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The Seven Deadly Sins the Movie: Prisoners of the Sky

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GenresAnimation, Action, Adventure
Music ByHiroyuki Sawano, Takafumi Wada
TaglineNo matter who you are, there's no place you can't call home.
Film NameThe Seven Deadly Sins the Movie: Prisoners of the Sky
StarringYūki Kaji, Sora Amamiya, Misaki Kuno
Directed ByNoriyuki Abe
Produced ByHiroyuki Okino
Release Date2018-08-18
Running Time99 minutes
Screenplay ByMakoto Uezu
Content RatingTV-14
Distributed ByA-1 Pictures Inc.
Original Title劇場版 七つの大罪 天空の囚われ人
Country of OriginJapan
World Premiere Date2018-08-18
Production Company NameA-1 Pictures
The Seven Deadly Sins: Prisoners of Heaven is a thrilling excursion into the beloved world of Nanatsu no Taizai. Released in 2018, the film features an unprecedented adventure where our favorite group of heroes, led by their leader, Meliodas, embark on an island in the sky. Here they face a powerful new enemy known as the Six Black Knights and try to save the residents from the strange demonic creatures, the Celestial Beasts, that threaten their home. Deep revelations about the Empire of Heaven and Meliod's past add powerful thrills to this high-flying action. A must-see for fans, the film captures everything that made the series so incredibly popular: intense battles, fascinating team dynamics, secret stories and stirring emotions, all in one stunning visual palette.


The Seven Deadly Sins: Prisoners of Heaven is a thrilling Japanese animated film from the Nanatsu no Taizai series. The film takes viewers on a mythical thrill ride as the people of Sky Island falsely refer to Melioda and his knights as the "Sky Warriors of the Sea". They soon find themselves in a battle with a beastly adversary who threatens the peace of the island. Also, in order to free the island from eternal misery, they must search for a heavenly egg capable of massive destruction.
Expanding into the larger Nanatsu no Taizai universe, the film introduces viewers to surprising new characters and settings while staying true to the spirit of the story. It has a perfect blend of comedic elements, hard-hitting action sequences and heartfelt moments to suit audiences of all tastes. It's an action-packed roller coaster that leaves viewers on edge with its epic battles, deep storytelling and surprising twists.
Prisoners of Heaven, although separate from the TV series, is a must-see for any fan of the franchise. It's an epic journey through new corners of the Nanatsu no Taizai universe, revealing the exploits of the Seven Deadly Sins. As a standalone experience, showcasing the bravery of Meliod and his knights expands the emotional depth and breadth of the original storyline. This movie is truly a testament to the infinite limits of courage and friendship in the Nanatsu no Taizai universe.



'The Seven Deadly Sins the Movie: Prisoners of the Sky' "film" screenshots
'The Seven Deadly Sins the Movie: Prisoners of the Sky' "film" screenshots
'The Seven Deadly Sins the Movie: Prisoners of the Sky' "film" screenshots
'The Seven Deadly Sins the Movie: Prisoners of the Sky' "film" screenshots
'The Seven Deadly Sins the Movie: Prisoners of the Sky' "film" screenshots
'The Seven Deadly Sins the Movie: Prisoners of the Sky' "film" screenshots


The Seven Deadly Sins: Prisoners of Heaven opens with the heroes, the Seven Deadly Sins, enjoying freedom in their Pigsy flying bar. In an unexpected turn of events, with a strange fish in the way, Meliod and Hawk are teleported to the Sky Temple, home to the Celestial Winged People. The gang accidentally finds themselves in a heavenly prison and soon become embroiled in a sinister rebellion against a clan of demonic beasts: the Six Black Knights.
Leader Zoria misidentifies Melioda as an ancient liberator, the Winged One, who once saved the Sky People from a clan of demonic beasts. Expressing the tribe's plight, he reveals the tribe's ritual to seal away the demons, lest the demonic beasts make a catastrophic invasion of the Temple of Heaven. To complicate matters, Zoria's daughter Solaad has mysteriously disappeared.
In a parallel world, Solaad reaches the Earth plane and confronts the remaining Seven Deadly Sins. Acknowledging each other as doubles, Solaad explains that he shirked his obligation to participate in the ritual out of fear. He convinces them of the plight of his people and inspires them to stop the invading demons and rescue Melioda and Hawk. This leads to an intense battle as a clan of demon beasts attack them and summon a massive beast: Indura. The fate of the Heavenly Tribe and the Earthly Realm hangs in the balance as the Seven Deadly Sins break all walls to contain Indura and protect their comrades. The film successfully combines comedic moments with heart-pounding action in a race against time to prevent a devastating full-scale invasion. The secrets revealed over time not only test their bonds, but also challenge their identities, making the characters and plot tighter and deeper.


