News Angela to Perform K Anime Film, Knights of Sidonia Themes
posted on 2014-01-02 20:00 EST
GoRA announced on Wednesday that the Japanese musical duo Angela will perform the theme song for the K anime film. The duo's Starchild website also announced that the group will perform the opening theme for the Knights of Sidonia television anime series.
Angela previously performed theme songs for the K television series, Coppelion, Valvrave the Liberator, Heroic Age, Fafner, and Stellvia, among others.
The television anime premiered last October and Viz Media streamed the it in North America as it aired followed by an English-dub stream on its Neon Alley service. Viz will release the series on Blu-ray and DVD next month.
Knights of Sidonia will premiere in Japan this spring. Netflix will stream the series "firstly and exclusively" in both the Japanese audio with English subtitles and in "dubbed local language dialogue" in all Netflix territories this summer.
The adaptation of Tsutomu Nihei's manga 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.
Kobun Shizuno (G.I. Joe: Sigma 6, Detective Conan movie) is directing the anime with co-director Hiroyuki Seshita (Street Fighter x Tekken, Final Fantasy). Sadayuki Murai (Steam Boy, Millennium Actress) is writing the scripts and serving as series script supervisor, and Yuki Moriyama (Street Fighter x Tekken, Dino Dominion) is adapting the characters for animation.