Nanashiななし Nanashi」 is a foreign swordsman who joined the Great Fight Festival for an unknown purpose.


Nanashi outfit in the Great Fight Festivall

Nanashi has long, dark hair and eyes, with the former being kept in a simple ponytail that has a small section fall at the left side of his face. He wears a light, slightly wrinkled kosode with forearm-length sleeves, a patterned obi sash around his waist and a pair of dark hakama. At the left side of his waist is his katana tucked into the obi. He is also seen chewing on, what appears to be, a plant.[1]


Little is known about Nanashi's personality. However, he is shown thus far to be a quiet man[2] who seeks great challenges.[1]


Great Fight Festival arcEdit

After accepting the invitation to participate in the Great Fight Festival at Vaizel perpetrated by Gloxinia and Drole of the Ten Commandments, Nanashi entered the labyrinth where he encountered an Earth Crawler and killed it with relative ease, saving some few groups of knights who took notice of his attire foreign to them in Britannia.

Upon being asked by one of them of his identity, Nanashi simply answered that the challenge lies awaited for him before proceeding on the depths of the maze where he finally reached the finish line and met up with the rest of the several contestants who also arrived including the Seven Deadly Sins themselves.

Defensive Battle for Liones arcEdit

Abilities and EquipmentEdit

Nanashi is a very powerful combatant, shown when he easily defeats a Earth Crawler and a Gray Demon.[3] He is an extremely skilled swordsman, bisecting an Earth Crawler with ease despite the protective mucus on its skin.[4]


  • Iai: Mujou no Taki居合 (いあい) “無情 (むじょう) 滝” (たき)  Iai "Mujō no Taki"; literally "Iai: Heartless Waterfall"」: An instantaneous sword slash.[5]


Nanashi carries a katana.


Arthur PendragonEdit

Nanashi had an odd friendship with King Arthur, the young ruler of Camelot whom he had met as his partner at the Great Fight Festival in Vaizel. While being indifferent to him despite the latter's attempts to befriend him, Nanashi tags along with Arthur to help defend Britannia from the Ten Commandments' onslaught, presumably to seek a much greater challenge from fighting the Demons.


  • Nanashi is a foreigner outside of Britannia despite some samurai elements like Simon of Dawn Roar in the King Arthur-based manga series.


  1. 1.0 1.1 Nanatsu no Taizai Manga: Chapter 158, page 17.
  2. Nanatsu no Taizai Manga: Chapter 162, page 13.
  3. Nanatsu no Taizai Manga: Chapter 178, page 13-17.
  4. Nanatsu no Taizai Manga: Chapter 158, page 16.
  5. Nanatsu no Taizai Manga: Chapter 178, page 16.