News Netflix's Knights of Sidonia Trailer, Visuals Released
posted on 2014-06-26 11:00 EDT
Netflix began streaming its official trailer for the anime of Tsutomu Nihei's Knights of Sidonia manga on Thursday.
The streaming service also posted more visuals:
Netflix announced in December the company would stream the series starting in the summer. 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.
The series will premiere on Netflix on July 4.
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:
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's final scheduled episode aired on Thursday in Japan.