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Netflix's Knights of Sidonia Trailer, Visuals Released

posted on 2014-06-26 11:00 EDT
Traditional science-fiction robot series to premiere on Netflix on July 4

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:

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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:

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's final scheduled episode aired on Thursday in Japan.


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