44-year-old Japanese manga artist Tsutomu Nihei officially announced today on his Twitter that an anime film adaptation of his first serialized manga work BLAME! is in the works. Polygon Pictures, previously worked on anime adaptations of his Knights of Sidonia series, again works on anime production. Hit the jump for more.
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.
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.
Following this morning's announcement by Netflix regarding the premiere of the Knights of Sidonia anime adaptation as an exclusive to the service that starts next week, the end of the last episode of the first season has confirmed that a second season of the series will be made with a preview event confirmed for November 23rd. Hit the jump for the confirmation.
Recently licensed by Vertical for release next February, Tsutomu Nihei's (Blame, Biomega) Knights of Sidonia is an idiosyncratic sci-fi manga following life that evolves aboard a giant seed ship. Well timed for excited Nihei devotees, its Guardian mech Tsugumori is getting a new model reproduction. See it after the jump.
Vertical Inc. has confirmed an Amazon listing that they have techno-organic action horror author Tsutomu Nihei's Knights of Sidonia scheduled for a February 5, 2013 premiere. The seven-volume ongoing sci-fi drama runs in the Japanese magazine Afternoon. More after the jump.