The Seven Deadly Sins the Movie: Prisoners of the Sky

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The Seven Deadly Sins the Movie: Prisoners of the Sky
Seven Deadly Sins Movie.jpg
Japanese release poster
Directed by
Screenplay byMakoto Uezu
Story byNakaba Suzuki
Based onThe Seven Deadly Sins
by Nakaba Suzuki
Music by
Edited byMasahiro Goto
Distributed byToei Company, Ltd.
Release date
  • August 18, 2018 (2018-08-18)
Running time
99 Minutes
Box office$5,002,776

The Seven Deadly Sins the Movie: Prisoners of the Sky (劇場版 七つの大罪 天空の囚われ人, Nanatsu no Taizai: Tenkū no Torawarebito) is a 2018 Japanese animated fantasy film based on The Seven Deadly Sins manga series written and illustrated by Nakaba Suzuki. The film was released on August 18, 2018 in Japan and later released on November 29, 2018 in South Korea by MJ Pictures, and worldwide by Netflix on December 31, 2018.

A manga by the series' original author Nakaba Suzuki and a light novel of film adaptation by Shuka Matsuda was also released on August 18, 2018 in Japan.


The story takes place in a time when humans and non-humans alike lived in the same society. The Kingdom of Liones was almost annihilated thanks to the evildoings of the Demon Clan, but were saved thanks to the efforts of the Kingdom’s third Princess, Elizabeth, and a band of strong yet terrible knights known as the Seven Deadly Sins. With peace returning to the Kingdom, preparations are underway to celebrate the King’s birthday. Dishes using lots of rare ingredients are being prepared at The Boar Hat Tavern, which is being run by the leader of the Seven Deadly Sins, Meliodas: the Dragon's Sin of Wrath.

In search of an ingredient called the Skyfish, Meliodas and his talking pig Hawk end up lost above the clouds and in front of the Sky Palace after stumbling across a well in the nearby forest which they discover is a portal. Living in the Sky Castle are a race of winged people, descended from the Goddess Clan, known as the Celestials. They protect the land which holds an evil which was sealed 3,000 years ago. However, a group of demons, who call themselves The Six Knights of Black, attack the Sky People with the aim of releasing the sealed evil. In order to protect the seal, a winged boy named Solaad believes that they need to find the legendary white pig ‘Oshiro’ from whom they borrowed power 3 millennia ago to seal the evil. As Solaad flees from the land in the sky in order to get help, he opens a portal that turns out to be the one Meliodas and Hawk came through. Solaad then ends up meeting the other 6 members of the Seven Deadly Sins. However, due to Solaad and Meliodas sharing many physical qualities, there is confusion at first as both try to explain to each group that they are not who they are being mistaken for. After some confusion, both are able to prove that they are not who they say they are.

The Six Knights of Black and the Seven Deadly Sins end up facing off in a battle, the Sins aided by the warriors of the Sky People. It turns out that Bellion, the leader of the Knights, and Meliodas have a connection from the Ten Commandments, an elite group of demons that the Sins had recently defeated. Meliodas was once the leader of the Ten Commandments until he betrayed them and started fighting for humanity along with another turncoat member of the Commandments named Gowther, who then became the Goat's Sin of Lust. Meliodas had previously denied Bellion entrance into the Ten Commandments, professing his extreme need to be in the group to be an overwhelming weakness. The battle with Bellion, whose raw power surpasses even that of the Ten Commandments, comes very suddenly and is very intense. While fighting Bellion, Meliodas is mortally injured by the Winged Sword, a sacred sword forged specifically for combat against demons. However, Solaad, trusting the Seven Deadly Sins in the fact that Meliodas is a good person, removes the sword and revives Meliodas. Solaad then, using the Winged Sword and the combined power of all the warriors of the Sky and that of all the Sins, including Princess Elizabeth, seals and destroys the Demon. The Sins are hailed as heroes and celebrate with the Sky People before taking a Skyfish and flying back to Liones on Hawk's giant mother, who is revealed to have been 'Oshiro' the whole time.

In a post-credits scene, the Sins present the cooked Skyfish to the King, who is appalled by its horrible taste due to Meliodas being a terrible cook.

