With all said and done i must say BAN is an awesome/Epic character, i just wish he was in a better manga that's all and not in this slidefest
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Awesome characters   
Rating: N/A
by Strigoi-rex
January 11th, 2015, 12:50pm
The mangaka has figured out that people care more about what happens to characters when you take time to develop them. In no other Shounen have I seen an entire chapter where two characters just talk about how they feel about their loved ones, making their romantic relationships more developed and the friendship between each other more real.

Reading through the comments
Seems like people are complaining preemptively about the villain. They obviously aren't caught up. wink
Comparisons to Übel Blatt are unfair. For Übel Blatt (poor thing)
Comparisons to Fullmetal are suprisingly ignorant. Compare Naruto to fullmetal and you'll find that lacking as well. Be realistic.
No one forgot The protagonist had that power, but seeing the cost of it, it's pretty obvious why he hasn't used it before.
If you think the protagonist and his love interest haven't developed we obviously aren't reading the same manga. They haven't developed as much as other characters but it's still there.

I'd realistically give it 9/10 but since it's getting more hate then it deserves I'll keep it at 10/10.
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Another meh   
Rating: 6.0 / 10.0
by bnad
November 6th, 2014, 4:23am
Because I'm too lazy to write the same review with different wording, so I'm just gonna say yes to what @MondSemmel said.

Is it because it was a shounen? Nope. This one was pretty awesome Hagane no Renkinjutsushi.
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love it   
Rating: N/A
by raquelita416
November 2nd, 2014, 7:07pm
Ohh I love this mange, it may have some boring parts but it funny with pinch of romance. It has 102 chapters so far, so I can't wait to see what's coming up. And I love the settings in which the manga takes place. The art it cool too. Although the knight's armors are kinda weird sometimes, I really recommend this manga
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