The Best Episodes of The Seven Deadly Sins

Last Updated: Feb 17, 2019

The "Seven Deadly Sins," a group of evil knights who conspired to overthrow the kingdom of Britannia, were said to have been eradicated by the Holy Knights, although some claim that they still live. Ten years later, the Holy Knights have staged a coup d'état and assassinated the king, becoming the new, tyrannical rulers of the kingdom. Elizabeth, the king's third daughter, sets out on a journey to find the "Seven Deadly Sins," and to enlist their help in taking back the kingdom.

Meliodas vs. The Ten Commandments

#1 - Meliodas vs. The Ten Commandments

Season 2 - Episode 19

As Escanor's battle with Gowther comes to a dramatic end, Meliodas must now face the remaining Ten Commandments in an all-out battle.

star 8.95
131 votes
Writers: Mamoru Sasaki
Return of the Sins

#2 - Return of the Sins

Season 2 - Episode 22

With Ban and the Holy Knights paralyzed by Estarossa’s powers, Escanor shows up to thwart the fall of Liones at the hands of the Ten Commandments.

star 8.58
124 votes
Writers: Mamoru Sasaki
Father and Son

#3 - Father and Son

Season 2 - Episode 11

Meliodas and King continue to fight each other. Ban talks to Zhivago and Jericho about his immortality and Elaine who he is determined to resurrect. Elsewhere in a cemetery a dead body digs its way out of its grave. Ban admits to his greatest regret, that he once tried to kill Meliodas in exchange for Elaine’s resurrection, and he hates himself even though Meliodas forgave him. Zhivago urges Ban to reconcile with Meliodas and tell him his real feelings. Zhivago then dies peacefully. King accuses Meliodas of being the Commandments secret ally. Meliodas questions whether King is a king at all, as the previous fairy kings had prominent wings, whereas King has none. The fairy twins stop them fighting before they can hurt each other. Meliodas promises to reveal the truth, eventually, so King decides to continue watching him. As they leave King senses sudden pain on his back. Meliodas regains his old power and has Merlin teleport him to the Commandments. He is challenged by Galand but with his power returned Meliodas easily beats him. He then gives the Commandments a warning, if they restart the war they lost 3000 years ago, Meliodas and the Sins will crush them.

star 8.45
140 votes
Directors: Kazuya Kadoma
Writers: Susumu Nishizawa
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Despair Coming

#4 - Despair Coming

Season 1 - Episode 23

Hendriksen turns into an incredibly powerful monster. As Hendriksen overpowers both the sins and the holy knights only Meliodas is still standing...

star 8.44
245 votes
Directors: Tensai Okamura
Writers: Shōtarō Suga
Heroes

#5 - Heroes

Season 1 - Episode 24

The group combines forces to defeat Hendriksen while Meliodas uses his ultimate technique. Following Hendriksen’s defeat, the citizens of Liones saw a strange bird-like creature flying north. The sins and Elizabeth leave for their next adventure!

star 8.43
255 votes
Directors: Tensai Okamura
Writers: Shōtarō Suga
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Certain Warmth

#6 - Certain Warmth

Season 2 - Episode 21

While caring for Meliodas, Elizabeth encounters a former Great Holy Knight thought to have perished long ago by the hands of Dreyfus and Hendrickson.

star 8.36
124 votes
Writers: Mamoru Sasaki
The Hero Rises!

#7 - The Hero Rises!

Season 2 - Episode 23

As the situation inside Liones Castle becomes even more dire, Merlin, freed from Galand's Commandment of Truth, reappears in her former form.

star 8.32
119 votes
Writers: Mamoru Sasaki
As Long As You Are Here

#8 - As Long As You Are Here

Season 2 - Episode 24

Determined to kill his former leader for betraying their clan 3,000 years ago, Fraudrin takes on a newly resurrected darker, more powerful Meliodas.

star 8.29
123 votes
Writers: Mamoru Sasaki
Things I Can Do For You

#9 - Things I Can Do For You

Season 1 - Episode 22

Ban attempts to kill Meliodas, but is stopped by Hawk. Meliodas and the sins corner Hendriksen and prepare to take him down.

star 8.27
228 votes
Directors: Tensai Okamura
Writers: Shōtarō Suga
Even the Life is Changed

#10 - Even the Life is Changed

Season 1 - Episode 18

After a fight starts, Howzer and Guila combine their powers to protect Diane and Guila's little brother from the combined forces of Githunder, Helbram, Dreyfus, and Jericho.

