The Seven Deadly Sins a.k.a Nanatsu no Taizai
is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Nakaba Suzuki. It has been serialized in Kodansha's Weekly Shōnen Magazine since October 2012, with the chapters collected into sixteen tankōbon volumes as of August 12, 2015. The manga features a setting similar to the European Middle Ages, with its titular group of knights representing the seven deadly sins. As of January 2015, The Seven Deadly Sins had sold over 10 million copies. It was adapted into a 24-episode television anime by A-1 Pictures that aired from October 2014 to March 2015. The manga has been licensed by Kodansha Comics USA for English publication in North America, while the chapters are released digitally by Crunchyroll in over 170 countries as they are published in Japan.