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Knights of Sidonia - Out Now

Wednesday 9th September 2015


Knights of Sidonia is the latest work from mangaka Tsutomu Nihei (Blame!, Biomega), adapted by Polygon Pictures and arriving on UK shores from Animatsu Entertainment.

Knights of Sidonia
About Knights Of Sidonia

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 in order to pilot the huge robotic weapons known as Gardes, Nagate is entrusted with piloting the legendary unit known as Tsugumori. He, alongside his fellow pilots, puts his life on the line against the Gauna, in the ultimate battle for the survival of humanity.

The threat against humanity, the Gauna are a truly terrifying existence, they can survive in the vacuum of space and change their form at will. The way the series shows their power really helps create a sense of ever impending doom for the inhabitants of Sidonia.

Knights of Sidonia

About The Creator

The author and original creator of Knights of Sidonia, Tsutomu Nihei, has penned a number of hit titles, many gaining a strong cult following and status, including Blame! and Biomega. Knights of Sidonia is currently his longest running work and to date has received two one-cour anime seasons and a movie. Nihei employees a very futuristic and cyberpunk style to his work, often following humanity’s last survivors in the far reaches of the future. There is a wide use of genetics featured within his work, such as cloning, mutations, and synthetic and cybernetic organisms. Nihei originally studied architecture, which later became a huge part of his style, creating huge mega-structures that boggle the mind.

Knights of Sidonia employs many of Nihei’s iconic styles; the anime adaptation from Polygon Pictures goes to great lengths to bring these to life. The way they highlight the fact the characters are clones, and that the cloning process has gone on for many generations is handled very well. We can't forget to mention the mecha within the series; ‘Gardes’, Sidonia’s only line of defense. These are some of the best designs witnessed in anime, watching them dash around space, while attempting to stop the Gauna leads to some gripping and exciting moments. This release is not one to miss!

Knights of Sidonia

Knights of Sidonia Complete Series 1 Collection is out now on DVD and Deluxe Edition Blu-ray. Including a vast array of extras, both digital and physical, including a behind the scenes look at the series, alternate angles for action sequences, art cards and a poster.

You can buy Knights of Sidonia here.

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Knights Of Sidonia Complete Series 1 Collection (episodes 1-12)

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A thousand years after the alien Gauna destroyed the Earth, a small remnant of humanity still fights on to survive, fleeing on the gargantuan asteroid-based spaceship Sidonia. But centuries of flight and warfare have changed mankind in incredible ways: genetic engineering has allowed humans to photosynthesize like plants, reproduction occurs through cloning, and a third gender has been created to balance the population.
Even though it's been a century since the last encounter with the Gauna, military service is mandatory, with all those able enough enlisted to pilot the Garde robots that stand as Sidonia's front line of defense. For Nagate Tanikaze, whose grandfather secretly hid him in the forgotten bowels of the asteroid, it's a strange new world as he's forced to come to the surface and join the ranks of defenders.
Yet his recruitment comes just in time, for the Gauna have suddenly reappeared, and what could be man's last battle will require every resource humanity has left. And what no one knows, yet, is that Nagate is not exactly what he seems, and a secret buried in his past may change the fate of all mankind!
Contains episodes 1-12 on 3 discs
Special Features: Alternate Angle Version - Uncensored, Behind the Scenes Parts 1-2, Press Conference, Advanced Screening, Sounds of Sidonia, Clean Opening Animation, Clean Closing Animation.
Spoken Languages: English, Japanese, English subtitles

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