star 8.24
220 votes
Directors: Tensai Okamura
Writers: Shōtarō Suga
The Fairy King Waiting in Vain

#11 - The Fairy King Waiting in Vain

Season 1 - Episode 19

The King reminisces over some old memories of a time Diane and King spent together when Diane was still a giant child. Back to the present, King fights Hellbram, while in a different location Hendriksen fights Arthur.

star 8.20
231 votes
Directors: Tensai Okamura
Writers: Shōtarō Suga
A Long-Standing Feeling

#12 - A Long-Standing Feeling

Season 1 - Episode 11

It's Meriodas vs. Ban in a a fight that shakes the ground beneath their feet. The semifinal rounds end up with the sins gaining one new friend and remembering an old one. Everything is ready for the final match while a storm starts brewing in the horizon.

star 8.20
250 votes
Directors: Tensai Okamura
Writers: Shōtarō Suga
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Dreadful Pursuer

#13 - Dreadful Pursuer

Season 1 - Episode 8

King has a final confrontation with Ban, finishing him off with Ban being frozen, with Elaine making an appearance, never showing herself to King. A holy knight Guila battles it out against Meliodas, Diane and Elizabeth. Ban continues his flashbacks with Elaine and the Fairy forest, at the foutain of youth.

star 8.17
249 votes
Directors: Tensai Okamura
Writers: Shōtarō Suga
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In Search of Hope

#14 - In Search of Hope

Season 2 - Episode 20

With Meliodas rendered powerless, Ban asks to be transported back so he can aid him in his fight against Estarossa and the other Ten Commandments.

star 8.15
126 votes
Writers: Mamoru Sasaki
Apostle of Destruction

#15 - Apostle of Destruction

Season 1 - Episode 13

Meliodas is freed and the power of the Captain sin makes its debut. Possessed by a strange darkness, Meliodas assaults both enemies and allies until he clashes against Hellbram, the two of them fight mercilessly.

star 8.14
237 votes
Directors: Tensai Okamura
Writers: Shōtarō Suga
What We Lacked

#16 - What We Lacked

Season 2 - Episode 10

Hendrickson tells the Sins he is ready to accept whatever his punishment is, just as soon as they defeat the Commandments. In Ravens Ban remembers the second time he met Zhivago. Ban had been kidnapped by slavers but Zhivago saved him and taught him how to steal. Eventually Ban attempted a burglary by himself but was caught. The were fox, who is revealed to be Zhivago, was forced to choose between saving Therion, his were fox son, from hunters, or to save Ban. He chose to save Therion, who ended up being killed anyway, and he spent 30 years believing Ban also died. Ban reveals who he is and does not blame Zhivago for leaving him. Hendrickson, the knights and the other Sins are made to enter the training cave. Gilthunder and Howzer fight a dragon together. Gowther and Arthur battle a golem suit of armour. King enters the cave with Meliodas, who asks King to understand that Hendrickson did what he did because of Fraudrin, who Meliodas reveals is one of the Ten Commandments. King confronts Meliodas about being a member of the Demon Clan and questions whether Meliodas is even on their side before attacking him.

star 8.13
139 votes
Directors: Minami Yoshida
Writers: Shinobu Yoshioka
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Terrifying Cannon

#17 - Terrifying Cannon

Season 1 - Episode 12

The final round draws to a close. The Holy Knights descend upon the sins giving them some new powers and improved equipment. The Deadly Sins are pushed against the ropes.

star 8.12
243 votes
Directors: Tensai Okamura
Writers: Shōtarō Suga
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The First Victim

#18 - The First Victim

Season 1 - Episode 17

Hendriksen and some of his guards welcome Arthur and his companion, a short person covered with a cloak. Meanwhile King finds a way to transport Diane and him to the city of Liones.

star 8.10
238 votes
Directors: Tensai Okamura
Writers: Shōtarō Suga
The Ten Commandments on the Move

