VIDEO: Sci-Fi Robot Anime "Knights of Sidonia" 1st PV, Staff Revealed

Directed by Kobun Shizuno (G.I. Joe: Sigma 6, Detective Conan films)

The official site for the upcoming anime adaptation of Tsutomu Nihei's Sci-Fi manga Knights of Sidonia opens today.The manga has been serialized in Kodansha's Monthly Afternoon magazine since April 2009 and so far 10 tankobon volumes have been published in Japan. The story features space battles against alien creatures using giant robot weapons in far future.

 

The anime is produced by Polygon Pictures (Transformers: Prime, Tron: Rising, Star Wars: The Clone Wars) as its 30th anniversary title. Kobun Shizuno who directed 2005-2007 American TV series G.I. Joe: Sigma 6 for Gonzo and three Detective Conan films in 2011-2013 (Quarter of Silence, The Eleventh Striker, Private Eye in the Distant Sea) serves as the director.

 

Main staff

Director: Kobun Shizuno

Co-Director: Hiroyuki Seshita

Series composition, Screen play: Sadayuki Murai

Production Designer: Naoya Tanaka

Art Director: Mitsunori Kataama

CG Supervisor: Masayuki Uemoto

Battle Animatiques: Eiji Ogushi

Character Design: Yuki Moriyama

Animation Production: Polygon Pictures

Production: KOS PRODUCT COMMITTEE

 

1st PV

 

1st key visual

 

Manga volume 1 cover

 

Source: Comic Natalie

 

© Tsutomu Nihei, Kodansha/KOS PRODUCT COMMITTEE

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