In this feudal world, the realm is protected from those who seek to spread their evil by the Holy Knights. However, in the kingdom of Liones, a small group of Holy Knights known as the Seven Deadly Sins sought to overthrown the king only to be driven off. Now, ten years later, the world hunts for the Seven Deadly Sins, but the Holy Knights have now turned their blades on the king and taken control of the kingdom. Now it is up to his third daughter, Elizabeth, to find the Sins and help them take back control.
With some great animation and an interesting array of characters, Seven Deadly Sins took Netflix anime fans by storm. Yet, can you capture some of the magic again? You can try with these anime recommendations.
For Fans of Large Main Character Groups
Akame ga Kill
Tatsumi is a naive boy from a rural village that makes the trip to the city in order to join the military and help his hometown. However, after he is rejected, he ends up joining Night Raid, a group of assassins part of a revolutionary movement to overthrow the government. From there, he must fight.
Both feature relatively weak, but idealistic characters that set off on a journey. While Tatsumi isn’t particularly looking for Night Raid, like the Seven Deadly Sins, they are also an organization made out to be bad people, but are actually the heroes of the series. Both series also feature a hefty cast with unique personalities as well as powers.
With his dying breath, legendary Pirate King Gol D. Roger let the world know about his treasure, setting in motion the Grand Age of Pirates. Among the many crews that set out to look for the legendary One Piece treasure is Monkey D. Luffy, a young man that has assembled a rag-tag crew to sail the Grand Line and hunt down One Piece.
Both One Piece and Seven Deadly Sins have that same shounen action and humor to them. However, what ultimately makes them so similar is that they take something classic (like pirates or knights) and then reinvents into something more unique. In each series we also follow a rag-tag group of misfits that are shown off in a vibrant animation style.
Rokka: Braves of the Six Flowers
According to legend, the revival of the Demon God will cause the Goddess to appoint six heroes, called Braves, to prevent the world from becoming a living hell. Adlet Mayer, the self-proclaimed strongest man in the world, travels to Piena in hopes of becoming a Brave. However, after being jailed, he is called and he sets off on a journey with the princess, another Brave, to defeat the Demon God. However, when all six Braves assemble, there are seven in total and the others soon suspect Adlet is a fraud.
Fundamentally, both series are very similar to each other. The six Braves and Seven Deadly Sins are each charged with protecting the world from demons, each member has a tattoo on their skin, and each has their own different powers. However, in terms of plot, things then to veer off from each other, but the organizations are similar.
For Fans of ADVENTURE!
Magi: The Labyrinth of Magic
After spending his life in isolation, Aladdin and his djinn Ugo set off on a journey to see the world. Soon after, he becomes friends with Alibaba, a young merchant that has ambitions of wealth, after he destroys his supply cart. In order to pay of the damages, Alibaba suggests the supremely powerful Aladdin helps him conquer a dungeon full of danger and wealth.
Both Magi and Seven Deadly Sins feature a vaguely historically-inspired world that is rich with fantasy elements. This world is, in turn, shown off by the one long epic adventure that the characters embark on. While at a glance, both seen somewhat appropriate for all audiences, they both go on to explore some darker themes.
After meeting a powerful fire mage named Natsu Dragneel by chance, celestial mage Lucy Heartfilia discovers he is part of the famous Fairy Tail wizarding guild. Returning home with him, she decides to join, a decision that will take her and Natsu on a series of life-changing adventures.
Both feature a male and female lead that meet conveniently and end up being fast friends. While the male lead is strong, the female is determined, something that causes them to each help each other on their adventures where they continue to meet the male lead’s friends and allies.
Yona of the Dawn
After having her luxurious life shattered by the betrayal of her cousin, Princess Yona is forced to escape with her childhood friend Son Hak. However, leaving her palace forces her to see the poverty and strife that really makes up her beloved kingdom. Now she must journey to not only regain her rightful throne, but to return her kingdom to its former glory.
Both Yona and Seven Deadly Sins follow the story of a princess that was chased out of her kingdom by betrayers. She, in turn, journeys in order to find allies to help her regain it. However, Sins is more comedy while Yona is must more drama-oriented.
Maria the Virgin Witch
Maria is a powerful young witch living in France during the Hundred Year War with her two familiars. After watching countless innocents swept away in the chaos, she attempts to use her magic to bring peace. Unfortunately, this attracts the attention of the heavens and they declare that her powers will be taken away if she loses her virginity or if she continues to intervene.
In both Sins and Maria, the stories take place in a world where magic exists. Both female leads end up trying to help their worlds, but stumble along the way. Despite their helpfulness, they are also considered and enemy of their country. Setting and characters aside, Maria also has the clean and fluid animation style that makes Seven Deadly Sins so beautiful.
For Fans of the Seven Deadly Sins Themes
After an incident in his childhood, Katsuhira Agata can no longer feel pain, making him a constant target for bullies. However, one day Katsuhira, his childhood friend Chidori, and four other classmates are abducted and have their physical pain connected by the Kizuna System and forced to “survive” the summer if they want to be disconnected.
Both Sins and Kiznaiver follows the trials and tribulations of a group that is referred to as the seven deadly sins. However, while the sins in Sins have more traditional names, in Kiznaiver, they have completely different titles for the sins.
With the blink of an eye, Kasuga Arata’s town is reduced to rubble and he finds out that his life has been the product of an illusion that came from a powerful book of spells. When a witch comes to investigate the destruction of his town, she gives him the option to give her the book or die. He chooses instead to enroll in the Royal Biblia Academy, a top-secret magic school, alongside seven other beautiful witches.
Trinity Seven is a bit like a reversed Seven Deadly Sins. In Trinity Seven, a man ends up getting together with a group of females modeled after the seven deadly sins. However, while both have some action as well as some ecchi, Trinity Seven is vastly more ecchi-oriented.
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