‘Nanatsu no Taizai’ Sequel Manga Launches in January 2021

This year’s 50th issue of Kodansha‘s Weekly Shōnen Magazine announced that a direct sequel to Suzuki Nakaba‘s Nanatsu no Taizai manga will launch in the magazine’s ninth 2021 issue on January 27. The magazine teased the sequel’s protagonist boy, new enemy, and new animal companion.

Kodansha USA Publishing confirmed a sequel in March with the tentative title Mokushiroku no Yon-kishi (The Four Knights of the Apocalypse). The new announcement of the sequel manga’s launch date did not include a title. Suzuki stated in February that side stories based on the “remaining characters” will come out “someday.” However, he added that this will be after he “begins serializing a new work,” confirming that he is working on a new series.

Suzuki launched Nanatsu no Taizai manga in Kodansha‘s Weekly Shōnen Magazine in 2012, and ended the series in Kodansha‘s Weekly Shōnen Magazine on March 25. Kodansha published the manga’s 41st and final volume on May 15. Suzuki published the new “Sono Tenkōsei X Nitsuki” (“About That Transfer Student X”) one-shot for the series within Shogakukan‘s Manga ONE app on October 30.

The manga’s first 24-episode television anime series aired in 2014 and 2015. A four-episode television anime special titled The Seven Deadly Sins -Signs of Holy War- then premiered in August 2016. The Seven Deadly Sins: Revival of The Commandments, the second television anime series, premiered in January 2018.

The manga also inspired the anime film The Seven Deadly Sins the Movie: Prisoners of the Sky that opened in Japan in August 2018. Nanatsu no Taizai: Kamigami no Gekirin, the latest television anime series by Studio DEEN, premiered in October 2019, and ended on March 25.

Nanatsu no Taizai: Fundo no Shinpan (The Seven Deadly Sins: Dragon’s Judgement), the franchise’s new television anime series, is delayed from its previously slated October premiere date due to the spread of the new coronavirus disease (COVID-19), and will now premiere in January 2021.

Source: Weekly Shōnen Magazine issue 50

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