The Seven Deadly Sins: Four Knights of the Apocalypse is set to premiere on October 8, and more episode 1 preview images have been released, along with the episode title, synopsis and staff. Telecom Animation Film is animating the adaptation, with Maki Kodaira as the director. Check out the preview images for the first episode, titled “The Boy Departs:”
The Seven Deadly Sins: Four Knights of the Apocalypse – Episode 1 Staff
- Screenplay: Shigeru Murakoshi
- Storyboard: Maki Kodaira
- Direction: Maki Kodaira
- Character Design: Yoichi Takada
- Music: Kohta Yamamoto
The episode synopsis:
Percival is a young boy living in the remote land of God’s Finger.
On the day he turned 16, Percival heard “the lore of the outside world” from his grandfather Varghese, which made his longing for adventure swell, but he could not leave Varghese alone and suppressed his feelings.
At that time, one of the legendary Holy Knights his grandfather told him about, a knight in red armor who arrived on a flying boat appears in front of Percival.
Sho Komura voices Percival, and Yuki Kaji is voicing Meliodas. The rest of the cast includes Koki Uchiyama as Sin, Kikunosuke Toya as Donny, Aino Shimada as Nasient, and Kanna Nakamura as Anne (Anghalhad).
Four Knights of the Apocalypse is the sequel to Nakaba Suzuki’s The Seven Deadly Sins series. The manga began serialization in 2021, right after the original series ended. Kodansha licensed the manga in English, and they describe the story:
In the world of The Seven Deadly Sins: Four Knights of the Apocalypse, Percival has always lived with his grandfather on the idyllic, remote God’s Finger. And though Percival loves the simple life, he longs for adventure. That is, until adventure comes knocking at his door, tearing away everything he’s ever known and leaving him alone in the world. Now Percival has no choice but to go out into the world and see what it holds…after all, it’s his destiny!
The original The Seven Deadly Sins manga also has an anime adaptation with 4 TV anime seasons and 2 movies. The first 2 seasons and the Prisoners of the Sky movie were animated by A-1 Pictures. Studio DEEN took over for seasons 3 and 4, and they also animated the Cursed by Light movie. There is an original two-part CGI movie on Netflix titled The Seven Deadly Sins: Grudge of Edinburgh. The second part came out on August 8. The story is set between the original anime and the upcoming sequel and features some relevant characters such as Tristan and Lancelot.
Source: Official Website
© Kodansha, Nakaba Suzuki / The Seven Deadly Sins Production: Four Knights of the Apocalypse Production Committee