In Japanese, the Seven Deadly Sins, called Nanatsu no Taizai, is based on a manga of the same name, written and illustrated by Nakaba Suzuki. Netflix has acquired the English streaming rights for the anime, and Funimation has the home video rights for the anime’s first season. Ever since The Seven Deadly Sins premiered on Netflix in 2018, it has become one of the most-watched anime on the platform.
Fans were delighted when the first half of the fifth season was launched on Netflix on June 28, 2021, and then the second half of episodes 13-24 were launched on the platform on September 23, 2021. But the question is, will the series continue or not?
Continue reading to find out.
What Happened So Far in the Seven Deadly Sins
The anime follows the story of the titular knights who were disbanded after being accused of planning a Coup d’état of the Liones Kingdom. Many years after the Holy Knights isolated the Seven Deadly Sins, Elizabeth, the third Liones princess, finds the bandleader called Meliodas. Together, the two of them start a journey to locate the missing members of the Seven Deadly Sins and clear out the false accusations over them so they can free Liones from the Holy Knights.
At the end of season 5, all the Sins go on different paths. Diane and King depart together, Merlin and Arthur go to Camelot, Ban and Elaine go on a journey through Britannia to discover various kinds of beer, and Gowther also goes on an adventure. Merlin helps Hawk to go to purgatory, where he meets his older brother. Elizabeth and Meliodas get married and become king and queen of Lionesses. They have a son together, which they name Tristan. Ban and Elaine name their son Lancelot. On the 10th birthday of Tristan, he hears the story of the Seven Deadly Sins and decides to become one of them when he grows up.
What Is Going on With A-1 Pictures?
A-1 Pictures is one of the top animation studios in Japan, which explains the good animation in anime. It has produced all five seasons of The Seven Deadly Sins and two films titled The Seven Deadly Sins, the Movie: Prisoners of the Sky, and The Seven Deadly Sins: Cursed by Light. The studio completed the production of Season 5 in 2021, and it is currently working on producing 86 and Visual Prison.
What Do We Know About the Seven Deadly Sins Season 6 So Far?
So far, there have been no updates regarding Season 3. Since a sequel movie titled The Seven Deadly Sins: Cursed by Light was recently released, the creators might be waiting for some time before announcing anything regarding Season 6. There haven’t been any rumors relating to Season 6 either.
What Are Fans Saying About the Seven Deadly Sins Season 6?
It hasn’t been too long since Season 5 ended, but as soon as fans finished watching Season 5, they couldn’t help but post all over social media asking for a season 6. After all, The Seven Deadly Sins does have a huge fanbase who absolutely adores the anime. However, some fans believe that there won’t be Season 6 as most of the manga chapters have already been covered.
Will There Be the Seven Deadly Sins Season 6?
The Seven Deadly Sins has undoubtedly been one of the most popular anime of the decade. The manga series on which the anime is based has been rated the fifth-best for male readers, and in 2016, the manga was the sixth-best selling with over 5 million copies sold.
The anime has been so successful that it was the fourth most binge-watched show on Netflix only within 24 hours of its release on the platform. The anime’s first DVD volume debut sold 3,574 copies and was ranked number one on Oricon’s Japanese anime DVD chart. The anime was 30th best-selling anime in the first half of 2015, with 32,762 copies sold of the five volumes released in that time.
After Season 5, a sequel film titled The Seven Deadly Sins: Cursed by Light was released, continuing season 5. But it has an all-new storyline written by the same mangaka, Nakaba Suzuki. However, the chances of a Season 6 are meager because there isn’t any source material left for it. After all, only two tankōbon volumes of the manga are available. All the manga chapters have already been covered by the previous seasons, and the few loose ends to the story were tied in the last seasons, which show a peaceful ending and all the Sins going to lead their own lives.
Although the show hasn’t been canceled yet, it hasn’t been confirmed either. It can be concluded that the chances of a Season 6 are meager, but a Season 6 still might happen if Nakaba Suzuki maybe writes a new storyline to continue the anime.
When Will the Seven Deadly Sins Season 6 Be Released?
There has been no confirmation yet about the release of Season 6, which is why a release date for it cannot be confirmed or anticipated either.
Moreover, a sequel film was recently released, and there aren’t enough manga chapters for another season either. If Season 6 were to be released, it would be in 2023 or 2024, after enough new manga chapters have been written.
What Can We Expect in Season 6 of the Seven Deadly Sins?
Since there isn’t source material for Season 6, its plot cannot be accurately predicted. However, if Season 6 was to be released, it could have a new storyline which is set many years after the story in Season 5. It can show the story of Lancelot, Tristan, and the child of Diane and King.
Season 6 would showcase their strength and fight against the possible challenges they would face in that era.