The Seven Deadly Sins the Movie: Prisoners of the Sky

We all die someday, but as long as someone keeps a person’s wishes alive, they won’t really die.

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Welcome to the world of Nanatsu No Taizai or The Seven Deadly Sins, which is a tale about the medieval times. First, we’ll do a bit of introduction for the newbies so that you guys can catch up. Not only was this anime based on medieval times, the writers decided to throw in demons, angels and supernatural abilities in there too. Holy shit, this anime will keep you at the edge of your seats throughout the season. Both of them! lol

The main protagonist Meliodas, the sin of Wrath is not your typical boy. He’s actually a 3000-year-old Demon and is the son of Satan. That escalated quickly lol. He’s not as cute as he seems. He’s actually the captain of the Seven Deadly sins. And is also the biggest pervert in the anime lol. As you can see below, he enjoys grabbing big boobs and having a sneak peek at panties as a hobby.

For those of you know don’t know what the 7 sins are they compose of the following. Greed, Envy, Sloth, Wrath, Lust, Gluttony and Pride. Each member representing each sin corresponding to their characteristics and individual desires seen in the anime. Not sure why Meliodas wasn’t Lust but who am I to complain lol.

The story is set in a country called Liones, Britania. The seven deadly sins were considered the strongest of the holy knights. Ten years ago, there was a rumour that the seven deadly sins were planning to overthrow the kingdom. This was bullshit btw, they were framed. They had to disband the crew tried to keep a low profile. But thanks to Elizabeth who sets out to find the Seven Deadly Sins, they are now once again reunited.

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Elizabeth Liones, is the 4th Princess of the Liones Kingdom. She is a princess who has a benevolent and kind nature. Think of Hinata. Yeah, Waifu material lol. She is the 107th reincarnation of the super hottie Supreme Deity daughter Goddess Elizabeth and also the reincarnation of Liz who was Meilodas’s past lover.

And who can forget Hawk! The captain of the leftover knights! The strongest character in the anime (self-proclaimed). Hawk is a talking pig with the moral conscience to keep Meliodas in character. Oh and the Boar Hat is actually built on top of Hawk’s mum who is hugeeeee! Hawk can be uptight most of the time but I find him reliable, trustworthy and full of courage. His heart is definitely in the right place ❤

Now with all the introductions out of the way, let’s get into the movie.  Picking up from season 2, the fight with the 10 commandments was over but shit was still over the place so I don’t really know where this movie fits into the timeline but oh well. The movie starts off with each member gathering ingredients. It was revealed that the King of Liones’s birthday was coming up and they were going to have a BIG celebration.

Meliodas heard a rumour from somewhere that the meat of a sky fish is extremely delicious and he wanted to get some for his old friend the king. While the others have already finished their share of hunting-gathering, Meliodas has been slacking off as usual lol. He instead tries to cook an apple pie with Ban as the head chef and everything was looking as good as usual. However, nobody wanted to have a taste lol. The brave Escanor took up the challenge and boooooom, rainbow vomit everywhere!

Meliodas and Hawk decide to go wash off the skittle coloured vomit in a nearby pond. Melios takes a look and he sees something very unusual. It was a herd of Sky Fish!!! Meliosdas and Hawk decide to jump in and little did they know it was actually a portal to sky island! On the other hand, a Melioodas look-alike also popped out from the pond at the same time! His name is Solaad and he is a celestial with wings. They are the descendants of the goddess clan!

The winged people were there to greet the Meliodas and Hawk. They were trying to capture Solaad for running away from his soldier duties. So they mistakenly took Meliodas instead due to their facial similarities and well pretty everything about them was similar tbh. However, Hawk becomes an instant hero because he looks exactly like the great warrior Oshiro and pretty much gets worshipped. The Celestials are the protectors of a giant egg that has many demons sealed inside it from 3000 years ago.

And out of nowhere a demon group called the Six Knights of Black appeared and attacked Solaad and the Seven Deadly Sins at Liones. Their goal is to ultimately crack the big egg and unleash the ultimate evil from the inside. Solaad eventually convinces the Seven Deadly Sins to help out at the sky temple. However because Galla destroyed the pond portal, the crew had to take the long way there. That’s right team, Mama Hawk takes flight! 

As the big egg starts to crack, the rest of the Six Knights of Black are released. Their names aren’t important but they were all strong as hell. The leader of the group Bellion holds a 3000-year-old grudge against Meliodas. He has once declined entry into the 10 Commandments because at the time he was too weak. So he’s pretty much butthurt and takes his anger out on Meliodas. Meliodas was having quite a hard time fending off all of the Six Knights and he was pushed to the limits.

Reinforcements finally arrived after Meliodas got stabbed by the sacred Wing Sword which is a specialized anti-demon sword. Don’t worry guys our captain won’t die that easily. They manage to pull it out and the fight continues. The Seven Deadly Sins took out all of the Knights and there was just one left, their leader Bellion. He used his teammates’ souls to break the seal on the giant egg and booooom comes out the Indura of Retribution.  What will happen? Go watch it! 🙂

Definitely, recommend this anime/movie to all you guys who are into supernatural powers and fan service. There is actually a good easy to follow plot to this movie so don’t get discouraged if you haven’t seen season 1 or 2. The visuals are stunning and the mystery will keep you wondering even after the movie has finished 🙂

Merlin Waifu is the best ❤merlin

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Spirited Away

Once you’ve met someone you never really forget them.

