In just a couple of weeks, The Seven Deadly Sins will return with a brand-new season. The popular anime is set to debut its second season at the start of 2018, and the folks behind the series are hyping fans for the release with a sleek new poster.
Over on Twitter, fans began sharing a newly posed key visual for The Seven Deadly Sins. The poster, which can be seen below, is a simple one featuring just two characters. To the right, fans can find Meliodas as the blond-haired soldier wields a knife with a surly look.
However, the character drawing the most attention is the one to the left. Meliodas is shown staring down another man who manga readers will recognize. The dark-haired man is seen hovering thanks to a pair of black wings, and he is wearing an open-chest jumpsuit with armored gauntlets.
Fans will know the boy’s name is Zeldris, and he is a rather important character in the franchise. The boy is an elite warrior from the Demon Clan, and he is one of Meliodas’ younger brothers. The pair both share superb leadership skills, but Zeldris is noticeably more volatile than Meliodas. After the elder walked away from the Demon Clan, Zeldris grew to resent Meliodas for his betrayal, and the warrior has since become one of the Ten Commandment’s strongest members.
The Seven Deadly Sins: Revival of the Commandments deals with the Ten Commandments, ten powerful warriors each chosen by the Demon King and bear a powerful curse known as a "Commandment." It gives them enhanced strength, but will curse them should they break one of the Demon King's rules. The Ten Commandments lived 3000 years ago until a betrayal from one of their members led to them being sealed in the Coffin of the Eternal Darkness.
For those unfamiliar with The Seven Deadly Sins, the series was created by Nakaba Suzuki. It follows the story of Elizabeth, third princess of a kingdom that has been taking over by the Holy Knights after staging a coup. She leaves in search of The Seven Deadly Sins, a group of knights who had defended the kingdom ten years ago who had disbanded after they were blamed for plotting against the kingdom. Though the Holy Knights had said the Seven Sins had been slain, Elizabeth eventually meets their leader Meliodas.
The series has been published in Shueisha's Weekly Shonen Jump since October 2012, and has run for 246 chapters and had been collected into 28 volumes as of October 2017. The series has sold over 10 million copies, and has been licensed for an English language released in North America by Kodansha with Crunchyroll releasing chapters digitally as they release in Japan. The series has been adapted into an anime series by A-1 Pictures that ran for 24 episodes from October 2014 to March 2015. Netflix has acquired the English language streaming rights in North America (its second ever exclusive anime series), and there was a short four episode TV special, The Seven Deadly Sins: Signs of Holy War in 2016.
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