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Manga Review: The Seven Deadly Sins, Volume 3 by Nakaba Suzuki

Hey all, Sam here.

It’s another lovely Monday, and the start of another really cool week of content here on Free State of Geek. I’m excited for the book reviews, for Tabletop Tuesday, and I’m really excited to share snippets from some of the writing I’ve been doing recently, so I hope you’ll stop by on Friday for my Weekend Writer post.

Oh, and David has to work on Saturday, so I’m thinking I’m going to make that a reading day. You know, get up when he does, see how much I can read over his 8 hour shift, and then depending on what he wants to do, I might just turn it into a 24 hour readathon. I’ll post photos on Instagram, so feel free to join me for a day of reading this Saturday, if you’d like to.

If you’ve been following the last few weeks of Manga Monday, you’ll notice that I’ve been alternating between MHA and 7DS, but I’m almost caught up with what I’ve read of both series, and so I’ll soon be switching over to some of the other manga I’ve been reading lately….which definitely includes some female protagonist isekai that I’m definitely loving and can’t wait to talk about. But for now I have a couple more volumes of “My Hero Academia” and “The Seven Deadly Sins” to still discuss.

So I guess I shouldn’t waste any more time with my intro, and just jump into this review.

Inside Baste Prison, Meliodas has an explosive reunion with Ban, the Fox Sin of Greed. However, trouble is on the horizon as their journey continues. Another member of The Seven Deadly Sins appears and is dead set on punishing Ban. The heroes clash as a feud is revived from their past!

My Thoughts

Rating: 5 stars

I love Ban. End of review.

I’m kidding. While that would be totally fine for a brief review on Goodreads or Amazon or Barnes & Noble, it is definitely not enough for a blog book review.

You know, it’s amusing to me how many characters there are in manga and anime that start off as a bit brash or rude or mean, but once you start to get to know them or you find out bits of their past, it completely changes how you think about them. That was certainly what happened with Ban. He seemed like such a jerk, but when finding out how he basically became known as Undead Ban, it completely changed how I thought and felt about him.

Add to that his quippy sometimes sarcastic commentary, and come on, how can you not find him to be a really cool and interesting character?

We also get to see more bonding between Diane and Elizabeth, which is great, even though Diane’s jealousy is at times annoying and frustrating. Especially since it’s very obvious that Meliodas has no interest in Diane in any sort of romantic way. She’s a respected companion and ally to him and that’s it.

This volume also introduces us to King, another member of the Seven Deadly Sins, and this leads to showcasing King’s issues with Ban, which directly relates to Ban’s past indiscretions. This is definitely expanded in such a lovely way in the anime.

Honestly, yes, there are characterization and plot type issues with just about any manga/anime, but this blog is not for deep dissections of these. My rating and my review is based on if I enjoy my time with the volumes or the episodes, and I can’t help it. With each of the Seven Deadly Sins that I meet, I find that I enjoy it all even more. What can I say? I’m such a fan of a group of “weirdos” who band together and fight with each other and for each other, characters who don’t give up on each other.

So many manga series have a group of characters who will do anything for each other. Sure the group might fight among each other at times, because no group of friends will get along all the time, but at the end of the day they love and respect each other and have each other’s backs. It’s so hard to find a group like that in the real world.

Well, that is all from me for today. Thank you so much for stopping by and I’ll be back soon with more geeky content.


2 thoughts on “Manga Review: The Seven Deadly Sins, Volume 3 by Nakaba Suzuki”

    1. Thank you so much! I’ve watched more of the series than I’ve read (thanks to my husband), but it’s a pretty decent one. And yes, I always love a story about a group of weirdos banding together to save a city/country/world/etc. It’s a popular trope for a reason. 🙂


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