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Seven Mortal Sins takes the basic story from John Milton’s Paradise Lost and puts its own twist on it—namely in the form of busty, scantily clad demons.

[Note: This article contains NSFW content.]

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You’ve likely heard the basic plot before—be that through high school English classes or just cultural osmosis. Lucifer, the greatest of angels, is banished to hell by God after staging a rebellion. There he (“she” in the case of Seven Mortal Sins) decides that it is “better to reign in hell than live in heaven” and becomes the devil of Christian mythology.

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Seven Mortal Sins likewise begins with Lucifer falling from heaven. Impacting Earth, she makes a brief connection with a catholic schoolgirl before continuing her descent to the ninth layer of hell.

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There she meets Levithan—a lesser demon who is basically the personification of envy—and learns that the demons who rule hell are known as “The Seven Mortal Sins.” Thus, before she can get revenge on god, Lucifer must first defeat and subjugate those who currently rule hell.

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Like Levithan, each of the ruling demons is the personification of one of the Seven Deadly Sins: Asmodeus (Lust), Astaroth (Melancholy), Beelzebub (Gluttony), Belial (Vanity), Belphegor (Sloth), Mammon (Greed), and Satan (Wrath).

While it’s quickly apparent that Lucifer is more powerful than any of the seven independently, she has a flaw of her own: Pride. In addition to being cast down into hell, Lucifer has been cursed by the almighty; whenever she is too prideful, her great powers will falter. Thus, whenever she has the clear upper hand in battle, her pride in her strength becomes her undoing.

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This is an excellent character flaw for our hero. To become truly strong, she must also be humble—something that is the exact opposite of her character. Indeed, by the end of the first episode, she decides to double down on her pride, announcing herself to be the Mortal Sin of Pride.

Of course, this this means there are now eight “Mortal Sins”—potentially nine if you include Leviathan—and only seven thrones in hell.

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But as much as Seven Mortal Sins is about Lucifer’s fall, her battle with her own pride, and her drive to take over hell, it is also about fan service. Lots and lots of fan service. And this doesn’t just pertain to the various characters’ scantily-clad forms—and trust me, in many cases, “scantily clad” seems like an understatement.

As Leviathan’s core trait is envy, she envies everything about Lucifer—i.e., the number one angel of all time. Since she can’t become Lucifer, she wants to own Lucifer—to live vicariously through the fallen angel by controlling both Lucifer’s heart and body. Or to put it another way, Leviathan is constantly either stripping or groping Lucifer in graphic detail.

Add to that Asmodeus’ own lustful groping of Lucifer, Lucifer’s humiliation of Belial by destroying her clothes, and Lucifer’s own transformation sequence and you’ll get to see more than a fair share of naked demons and angels. And make no mistake, even watching the first episode censored, you’ll have more than enough fan service to satiate you.

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Seven Mortal Sins is available with English subtitles on Crunchyroll.

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