Fans have been wondering if an anime Four Knights of the Apocalypse – the sequel to Nakaba Suzuki’s Seven Deadly Sins – is in the works. And now, due to leaked screenshots from an upcoming weekly Shonen jump, it looks like the dream may have come true!
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However, it’s important to note that while the evidence appears compelling, no official source has yet made an announcement. Could fans be fooled by a rumor? It’s possible until we know for sure. It would be a masterful trick given the attention to detail that went into crafting a compelling cover page and cast interview.
The leaked pages are credited to Twitter user @pepitochiken, whose account is set to private at the time of writing. This isn’t the first time leaked pages have hinted at future anime productions and manga arcs. But it wasn’t the first time a leak has been proven wrong, either.
Who will be the Four Knights of the Apocalypse anime voice?
Assuming the leaked interview is correct (which has not been confirmed by any official body), at least three members of the voice cast have been confirmed.
Yuuki Kaji will return as Meliodas, who will return as the father of one of the series’ four knights. The final chapters of Seven Deadly Sins ended with the introduction of Tristan, son of Meliodas and Elizabeth. Yuuki Kaji is also the Japanese voice actor for Attack On Titan’s Eren Yeager and My Hero Academia’s Shouto Todoroki.
Sora Amamiya will reprise her role as Elizabeth. Amamiya, also known for roles like Akame from Kill La Kill and Chizuru from Rent-a-Girlfriend, may not appear in The Four Knights of the Apocalypse immediately (assuming there is one), but there’s a chance she will, too voices one of the new characters in the series.
Prince Tristan will again be voiced by Ayumu Murase, who played him in The Seven Deadly Sins: Grudge of Edinburgh OVA, releasing on Netflix later this year. Fans will likely recognize Murase as Hinata from Haikyuu!! and recognize Kage from Ousama Ranking.
It is not yet known who will take on the lead role of Percival. And since this all comes from a leaked source, this information should be treated as speculation.
What is The Four Knights of the Apocalypse about?
If you want to see more of Nakaba Suzuki’s Seven Deadly Sins, you’re in luck! The Four Knights of the Apocalypse – or Mokushiroku no Yonkishi in Japanese – is a continuation of the series with a new protagonist, Percival.
Young Percival grows isolated from his grandfather until his sixteenth birthday (a familiar beginning for Dragon Ball fans). He is initially uninterested in a life of adventure, but after his grandfather, a former knight, tells him about all the fun that awaits him, he changes his mind.
However, proper adoption is not appropriate. Before Percival has a chance to plan his journey, a mysterious knight of Arthur Pendragon sails to the secluded home. Percival greets the man, but after learning he’s looking for his grandfather, he becomes immensely suspicious.
These assumptions are of course correct, as the unknown knight hits his grandfather with the intention of killing him. Parcival does his best to repel the attack, but his efforts are in vain. His grandfather is mortally wounded and he has a deep wound on his chest that serves as a brand for the horrific events.
While Percival certainly isn’t the adventure he’s hoping for, he is thrust into the world. His goal is to avenge his grandfather and bring down the knight who struck him down. But in the process, Percival becomes what the unknown assailant thought was his grandfather – a future member of the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse.