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