After a long three-year wait the smash hit anime The Seven Deadly Sins returned for a full season. With fans having already finished season 3, we’re already being asked when season 4 will be getting released. Here’s everything we know about season 4 of The Seven Deadly Sins.
The Seven Deadly Sins is based on the manga novels of the same name. Written by author Nakaba Suzuki the story is set in a fictional version of the British Isles. In the kingdom of Liones, the citizens of the land are protected by the ‘Holy Knights’. The order of the Holy Knights has some of the greatest and strongest heroes of the land. Our story begins 10 years after a group of Holy Knights is framed for staging a coup against the crown.
In the attempt to restore peace to the land Princess Elizabeth seeks out The Seven Deadly Sins, the very same knights that had been on the run for the past 10 years. With their help, Elizabeth believes she can bring peace and prosperity back to the kingdom of Liones.
To avoid confusion Netflix listed the 4 OVA episodes as Season 2, some will argue what has been listed as season 3 is in fact season 2 but we’re following the format that Netflix has decided to follow.
Season 3 Recap
After The Seven Deadly Sins had defeated Hendrickson he wasn’t vanquished. Carrying out the mission he was set, Hendrickson free’s the trapped members of the demon clan known as ‘The Ten Commandments’. The commandments soon sent Brittania into chaos as they invaded the kingdoms of Liones and Camelot.
The season ended with Meliodas coming back and mercilessly killing Fraudrin the selfless commander of the Ten Commandments. It was revealed that Melodias is cursed with immortality and is the son of the Demon King. The scheme of the demon king is to feed on the emotions of Meliodas thus gaining the power he needs to return and conquer the human realm.
After his fight with Fraurdrin, Meliodas is disturbed by the reaction Ban gave him after his victory. After the destruction of the Boar’s head, Meliodas finds some meat and alcohol to enjoy alone but he is joined by Elizabeth. He expresses his concern to her that he enjoyed killing Fraudrin and is worried that to save Elizabeth’s life he may have to revert to the demon he once was. Holding him in her arms Elizabeth tells him that no matter what happens she will never leave his side.
Will there be a season 4?
It’s safe to say the story of The Seven Deadly Sins is nowhere near finished for the manga let alone the anime. After 3 seasons the anime has roughly covered around 197 chapters of the manga, and at the time of this being written, there are currently 286 released chapters. There is plenty of story for the next season to cover as the manga continues. So yes there will definitely be a season 4.
What to expect of season 4
It’s hard to go into detail to what is expected of season 4 as I am actually up to date with the Manga. So, without dropping spoilers season can be expected to show the following:
The kingdom of Camelot has fallen to Zeldris and the other commandments. With King Arthur in hiding is this the end of Camelot? Many secrets and revelations will be revealed as Meliodas’ relationship with Elizabeth takes an unexpected turn. As Meliodas takes more risks to protect Elizabeth will we see him finally succumb to his demon form? With the Seven Deadly Sins separated across the kingdom, they must unite once again to take on the lingering threat of the demon clan.
When will Season 4 release on Netflix?
As of this moment, Netflix hasn’t officially renewed for season 4 so we definitely don’t have a release date yet. We can speculate when the next season will be released though therefore we think the next season of Seven Deadly Sins is most likely to be on Netflix sometime in 2020. Now, this may seem like a very long time to wait but an anime can take a very long time to produce not to mention when the next season is set to air it is highly likely that Japan will get weekly releases of each episode.
So if you take into consideration the length of production and each episode in Japan being released weekly (that’s 24 weeks alone so almost half a year!) you can understand why our estimate is 2020. Hopefully, we receive news soon and once we do we’ll ensure to update this page accordingly.
Don’t forget though it took 3 years for the next full season to arrive so hopefully we won’t be waiting until 2021!
Is there a trailer?
There’s no trailer for season 4 as of yet! But for a bit of fun below is a video by YouTuber AnimeUproar and the power scaling of The Seven Deadly Sins.
Is The Seven Deadly Sins film available to stream on Netflix?
Yes! The Seven Deadly Sins: Prisoners of the Sky is available to stream right now on Netflix. We’re unsure why this hasn’t been released as an Original, but we can put this down to it being available on other streaming services.
Where does the film fit into the series timeline?
The problem with any anime film is figuring out where in the timeline events take place. The events of Prisoners of the Sky do appear to take place after the 10 Commandments arrived as they are referenced in the film.
The events do take place prior to that of season 4 but by the end of season 3, the Seven Deadly Sins were separated and in different locations, thus leading to certain events that I know will happen at the beginning of season 4. Therefore the film does not fit in with the canon of the TV show as the team is all together by the start.
Regardless of it being canon or not the film is still enjoyable and worth the watch!
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