Seven Deadly Sins fans are in for an absolute treat this morning. The iconic shonen battle series has spawned a number of spin-off works during its run these last eight years, from light novels to a theater film and even a console video game. With the manga finally wrapping up and ending in Weekly Shonen Magazine this week, though, fans most likely want to know what’s next for the franchise and series creator Nakaba Suzuki. The answer is a lot, as a sequel manga and a brand new television anime have been confirmed for Seven Deadly Sins.
Announced in the 17th issue of Kodansha’s Weekly Shonen Magazine, the pair of announcements come hot off the heels of the climactic conclusion of the long-running manga. The new manga, as confirmed by Kodansha USA Publishing, is titled Mokushiroku no Yon-kishi (The Four Knights of the Apocalypse). As dedicated fans are likely to surmise from the title, this new manga follows one of the members of the four horsemen from Seven Deadly Sins. Specifically, The Four Knights of the Apocalypse will focus on Tristan.
Teases of this manga occurred as far back as February when Seven Deadly Sins author Suzuki shared his plans to release side stories based on various “remaining characters” that would come out “someday.” He added that these stories would come after he “begins serializing a new work,” and we can likely assume that The Four Knights of the Apocalypse is said new work.
Seven Deadly Sins anime fans, meanwhile, have a brand new adaptation of the series to look forward to. The 17th issue of Kodansha’s Weekly Shonen Magazine also confirmed that a new television series based on the manga, Nanatsu no Taizai: Fundo no Shinpan (The Seven Deadly Sins: Anger’s Judgement), is in production. The new anime is set to premiere in October, airing on TV Tokyo’s network of six channels as well as BS-TV Tokyo. Additionally, the entire main cast of voice actors from the previous anime is set to return.
Suzuki launched Seven Deadly Sins way back in 2012 in Kodansha’s Weekly Shonen Magazine, with Kodansha Comics publishing the series in English both digitally and physically. Crunchyroll, meanwhile, also hosted new chapters of the series as they released in Japan. As of now, the final compiled volume of Seven Deadly Sins, Volume 41, is set to ship in Japan on May 15.
The manga first inspired an anime series back in 2014, which aired for 24 episodes before wrapping up it’s run in 2015. Netflix would go on to stream the series with English and Japanese audio, while Funimation later released the series in a two-part set on home video. In August 2016, a special four-episode anime titled The Seven Deadly Sins -Signs of Holy War- premiered in Japan, with Netflix hosting it in February of 2017. The second full-length anime series, The Seven Deadly Sins: Revival of The Commandments, would premiere in Japan in January of 2018, followed by a Netflix release in October of 2018. The latest anime in the franchise, The Seven Deadly Sins: Wrath of the Gods, premiered on October 9 of 2019 and is currently ongoing.