Animatsu announced at the end of may at the MCM London Expo their plans for the release of the first season of Knights of Sidonia. That release is now landing on September 7th for fans in the UK and the company has put together a pretty solid and moody new trailer for the show. With limited amounts of these being made, it’s always best to get your preorder in early here for the delux edition.
The US version from Sentai Filmworks included the extras of Alternate Angle Version – Uncensored, Behind the Scenes Parts 1-2, Press Conference, Advanced Screening, Sounds of Sidonia, Clean Opening Animation, Clean Closing Animation. The pack-ins for their limited edition includes a poster, a sticker, 15 postcards, and a foil postcard and more.
Check out our review of that release here.
Plot Concept: Outer space, the far future.
A lone seed ship, the Sidonia, plies the void, ten centuries since the obliteration of the solar system. The massive, nearly indestructible, yet barely sentient alien life forms that destroyed humanity’s home world continue to pose an existential threat.
Nagate Tanikaze has only known life in the vessel’s bowels deep below the sparkling strata where humans have achieved photosynthesis and new genders. Not long after he emerges from the Underground, however, the youth is bequeathed a treasured legacy by the spaceship’s coolheaded female captain.
Meticulously drawn, peppered with clipped humor, but also unusually attentive to plot and structure for the international cult favorite, Knights of Sidonia may be Tsutomu Nihei’s most accessible work to date even as it hits notes of tragic grandeur as a hopeless struggle for survival unfolds.