Being a fan of anime, particularly series like “The Seven Deadly Sins,” demands resilience and patience. The journey with these characters spans seven years, spread across four seasons, leaving fans in suspense for a total of three years concerning the fate of beloved characters like Meliodas, Gowther, and Escanor. The announcement of Season 4, titled “Dragon’s Judgment,” stirred the anime community, sparking speculation about whether this installment would mark the series’ conclusion.
This experience of prolonged anticipation is not unique to “The Seven Deadly Sins.” Shows like “Attack on Titan” have similarly stretched over a decade with only four seasons, leaving fans uncertain about the fate of iconic characters. This uncertainty also lingers for “The Seven Deadly Sins,” with many wondering if Season 4 is the final chapter or if creator Nakaba Suzuki will eventually revisit this captivating world.
In terms of the manga, Suzuki officially concluded “The Seven Deadly Sins” with Chapter 346, released on March 25, 2020. This final chapter provided closure to longstanding mysteries and character arcs, offering readers a satisfying conclusion. However, as is common with long-running series, the ending garnered mixed reactions from fans, reflecting the challenge of pleasing a diverse audience.
The anime adaptation of “The Seven Deadly Sins” has also drawn to a close, with the last episode titled “Heirs” released in June 2021. Unlike some adaptations, the anime reached the same endpoint as the manga, covering events leading up to the final battle and its aftermath.
While it has been over two years since the last episode aired, some fans still hope for a sequel season or spinoff. Yet, given the resolved storyline and completed source material, the likelihood remains slim. However, the characters live on through three subsequent movies released after the series’ conclusion: “The Seven Deadly Sins: Cursed by Light” (July 2021), “Seven Deadly Sins: Grudge of Edinburgh” (with two parts released in December 2022 and August 2023).
In a delightful turn for fans, Nakaba Suzuki expanded the universe with a sequel manga series titled “The Seven Deadly Sins: Four Knights of the Apocalypse,” which began serialization in 2021. The anime adaptation is set to start airing on October 8, 2023, promising a fresh adventure centred around Percival and his quest to uncover family secrets and confront prophecies of impending doom.
With this exciting new instalment, fans can look forward to a captivating journey with new characters, providing a fitting continuation to the legacy of “The Seven Deadly Sins.” Before the new series begins, a nostalgic four-season rewatch is certainly in order.