The fourth season of The Seven Deadly Sins, as you may know, is already available on Netflix. However, the season was as exciting as an elderly man crossing the road––it wasn’t. In the hopes to make it up to the fans of the anime, the fifth season titled The Seven Deadly Sins: The Judgment of Anger is already due to air in Japan in January 2021, and a hopeful global release later in the year. As exciting as it sounds, we’re hopeful for a beautiful comeback as here’s everything you need to know about the fifth season of the anime!
For starters, The Seven Deadly Sins is one of the streaming giant’s long list of Netflix Originals. The story of the series is based on Nakaba Suzuki’s manga of the same name. The thing is, the manga was incredibly successful––from its debut to where it’s at now––the manga has sold over a whopping 37 million copies worldwide. As you can tell, the franchise has a fanbase like no other.
As for the Netflix series, the studio that was previously responsible for The Seven Deadly Sins was A-1 Pictures. However, for the fourth season, they decided to opt for Studio Deen for the anime’s animations.
Considering how Netflix has been chronologically ordering the seasons, this will be the fifth season in Netflix’s library. There have been some problems, we’re assuming, as the so-called “second season” only showed a couple of OVA episodes.
As for schedules, the series was supposed to return to the screens of Japan in October 2020––but of course, the pandemic had to get that out of the way. So, don’t get your hopes up in seeing the fifth season as soon as possible, especially on Netflix. However, on the official The Seven Deadly Sins website, we can see that there’s an official statement wherein a revised date can finally be seen––and officially, the series will come back to Japan’s screens in January of 2021.
Season 4 of Nanatsu no Taizai (The Seven Deadly Sins: Anger's Judgment) will be released in January 2021.
Source: Weekly Shônen Magazine # 36-37 (August 5)#NanatsuNoTaizai #SevenDeadlySins #SDS_BoarHat_News pic.twitter.com/1uBM62ntaw
— Boar Hat (@SDS_BoarHat) August 1, 2020
When that’s dealt with, Netflix fans will be able to enjoy the anime in a couple of months after Japan’s broadcast release that’ll last for five to six months––depending on how long the season is, really.
This season must be one of the most jampacked seasons of the anime yet as the series is approaching what might just be the end. As far as titles go, August 2020 revealed the newest season’s title in The Seven Deadly Sins: The Judgment of Anger. Within that timeline, there have also been first-looks at the anime. See below!
First look at The Seven Deadly Sins S5! pic.twitter.com/uaKr6LfcRy
— What's on Netflix (@whatonnetflix) September 17, 2020
Alongside the artwork is an attached synopsis for the next season, saying:
“Meliodas, Elizabeth, Hawk, Dianne, Van, King, Gowther, Merlin, and Escanor are standing against the flames, a mighty enemy, and a visual depicting the members of the Seven Deadly Sins confronting their destiny.”
The fourth season ended on what would be the 267th chapter of the manga––79 chapters away from the manga’s end, and will most probably be the 79 chapters tackled by the fifth season of the anime series.
That’s a lot of chapters and stories to cover for just one season, definitely putting our hope high for this one.
Hopefully, however, the heated debate about the drop in the quality of animation will be resolved fully. Fans have been on Twitter joking about it, and this might be the best time for the series to up their game.
So frustrated with the animation for this season of Seven Deadly Sins. The plot line is magnificent and deserves to be visualized far better.
— Coach Spooky™️ (@hon3yonmyskin) October 14, 2020
When the animation is as bad as seven deadly sins season 4🥴💀 https://t.co/oQZsJOTNTf
— thestevejunior (@thestevejuniorr) October 16, 2020
Ohwee i see what y’all was talking about with the animation in season 4 of Seven Deadly Sins, it was good until Meliodas vs Escanor 💀💀
— 𝓶𝓾𝔃𝓪𝓷 𝓴𝓲𝓫𝓾𝓽𝓼𝓾𝓳𝓲 (@iamlexisss_) October 16, 2020
The thing is, it’s no stranger to us all that A-1 Pictures wasn’t spearheading the animation side of the series, and instead, it was Studio Deen. In fact, Studio Deen outsourced the animation to the South-Korean animation studio named Marvy Jack. As controversies about it rise, we hope the newest season of The Seven Deadly Sins rises like a phoenix, proving us all wrong.