#19 - The Ten Commandments on the Move

Season 2 - Episode 4

As the Golem begins destroying the forest King battles to protect the new Sacred Tree. Gerheade, the traditional servant of all past fairy kings, refuses to acknowledge Ban as king of the Fairies. She is surprised when Ban agrees with her, as he never wanted to be king. But, rather than let him leave the forest, she attacks him, knowing that he would risk himself to protect Elaine’s body and traps him, intending to use him as the new Fountain of Youth. King fails to stop the Golem and is injured while the Sacred Tree is destroyed for a second time. Gerheade prevents King from attacking the Golem while the other fairies rush to fight it, sacrificing themselves so King can escape, for as long as King is alive the forest will always grow again. King, however, refuses to flee, gaining strength from his desire to protect the forest, fairies, and even Ban he succeeds in transforming Chastiefol into its True Spirit Spear form and destroys the Golem. Back in Camelot as they recover from destroying the Golem they are attacked by Galand, one of the Ten Commandments, who is at least several times stronger than Meliodas.

star 8.09
159 votes
Writers: Kōichi Hatsumi
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The Druids' Holy Land

#20 - The Druids' Holy Land

Season 2 - Episode 8

Merlin senses that the Commandments are close to Diane. Diane believes Matrona has only just died and is rushing back to Megadoza to tell her people, not realising 16 years have passed. Galand and fellow Commandment Monspeet come across Diane. As Monspeet is about to drain the magic from Diane she is saved by another giant resembling Matrona who knocks Diane unconscious and hides from the Commandments. Monspeet senses what he thinks is Meliodas and fires a powerful spell at him from hundreds of miles away. However the spell is swallowed by Hawks Mom, negating its power and shocking everybody who had no idea she could do that. The giant escapes with Diane but is now injured. Merlin reveals that many years ago she took most of Meliodas power as a precaution against him losing control and hid it in Istar, the Land of Druids, but now decides he needs it back. They reach Istar and meet the Druid leaders, twin sisters Jenna and Zaneri. Meliodas must pass a trial to regain his power. As Meliodas begins the trial he suddenly awakens in the past in Danafor before it was destroyed. He is greeted by Liz, who died years ago.

star 8.06
145 votes
Directors: Tomoya Tanaka
Writers: Tomoya Tanaka
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Farewell, My Beloved Thief

#21 - Farewell, My Beloved Thief

Season 2 - Episode 13

A revived but possessed Elaine attacks her lover, Ban, as Melascula and Galand of the Ten Commandments emerge to destroy those in their path.

star 8.02
130 votes
Writers: Mamoru Sasaki
Driven Legends

#22 - Driven Legends

Season 1 - Episode 16

Hendriksen and Hellbram make their first attempt to bring back the demon clan using the handle of Meliodas's sword, but the experiment fails and they appear to be missing one ingredient. Far away from there, Meliodas's group is taking a break from all the fighting…

star 8.02
244 votes
Directors: Tensai Okamura
Writers: Shōtarō Suga
A Young Girl's Dream

#23 - A Young Girl's Dream

Season 1 - Episode 4

Having discovered the whereabouts of Ban and King, Diane throws Gilthunder out of the forest, and Meliodas, Hawk and Elizabeth, now joined by Diane, head toward the Baste Dungeon, where Ban is imprisoned. They later arrive at Dalmary Town where Meliodas is treated by Dana. Diane and Elizabeth begin to argue and discuss about the aspects in which they envy each other. They are suddenly attacked by the Holy Knight Friesia, who tries to destroy the entire town along with the Deadly Sins, but Diane quickly destroys all of her insects. Concurrently, Ban escapes from his cell in the Baste Dungeon, and is stopped by Jericho, who tries to subdue him. Dana unexpectedly reveals that the medicine Meliodas drank was a deadly poison as Golgius appears out of the blue.

star 8.01
282 votes
Directors: Tensai Okamura
Writers: Shōtarō Suga
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Black Pulsation

#24 - Black Pulsation

Season 1 - Episode 9

The battle with the King comes to a close as he overpowers Guila with Chastiefol. Their time in the Capital of the Dead now over, Ban and Elaine have one more close moment, before being bid a farewell by Ellen and Luigi, who are revealed to have been ghosts this entire time...

star 8.00
250 votes
Directors: Tensai Okamura
Writers: Shōtarō Suga
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Unholy Knight

#25 - Unholy Knight

Season 1 - Episode 15

The sins confront a strange demonic being. Meliodas is about to deal the final blow when he loses heart and stops attacking. In the meantime, Elisabeth discovers some facts about Meliodas's past. In the end, Elizabeth rushes to the battleground and her words give Meliodas the courage to fight to his full potential. When the sins inspect the dead body of the monster they find out it was some kind of hybrid between human and demon.

star 7.99
238 votes
Directors: Tensai Okamura
Writers: Shōtarō Suga
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