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(The series will be streamed by Netflix during Summer 2014. The first episode airs on July 4th. It will be available in Sub and Dub)


Synopsis

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 to pilot the huge robotic weapons known as Gardes, Nagate is entrusted with piloting the legendary unit known as Tsugumori. Nagate and his fellow pilots put their lives on the line against the Gauna, in the ultimate battle for the survival of humanity!

(Source: Polygon Pictures)


Main Characters

Nagate Tanikaze
voiced by Ryota Ohsaka [Staz Charlie Blood (Blood Lad), Sadao Maou (The Devil is a Part-Timer!), Haruto Tokishima (Valvrave the Liberator)]

Izana Shinatose
voiced by Aki Toyosaki [Medaka Kurokami (Medaka Box), Aoi Kunieda (Beelzebub), Kazari Uiharu (A Certain Scientific Railgun)]

Yuhata Midorikawa
voiced by Hisako Kanemoto [Amy (Gargantia on the Verduous Planet), Yui Kiriyama (Kokoro Connect), Haruka Kotoura (Kotoura-san)]

Norio Kunato
voiced by Takahiro Sakurai [Suzaku Kururugi (Code Geass), Coco (Toriko), Yu Kanda (D.Gray Man)]

Honoka series (En, Ren, Hou, Ro)
voiced by Eri Kitamura [Sayaka Miki (Puella Magi Madoka Magica), Izumo Kamiki (Blue Exorcist), Kana Alberona and Aquarius (Fairy Tail)]

Shizuka Hoshijiro
voiced by Aya Suzaki [Mako Mankanshoku (Kill la Kill), Tamako Kitashirakawa (Tamako Market), Kaede Kayano (Assassination Classroom)]


Other Information

First Season
Type: TV
Episodes: 12
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 11, 2014 to Jun 27, 2014
Producers: Starchild Records, Polygon Pictures
Genres: Action, Mecha, Sci-Fi, Space, Seinen
Duration: 24 min. per episode
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)
Opening Theme: "Sidonia" by angela
Ending Theme: "Tenohira: show" by Eri Kitamura
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Second Season
Type: TV
Episodes: Unknown
Status: Not yet aired
Aired: Spring 2015
Producers: Starchild Records, Polygon Pictures
Genres: Action, Mecha, Sci-Fi, Space, Seinen
Duration: 24 min. per episode
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)
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Posted 3/17/14
I read the manga for this before although it's been awhile since I saw an update on it. Eh, I like the overall theme so far but the animation style might take me awhile to get used to.

Also Polygon Pictures is involved interesting..
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"Just a fifty-fifty shot at coming back alive." ... Or something.

I hope this is good. I haven't heard of a space fiction title I wanted to watch in like, forever, and I finally found one.
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I'll give it a shot.
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Really looking forward to this. Never read the manga but from what I've seen of this so far it looks great.
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I'll gladly check it out.
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The first manga I ever read was by Tsutomu Nihei. I haven't read much of this one, but I hope it does well.
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Don't know if want like or disapoint cuz Dark Souls 2 blarg Sunbro.

So it's essentially Aliens vs Gundam. Not exactly a new concept. I mean, if we had a Female main character, holy shit could I get behind THAT.

But....another Shounen Mecha eh? I suspect a solid B.

Wait, I took another look at the cover. Artistically, fucking amazing. I can get behind some of that.

But.... 4 Girls, 2 guys. One guy standing away as if he's the 6th Ranger?

That spells bad news to me everyone, it does it does! Better than one male character, but we have 4 chicks right from the cover. That is always a bad sign.
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Posted 3/18/14 , edited 3/18/14

Felstalker wrote:

Don't know if want like or disapoint cuz Dark Souls 2 blarg Sunbro.

So it's essentially Aliens vs Gundam. Not exactly a new concept. I mean, if we had a Female main character, holy shit could I get behind THAT.

But....another Shounen Mecha eh? I suspect a solid B.

Wait, I took another look at the cover. Artistically, fucking amazing. I can get behind some of that.

But.... 4 Girls, 2 guys. One guy standing away as if he's the 6th Ranger?

That spells bad news to me everyone, it does it does! Better than one male character, but we have 4 chicks right from the cover. That is always a bad sign.

Honestly, I'm fairly sure this series was Tsutomu Nihei swallowing all the cliche shounen claptrap he had to in order to make a story that'd be marketable to animators. His other series (Blame!, Biomega, Abara, NOiSE, Digimortal, etc.), which are all possibly a part of the same universe (along with Knights of Sidonia) just straight-up can't be animated.

They don't have the appeal and they wouldn't sell, despite being cool as hell stories. So this time it's like he went "Fuck it, fine; I'll make a space harem with gundams and teenagers and romantic shenanigans and whatever the fuck, I need to pay rent." And so he did, and so here we are. I just hope the result is good because his other work is pretty sweet.

Two spreads from Blame!, published 1998-2003.




But yeah; at present my expectations are nominal.

Edit: I also can't wait for someone to say they're ripping off the Galactic Alliance in Gargantia.
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Felstalker wrote:

But.... 4 Girls, 2 guys. One guy standing away as if he's the 6th Ranger?
I honestly don't understand why, but I laughed hard for like 3 mins when I read this. Cracked me up.
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Posted 3/18/14 , edited 3/18/14

Insomnist wrote:


Two spreads from Blame!, published 1998-2003.


Edit: I also can't wait for someone to say they're ripping off the Galactic Alliance in Gargantia.


Thanks for the information. I'm looking into Blame! right now. While the picture you showed looked awesome, as I'm a sucker for Knights, Swords, and Sorcery.

The whole thing looks like something my sister would really really enjoy.
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Felstalker wrote:

Thanks for the information. I'm looking into Blame! right now. While the picture you showed looked awesome, as I'm a sucker for Knights, Swords, and Sorcery.

The whole thing looks like something my sister would really really enjoy.

The art in the beginning is a little rough since it was his debut piece. But by the end it's spectacular.

But it is basically technologic sword and sorcery, if you allow for there being lots of guns and technology.


Edit: As a fan of Nihei's architectural style, a shot like this is a bit of a thrill. I'm glad they're keeping the details in.

As long as it's not just a moneyshot for the trailer, anyway.

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Posted 4/10/14
Finished watching on TV.

Few thoughts:


Overall, has potential but I'm not feeling it too much.
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I hope someone decides to stream this so I can judge for myself
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damn it! The title gets me every damn time!

I WANT KNIGHTS AND STUFF DARN IT!

Also...drats to nobody streaming it for now.
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