Knights of Sidonia Film Comes to The Big Screen! Courtesy of Funimation

Sci-fi space shows hit differently here in the west. The genre has become massively popular, maybe due to franchises like Star Wars and Star Trek. The love for the archetype has translated well to anime, a good example being Tsutomu Nihei’s Knights of Sidonia.

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A lot of credit for the popularity of the anime can be contributed to Netflix, which brought a lot of new eyes. Unfortunately, the series has experienced a weird stint in Netflix’s library, being removed and coming back again and again over the last four years, before being removed permanently for good earlier this year.

After being out in the wild for almost seven months, the franchise has a new home.

Funimation has announced that Knights of Sidonia will be available for streaming on their platform from 3rd August 2021. Both seasons of the anime will be available in all regions except South America.

That is not all, the Knights of Sidonia: Love Woven in the Stars movie will be released in theaters in the US and Canada on 13th September 2021. The film will be available in both Japanese and English dubs.

The movie is an original story supervised by Nihei himself, which takes place 10 years after the events of season two. 

The news adds to the fans’ excitement, after the announcement of the game adaptation in Shonen Sirius earlier this year.

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This new licensing may just make way for the much anticipated season three of the anime, which was speculated to be canceled due to Netflix’s involvement. With all the things going in favor of the fans, we will probably get something this year itself!

About Knights of Sidonia

Knights of Sidonia is a sci-fi mecha series by Tsutomu Nihei’ that began serialization in Kodansha’s Afternoon magazine from April 25, 2009, and concluded on September 25, 2015, spanning over 15 compiled volumes.

The story is set a thousand years into the future, where Earth has been destroyed by powerful aliens known as Gauna. Mankin now resides in giant spaceships continually being targeted by the strange creatures.

By piloting mobile weapon units called “Gardes,” humanity can protect itself by destroying its cores, preventing the monsters from regenerating their protective shell of the placenta.

Within the space ship Sidonia, a boy named Nagate Tanikaze surfaces for the first time in his life, with an incredible amount of time clocked into pilot simulators during his isolation.

He quickly proves to be an indispensable asset to humanity’s defense force piloting the legendary Garde Tsugumori. He fights to protect Sidonia from a grim demise.

Source: Funimation Official Twitter


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