Eh? English? Those were my first thoughts upon hearing the second OP for Seven Deadly Sins, which incidentally bears the series name as well. If it wasn’t for the Japanese language sections, you would not be surprised to hear this on the radio.
Title: Seven Deadly Sins | Artist: Man on a Mission | Anime: Nanatsu No Taizai
Nanatsu No Taizai (Seven Deadly Sins) was one of the gems from a few seasons ago that did not have (legal) U.S. distribution. The series combined a vaguely old school (think original Dragon Ball) art design with really well done animation. The action was well done but thankfully fights did not drag on episode after episode like some of the older shonens. It does have some of that old school (think master Roshi) ecchi though.... The OP animation itself is rather straightforward, but it is representative of the style and level of quality of animation you can expect from the show.
The song’s use of English is actually decent and the sound has a contemporary alternative rock feel to it with some nice punchy guitars. Man on a Mission’s full music video actually wouldn’t be out of place alongside many other rock videos or on rotation on modern/alt rock music stations or streams. I actually prefer the full song and think they left out some of the really good bits in the OP cut.
If you liked today’s OP/ED then check out my previous entry, Pitty Patty Surviburd from Sabegabu! Incidentally nobody has won the “secret” contest yet so if nobody wins by my 2nd video of June, I’ll call it and a set up a different challenge.
Jonuiuc is an occasional contributor of writing and photography on TAY and AniTAY. You will most likely see him in the comment sections of other author’s articles, contributing to collaborations, or doing short posts (like this one) that are light on graphics and even lighter on editing. Jon loves him some alternative and indie rock, he doesn’t like everything though, he just likes what he likes.
The bonus non-anime related song for today was the first song I though of when I heard the staccato guitar bits from Man on a Mission’s Seven Deadly Sins: Take me Out, by Franz Ferdinand.