The making of The Seven Deadly Sins: Prisoners of Heaven has been an entirely creative journey filled with innovation and dedication to deliver an exciting and dynamic animated show. Produced by the experienced team of A-1 Pictures, Nakaba Suzuki's famous stories are brought to life in a vivid and extraordinary way.
The meticulous attention to detail is evident in every frame of the film, from the character designs to the dynamic action sequences. The film is very faithful to the original manga, while adding unique cinematic elements of the animated medium.
The production team needed a complex and dramatic narrative and focused heavily on plot development. This tangled story is woven together by screenwriters Makoto Uezu and Noriyuki Abe, both veterans of the anime industry.
The production of the film required collaboration between several departments. The art department has worked tirelessly to create a unique world that captures the imagination and lives up to the original manga.
As for the sound design, the film's score was created by Hiroyuki Sawano, who managed to capture the essence of the original music while matching the intensity and emotional depth of the events taking place on screen.
Overall, the making of the film was very rewarding thanks to the collective creativity and great dedication of each team member. From sketch to screen, every element of the film grew in the hands of these professionals, resulting in an animated film that transcended the boundaries of the medium.


"The Seven Deadly Sins: Prisoners of Heaven" premiered in Japan in 2018. August 18 The film is an offshoot of the popular fantasy anime series The Seven Deadly Sins, which in turn was inspired by the manga series of the same name. Nakaba Suzuki.The plot of Prisoners of Heaven is an original, made-for-film story that offers fans new adventures with beloved characters.Like the series, the film was created and produced by A -1 Pictures, a. a studio known for its animation excellence.
Anticipation has been huge since its release and fans are eager to see their favorite Sins in a new adventure. The film was later released internationally through local distributors or online streaming platforms. For the English-speaking audience, Netflix, which also includes original anime series, in 2018. December. added the Prisoners of Heaven to their list. It was also released on the Australian streaming service AnimeLab.
This film not only impressed the existing fan base, but also attracted a new audience intrigued by the eclectic mix of magic, adventure and camaraderie at the heart of The Seven Deadly Sins: Prisoners of Heaven.


The Seven Deadly Sins: Prisoners of Heaven received largely positive reviews from fans and critics. The feature film, a sequel to the popular anime series, has been well received for its satisfying story, dynamic animation and thrilling fan service.
Critics praised the film for giving each member of The Sins enough screen time, balancing the focus between the members and allowing their individual skills and personalities to shine through. Of particular note was the well-received final battle, often cited for its intense animation and bringing all the members together, showcasing their teamwork and camaraderie.
Fans appreciated the greater depth of the Nanatsu no Taizai universe, praised the introduction of the Heavenly Kingdom, and the interesting new villains. Humor, an iconic element of the series, was also successful in the film, providing light-hearted moments between acts.
However, the storyline, which was considered "standard" and "predictable", and the length of the film were criticized, with some fans wanting more content. Some viewers also expressed disappointment that the main series' story did not improve.
Despite these criticisms, Prisoners of Heaven was widely regarded as a welcome addition to the franchise, celebrated as an immersive and action-packed expansion of the beloved series. With strong animation, character focus, and fan-favorite elements, the film was able to gain traction with fans and critics alike.

Cultural impact

"The Seven Deadly Sins: Prisoners of Heaven had a huge impact on popular culture and brought a new dimension to the beloved series." The film, like the anime series, uses themes of friendship, love and sacrifice. which resonate deeply with audiences around the world, successfully introducing the Seven Deadly Sins universe to a wider audience of die-hard fans and newcomers alike.
The animation quality and fight sequences were praised, contributing to the continuing trend of high-quality animation in both film and television. Character growth and development still evokes emotional responses that influence how audiences perceive and connect with anime characters. Additionally, Hawk's comedic timing added light wit, balancing the heavier themes and reinforcing the importance of humor even in the darkest moments.
This film helped show the potential of anime films outside of Japan, promoting international exposure and recognition of the genre. Its success has led to several anime films crossing borders, leaving an indelible mark and changing the international film landscape for future animation projects. Importantly, it also showed that side stories can provide meaningful narratives that can influence anime creators' approach to such films.
In terms of merchandising, Prisoners of Heaven has inspired numerous products, from collectibles to clothing, making the characters iconic pop culture figures. The film's score has also become a popular part of the series' soundtrack, winning fans and non-fans alike for its emotional depth and stunning composition.
The Seven Deadly Sins: Prisoners of Heaven reaffirmed the power of animation to convey deep themes and stories that touched not only fans of the series, but also the wider world of pop culture.