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.
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 key visual
Manga volume 1 cover
Source: Comic Natalie
© Tsutomu Nihei, Kodansha/KOS PRODUCT COMMITTEE