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Manga Review: The Seven Deadly Sins Volume 1 by Nakaba Suzuki

Hey all, Sam here.

It’s Monday again, so that must mean that Manga Monday is here. Not only do I have some manga series I still need to catch up on with reviews (I’m talking series like My Hero Academia and Black Clover) but I’ve also started reading some new and new-to-me series, so I’m excited to talk about those as well. There’s some series that I prefer to read the manga, some I prefer to watch the anime, and some that I like to enjoy both. I haven’t done any anime reviews, though. Would anyone be interested in that?

Anyway, I’ve just been trying to keep myself busy. My husband left for work last Monday, and depending on weather and traffic, he won’t be back for a couple more days still. We’ve gotten so used to being around each other that being separated feels particularly awful. I honestly wish that reading and blogging and writing and binge-watching shows was enough to keep me distracted, but not having him around actually makes me really sad, and I end up not wanting to do anything at all. So I’m trying to just keep doing things, even when I don’t want to do anything.

Okay, that’s enough of that. Let’s just jump into today’s review.

When they were accused of trying to overthrow the monarchy, the feared warriors the Seven Deadly Sins were sent into exile. Princess Elizabeth discovers the truth – the Sins were framed by the king’s guard, the Holy Knights – too late to prevent them from assassinating her father and seizing the throne! Now the princess is on the run, seeking the Sins to help her reclaim the kingdom. But the first Sin she meets, Meliodas, is a little innkeeper with a talking pig. He doesn’t even have a real sword! Have the legends of the Sins’ strength been exaggerated…?

My Thoughts

My Rating: 4 stars

It was mostly because of work that I decided to finally try out The Seven Deadly Sins. Colorworld does a lot of work with voice actors and with companies that make a number of anime. So we work with some of the cast of 7DS, which is pretty cool. Because of that, I’m trying to familiarize myself with more of the shows we sell products for and the roles some of our actors portray.

So I picked up a couple volumes of this manga, and then the husband and I also started watching the anime. Now, right now I’m farther along in the show than I am with my reading–I’ve read 4 volumes so far–but overall I’m enjoying it.

What I absolutely have to say about these characters, especially with the way Meliodas fights for others, especially his friends, is that it gives me some of the same vibes as series like Fairy Tail and One Piece and Black Clover do. I guess I’m a sucker for a group of characters who are striving for certain goals, and they refuse to stop fighting, they refuse to give up, and they fight for each other.

We begin to see a little of this with Meliodas here in the first volume, although it is only with Elizabeth so far. Princess Elizabeth is looking for the Seven Deadly Sins to ask for their help in taking down the Holy Knights and saving her family and the entire kingdom, which honestly is a huge task. She luckily ends up finding Meliodas, who actually is one of the Seven Deadly Sins, even though he looks like a young boy.

I will say that Meliodas is a bit of a perv too. He makes crass and lewd comments, and doesn’t hesitate at the chance to touch Elizabeth’s breasts or butt. It’s annoying, but thankfully there is much more to his character and personality than just being a pervert. That’s why I’m okay with him as a character.

Basically, I think this was a pretty solid first volume, that gives a decent sense for the world and the characters we’ve been introduced to so far, and the struggles they face. It was definitely enough for me to want to continue with the series.


All right, well, I do believe that is all from me for today.

Thank you so much for stopping by, and I will be back soon with more geeky content.

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