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Knights of Sidonia Anime's 5th TV Ad Introduces Hiyama (Updated)

posted on by Karen Ressler
"Traditional sci-fi" series starring Ryota Ohsaka to premiere in April

King Records began streaming a fifth TV spot on Monday for the anime of Tsutomu Nihei's Knights of Sidonia manga. The video introduces the character Lalah Hiyama and uses the anime's opening theme "Sidonia" by musical duo angela.

The TV ad features the following dialogue:

Sign: Nagate: Don't go beyond this point -Hiroki
How is it, looking at the world above ground for the first time?
It must be terrible, not being able to live this kind of life.
We must ascertain it. The one who inherited all of Hiroki Saito's knowledge and experience.
I'm Hiyama, the dorm mother.

The manga's "traditional science-fiction" 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.

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 show's Japanese-language cast includes:

Ryota Ohsaka as Nagate Tanikaze

Aya Suzaki as Shizuka Hoshijiro, another Morito pilot trainee alongside Nagate

Aki Toyosaki as Izana Shinatose, a Morito pilot trainee

Takahiro Sakurai as Norio Kunato, a Morito pilot trainee

Hisako Kanemoto as Yuhata Midorikawa, a Morito pilot trainee

Eri Kitamura as Honoka Series, Morito pilot trainees

Sayaka Ohara as Captain Kobayashi, the 28th captain of Sidonia and commander of the Sidonia forces

Tomohiro Tsuboi as Ichirō Seii, commander's aide

Takehito Koyasu as Ochiai, captain's assistant

Satomi Arai as Lalah Hiyama, dormitory head

Atsuko Tanaka as Samari Ittan, Morito pilot

Nanako Mori as Eiko Yamano, a Morito pilot trainee

Takako Honda as Sasaki

Kousuke Toriumi as Tsuruuchi

Ayane Sakura as Mozuku Kunato

Osamu Saka as Shinsuke Tanba

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).

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 (Steamboy, 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.

The anime will premiere in April.

Update: Added translation of TV ad's dialogue.

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