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SENTAI FILMWORKS LICENSES "KNIGHTS OF SIDONIA"

2/23/2015 7:41:19 PM

Sentai Filmworks is proud to announce its latest license, Knights of Sidonia. Animated by POLYGON PICTURES and directed by Kobun Shizuno, this groundbreaking space opera depicts the last remnants of humanity as they struggle against an alien enemy in the cold vastness of space.



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. And, 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 spaceship, 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 ll mankind in KNIGHTS OF SIDONIA!



Knights of Sidonia will be available soon for home video on both Blu-ray and DVD.





2/23/2015 10:53:53 PM

We here at Sentai Filmworks are super excited about our upcoming release of Knight of Sidonia, one of the best anime to come out of 2014. To that end, we held a very quick Q&A on Twitter to answer some questions you all had about our release. Here is a small rundown of what was discussed:

  • YES, we will be doing a Collector's Edition of Knights of Sidonia, packed with exclusive content and other goodies. :)
  • YES, it will include the Dub included in the original US run of the series.
  • YES, there will be a 5.1 Japanese audio track in the release. Additionally, we will also have an EXCLUSIVE 5.1 English mix as well. Other language/subtitles options include a Spanish language track as well as Japanese 5.1 with English, Spanish and French subtitles.
  • We have acquired EXCLUSIVE "alternate angles" for Knights of Sidonia. They could be considered Director's Cuts of all episodes.

  • The set will also include Behind the Scenes extras, as well as footage from the KoS creators' Q&A panel in Japan and the Advanced Screening.

  • The Box set will come with extra exclusive art and goodies as well. :)



There you have it! We will be announcing a release date for the Knights of Sidonia DVD, Blu-ray and Collector's Edition Box set soon, make sure to follow us on Facebook and Twitter to stay in the loop!


Release Date & Pricing Details


Release Date: June 9, 2015

DVD MSRP: $59.98
Blu-ray MSRP: $69.98
Collector's Edition (DVD + Blu-ray Combo Pack in art box) MSRP: $99.98

NOTE: MSRP is the suggested retail price, which is typically more than what most retailers will actually charge. Always keep a look out for sale prices at your favorite retailers who stock Sentai products.

Right Stuf links:
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More Details

Run Time: 300 min.
Language: English, Spanish & Japanese with English, Spanish, French Subtitles
DVD: Disc 1 (100 min) eps. 1-4; Disc 2 (100 min) eps. 5-8; Disc 3 (100 min) eps. 9-12
Blu-ray: Disc 1 (200 min) eps. 1-8; Disc 2 (100 min) eps. 9-12

Special Features (reg): Alternate Angle Version, Uncensored; Behind the Scenes Part 1 & 2; Press Conference; Advanced Screening; Sounds of Sidonia; Clean Opening Animation; Clean Closing Animation

Special Features (CE w/chipboard artbox): Alternate Angle Version, Uncensored; Poster; Sticker; (15) Postcards; Foil Postcard; Behind the Scenes Part 1 & 2; Press Conference; Advanced Screening; Sounds of Sidonia; Clean Opening Animation; Clean Closing Animation
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Posted 2/23/15
Indeed great news. I can't wait to get this on BDs soon, hope the price won't be too high though.

Also hyped for S2.
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stark700 wrote:
I can't wait to get this on BDs soon, hope the price won't be too high though.


It depends on if it gets a limited edition release or not I'd think. The regular Sentai releases on blu-ray with a dub for a single cour are $42 on sale at Right Stuf during a studio sale for Sentai. Limited edition releases will run you over $77 in the same sale. Though, to date, only Chuunibyou S1 and High School of the Dead have received such LE treatment on blu-ray.
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I am so stoked over this, i cant wait to buy it. do you guys have any idea about when the release date might be announced?
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malrexx wrote:
I am so stoked over this, i cant wait to buy it. do you guys have any idea about when the release date might be announced?


No date announced yet. I'll add it here once one is though.
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I'm so grateful for this. Seeing how I don't want to subscribe to Netflix just for this that it's great to see Sentai releasing this. It's on my to-get list after hearing all the great things about this show.
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Posted 2/23/15
i subbed netfix just for this show, lol. but they have a few titles hulu dont have in dubbed.
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Posted 2/23/15
Because its Sentai its likely going to to cost an arm and a leg.

Still going to buy it
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zalbik wrote:
Because its Sentai its likely going to to cost an arm and a leg.

Still going to buy it


It seems like there will be three versions available.

1. DVD only (Maybe $32 on sale)
2. Blu-ray only (Around $42 on sale)
3. Collector's Box (likely both DVD and Blu-ray, probably around $77 on sale based on the Chuunibyou LE set pricing)
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Posted 2/23/15
So glad this is getting a Collectors Edition treatment. Normally I refuse to purchase from Sentai because of how lazy their releases are. So seeing a CE for a good show like this and not a trash show like they've been doing so far is great.
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Release date and pricing added to first post.
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Woot thanks very much Sonic!
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Inspite of its animation style , I actually like this one overall for its story .

Looking forward to collect this one too.
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