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The Seven Deadly Sins - Watching Guide

What is worth watching from The Seven Deadly Sins.
1 The Seven Deadly Sins

The Seven Deadly Sins


Yet another familiar adventure story, where the princess loses everything and starts her journey to get it all back while finding allies (the princess is a secondary character on this one). However, while the plot is predictable, the execution is very good, with a good balance of comedy, drama, serious moments and action. The biggest flaw for me was the excessive and constant fan-service, I almost drop it initially because of that, but then the stories within the story (usually flashbacks) keep me going (as they also meant a break from the fan-service).

'First off, let me start this review off by saying that I have noticed how this show has been given a ridiculous amount of undeserved good reviews...

Simply put, the story was extremely basic with a few good twists thrown in, it is riddled with overused tropes that had me rolling my eyes, but the ride was a lot of fun. They took me by surprise with the first episode, in regards to the identity of the main(?) character, and the hero's quest the characters set upon was predictable but still felt rewarding regardless. It is a simple plot, to begin with, character on a mission to save their home, assemble a team, take down the big bad. If the story wasn't SO full of generic events and subplots it could easily get a higher rating from me, because as I said, despite all the bad elements I enjoyed myself a lot.I'm a sucker for medieval/magic/knight stories, & I was mostly happy with the world they built.

However, in terms of delivering the story and keeping you engaged, the story did very well! The pacing was phenomenal, one of the best aspects of the story, I never felt bored or overwhelmed. All the important information was delivered exactly when you needed it, and while I said it was like being spoon-fed, it was somewhat refreshing to let the story do all the legwork without effort on my part. The character's past connections and history were given through character interaction as well as flashbacks.' -NanashiSama

The dub is excellent!

2 The Seven Deadly Sins OVA

The Seven Deadly Sins OVA


"The Seven Deadly Sins OVA consists of two things:

  • The first episode is Ban's backstory with Elaine. Which really makes you crave his full backstory. 
  • The second episode is a compilation of funny skit type of things, along with the final one being canon backstory to how Meliodas and Hawk meet. 

This is really worth your time if you're a fan of the seven deadly sins" -LagannZ32

3 The Seven Deadly Sins: Signs of Holy War

The Seven Deadly Sins: Signs of Holy War


Unfortunately, this 2nd Season is just filler comic relief and the important stuff only happens in the last few minutes after the credits. I recommend skipping it, as it basically gets ignored in the next season.

4 The Seven Deadly Sins: Revival of the Commandments Prologue

The Seven Deadly Sins: Revival of the Commandments Prologue


It's basically half recap from S1 & half trailer for this new season.

5 The Seven Deadly Sins: Revival of the Commandments

The Seven Deadly Sins: Revival of the Commandments

Watch. Continuation of the story.

This 3rd season is just average, the next season it's a little bit better, but it is necessary you watch this in order to understand the story, so you'll have to decide if is really worth it for you based on your own enjoyment.

This season introduces an annoying and ridiculous system of measuring the power levels of each character with points and they focus on that to create the challenge of the new enemies instead of developing a story. There are many plot inconsistencies, stupid decisions made by the enemies just so they can be defeated, and lots of Deus Ex Machina to save the day, so I cannot recommend it, but it gets better for next season.

The dub is good.

6 The Seven Deadly Sins: Revival of the Commandments OVA

The Seven Deadly Sins: Revival of the Commandments OVA


This is just filler slice-of-life & bad comedy.

7 The Seven Deadly Sins: Imperial Wrath of the Gods

The Seven Deadly Sins: Imperial Wrath of the Gods

Watch. Continuation of the story.

This season is much better as they focus mostly on the shounen fights while comedy is kept to a minimum. You get to finally see the backstory of the main characters. The story is really fast-paced, but still, has some inconsistencies that you'll have to overlook. The story does not complete the arc, leaving you in a cliffhanger, so you'll have to wait for another season.

The dub is good.

8 The Seven Deadly Sins: Dragon's Judgement

The Seven Deadly Sins: Dragon's Judgement

Watch. Continuation of the story.

9 The Seven Deadly Sins Movie: Prisoners of the Sky

The Seven Deadly Sins Movie: Prisoners of the Sky


This is just an average filler material side story. I can't recommend it, but some people like it.

"The more I thought about the movie, the more I realized that it had potential to be much more than it was.  I'm not saying it was bad by any means; lately anime movies have not been living up to the series from which they came.  "Prisoners of the Sky" is an interesting and amusing movie, but nothing really out of the ordinary.  The timeline is somewhere in the "Revival of the Ten Commandments" season." -mdchan

The dub is good.

10 The Seven Deadly Sins Movie 2: Cursed by Light

The Seven Deadly Sins Movie 2: Cursed by Light

Optional. This movie is average but it's considered Canon.

"The film takes place between episodes 23 and 24 of the fourth season and covers the manga's last chapter." -Wikipedia

"The original story was written by manga creator Nakaba Suzuki. The movie will be a direct sequel to the Dragon’s Judgement Arc. There are no plans for The Seven Deadly Sins Season 6." -MonsterCritics

11 Mameshiba x The Seven Deadly Sins

Mameshiba x The Seven Deadly Sins


This is just a comedic commercial crossover with Mameshiba, nothing important.

12 Gekidan Nanatsu no Taizai

Gekidan Nanatsu no Taizai


This is just chibi comedy filler material.


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matrixen Jun 24, 2021

thank you for this watching guide! super helpful, I've been wanting to continue watching this series but it quickly got confusing with all the different seasons/ovas/movies :D