There were rumours that the anime adaptation of Tsutomu Nihei’s Knights of Sidonia will be getting a second season last month, but the final episode of the anime has confirmed that a second season will indeed be coming out.
A new commercial was also released for the second season’s announcement:
Additionally, they announced that there will be a special screening of the first two episodes from the second season on November 23th at a premium event.
Knights of Sidonia (Sidonia no Kishi) is a manga series from Tsutomu Nihei. The series debuted in April 2009 in Kodansha’s Afternoon magazine. To date there has been 12 volumes released. An anime adaptation of the series was produced in April this year, and is currently still airing. The anime is produced by Polygon Pictures, in their first full TV anime production. The series is directed by Koubun Shizuno (Detective Conan, Hyakka Ryouran: Samurai Bride) with Sadayuki Murai (Natsume Yuujinchou, Mouryou no Hako) handling the series composition and screenplay, with Noriyuki Asakura (Rurouni Kenshin: Meiji Kenkaku Romantan) composing the music.
Here is a synopsis of Knights of Sidonia from MAL:
It’s been a thousand years since the Gauna, a strange alien race with no known method of communication, destroyed the solar system. A portion of humanity managed to escape using enormous “seed ships” like the Sidonia, which have allowed them to maintain the population while drifting through space. Nagate Tanikaze is a young man who has been raised deep in the bowels of the ship. When he goes into training to pilot the huge robotic weapons known as Gardes, Nagate is entrusted with piloting the legendary unit known as Tsugumori. Nagate and his fellow pilots put their lives on the line against the Gauna, in the ultimate battle for the survival of humanity!
More information about the second season of Knights of Sidonia will release in the upcoming weeks. Due to the timing of the special screening, we expect the anime to air this Winter 2014/2015 anime season.
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