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Knights of Sidonia/Sidonia no Kishi


###Knights of Sidonia/Sidonia no Kishi

Genres: action, science fiction
Themes: aliens, mecha, military, real robot, space opera
Objectionable content: Intense
Number of Episodes: 12
Vintage: 2014-04-10

Plot Summary: It’s been a thousand years since the Gauna, a strange alien race with no known method of communication, destroyed the solar system. A portion of humanity managed to escape using enormous “seed ships” like the Sidonia, which have allowed them to maintain the population while drifting through space. Nagate Tanikaze is a young man who has been raised deep in the bowels of the ship. When he goes into training to pilot the huge robotic weapons known as Gardes, Nagate is entrusted with piloting the legendary unit known as Tsugumori. Nagate and his fellow pilots put their lives on the line against the Gauna, in the ultimate battle for the survival of humanity.

ANN Info Page

###Knights of Sidonia: Battle for Planet Nine / Sidonia no Kishi: Dai-kyū Wakusei Seneki

Genres: action, science fiction
Themes: aliens, mecha, military, real robot, space opera
Objectionable content: Significant
Number of episodes: 12
Vintage: 2015-04-10

Plot Summary: After the events of season one, the authority of Sidonia plans on turning the tables and strike at the enemy’s heart. Ace Pilot Nagate Tanikaze and company again must put their lives in the line protecting Sidonia, but now in company of an unexpected ally; a sentient Garde-Gauna hybrid.

ANN Info Page

Knights of Sidonia (Movie) - Vintage: 2015-03-06 (Japan)


[size=16]Tsutomu Nihei’s Knights of Sidonia Manga Gets Anime[/size]
posted on 2013-05-16 15:43 EDT
Adaptation of sci-fi series from Blame!/Biomega creator


[size=16]Knights of Sidonia Anime’s 1st English-Subbed Promo Streamed[/size]
posted on 2013-07-05 00:20 EDT
Kobun Shizuno directs anime of Tsutomu Nihei’s robot manga at The Clone Wars’ POLYGON PICTURES

[size=16]Knights of Sidonia Anime’s 2nd English-Subbed Promo Reveals Cast[/size]
posted on 2013-11-09 12:03 EST
Ryota Ohsaka, Aya Suzaki, Aki Toyosaki, Takahiro Sakurai lead Spring anime


[size=16]Angela to Perform Knights of Sidonia Theme[/size]
posted on 2014-01-02 20:00 EST


[size=16]Knights of Sidonia Anime’s 1st Minute Streamed[/size]
posted on 2014-02-21 14:20 EST
Eri Kitamura, Angela to sing opening theme song for show airing on Netflix this summer

[size=16]Knights of Sidonia Anime’s TV Spot Streamed[/size]
posted on 2014-02-26 01:00 EST
Series will premiere on MBS’ “Animeism” block in April


[size=16]Knights of Sidonia’s TV Spot Features angela’s Theme Song[/size]
posted on 2014-03-03 06:08 EST
Ryota Ohsaka, Aki Toyosaki lead cast for April science-fiction anime

[size=16]Knights of Sidonia’s 3rd TV Spot Focuses on Nagate, Kunato[/size]
posted on 2014-03-10 04:40 EDT
Ryota Ohsaka, Takahiro Sakurai star in April sci-fi anime from POLYGON PICTURES


[size=16]Knights of Sidonia Anime’s 4th TV Ad Focuses on Nagase, Shizuka[/size]
posted on 2014-03-18 21:30 EDT
Ryota Ohsaka, Aya Suzaki star in series premiering in April

[size=16]Knights of Sidonia Anime’s 5th TV Ad Introduces Hiyama[/size]
posted on 2014-03-24 13:15 EDT
"Traditional sci-fi" series starring Ryota Ohsaka to premiere in April

[size=16]Knights of Sidonia Anime’s 6th TV Ad Streamed[/size]
posted on 2014-03-31 01:15 EDT
"Traditional sci-fi" series starring Ryota Ohsaka to premiere on April 10


[size=16]Knights of Sidonia Anime’s 2 TV Ads Streamed[/size]
posted on 2014-04-03 22:45 EDT
Rikiya Koyama joins cast as Tanikaze’s grandfather Hiroki Saito


