The Seven Deadly Sins Season 2 release date on Netflix U.S. could be coming up very soon for American audiences or it could be delayed until later in the year depending on a certain factor.
Nanatsu no Taizai: Imashime no Fukkatsu (The Seven Deadly Sins: Revival Of The Commandments) is about to reach Episode 21 out of 24 in Japan, but it’s possible the English dub could be the sticking point for the release schedule in 2018.
The first season of the anime adaptation finished broadcasting in Japan back in 2015, but the first 24 episodes did not begin streaming internationally with an English dub until months later. Unfortunately, Netflix Japan airs anime episodes the day they’re released in Japan, but Netflix U.S. sets up Americans and other English-speaking countries for binge-watching entire seasons. Thankfully, Netflix has sped up the process considerably in 2018, but it’s still a frustrating waiting game for anime fans in the United States.
Ironically, the official Netflix page for the anime declares that fans can “watch Season 2 now on Netflix,” but that’s not accurate at all. A four-episode Nanatsu no Taizai OVA (Original Video Animation) series written by Nanatsu no Taizai manga creator Nakaba Suzuki released in 2016. The OVA series was called The Seven Deadly Sins: Signs Of Holy and it was mistakenly labeled as being the second season when it was first released on Netflix. The streaming giant eventually fixed that labeling mistake, but their system still refers to The Seven Deadly Sins Season 2 in some places as being already out.
The real Nanatsu no Taizai Season 2 first began airing in Japan on January 13, 2018. There was a brief hiatus in broadcasting between the two cours (a term for a three-month block of Japanese TV broadcasting), but Nanatsu no Taizai Season 2 Episode 24 will release on June 30, 2018. It’s possible Americans could be treated to the second season with only an English sub on that weekend, but there’s still much uncertainty.
Unfortunately, Netflix U.S. has still not officially confirmed their plans for the second season. They could handle it like the Violet Evergarden anime, which began streaming in the United States the day the finale broadcasted in Japan. If that’s the case, Netflix U.S. could release The Seven Deadly Sins Season 2 on June 30, 2018.
The only uncertainty is whether Netflix will wait on the English dub for The Seven Deadly Sins Season 2 to be completed. If that’s the case, it’s possible Americans will be waiting until late summer or even the fall of 2018 assuming the dubbing process takes several months.
However, in 2018 companies like Funimation have been experimenting with what they call a simuldub broadcast, where the English dub episodes release the same day as the Japanese broadcast. This experiment has been successful for both Tokyo Ghoul: re and My Hero Academia. Therefore, it’s possible Netflix U.S. could push The Seven Deadly Sins Season 2 English dub out the door faster than usual. Let’s just hope that’s what happens for the sake of anime fans in the United States.