'The Seven Deadly Sins' Season 4 Review: Secrets, upgrades and tragedy make for a rollercoaster story
Spoilers for 'The Seven Deadly Sins' Season 4 'Wrath of the Gods'
Netflix has finally dropped 'The Seven Deadly Sins' Season 4 (Season 3 according to the original numbering) titled 'Imperial Wrath of the Gods'. The new season, originally titled 'Nanatsu no Taizai: Kamigami no Gekirin' in Japanese, reveals some deadly ancient secrets and provides a captivating story of adventure, love and betrayal.
The new season raises the bar for almost all the characters, revealing hidden depths and unlocking greater powers. Diane (Aoi Yūki) and King (Jun Fukuyama), for example, undergo some huge changes, rising to become the new rulers of Giants and Fairies respectively. We also get some insight into Gowther's (Yūhei Takagi) complicated history and the origins of his sin. His is one of the most compelling stories in the season and the show brings us to the point where we feel truly heartbroken over his tragic fate.
Of course, the greatest reveals are all centered on Meliodas (Yūki Kaji) and Elizabeth (Sora Amamiya). Meliodas struggling with his full powers is a consistent plotline and towards the end, his decision to become the Demon King in order to save Elizabeth is the driving force of the show. Elizabeth herself undergoes some drastic changes, discovering the truth about her reincarnations and accessing her full power as a goddess. Unfortunately, those powers and memories come with a terrible curse that dooms her to die within three days.
Meliodas and Elizabeth have a truly sad love story, doomed to love and lose each other over and over. But then, there is a lot of sadness in general.
Merlin's (Maaya Sakamoto) masterplan fails with Arthur Pendragon (Sachi Kokuryu) being killed by Cusack (Jouji Nakata). Elaine (Kotori Koiwai) appears to be getting a little better but Ban (Tatsuhisa Suzuki) gets stuck in Purgatory by the end of the season looking for Meliodas's emotions. Oh and Elizabeth herself has been captured by the overwhelmingly powerful Estarossa (Hiroki Tōchi). Things aren't looking good for our heroes and in the depths of Camelot, Meliodas is preparing to become the Demon King.
Of course, if Ban can get Meliodas's emotions, maybe there is a chance to stop him from becoming the Demon King. However, first, the Sins have to defeat Estarossa and rescue Elizabeth. Whether they manage to pull it off or not is something we'll have to wait and see once the next season arrives.
'The Seven Deadly Sins' Season 4 'Imperial Wrath of the Gods' is now available for streaming on Netflix.