Knights of Sidonia Anime's 5th TV Ad Introduces Hiyama (Updated)
posted on by Karen Ressler
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.
The show's Japanese-language cast includes:
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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