Nanatsu no Taizai (Seven Deadly Sins) is guilty of so many fantasy genre sins: it’s crudely drawn and cheaply animated, its protagonist is a vacant perv who’s got a heart of gold and is indestructible and unbeatable with a sword, and the protagonist’s companion is a talking pig.
It only needs a princess and a mission to save the kingdom to be complete.
Oh Wait! It has that too.
10 years ago the Seven Deadly Sins (7DS), seven of the Sacred Knights’ best soldiers, rebelled and killed like a bazillion knights all at once. At least that’s what most people think happened.
In present day, a mysterious girl passes out in a bar, wearing what could be a 7DS’s ‘rusty armor.’ Later, she wakes to being fondled by a mostly vacant blond boy who wears stupid clothes and has a weird-looking (and broken) dragon-looking sword. He’s the bar owner and his friend is a talking pig.
Knights show up and chase the girl. Then they realize she’s the princess and their lord tries to kill her because there’s been a coupe and the Sacred Knights are now the bad guys.
Unfortunately, it turns out the bar’s owner is a 7DS and he beats the crap out of the Knights’ lord and takes the princess with him to find the other sins. Oh yeah! His bar is the ‘hat’ of a giant pig made entirely out of grass.
Nanatsu no Taizai reminds me of Chaika, if Chaika had to manage with half its budget. Nothing is surprising, nothing is interesting, the drawing is bland and the story has no potential to go anywhere.
That said, I appreciate that several characters shout “No Freaking Way?” and “This is bullshit!” as if they too couldn’t believe this show was actually happening.
While Nanatsu no Taizai may well be superior to Chaika, in so far as it doesn’t appear to plan on wasting time with an utterly pointless side cast for 12 episodes, it is, without question, very, very dumb. So much so, that I can’t even score it a measly 7.