The BEST Episodes of The Seven Deadly Sins

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Jul 11, 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 8.84
155 votes
Writers: Mamoru Sasaki
Master of the Sun

#2 - Master of the Sun

Season 2 - Episode 14

Jericho carries severely injured Ban and Elaine on her back while escaping from Galand and Melascula before stumbling into a bar deep inside a cave.

star 8.75
156 votes
Writers: Mamoru Sasaki
Return of the Sins

#3 - 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 8.56
146 votes
Writers: Mamoru Sasaki
Father and Son

#4 - 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 8.49
161 votes
Directors: Kazuya Kadoma
Writers: Susumu Nishizawa
Despair Coming

#5 - 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 8.45
261 votes
Directors: Tensai Okamura
Writers: Shōtarō Suga
Heroes

#6 - 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 8.45
272 votes
Directors: Tensai Okamura
Writers: Shōtarō Suga
For Whom Does That Light Shine

#7 - For Whom Does That Light Shine

Season 2 - Episode 18

King and Diane continue their battle against opponents summoned by Gloxinia and Drole. Escanor refuses to fight against his fellow ally Gowther.

star 8.39
147 votes
Writers: Mamoru Sasaki
Spell of Courage

#8 - Spell of Courage

Season 1 - Episode 20

Gilthunder arrives to support Hendriksen against Meliodas, Arthur tries to keep Hendriksen busy while Meliodas fights Gilthunder, but has to withdraw leading to a three way fight...

star 8.36
248 votes
Directors: Tensai Okamura
Writers: Shōtarō Suga
The Hero Rises!

#9 - 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 8.33
140 votes
Writers: Mamoru Sasaki
Certain Warmth

#10 - 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 8.32
145 votes
Writers: Mamoru Sasaki
As Long As You Are Here

#11 - 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 8.27
146 votes
Writers: Mamoru Sasaki
Things I Can Do For You

#12 - 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
244 votes
Directors: Tensai Okamura
Writers: Shōtarō Suga
Overwhelming Violence

#13 - Overwhelming Violence

Season 2 - Episode 5

Merlin notices that Galand’s magical abilities are still sealed away, giving hope they can defeat him. Ban uses his blood to restore the Sacred Tree and to heal King. Ban threatens to kill Gerheade if she ever tries to harm Elaine’s body again and then departs with Jericho, refusing King’s request to re-join the Sins. Galand easily overpowers both Meliodas and Diane. Merlin attempts to trick him with a lie, but Galand, who is the Commandment of Truth, cannot be lied to and Merlin is turned to stone. Meliodas is forced to unleash his demonic power. The other nine commandments realise that the magical energy once abundant in the earth has been absorbed into the souls of living beings, and by absorbing human souls; they can recover their magic. Despite his increase in power, Meliodas is killed by Galand, Slader is impaled, Diane is wounded and Merlin’s statue is smashed. Galand departs, sparing Arthur, Elizabeth and Hawke. Gowther arrives in his human form. Gilthunder comes across a village where a Red Demon is harvesting souls for the Commandments. He destroys the demon, returning the souls to their humans. Before they can celebrate the village is attacked by a Grey Demon. Hendrickson suddenly appears to help Gilthunder defeat the Grey Demon.

star 8.26
178 votes
Directors: Sung Chengxi
Writers: Toshiyuki Fujisawa
Even the Life is Changed

#14 - 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 8.26
237 votes
Directors: Tensai Okamura
Writers: Shōtarō Suga
The Fairy King Waiting in Vain

#15 - 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
247 votes
Directors: Tensai Okamura
Writers: Shōtarō Suga
A Long-Standing Feeling

#16 - 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 8.19
268 votes
Directors: Tensai Okamura
Writers: Shōtarō Suga
Dreadful Pursuer

#17 - 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 8.18
270 votes
Directors: Tensai Okamura
Writers: Shōtarō Suga
Where Love is Found

#18 - Where Love is Found

Season 2 - Episode 12

The Commandments spread out to towns and cities across the country to recover their magic. Meliodas plans to defeat the Commandments one at a time rather than together. Everyone completes their training except for Elizabeth who fails to make the dead seed grow. Jenna and Zaneri, who has an unrequited love for Meliodas, discuss how Elizabeth is the reincarnation of Liz, Meliodas’ deceased lover, and how Zaneri sabotaged Elizabeth’s training to try and separate Meliodas from her so he would never realise who she really is. Meliodas announces they still need to find Escanor, the Lion's Sin of Pride, who is supposedly even stronger than Meliodas. The resurrection of the dead is revealed to be the work of Melascula, the Commandment of Faith, who is resurrecting and corrupting dead souls to form an army. One of the souls she summons is Elaine, who also returns to life corrupted, and she immediately starts searching for Ban. King senses Elaine’s revival and rushes to the forest, refusing Meliodas’ help as he still does not trust him. As Ban and Jericho bury Zhivago they are attacked by a corpse, which Ban easily destroys. Elaine appears and reunites with Ban and they kiss passionately.

star 8.17
141 votes
Writers: Mamoru Sasaki
Apostle of Destruction

#19 - 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 8.15
255 votes
Directors: Tensai Okamura
Writers: Shōtarō Suga
What We Lacked

#20 - 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 8.14
159 votes
Directors: Minami Yoshida
Writers: Shinobu Yoshioka
Now, Approaching Threat Towards There

#21 - Now, Approaching Threat Towards There

Season 1 - Episode 21

Ban explores the catacombs under the city. Merlin and the other sins go to the chamber where the king Baltra and Elizabeth are being held captive. Dreyfus has a confession.

star 8.14
263 votes
Directors: Tensai Okamura
Writers: Shōtarō Suga
The Promise with the Loved One

#22 - The Promise with the Loved One

Season 2 - Episode 9

Ban and Jericho are searching for methods to revive the dead and are pointed to Ravens, the city of thieves, where a dead body was supposedly revived. As Meliodas undergoes his trial Elizabeth is given a trial to make a flower grow from a dead seed with healing magic. Meliodas is forced to relive happy memories of Liz and of the day she died, hundreds of thousands of times in the hope he learns to control his emotions. If he does not, the emotional strain on his heart will kill him. King and the others realize Hendrickson has been nearby the whole time, training with Gilthunder and his knights, and is human again. Rather than control his emotions Meliodas instead resolves to never again let a friend die like Liz and passes the trial. In Ravens Ban encounters a were-fox accused of raising the dead, though the fox insists itis untrue before collapsing. Ban recalls that as a child he was imprisoned for theft and met a man named Zhivago who offered to help him escape.

star 8.14
163 votes
Directors: Kenji Takahashi
Writers: Jōji Furuta
Terrifying Cannon

#23 - 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 8.13
262 votes
Directors: Tensai Okamura
Writers: Shōtarō Suga
In Search of Hope

#24 - 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 8.11
146 votes
Writers: Mamoru Sasaki
The Ten Commandments on the Move

#25 - 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 8.10
185 votes
Writers: Kōichi Hatsumi