The Seven Deadly Sins (Japanese: 七つの大罪, Hepburn: Nanatsu no Taizai) is a Japanese fantasy manga series written and illustrated by Nakaba Suzuki. It’s been serialized at Kodansha’s Weekly Shōnen Magazine since October 2012, with the chapters collected into thirty-nine tankōbon volumes as of September 17, 2019. The manga comes with a setting similar to the European Middle Ages, using its titular set of knights representing the seven deadly sins.
The series was adapted into an anime television show that ran for three seasons by A-1 Photographs and Studio Deen. A movie titled The Seven Deadly Sins the Movie: Prisoners of the Sky premiered in August 18, 2018.
The manga has been licensed by Kodansha USA for English book in North America, while the chapters are published digitally by Crunchyroll in over 170 nations as they are published in Japan. Netflix acquired the exclusive Language streaming rights for the anime show while Funimation currently has the home video rights.
As of December 2018, The Seven Deadly Sins had over 30 million copies in circulation. The manga won the 39th Kodansha Manga Award for its shōnen category in 2015.
The Seven Deadly Sins are a group of knights in the land of Britannia (ブリタニア, Buritania) who disbanded ten years before for apparently plotting a coup of their Liones Kingdom (リオネス王国, Rionesu Ōkoku), the Holy Knights who sequestered them afterward taking charge in the wake of a rebellion that they organized. Liones’ third princess Elizabeth Liones finds out the Seven Deadly Sins’ leader Meliodas until they search out his comrades so they can clear their names and liberate Liones from the Holy Knights, that were manipulated by a demon named Fraudrin at unsealing the Demon Hurry from their prison. As the Sins fight against the Ten Commandments led by his brother Zeldris, Meliodas is shown to be the Demon King’s murdered son whose fate is connected to Elizabeth’s.
Written and illustrated by Nakaba Suzuki, The Seven Deadly Sins started as a one-shot pilot chapter published on November 22, 2011 at Weekly Shōnen Magazine’s 52 issue of the year.  The manga began serialization in the magazine’s 45 issue of 2012, published on October 10, 2012. The figures have been gathered into 39 tankōbon volumes as of November 15, 2019.  The first of three planned narrative arcs was completed with chapter 100 and Suzuki has projected that the show will run for 20 to 30 volumes.  The show is currently licensed for English language launch in North America by Kodansha USA, who published the first volume on March 11, 2014.  Since the series is printed in Japan, it is also released concurrently in English digitally by Crunchyroll in over 170 countries.