Knights of Sidonia Available on Netflix

posted on 2014-07-05 03:58 EDT
Mecha series marks thirtieth anniversary of Polygon Pictures.

The mecha anime series Knights of Sionia is now available on the Netflix site:

The series aired in Japan in Spring 2014, based on a manga by Tsutomu Nihei. The manga's story takes place after humans flee Earth, which had suffered a 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 main creative credits are

  • Original: Tsutomu Nihei (Kodansha's Monthly Afternoon)
  • Director: Kobun Shizuno (G.I. Joe: Sigma 6, Detective Conan movie)
  • Co-Director: Hiroyuki Seshita (Street Fighter x Tekken, Final Fantasy)
  • Series Script Supervisor, Script: Sadayuki Murai (Steam Boy, Millennium Actress)
  • Production Designer: Naoya Tanaka (Princess Mononoke, Tron: Rising)
  • Art Director: Mitsunori Kataama (Howl's Moving Castle, Tron: Rising)
  • CG Supervisor: Masayuki Uemoto (Transformers: Prime, CASSHERN)
  • Battle Animatiques: Eiji Ohkushi (The Sky Crawlers, Oblivion Island: Haruka and the Magic Mirror)
  • Character Design: Yuki Moriyama (Street Fighter x Tekken, Dino Dominion)
  • Animation Production: Polygon Pictures Inc. (Transformers: Prime, Tron: Rising, Star Wars: The Clone Wars)
  • Production: KOS Product Committee

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).

Images © Tsutomu Nihei, Kodansha/KOS Production Committee  

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