VIDEO: 30-Second "Knights of Sidonia" Anime Ad

Sci-fi set to run on Japanese TV in the spring, then stream internationally on Netflix in the summer

After a series of short spots, King Records has posted the 30-second TV ad for Knights of Sidonia, the anime adaptation of Tsutomu Nihei's sci-fi manga, set to run on Japanese TV in the spring, then stream internationally on Netflix in the summer. 

 

 

The spring 2014 anime is produced by Polygon Pictures (Transformers: PrimeTron: RisingStar 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 SilenceThe Eleventh StrikerPrivate Eye in the Distant Sea), serves as the director.

 

The series, the manga of which is released in North America by Vertical, explores the the struggles and evolution of the inhabitants of a massive seed ship a millennium after gigantic aliens known as Gauna destroyed Earth's solar system.

 

 

 Cast

• Nagate Tanikaze - Ryota Oosaka
• Aya Suzaki - Shizuka Hoshijiro
• Aki Toyasako - Izana Shinatose
• Takahiro Sakurai - Norio Kumato
• Hisako Kanemoto - Yuhata Midorikawa
• Eri Kitamura - Honora Series
• Sayaka Ohara - la Capitán Kobayashi
• Tomohiro Tsuboi - Ichiro Seii
• Takehito Koyasu - Ochiai
• Satomi Arai - Lala Hiyama
• Atsuko Tanaka - Samarai Ittan
• Nanako Mori - Eiko Yamano
• Takako Honda - Sasaki
• Kousuke Toriumi - Tsuruuchi
• Ayane Sakura - Mozuku Kunato
• Osamu Saka - Shinsuke Tanba

 

Staff
•Director: Kobun Shizuno
•Co-director: Hiroyuki Seshita
•Series Construction/Script Sadayuki Murai 
•Production Designer: Naoya Tanaka
•Art Director: Mitsunori Kataama 
•CG Supervisor: Masayuki Uemoto 
•Character Designer: Yuki Moriyama 
•Production: Polygon Pictures

 


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Scott Green is editor and reporter for anime and manga at geek entertainment site Ain't It Cool News. Follow him on Twitter at @aicnanime.

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