Any Tsutomu Nihei out there interested in news about the Knights of Sidonia anime series, and the films too? Well, it looks like Funimation has got your back there. Especially with this epic new trailer:
On July 29, 2021; Funimation officially announced that they will bring the anime adaptation of Knights of Sidonia to the big screen and the small screen. First off, Funimation are partnering with Polygon Pictures to bring the Knights of Sidonia: Love Woven in the Stars anime film to theaters. This anime film conclusion to this epic space opera will happen starting on September 13, 2021 in US and Canadian theaters. The film will not only be in Japanese audio with English subtitles, but also in English dub. However, the film will only be available for a “limited time”. They currently don’t explain what it means, so check back later.
In addition, Funimation is announcing a list of voice actors and actresses for the main characters of Knights of Sidonia:
Nagate Tanikaze – Ryota Osaka (Japanese), Johnny Yong Bosch (English)
Tsumugi Shiraui – Aya Suzaki (Japanese), Alex Shi (English)
Izana Shinatose – Aki Toyosaki (Japanese), Melissa Fahn (English)
Yuhata Midorikawa – Hisako Kanemoto (Japanese), Jad Saxton (English)
Captain Kobayashi – Sayaka Ohara (Japanese), Wendy Lee (English)
Finally, to ramp up the hype for this anime film, Funimation also announces that they have acquired the first 2 seasons of the Knights of Sidonia anime series. They will stream both seasons starting on August 3, 2021. If you haven’t watched the anime yet, here’s your chance to do so. Especially if you have Netflix, since they are no longer streaming the anime.
Knights of Sidonia: Details
For those of you who have no idea what I’m talking about, let me summarize without spoilers. Knights of Sidonia is Tsutomu Nihei’s 5th serialized work. The story is a space opera with elements of horror, biopunk and cyberpunk (typically Tsutomu Nihei), and as you can tell from the trailer and key visual: giant robots called Garde (not typically Tsutomu Nihei). The synopsis from Funimation gives a bit more details:
The anime series is set a thousand years in the future where an alien race threatens to wipe out the human race. The adventure follows Nagate Tanikaze, training to become a Garde pilot and defend the massive starship Sidonia from a hostile alien species called Gauna.
Funimation will premiere the anime film Knights of Sidonia: Love Woven in the Stars in US and Canadian theaters on September 13, 2021. To ramp up the hype for it, they will also stream the first 2 seasons of the anime. Want to watch giant robots fighting horrific aliens in a biopunk and cyberpunk space opera anime? With some romantic comedy hijinks thrown in? Then check this anime out, and we will see if we can make a Tsutomu Nihei fan out of you folks yet.