Sentai Filmworks, the distribution company behind popular anime such as “Akame ga Kill”, “High School of the Dead”, “Angel Beats”, and “Ninja Scroll”, will be adding another series to their list. They will begin streaming Hobby Japan’s multimedia project “The Seven Heavenly Virtues”, or “Nanatsu no Bitoku”, starting in January on ‘select digital outlets’. The shoujou anime adaption is set to premiere January 26, 2018 on AT-X. Hobby Japan’s YouTube channel will begin streaming the series on January 29.
The synopsis of The Seven Heavenly Virutes is as follows:
The Seven Mortal Sins have escaped from Hell and are spreading their plague across the Earth. Heaven
is in turmoil, and the Seven Virtues are sent to Earth to find someone to be the “true messiah.”
Shinji Ishihira, director of Fairy Tale, will be handling the series at the studio Bridge. Ni0 is behind the original characters designs and Masanori Iisuka is prop designer and chief animation director. The Seven Heavenly Virtues does connect with Hobby Japan’s other series, the Seven Mortal sins which currently licensed and streamed by Crunchyroll and Funimation.
The Seven Heavenly Virtues cast includes:
Yumi Uchiyama as Michael (Faith)
Asami Seto as Uriel (Patience)
Sakura Nakamura as Sariel (Kindness)
Shiori Izawa as Sandalphon (Diligence)
Ari Ozawa as Metatron (Charity)
Lynn as Raphael (Temperance)
Hiyori Nitta as Gabriel (Chastity)
A home video release of the series will follow soon afterward.