The Seven Deadly Sins
The Seven Deadly Sins
TV-14 | 05 October 2014 (USA)
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    Load of rubbish!!

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    I cannot think of one single thing that I would change about this film. The acting is incomparable, the directing deft, and the writing poignantly brilliant.

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    Ezmae Chang

    This is a small, humorous movie in some ways, but it has a huge heart. What a nice experience.

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    The story, direction, characters, and writing/dialogue is akin to taking a tranquilizer shot to the neck, but everything else was so well done.

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    The anime is fantastic, the start is a bit strange at first, but you would love it later. The story is one of the best i have seen. The animation is decent. The thing i love most about it is the characters. Everyone of them is so special and different (especially the Main character). If you want a postitive anime with a great story, awesome fights and adventures, and last but not least funny moments, than thats what you are looking for.

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    This is a great series with interesting characters and concepts. There is a level of continuity in this series that is fairly unusual compared to other cartoons of this nature. (For example, there is an episode where a window is broken. Though most shows would gloss over it, its casually being fixed in the next scene.) The voice acting (for the most part) is fantastic. The ONLY complaint I really have is that a lot of the dialogue is a bit cheesy and dumb. Yeah its a translation from the original but there is still a lot of clever dialogue that makes it seem like the original was just as dumb at those points. This series has a lot of good action and fun in it. There are a lot of well-developed magical concepts, and overall its just very enjoyable. Overall, this series is very well-done and entertaining. I would highly recommend this.

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    I have to point out right from the start that I've only watched the first 4 episodes and intend to watch the whole season or to the point that annoys me more than it manages entertain.Reading some of the other user reviews I saw that people get put off by the over-sexualisation of the main character, that doesn't bother me as much as the non responsiveness of the girl who's the victim of his groping. I just think having breasts and buttocks being copped merits a response, any response at all would be nice and would certainly add to the comedic effect. Some characters are to bland while the others are over the top but still they manage to be likable.The story is decent as far as I've seen. The story-telling is too fast though. Some reviews mention plot twists, but twisting a plot that hasn't been fully explained or haven't been given time to settle is wasted. Also I felt like the writers don't give us enough time to get immersed in the show's atmosphere before important plot points and new characters get introduced, that takes away from the importance of those moments.Fight scenes are crucial for this type of show, the ones I've seen so far are on the poor side. I truly expect them to get better as show progresses and things I figure should disappear or lessen considerably are: Scenes with series of unintelligible fast attacks. You know...when the two characters disappear and reappear in blurs and still images. That must've been cool when first seen but now just come of as lazy. Also characters shouting the names of the moves. So far the haven't explained anything about the source of the knights' power, maybe it doesn't matter, the names of the moves usually reflect the type of technique being used, the elemental power imbued or amount of power. Without any information regarding the source or kind of powers, tell me why I should care about that name.Conclusion: If you are addicted to TV shows as I am and you enjoy animes you should probably give it a chance. But if you are a hardcore anime fan looking for excellence, look elsewhere. I would compare it to Bleach, Seven Deadly Sins being a little more mature, or to the filler episodes of Naruto, with a less engaging background universe and more "freshness".

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    Freak Idiot

    What starts out as a surprisingly imaginative and seemingly subversive action anime gradually devolves into brainless, drawn out action and tired clichés. Oh well.The show starts out promisingly: the setup is a bit different from your typical fantasy in having wanted fugitives as its main characters, and the colourful cast featuring members like a 30-foot woman and a talking pig give the impression that the show has more creative ideas to come. Some of the character backstories are surprisingly deep and well realized, and partly manage to stay away from the most tired clichés. The moral ambiguity about who's the actual villain of the story also gives a good impression, which is further reinforced by the main character being, in honest, a prick. Sadly the show starts a steady downward slide in quality less than 10 episodes in, and never recovers from that: The action scenes become more ridiculous and drawn out. If you're not a fan of fight scenes where characters shout out the names of their techniques like they're playing Final Fantasy, you're not going to like this anime. The story becomes just another good guys vs. bad guys plot. Things that initially raise intrigue are either rushed, never explained, or drop out of the story seemingly entirely. The pacing suffers a severe dip in quality as the old "having a long conversation in the middle of a fight" storytelling rears its ugly head. A few plot elements and characters appear seemingly out of nowhere towards the end, and vanish just as quickly. One things that does get better is the constant, pandering fan service which is relentless in the first episodes, and gladly almost entirely absent from the last episodes. But that's not a positive, that's a negative that slowly becomes a zero. The Seven Deadly sins is ultimately a disappointing series, and a classic case of wasted potential. If fantasy shounen action is your thing, there's things to like here. The animation's certainly not bad, and there are some creative powers introduced that keep the action interesting for some time. But if you're not a fan of this particular genre, watching more than the first 8 or so episodes is hard to recommend.

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