My current anime I’ve been watching a lot is The Seven Deadly Sins. Which is some Japanese manga author/artist’s take on Arthurian legend with A LOT of creative liberties. I’ve watched all three seasons (two real ones and the filler one) so far and I’ve enjoyed it. I forgot they also made a movie based on the story, which is a lot like the anime films based on Dragon Ball Z that I’ve seen. But what did I think of it?
The film starts with a young man running away from some guards. He is obviously not Meliodas but he sure looks a lot like him. As if they were brothers or cousins, that’s how close they resemble each other. Apparently the Seven Deadly Sins members need some better eyesight as all of them mistake him for the Captain. Much to his horror and he has no idea who these gifted warriors or why they think he’s someone else.
Turns out his name is Solaad, and he’s basically like a prince for a race of beings known as the Celestials. Long ago they had descended from the Goddess clan but with more humanoid figures and much weaker power-levels and fighting abilities. Turns out he ran away because he knows some sealed up demons are about to hatch loose, and nobody believed him. So he decided to travel elsewhere to find a solution.
Meanwhile Meliodas is in the land of the Celestials. And like the Seven Deadly Sins, all of them have horrid eyesight as they believe Meliodas is Solaad. Even after he tries to explain, only Solaad’s fiancee Ellatte believes him. But Solaad was right, there are dangerous demons known as the Six Knights of Black about to be free. And while they aren’t as strong as the Ten Commandments, they can certainly give the Seven Deadly Sins a challenge.
Overall Prisoners of the Sky was an okay movie, but nothing more than that. Unlike some (or okay all) of the Dragon Ball Z films I’ve seen, they kind of have it make sense with the main story-line, so I wouldn’t be shocked if the characters in the movie are referenced or even seen again once the real series comes back out. I was also a bit surprised this one isn’t short at all, it’s about the time of a regular movie.