Funimation Brings Sci-fi Anime Knights of Sidonia to Theaters and Streaming Service

FUNIMATION TRAVELS THE GALAXY WITH THE EPIC, SCI-FI ANIME FRANCHISEKNIGHTS OF SIDONIA

Funimation Releasing ‘Knights of Sidonia: Love Woven in the Stars’ Film in Theaters in the U.S. and Canada starting September 13

Funimation Acquires Both Seasons of the Popular Series for Fans to Stream Starting August 3


Culver City, CA (July 29, 2021) In a sweeping new story based on the manga by Tsutomu Nihei, Earth is destroyed and humankind lives on a massive spaceship called Sidonia to defend themselves from hostile aliens.

Welcome to Knights of Sidonia, the epic adventure tale set a thousand years in the future where the fate of humans rests in the hands of a brave few.

Funimation, the market leader in anime serving fans worldwide, brings the popular sci-fi anime Knights of Sidonia to theaters and television. Funimation announced today it has partnered with Polygon Pictures for the film release of Knights of Sidonia: Love Woven in the Stars in theaters for a limited time beginning September 13 in the United States and Canada, in Japanese with English subtitles and English dub. The film, Knights of Sidonia: Love Woven in the Stars, is the thrilling conclusion of the adventures of the Sidonia.

Funimation also announced it has acquired seasons one and two of the anime series giving fans a chance to enjoy all 24 nail-biting episodes and catch up on the action in outer space. The series is available beginning August 3 on Funimation's streaming platform in the United States, Canada, U.K. and Ireland.

Knights of Sidonia is a kick-ass adventure tale in the truest sense, with epic battles and romance woven in. We can't wait to share the conclusion of their story with fans in theaters this September,” said Mitchel Berger, Funimation Global Group's Senior Vice President of Global Commerce. “And what better way to prepare for the final battle coming to theaters than reliving where it all began with the anime series streaming on Funimation. We're thrilled to be working with Polygon Pictures to bring the franchise to fans.”

The anime series is set a thousand years in the future where an alien race threatens to wipe out the human race. The adventure follows Nagate Tanikaze, training to become a Garde pilot and defend the massive starship Sidonia from a hostile alien species called Gauna.

Film Synopsis:

It's been nearly 10 years since ace pilot Nagate Tanikaze repelled the Gauna forces and saved Sidonia, humanity's last home. In this final battle where annihilation looms and love blossoms unexpectedly, will humanity persevere or will the Gauna see domination?

Produced by Polygon Pictures Knights of Sidonia: Love Woven in the Stars is supervising directed by and Hiroyuki Seshita and directed by Tadahiro ‘Tady’ Yoshihira, written by Sadayuki Murai and Tetsuya Yamada, with music by Shūji Katayama. The film features the cast and key creative team behind the popular series. The film's Japanese and English voice cast include:

Nagate Tanikaze - Ryota Osaka (Japanese), Johnny Yong Bosch (English)

Tsumugi Shiraui - Aya Suzaki (Japanese), Alex Shi (English)

Izana Shinatose - Aki Toyosaki (Japanese), Melissa Fahn (English)

Yuhata Midorikawa - Hisako Kanemoto (Japanese), Jad Saxton (English)

Captain Kobayashi - Sayaka Ohara (Japanese), Wendy Lee (English)

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ABOUT POLYGON PICTURES

Founded in July 1983, PPI is one of the largest digital animation studios in Japan and produces cutting-edge entertainment content in keeping with our mission to "do what no other has done, in unparalleled quality, for all the world to see and enjoy." Including our Malaysian subsidiary studio, Silver Ant PPI Sdn. Bhd., we have brought together over 300 creators from around the world. Making use of innovative new technologies, we devote our days to producing digital content for all types of media. Our notable works include Knights of Sidonia, Pacific Rim: The Black, Transformers series, Star Wars: Resistance, GENKI GENKI NONTAN, and more.

For more information, visit our website at: http://www.ppi.co.jp

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