Four Knights of the Apocalypse is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Nakaba Suzuki. Serving as a sequel to Suzuki’s previous hit series The Seven Deadly Sins, the manga follows a young boy named Percival who discovers he is destined to join a group of four powerful knights said to bring about the end of the world.
Serialized in Weekly Shōnen Magazine, the popular series focuses on Percival and Lancelot while featuring new and returning characters. Licensed by Kodansha USA, Four Knights of the Apocalypse has been released in English print and digitally. In 2023, Telecom Animation Film adapted the manga into an anime series, furthering the success of Suzuki’s engaging storytelling and spectacular artwork.
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|NA: Kodansha USA
|Shōnen Magazine Comics
|Weekly Shōnen Magazine
|January 27, 2021 – present
|Anime television series
|Telecom Animation Film
|October 8, 2023 – present
Four Knights of the Apocalypse Plot
The story takes place several years after the Seven Deadly Sins, a group of infamous and powerful Holy Knights, disbanded. It follows a young boy named Percival, who lives in seclusion unaware of his true identity. One day, he discovers he bears the mark of one of the Four Knights of the Apocalypse, a prophesied group of four knights said to bring about the end of the world. This sparks a sequence of events that thrusts Percival into a dangerous new destiny.
As the forces of Camelot catch wind of Percival’s identity and seek to eliminate him, he goes on the run. He is accompanied by Lancelot, a skilled young knight and the son of Ban, one of the former Seven Deadly Sins. Together, they embark on a quest to locate the other three Knights of the Apocalypse in hopes of learning more about the ominous prophecy. Along the way, they face powerful adversaries from different kingdoms while uncovering dark secre
Nanatsu no Taizai: Mokushiroku no Yonkishi Cast
- Percival: Komura, Shou (Japanese) The destined leader of the Four Knights of the Apocalypse
- Nasiens: Shimada, Aino (Japanese) A Holy Knight determined to stop the prophecy
- Sin: Uchiyama, Kouki (Japanese) A fox who guides Percival on his journey
- Anne: Nakamura, Kanna (Japanese) A mysterious girl with magical abilities
- Donny: Toya, Kikunosuke (Japanese) Percival’s childhood friend
- Arthur Pendragon: Kokuryu, Sachi (Japanese) The King of Camelot leading the hunt for Percival
Nanatsu no Taizai: Mokushiroku no Yonkishi Review
Four Knights of the Apocalypse may carry the legacy of Seven Deadly Sins in its name, but fails to recapture the magic. With mediocre animation, boring characters, and slow pacing, the show squanders its ties to a former fan favorite.
Though the art style demonstrates some promise, the combat lacks impressive choreography or visual flair. Fights rely on lazy effects rather than fluid animation. Protagonist Percival suffers from an obnoxiously shrill voice that grates over time. Supporting characters, including Lancelot, showcase little personality so far.