Saturday, April 18, 2015

The Seven Deadly Sins

The Seven Deadly Sins is probably the most underrated anime of 2014. I'm being serious here. This anime was awesome. It was so much fun to watch, but it got smothered by titles like Noragami, Gun Gale Online, Fate/Stay Night, Nisekoi and so many others. Which is why I'm reviewing it here, so you guys can know about it and watch it.

This anime is about a young woman, Princess Elizabeth, who goes on a journey to find The Seven Deadly Sins, a group of knights who were said to be the strongest knights of the Britannian Empire. I know, the name itself is kind of cliche'd these days, but bear with me. Cliche or not, this is an awesome anime, and yes, the woman getting groped in the picture is Princess Elizabeth.

One of the things I love the most about this anime is how it blends action, comedy, fantasy and some serious moments together quite well. This anime does have some fanservice, but it's not overloaded with fanservice like some of the other anime out there. It's done in a way that I feel is both tasteful and funny, and I also love Elizabeth's reactions to Meliodas' blatant perverted advances. They never cease to amuse me.

One thing I love about this anime is the phenomenal cast. I don't think there is a single member of the cast that I truly dislike. Naturally, my two favorite characters are Princess Elizabeth and Meliodas (the leader of the Seven Deadly Sins). Their antics are always fun to watch, and both of them have personalities that I feel like I can relate to. Meliodas is strong, but often comes across as simple-minded, violent and perverted. Despite this, he's a very likable character. And Elizabeth is a sweetheart. I know a lot of people love Lucy Heartfilia from Fairy Tail, but honestly, Elizabeth kicks Lucy's ass in the Female Heroine department. She is everything that Lucy tries to be but isn't, and I love watching how Elizabeth grows into a stronger person throughout the series.

Of course, if we're going to talk about anime, then one can never forget to talk about the artwork. While not awesome on a scale that's over 9,000, the artwork for this anime is very nice. It's one of the few anime who's artwork truly stands out in this age of digital animation. The characters all look fairly unique, The animation itself is smooth, and I absolutely love the fight scenes in it. I swear to kami, I don't know how they do it, but every single fight scene in this anime is epic. This anime is also pretty bloody. There's a lot of people getting impaled, or having holes blasted through their bodies. If you enjoy epic battles with a lot of gore, you'll love this.

And now it's time for my rating! Drum roll, please--what do you mean we don't have a drum roll?! Oh, that is just so, ugh, whatever. Alright, here is my rating for The Seven Deadly Sins!
Artwork: 9/10
Character Designs: 9/10
Storyline: 7/10
Character Development: 8/10
Musical Composition: 6/10
Overall score: 7.8/10