Knights of Sidonia Anime's 2nd English-Subbed Promo Reveals Cast

posted on 2013-11-09 12:03 EST

The official website for the Knights of Sidonia anime began streaming the second English-subtitled promotional video — this time with voices — on Saturday:

The video and the anime's website also announced the cast, and the website unveiled the second key visual.

The key visual's tagline reads, "The survival rate is 50 percent." The new video confirms that the anime will begin airing next spring.

The website and an earlier English-subtitled promotional video listed the main staff in July:

The manga's story takes place after humans flee Earth due to the devastating invasion of alien creatures called Gauna. Humans travel through space in giant ships while the Gauna continue to pursue them. As a new human culture develops, people fight the Gauna with Morito (Guardian) robotic mecha. A young man named Nagate Tanikaze trains as a Morito pilot aboard the spaceship Sidonia and defends its people from Gauna attacks.

The anime marks the 30th anniversary of Polygon Pictures, a studio that has earned Daytime Emmy Awards (Transformers Prime, Star Wars: The Clone Wars) and an Annie Award (Tron: Uprising).

Nihei launched the manga in Kodansha's Monthly Afternoon magazine in 2009, and Kodansha published the 11th volume in Japan in October.

Vertical is releasing the manga series in North America, and the company will publishe the fifth volume in December.

[Via 0takomu]

Images © Tsutomu Nihei, Kodansha/KOS Production Committee  

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