Voice cast[edit]

Character Japanese English[1]
Meliodas Yuki Kaji Bryce Papenbrook
Elizabeth Liones Sora Amamiya Erika Harlacher
Hawk Misaki Kuno Cristina Vee
Diane Aoi Yuki Erica Mendez
Ban Tatsuhisa Suzuki Ben Diskin
King Jun Fukuyama Max Mittelman
Gowther Yuhei Takagi Erik Scott Kimerer
Merlin Maya Sakamoto Lauren Landa
Escanor Tomokazu Sugita Kyle Hebert
Solaad Tsubasa Yonaga Johnny Yong Bosch
Ellatte Haruka Tomatsu Cherami Leigh
Bellion Toshiyuki Morikawa Todd Haberkorn
Zoria Akio Otsuka Christopher Corey Smith
Vaness Reiko Suzuki Cindy Robinson
Atra Takaya Kuroda Jake Green
Bartra Liones Rintaro Nishi Joe Ochman
Dahaka Toru Sakurai Joe Ochman
Derocchio Masuo Amada Kyle Hebert
Hawk Mama Kayo Nakajima Lauren Landa
Gara Yoko Hikasa Reba Buhr
Pump N/A Tony Azzolino


It is directed by Yasuto Nishikata and written by Makoto Uezu, featuring an original story by Nakaba Suzuki and Noriyuki Abe serving as chief director. The other main staff members returned from the anime series to reprise their roles in the film.[2] The movie features three original characters called Solaad, Ellatte, and Bellion.[3]


Critical reception[edit]

Kim Morrissy of Anime News Network rated "B-" for Prisoners of the Sky by praising for best action animation & choreography in the series, great use of comic relief characters, some clever uses of the series lore but criticized for lackluster story & side characters underdevelopment. Morrissy concluded, "All in all, The Seven Deadly Sins: Prisoners of the Sky is a serviceably popcorn film that delivers about as much as you'd reasonably expect from a shonen filler film."[4]

Box office[edit]

On opening weekend, The Seven Deadly Sins the Movie: Prisoners of the Sky opened in Japan in 271 theaters and sold 169,000 tickets to rank #5 at Domestic Box Office with opening ¥196 million ($1.74 million).[5][6] The anime film dropped from #5 to #10 in its second weekend the film earned 85,164,700 yen (about US$766,200) from Friday to Sunday, and earned a cumulative total of 427,180,300 yen (about US$3.84 million).[7] Box Office Mojo stated that Anime Film overall grossed ¥432 million ($3.84 million) from second weekend.[8] However, after ranking fifth in its first weekend and 10th in its second weekend, "The Seven Deadly Sins the Movie: Prisoners of the Sky" quickly dropped off from the top 10 in its third weekend.[9] The film still earned 51,475,900 Yen (about US$463,800) from Friday to Sunday, and has earned a cumulative total of 549,019,700 Yen (about US$4.94 million) and completed its theatrical run at Domestic Market.[10]

Outside of Japan, the anime film opened at #30 in South Korea on 29th November 2018 with opening around $3,376 and total box office earnings closed at $74,059 on 14th December 2018.[11]


Prisoners of the Sky was released in theaters in Japan on August 18, 2018 and in South Korea on November 29, 2018. The release of DVD and blu-ray in Japan by A-1 Pictures is scheduled for February 27, 2019 as per official site.[12][13] A dubbed version by Netflix was released worldwide on December 31, 2018.[14]


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  4. ^ "The Seven Deadly Sins the Movie: Prisoners of the Sky". Anime News Network.
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  10. ^ "I Want to Eat Your Pancreas Anime Opens at #10, Gintama 2 Stays at #2". Anime News Network.
  11. ^ "The Seven Deadly Sins: Prisoners of the Sky".
  12. ^ "劇場版 七つの大罪 天空の囚われ人". 劇場版 七つの大罪 天空の囚われ人.
  13. ^ "THE SEVEN DEADLY SINS: PRISONERS OF THE SKY Film Shares Blu-ray And DVD Release Date". AnimeMojo.
  14. ^ "Netflix Adds Pokemon and Seven Deadly Sins Films". Anime News Network. January 1, 2019. Retrieved January 1, 2019.

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