The Seven Deadly Sins: Grudge of Edinburgh Part 1 review: Decent first instalment

In ‘The Seven Deadly Sins: Grudge of Edinburgh Part 1’, Prince Tristan attempts to save his mother, Elizabeth, who has been struck by a curse. The anime film is now streaming on Netflix.


The narrative is a continuation of ‘The Seven Deadly Sins’ anime, and many of the characters return. It also serves as an introduction to the ‘Four Nights of the Apocalypse’ anime, which follows Tristan as well.

In ‘Grudge of Edinburgh Part 1’, Tristan is shown to be struggling to control his demon powers, which he inherited from his father Meliodas.

On the other hand, he has a grip on his Goddess powers acquired through his mother. Tristan, himself, is more interested in saving others, while Meliodas wants him to fight evil.

One day, Elizabeth falls sick due to a curse. Tristan is unable to save her with his powers and instead decides to find the remedy in the fairies’ forest.

During his journey, he comes across a mysterious fairy boy. Together, they fight the soldiers of Deathpierce, the man responsible for cursing Elizabeth, with the aim to take the mastermind out.


The film gives a fresh spin to the anime, which had reached a ridiculous state in terms of power scaling. The reset with Tristan was much needed.

Although the 3D animation had been subject to controversy when the trailer was released, it actually feels smooth over the 50-minute runtime.

The rise of Deathpierce is a great twist. Fans would never have expected him to return and be this pivotal to the storyline.

The enigma around the fairy boy works quite well and builds up intrigue surrounding his true identity. And as long as you’re not familiar with the sequel, you’re bound to be curious.


The premise is extremely thin and the runtime is barely enough to even call it a movie. The entire film should have been released together and not in two parts.


Overall, ‘The Seven Deadly Sins: Grudge of Edinburgh Part 1’ is better than a lot of fans might have expected, but there’s still a lot of scope for improvement for the second part.

The Seven Deadly Sins: Grudge of Edinburgh Part 1
The Seven Deadly Sins: Grudge of Edinburgh Part 1 review: Decent first instalment 1

Director: Bob Shirohata

Date Created: 2022-12-20 16:41

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