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In the film, Spirited Away, directed by Hayao Miyazaki, the two prominent film techniques used were visual symbolism and dialogue. These techniques helped viewers understand the three main ideas in Spirited away, which are greed, identity and good vs evil. Spirited Away is about a 10-year-old girl called Chihiro moving towns and stumble across an abandoned theme park village. Her parents were turned into pigs after eating some of the local food. Chihiro finds a mysterious boy Haku who tells her that this is a supernatural resort, and she needs to work to free her parents.

In the film Spirited Away visual symbolism helped viewers understand the theme of Good vs Evil.  For most of the film, Haku along with Chihiro is on the good side, whereas Yubaba and Zeniba, are on the bad side. Visual symbolism makes the audience believe that the characters are associated with mystical powers, emotions, and states of mind. For example, Haku and Chihiro both have very fair skin which is symbolising innocence like an angel. Chihiro has small facial features, like a baby which are considered cute in our society. Another example is Yubaba and Zeniba who are both witches have portrayed with very large heads almost the same size as their bodies making them appear tough and evil. Furthermore, she is very wrinkly and has lots of warts on her face. This makes us think, people who appear more ugly are associated with evil. 

I believe that director Hayao Miyazaki wants the audience to realise that we humans classify people into groups by just like we classify Haku and Chihiro as good and Zeniba and Yubaba as evil. This is called Racism also known as a classification of people into groups, when we classify people into groups we create stereotypes. This is when we think Yubaba is ugly because she’s a witch and stereotypes of witches are that they evil. Why are they evil? Because when we were kids our society and culture taught us this ideology. 

Visual Symbolism helped viewers understand the theme of Greed. The owner of the bathhouse, Yubaba is the most greedy person out there because almost every time we see her in the movie she is usually dressed in rich clothing with gold jewellery and other excessive gems. She does this so she can show her power over everyone else. For example, when Yubaba realized that the customer was giving gold she shouted “Ahh, gold! All Gold!”. But as a punishment of being greedy, the gold turned into mud. Everyone in the bathhouse is greedy but it truly shows when No face was creating gold and giving it away. When this happened everyone started to give No face delicious or exotic foods.

An example of Greed was when Chihiro parents went into a restaurant that they weren’t invited to and started eating rapidly. This symbolised both greed and gluttony, therefore, they were turned into pigs. Hayao Miyazaki did this to show the sin of greed. As said in the bible “Watch out! Be on your guard against all kinds of greed; a man’s life does not consist in the abundance of his possessions”(Luke 12:15). Hayao Miyazaki is trying to show that everyone can become greedy if they are persuaded by the right things.

Visual Symbolism helped viewers understand the theme of Identity. When Chihiro signed the contract to get a job at the bathhouse, Yubaba stole parts of her name and made it Sen. This is called Contract Bestowal and is the way that Yubaba keeps the worker from escaping the bathhouse. Over time the workers eventually forget their name and lose their identity.  An example is when Yubaba said “So your names Chihiro such a pretty name (Pull characters of her name Chihiro and leaf Sen) and belongs to me now from now on your name is Sen”

But luckily Haku reminds Sen by saying “Here are your old clothes, you’ll need them to get home”. She remembers her real name and can use it escape. She also remembers Haku’s name which is Kohaku. When she was young she fell into a river and a river spirit called the Kohaku saved her. This set Haku and Chihiro free and they were able to leave the spirit world. Hayao Miyazaki could be symbolising that when you take someone’s name, you are also taking away their identity also taking away their soul.

After Yababa stole Sen’s identity (formerly known as Chihiro), Sen had to take care of herself because her parent were now pigs. This made her become more responsible for herself and her job giving her a stable identity in the bathhouse. An example of her having a stable identity is when she was offered gold from No face but refused. Chihiro learned from her father’s mistake of thinking that money can solve every problem.

She wisely chooses to do her duties instead of taking gold from No Face. No Face has never had an identity because has never had any friends or family that could teach him. He is trying to lure the bathhouse workers with gold and with want they want gold. If they accept No face will devour them and take the identity of the eaten person. Since he has the identity of the bathhouse worker he has all the greed, gluttony and viciousness and this doesn’t make him too happy because they were pretty empty on the inside. This would explain why No face wants to have Sen’s identity because she has the best identity in the bathhouse.

Furthermore, she was very respectful and kind to No face. Hayao Miyazaki wanted to symbolise No face as a Hungry ghost. Hungry ghosts are similar to no face because a hungry ghost has a mouth the size of a needle’s eye and a stomach the size of a mountain as written in Buddhist text. No face is like a hungry ghost because he had a never-ending appetite. The director Hayao Miyazaki is trying to explain that our identity is the result of other people’s identity especially close friends or family.

In the film, Spirited Away Dialogue helped viewers understand the theme of Greed. Chihiro’s father said at the start of the film “Don’t worry, you’ve got Daddy here. He’s got credit cards and cash.”. Chihiro’s father thought that wealth can compensate for lack of manners and respect. Chihiro learns from her dad’s mistakes. An example is when No face was offering gold then Chihiro said: “I don’t want any but thanks, I’m sorry but I’m in a very big hurry” and runs off. Chihiro knew that money or gold can’t solve every issue and those who give into greed with be condemned to servitude. I believe that the director Hayao Miyazaki is trying to show people the punishment of the greed, gluttony as mentioned in the seven deadly sins is paid in enslavement.

In conclusion, in the film, Spirited Away, directed by Hayao Miyazaki, several film techniques such as visual symbolism and dialogue. These techniques helped me understand the three main ideas in Spirited away is Greed, identity and Good vs Evil. The director Hayao Miyazaki got inspiration from the Christian bible, hungry ghost from the ancient Buddhist text. Furthermore, director Hayao Miyazaki was trying to show the consequences of the 7 deadly sins such as Greed, Gluttony.

Lin Waifu, she can give me a bath any day ❤

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