Netflix announced licensing of Four Knights of the Apocalypse but not when it would premiere
Anyone who is as obsessed with The Seven Deadly Sins anime series as I am is probably dying to know when the latest installment in the franchise — The Seven Deadly Sins: Four Knights of the Apocalypse (aka Nanatsu no Taizai: Mokushiroku no Yonkishi)–– will be streaming on Netflix.
After all, while the last two films in the series were dire, The Seven Deadly Sins: Four Knights of the Apocalypse trailer (watch below) makes Season 5 of the hit anime look like it may be back to the glory days of Seasons 1 and 2.
Fantastic times, before subsequent anime studios (I am looking at you Marvy Jack and Alfred Imageworks) released steaming piles of dung.
Now, with Telecom Animation Film (Orange/Don’t Toy with Me, Miss Nagatoro) in charge of The Seven Deadly Sins, Season 5, millions of us are desperate to see just how that turned out.
Netflix streaming Four Knights of the Apocalypse in select regions
Netflix, the world’s most popular streaming platform recently announced they are happy to satisfy our curiosity, with a statement on October 17 th saying they will be streaming The Seven Deadly Sins: Four Knights of the Apocalypse in select regions around the globe.
The sequel to The Seven Deadly Sins is on its way! Join Percival in his journey against the Four Knights of the Apocalypse. Coming soon to Netflix ⚔️ pic.twitter.com/w9DevB3FEh
— Netflix (@netflix) October 17, 2023
The only problem is, they did not tell us when.
Almost two weeks later and, it seems, even though Season 5 of the anime premiered in Japan on October 8th, a schedule for its premiere outside the country has not yet been worked out.
Neither has the anime been included in several Netflix videos about upcoming anime released in the last two weeks.
The same goes for Crunchyroll and Funimation (same company really), who will also be streaming the anime series, but with no concrete date set as to when.
All we know from Netflix so far then is their synopsis of The Seven Deadly Sins: Four Knights of the Apocalypse plot:
Percival has always lived with his grandfather on God’s Finger, a remote haven that sits high above the clouds. And though he loves the simple life, he secretly longs for adventure. But Percival’s life is changed forever when an intruder-who shares a shocking connection with him-tears away everything he’s ever known.
With nothing left to do but chase down the one who took everything from him, Percival sets out on his own. During his journey, the sheltered boy discovers that there are a lot of things he doesn’t know about normal life.
Luckily, he meets friends who can help him get by-but how will they react when they find out about Percival’s destiny… and how it’s connected to the end of the world?
In other words, as annoying as it is, we can only be patient until Netflix (and Crunchyroll/Funimation) decides everything is in place for them to announce The Seven Deadly Sins: Four Knights of the Apocalypse premiere date.
If you look at Netflix’ history of new releases, however, when they announce licensing is confirmed while an anime is already airing or about to air in Japan, it is not usually long at all before it appears on Netflix. (see the anime’s official Netflix page)
Fingers crossed and, here at Leo Sigh, we will let you know the minute the premiere date is announced, and in what regions you can look for it.
Now watch the official Seven Deadly Sins: Four Knights of the Apocalypse trailer because, after the disappointments of the last two films, this one looks hella promising.
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