How to Watch The Seven Deadly Sins in Order: The Definitive Guide

Here's your definitive guide to watching The Seven Deadly Sins anime in order.


The Seven Deadly Sins is one of the more popular manga and anime series of the last decade. Following Meliodas and his crew, known as The Seven Deadly Sins, along with Princess Elizabeth, they set out to not only restore their kingdom (and the reputation of The Seven Deadly Sins), but eventually put an end to a generations-long battle that threatens both the celestial and terrestrial realms.

Below, you will find the definitive guide to watching The Seven Deadly Sins in order. The list will include all movies and original video animations (or OVAs) – though both aren’t necessarily canon. Movies and OVAs will be inserted where they should be watched based on release date.


The lists will include all episodes, including mixed canon and filler episodes. There will be separate lists breaking down the episodes into more specific groups.

How to watch The Seven Deadly Sins in order with movies

  1. The Seven Deadly Sins (Season 1, Episodes 1-24)
  2. The Seven Deadly Sins (OVAs 1-2 “Bandit Ban” and “Heroes Fun Time – Extra Stories Compilation -“
  3. The Seven Deadly Sins (Season 2 “Signs of Holy War,” Episodes 1-4 or 25-28)
  4. The Seven Deadly Sins (Season 3 “Revival of The Commandments,” Episodes 0-24 or 28.5-52)
  5. The Seven Deadly Sins (Movie 1 “The Seven Deadly Sins the Movie: Prisoners of the Sky”)
  6. The Seven Deadly Sins (OVA 3 “Heroes’ Frolic”)
  7. The Seven Deadly Sins (Season 4 “Wrath of the Gods,” Episodes 1-24 or 53-76)
  8. The Seven Deadly Sins (Season 5 “Dragon’s Judgement,” Episodes 0-24 or 76.5-100)
  9. The Seven Deadly Sins (Movie 2 “The Seven Deadly Sins: Cursed by Light”)

Note that Cursed by Light is actually set between the final two episodes of the series. However, since it was released after the series concluded, it’s listed last. Episode 0 in Seasons 3 and 5 indicates a recap episode of the previous season, but aren’t necessarily considered canon episodes.

How to watch The Seven Deadly Sins in order (without fillers)

  1. The Seven Deadly Sins (Season 1, Episodes 1-24)
  2. The Seven Deadly Sins (Season 3 “Revival of The Commandments,” Episodes 1-24 or 29-52)
  3. The Seven Deadly Sins (Season 4 “Wrath of the Gods,” Episodes 1-24 or 53-76)
  4. The Seven Deadly Sins (Season 5 “Dragon’s Judgement,” Episodes 1-24 or 77-100)

Without fillers and the two recap episodes (which don’t figure into the total episode count), you have 96 of 100 episodes that are not pure filler. That’s a mere four percent, which is a fry cry from other popular anime over the decades like Dragon Ball Z (39 fillers), Naruto (90 fillers), and Bleach (163 fillers!).

The Seven Deadly Sins manga canon episodes list

  1. The Seven Deadly Sins (Season 1, Episodes 1-19)
  2. The Seven Deadly Sins (Season 1, Episode 21)
  3. The Seven Deadly Sins (Season 1, Episode 23)
  4. The Seven Deadly Sins (Season 3, Episodes 3-24 or 31-52)
  5. The Seven Deadly Sins (Season 4, Episodes 1-24 or 53-76)
  6. The Seven Deadly Sins (Season 5, Episodes 1-24 or 77-100)

The above list removed mixed canon episodes, of which there were five. This then brings your episodes to view for purely canon from 96 to 91 episodes.


The Seven Deadly Sins mixed canon episodes list

  1. The Seven Deadly Sins (Season 1, Episodes 20-22)
  2. The Seven Deadly Sins (Season 1, Episode 24)
  3. The Seven Deadly Sins (Season 3, Episodes 1-2 or 29-30)

Mixed canon episodes are episodes that mostly adhere to the story told in the manga, but have some elements added to the anime. This is done to both bridge the gap in actions, dialogue, and more between the manga and anime, and also to extend episodes. Like with the low amount of fillers, having only five mixed canon episodes is another boon to the series.

The Seven Deadly Sins filler episodes list

  1. The Seven Deadly Sins (Season 2, Episodes 1-4 or 25-28)

There are only four filler episodes in The Seven Deadly Sins. The filler episodes aren’t spread throughout the series and are self-contained within their own season (season 2). This makes The Seven Deadly Sins one of the more seamless anime to watch.

Can I watch The Seven Deadly Sins without reading the manga?

Yes, particularly because 91 percent of the episodes strictly adhere to the manga story. If you add mixed canon, that brings it up to 96 percent canon episodes. You may miss some intricacies or details here and there from not studying the panels, but you’ll understand the macro and micro stories being told in the anime with little to no problems.


Can I skip all The Seven Deadly Sins filler episodes?

Yes, you can skip the four filler episodes (Season 2) of The Seven Deadly Sins. The four fillers focus more on the relationships within the knight group The Seven Deadly Sins, including between Meliodas and Ban, King and Diane, and Meliodas and Diane. One episode has more of an ensemble with Merlin as the main character.

How many episodes are there of The Seven Deadly Sins?

In total, there are 100 episodes of The Seven Deadly Sins. Of these 100, four are filler and five are mixed canon. That leaves 91 or 96 canon episodes of the 100. For comparison, Dragon Ball had 153 total episodes, Dragon Ball Z had 291, Naruto had 220, Naruto Shippuden had 500, Bleach had 366, and Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood had 64.

Now you have your definitive guide to watching The Seven Deadly Sins, available on Netflix. Relive or experience for the first time the trials and tribulations – along with a lot of humor – of Meliodas, Ban, King, Diane, Merlin, Gowther, Escanor, Diane, and of course, Hawk!


Bruce L

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