Comic Con International: San Diego, July 21-23 will be hosting Tsutomu Nihei, the manga creator of Knights of Sidonia and BLAME! Before that, AnimeNEXT in Atlantic City, NJ June 10-12 will be hosting Rei Hiroe, best known as the author of gun blazing action manga Black Lagoon. More after the jump.
Sentai Filmworks announced plans to follow up its release of the first season of Knights of Sidonia with the second, Knights of Sidonia: Battle for Planet Nine. Season two will be available soon on both DVD and Blu-ray. More after the jump.
According to an image making the rounds on the Internet, the Japanese publication of the 15th and final volume of Tsutomu Nihei's science fiction manga Knights of Sidonia features a wrap-around banner announcing the creation of a theatrical anime film adaptation of Blame. Hit the jump to learn more.
Beginning November 01, 2015, Singapore Airlines will be streaming the 2nd season of the science fiction / mecha TV anime Knights of Sidonia via their in-flight KrisWorld Entertainment System. Hit the jump to learn more.
After six years, two seasons of anime, and an anime movie Tsutomu Nihei has wrapped up his Knights of Sidonia manga in September 25th's November issue of manga magazine Afternoon. More after the jump.
Tsutomu Nihei's Knights of Sidonia manga is getting ready to come to an end. The series kicked off in 2009, and its ending is set to run in the November issue of Kodansha's Afternoon magazine, which hits shelves on September 25 in Japan.
Netflix makes its first foray into Asia on September 2nd with the launch of its streaming service in Japan. Content includes its originals, like Marco Polo and Daredevil, as well as the adaptation of Tsutomu Nihei's Knights of Sidonia, which the service previously presented internationally, outside Japan. The anime is being featured prominently in the Japanese rollout, including Ryōta Ōsaka, voice of the lead Nagate Tanikaze.
Kotobukiya is releasing a 1/100 scale plastic model of the Type 17 Garde Tsugumori Custom 2 mecha piloted by Nagate Tanizaki, the protagonist of Tsutomu Nihei's science fiction manga and TV anime, Knights of Sidonia. Hit the jump to check it out.
Since beginning his career with Blame! in 1997, Tsutomu Nihei has gone from a post-cyberpunk mangaka with a cult following in Germany to writing a limited comic series for one of Marvel's most popular characters and seeing a major anime license. Hit the jump to check out our spotlight on his origins, style, and the series that hit it big.