Coming right on the heels of the titular team setting out on their next mission in the manga, the upcoming animated adaptation of Suzuki Nakaba’s Four Knights of Apocalypse has dropped its first look at its take on the very beginning of Percival’s quest for answers.
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A sequel series set six years after the final chapter of the original Seven Deadly Sins manga and immediately after the two-part canonical anime movie Grudge of Edinburgh, Four Knights of the Apocalypse follows the tale of Percival, a young man who despite having reached the point in his life where he should be looking to strike out on his own, is content to do nothing more than live a quiet life alongside his grandfather, a former Magic Knight by the name of Varghese.e
However, Percival’s world is soon pulled out from under him when his grandfather is murdered in the dead of night by a mysterious assailant clad in red armor.
The young man is thrown for even more of a loop when, with his dying breaths, Varghese claims that his murderer was none other than Percival’s long lost father and the Knight of Chaos himself, Ironside.
In light of this deathbed confession, Percival sets out on a journey to discover the truth behind Ironside’s reasons for attacking Varghese.
First announced as in production in May 2022, the TMS Entertainment-animated Four Knights of the Apocalypse unveiled its long-awaited first teaser on January 24th.
Shared via the official Twitter account for the Seven Deadly Sins anime, the brief trailer begins with Percival donning his grandfather’s cape and helmet from his time as a Magic Knight, before introducing viewers to the ‘red knight’ Ironside and finally ending on a shot of the series’ young protagonist taking on a chaos dog.
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In a particular bit of good news for Seven Deadly Sins fans who found themselves unhappy with the animation quality of the series’ last season, it appears that the infamous Studio DEEN will not be working on Four Knights of the Apocalypse.
According to the series’ official Twitter account, Percival’s journey will be produced in collaboration between Telecom Animation Film (Tower of God) and TMS Entertainment (Dr. Stone), with the former providing production planning through their new ‘Unlimited Produce’ division and the latter handling animation duties.
Though further details on Four Knights of the Apocalypse are scarce, it has been revealed that the series will see voice actor Shou Komura make his career debut as its protagonist, Percival.
“I am very honored to be involved in such a wonderful production,” said Komura in a comment provided to the series’ official website (translated via DeepL). “I am so excited that I can hardly stand still, but I am sure it is the same as Percival’s high emotions as he is about to embark on an adventure. He is a very kind-hearted boy, and I was moved throughout the anime.”
“I will do my best to play the role of Percival in the grand adventure that is about to begin!” he added. “I look forward to working with you!
Percival’s magical adventure in Seven Deadly Sins: Four Knights of the Apocalypse is set to begin sometime later this year.
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