[size=16]Articles about Season 2 (unlicensed)[/size]

Knights of Sidonia Anime Gets 2nd Season
Knights of Sidonia’s 2nd Season Announcement Ad Streamed
Tsutomu Nihei’s Blame Manga Gets Animated in Knights of Sidonia
Knights of Sidonia: Battle for Planet Nine Promo Video English-Subtitled
Tsutomu Nihei’s Blame! Anime Previewed With English Subtitles
Customi Z Performs Ending for 2nd Knights of Sidonia Season’s Advance Screening
Knights of Sidonia: Battle for Planet Nine Previewed in TV Ad


Press Release


[size=20]Sentai Filmworks Licenses Knights of Sidonia Anime for Home Video[/size]
posted on 2015-02-23 14:49 EST
Series streamed on Netflix last summer

Sentai Filmworks announced on Monday that it has licensed the Knights of Sidonia anime for home video release on Blu-ray and DVD.

Sentai Filmworks describes the story:

Netflix streamed the series last summer after it aired in Japan last spring. The second season, Knights of Sidonia: Battle for Planet Nine, will premiere in April, and a compilation film for the first season will open in March.


Good. My shelf was getting Mecha deprived.


We are super excited about Knights of Sidonia, so for the next 30 min. we’ll be doing a small Q&A about it. Ask away!

3:58 PM - 23 Feb 2015


If only Sentai could have also been the one commissioned to dub it too. :wink:

The way they chose to animate this “on the 3s”, even though it is CG and has no reason not to be fluid (it’s not like someone has to draw the intermediary frames), really made it hard for me to watch as the “stop motion effect” got to me.

As cool as it is that Netflix is releasing this on home video, and that it is Sentai doing it, I’m probably going to have to pass on it.


Q. which season of knights of sidonia?
A. It is season 1. :slight_smile:

Q. Will you be using the same dub/subs that are on netflix?
A. Yes, it has the same dub.

Q. Will you be using the same dub/subs that are on netflix?
A. Same dub, we have re-timed and resized the subtitles to make them a little more sexy. :wink:

Q. Will your release use the same Japanese 5.1 audio track as the Japanese Blu-ray releases?
A. We have an exclusive 5.1 English mix. :slight_smile:

Q. I don’t have a question, but thanks for licensing one of my recent favourites :smiley:
A. You’re Welcome! :slight_smile:

Q. do you have a release price worked out yet?
A. Not quite yet.

Q. How soon will it be released? Basically all the work is done. Been really looking forward to this one.
A. Soon!

Q. Limited Edition?
A. YES! There will be a Limited Edition set of Knights of Sidonia. :slight_smile:

Q. Thank God, I almost thought I had to pass on KoS or buy it elsewhere. I hope the LE will be worth it. :slight_smile:
A. It will definitely be worth it. :wink:

Q, Will you do season 2 as well?
A. Right now we only have rights for Season 1. :slight_smile:

Alrighty! Thanks for a great Q&A everyone! I’ll start writing a little rundown of all that was discussed, putting it out soon! :slight_smile:


Wondering what will be included in our release of Knights of Sidonia? Here’s a handy rundown of what you can expect:


Hmm. If the stuttering has been fixed in the home video release and the LE is suitably cool then I might just wind up picking this up after all.


Sounds like this release will be very much a “Director’s Cut”. Hopefully the dubbing will have been expanded / corrected to match the new materials.

Like Tonka I haven’t had a new mecha series in my collection in forever. This may just well break that drought.

Mark Gosdin


Makes me wonder, did Sentai have the show all along and seeing how they weren’t getting any traction with Toonami decided on the next best thing: Netflix? Same with Seven Deadly Sins? Exclusivity and all that.

Sure it’s one thing to stream on CR/TAN, but you’re preaching to the choir when you do that. Better to convert the uninitiated and get new followers.

What do you think Dale?


It could be similar to the CR / Discotek deal. Netflix had home video rights and wanted to work with one of the licensors to get the home video release out, and Sentai offered them what they were looking for. (Special Edition extras etc.)