Yep, Seven Deadly Sins is back on track. Last chapter may not have lived up to my (admittedly inflated) expectations, but this was a storming return to brilliant, action-packed form.

First up, King is a beast. Like, seriously. Having just despatched Helbram in double-quick time, he then proceeds to lay the smack-down on Dreyfuss without even (literally) blinking.

I know Dreyfuss was knackered following his confrontation with Gowther but even so, King displayed that he could well prove a match for a great Holy Knight if both were at full-strength.

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He also pulled out the awesome in threatening Dreyfuss in no uncertain terms. That, I think, could be a real turning point in the arc and thoroughly expect Dreyfuss to reveal his cluesness over the machinations of Hendricksen and Helbram and – if to not actually join with them – then at least to leave the Sins be for a while to instead focus his attentions on investigating Hendricksen. Exciting stuff.

Oh, and Diane seems fine, now. Go figure. That’s the power of pollen garden, I guess.

But the real fun of the chapter began midway through as we finally got to see just what was going on with Arthur vs Hendricksen. And ohhhh boy: without a doubt, their fight looks like it will definitely live up to its billing.

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Drawn to perfection (as fights tend to be in Seven Deadly Sins) we finally got to see Arthur laying into Hendricksen (and criticising him for his mid-fight internal monlogue – loved that) before the latter decided to pull out the big guns in an effort to get Arthur to reveal more about his abilities.

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Once again, this fight looked AWESOME. I just want more, damn it…

Yep, Hendricksen must be an Uchiha fan as he threw some mean Amaterasu-like flames Arthur’s way.

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Fortunately, a shock entrance was on hand to rescue the boy-king. Meliodas finally entered the fray, saving Arthur from Hendricksen’s onslaught, and setting up a pretty epic fight to come.

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With my speculative hat on, I again predict (as I did a few reviews back) that this fight will be interrupted. Hendricksen vs Meliodas has too pivotal a feel about it to be played out fully at this stage, especially with Dreyfuss possibly moving towards becoming more of a good-guy and Hendricksen stepping up to main-villainhood.

Even so, it should be a pretty awesome showdown, and I really hope we get to see Meliodas and Arthur working together against their common enemy. Roll on next issue!

THE GOOD!!

  • Finally, the fight I’ve been waiting to see! So hyped for the continuing throwdown between these guys next time…

THE BAD!!

  • The chapter felt short… I guess, in a way, that’s a backhanded compliment, really, in that I read the damned thing so quickly that it felt like it rushed by. So, kudos I guess.

Overall: A great chapter, which left me wanting more. I’ll give it an 8/10

Koba out.

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