August cannot come fast enough. It's because of chapters like this that Nanatsu no Taizai is one of my most anticipated anime series this year. The manga is on a roll. I always thought that it would be hard to follow the fight in Camelot.
There was so much tension in that battle against Galan, so many gasp-worthy moments that it, more or less, defined the quality of this arc as a whole.
And then we got this tournament, another opportunity for Nanatsu no Taizai to take Shonen tropes and do them way better. My eyes cannot quite believe the awesomeness of these last two chapters.
Nanatsu no Taizai is ridiculously good right now. I think we've all been waiting to see Meliodas unleash his true strength ever since he finished his training all those chapters ago. But I didn't think we would get to the final battle so soon.
That is if this is even the final battle. The structure of this arc as a whole makes no sense. There is no specific pattern to most of these events, which is why this is my favorite manga at the moment. You never know what you are going to get with this series.
Escanor decimating the Commandments was Jaw dropping enough. For Meliodas to immediately go on a murder spree against the giant and the fairy only escalated matters. And you have to love the way that fight was structured, with Meliodas becoming the overwhelming aggressor and the two demons surviving by a hair from panel to panel.
It sort of reminds of the first time we saw Priscila on the battlefield against the Ghosts in Claymore. This wasn’t quite as tension-filled as that. But Meliodas was on fire. He must have killed both of them four or five times, at least.
That moment when the commandments assembled Avengers-style against Meliodas has to be one of the standouts in Manga this whole year. Because you knew Meliodas was screwed the moment the smoke cleared and we saw the full force of the commandments arrayed against him.
Chapter 175, in particular, was amazing. From the moment he came face to face with Zeldoris, this fight refused to let up. You could almost feel his bones break against the Derriere's barrage, and that was before Graylord's magic bound him in place.
This is without a doubt the most awesome fight we have ever seen in Nanatsu no Taizai. It was fast paced and brutal. The way Zeldoris casually ripped Meliodas' arm off was almost chilling because you knew the Captain of the Seven Deadly Sins had just met his match.
And what a way to end things, giving Meliodas a ray of hope, a possibility of escape, the chance to essentially end the demon scourge with a single awesome stroke, only for Estarossa to bring the whole show to an abrupt end.
Honestly, I CANNOT WAIT to see this animated. How the hell is Meliodas getting out of this one? The man is all but spent, shredded by the barrage of nine ferocious demons and a revenge counter that didn't quite pay off.
If you're not reading Seven Deadly Sins, you have no idea what you're missing.
What if they actually do it? I mean, what if they actually kill Meliodas? I don't even know what that would mean. There isn't a single person left that can save him. Unless Elizabeth has some hidden goddess powers we don't know about.