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The Seven Deadly Sins (anime) 
13th-Nov-2015 04:13 pm
We did it! We finished Your Lie in April today! It's not like there was much doubt about that, but it's still nice that we did it. We did lose one of the days off we were planning to take next week, though, because one of our deadlines got pushed up a couple of weeks, and it's for a series that usually takes more than three days to finish.

But more importantly, we finally had time to start binge watching The Seven Deadly Sins last night! I was a little worried, after so much anticipation, that we wouldn't like it very much, but even if that turned out to be the case, we'd probably keep watching for Yuuki Kaji, like we did with Attack on Titan. But it turns out, we like this series a lot! It has a really nice old-school fantasy feel to it that's like...I didn't know I missed it, but I'm glad to have it back.

Now for stuff about the story. For anyone who's not watching it and wants to know, it's about a princess who is going in search of the legendary Seven Deadly Sins, who were a band of rebel fighters that opposed the Holy Knights ten years ago. They're like super scary and stuff, and if you don't want any spoilers, I suggest you watch the first episode before you read further.

Why? Because the reveal is pretty cool. We already knew that Yuuki Kaji played a character named Meliodas, and since they said the name of the leader of the Seven Deadly Sins was Meliodas, we already knew his character was going to turn out to be a heck of a lot tougher than he was letting on. But even without being shocked at the reveal, the character is great! He's just so unperturbed about everything, it's great. It's something I kind of aspire to sometimes when I'm scared about stuff: even when he knows bad stuff is going to happen, he's okay with it because he knows he can handle it and it's going to be okay. And he's so cute and little!

It is curious, though, because supposedly Meliodas is Wrath, but he's clearly showing more signs of lust. At first, I thought maybe the sins were assigned kind of arbitrarily, or had more to do with strength or whatever the animal tattoos represent, so they weren't really going along with that, but then Envy was showing signs of envy and Greed was being greedy. But then there was the bit where Meliodas was all, "You wouldn't like me when I'm angry" (that's not how he said it, but that's pretty much how it went down), and it all kind of made sense again, but if that's the case, with as handsy as Meliodas is, we're a liiiittle bit concerned about what Lust is going to be like. We also totally agree with Hawk that Elizabeth should punch him way more often.

I think that's all I really wanted to talk about for now. It's a really fun series so far, and we're looking forward to seeing the rest of it! (We watched seven episodes last night.) Then we're going to have to figure out how we want to go about getting the rest of the story. Do we buy the manga, or do we wait for more anime? I mean, of course we're all about supporting manga, but some of the fight scenes make me wonder if they would come across as well. And of course, the manga doesn't have Kaji-kun. Oh well, we'll cross that bridge when we come to it.

Today I'm thankful for finally getting to watch The Seven Deadly Sins, not being disappointed by it, having a really fun chapter of UQ Holder! today (I forget how much I love Ikku), finishing our translation of Your Lie in April, and having plans to work on Noragami very soon.
15th-Nov-2015 01:48 pm (UTC)
Are you watching The Seven Deadly Sins on Crunchyroll or do you have the DVDs? I'm sorry if you've already given this information, but frankly, I'm too lazy to go back through your posts, and this sounds like something I might like. I haven't watched anime in SO long, and I'd like something new to watch. Thanks!
15th-Nov-2015 10:05 pm (UTC)
It's all on Netflix right now. They had the exclusive rights to it, so we had to wait a long time (you may have seen us grumbling about it, but no worries if you don't remember). The upside(?) is that now it's not only available in Japanese with subtitles, but you can also watch it dubbed into English, Spanish, French, or German! But none of those versions have our beloved Yuuki Kaji.

Anyway, yes! We definitely recommend it! I hope you have Netflix so you can watch it!
16th-Nov-2015 04:08 pm (UTC)
I do, and I can! Yay!
16th-Nov-2015 05:11 pm (UTC)
Yay! In that case, we also recommend Noragami! ...But I remember talking to you about Noragami in the past, so maybe you've already watched it and didn't like it... Hmm, Yato can be a tricky character...
17th-Nov-2015 07:10 am (UTC)
Who did Yuuki Kaji play in "Attack on Titan"? I've only seen the dubbed version on Cartoon Network.
17th-Nov-2015 12:59 pm (UTC)
No one special. Just a kid named Eren.
17th-Nov-2015 10:54 pm (UTC)
Hmm, I guess that role is somewhat closer in personality type to Ko, the rather grumpy, angsty male lead in "Ao Haru Ride" (the only anime I'm sure I've heard him acting in), than to the usually relentlessly cheerful Meliodas (based on reading the first two volumes of the manga--I haven't seen the anime). But Eren has such a chip on his shoulder and spends so much of his time ranting angrily about the Titans, the complacency of people who are willing to settle for hiding inside the city walls forever, etc. (often literally shouting, at least in the Adult Swim dub), that it seems the "Attack on Titan" casting directors were definitely not defaulting to typecasting when they picked Yuuki Kaji for that part. Based on what little I know about other characters Kaji's played, I'd have guessed he'd be more likely to be cast as Eren's bookish pacifist sidekick, whose name I'm blanking on at the moment.
18th-Nov-2015 05:42 am (UTC)
Goodness, you don't need to tell us what Eren is like; we watched almost the whole series. Actually, Yuuki Kaji tends (tended?) to get type cast as characters who are even more relentlessly cheerful than Meliodas, like Shiodome in Miracle Train and Wataru in Brothers Conflict. But he's amazingly talented--if you listen to him as Silver Mask in The Heroic Legend of Arslan, you'll hear what a range he has (especially if you compare it to Brothers Conflict). He's also great in Noragami.
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