Funimation Will Release Knights of Sidonia Film on Monday
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The new film takes a different path from the manga, and features a brand new story supervised by manga writer Tsutomu Nihei. The film brings back the returning cast members. The all-new story is set 10 years after the television series with characters returning from the previous story.
Knights of Sidonia anime co-director Hiroyuki Seshita returned as the chief director for the film, while Tadahiro Yoshihira, the previous editor for the anime, directed this new film at Polygon Pictures. Sadayuki Murai and Tetsuya Yamada returned to pen the script. Mitsunori Kataama returned as art director, while Reiji Nagazono was the animation director. Naoya Tanaka returned for production design. Masayuki Uemoto was a returning CG supervisor alongside Takuma Ishibashi. Shūji Katayama composed the music. CAPSULE perform the theme song and insert songs for the film, including the insert song "Utsusemi."
The first 12-episode season of Knights of Sidonia premiered in Japan in April 2014. The second 12-episode season, titled Knights of Sidonia: Battle for Planet Nine, premiered in April 2015. Netflix streamed both seasons of the anime adaptation after they aired in Japan.
While the Funimation blog and the Anime-on-line website list the fantasy comedy series Kemono Jihen as being released as a Blu-ray by Funimation on May 9, Amazon UK is now listing this release for September 5.