Ranked #658

Sidonia no Kishi

Alternative Titles

English: Knights of Sidonia
Japanese: シドニアの騎士


Type: TV
Episodes: 12
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 11, 2014 to Jun 27, 2014
Premiered: Spring 2014
Broadcast: Unknown
Licensors: Sentai Filmworks
Studios: Polygon Pictures
Source: Manga
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)


Score: 7.911 (scored by 46,754 users)
Ranked: #6582
Popularity: #439
Members: 94,236
Favorites: 820
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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!

(Source: Polygon Pictures)


Sidonia no Kishi was nominated for the Animation of the Year Award in the Television category for the Tokyo Anime Award Festival in 2015.

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Characters & Voice Actors

Shinatose, Izana
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Toyosaki, Aki
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Tanikaze, Nagate
Tanikaze, Nagate
Osaka, Ryota
Osaka, Ryota
Hoshijiro, Shizuka
Hoshijiro, Shizuka
Suzaki, Aya
Suzaki, Aya
Ohara, Sayaka
Ohara, Sayaka


Shizuno, Koubun
Shizuno, Koubun
Iwanami, Yoshikazu
Iwanami, Yoshikazu
Sound Director
Murai, Sadayuki
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Script, Series Composition
Murakoshi, Shigeru
Murakoshi, Shigeru

More episodes Episodes(12/12)

Episode Title Aired
1 First Battle
Uijin (初陣)
Apr 11, 2014
2 Starry Sky
Hoshizora (星空)
Apr 18, 2014
3 Glory
Eikou (栄光)
Apr 25, 2014
4 Choice
Sentaku (選択)
May 2, 2014
5 Adrift
Hyouryuu (漂流)
May 9, 2014

Opening Theme

"Sidonia (シドニア)" by angela

Ending Theme

"show (掌 -show-)" by Eri Kitamura

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Jun 27, 2014
Sidonia no Kishi is truly a marvel. When I began the first episode and laid my eyes on the CGI, I felt a bit underwhelmed and my opinion began to waver on the show; However, SnK soon made me realize that I could have never been so wrong and I'm glad for that. Sidonia no Kishi is a post-apocalyptic sci-fi anime where everyday mankind lives in fear of being decimated, but continues to survive on an enormous ship known as Sidonia. There struggle is against an alien-species known as the Gauna which have brought humanity to its knees before and the only thing between read more
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Jul 22, 2014
So when I first found out that there was not only a manga but also an anime with the same title (yet spelled differently) as my favorite song by Muse, I felt the need to check out what it was. So of course when I first started watching the show I was pretty pumped to find the same kind of popcorn action that I would get while watching a film like the Star Wars saga or reading a novel like Ender's Game. I did get the show that provided me with that kind of action, but that's just it; I got EXACTLY what I expected read more
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Jun 2, 2014
Before beginning, I'd like to say that this review will focus largely on the sound. As important as the other aspects of a show are, I simply do not care because the sound is astonishing and I believe it needs to be covered in more detail than anything else.

Story (9/10): I thoroughly enjoy the whole "last of the human race" idea. In saying that, I am aware that Sidonia no Kishi is basically a rehash of Shingeki no Kyojin but in space which I gave a 7 (other reasons (although Sidonia no Kishi's manga did begin before Shingeki no Kyojin, so really, it's Shingeki no read more
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Jan 3, 2015
When certain premises in anime are overused without variation they're quickly labeled as "run of the mill".. Like dystopian with mecha. Because of that many anime try to change minute details regarding the setting or premise to stand apart. However, if something normally considered "run of the mill" is executed with proper care it can be seen as rather refreshing. Knights of Sidonia is a rare case, not quite falling towards being called mediocre nor does it fall towards refreshing. Rather it all depends on the individual to make the judgement call.

Story: 6/10

Set in the distant future, the story takes place upon a spaceship read more
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Both feature life in space on a huge ship, both have an ace pilot protagonist with several supporting female characters fancying him. Both offer powerful sci-fi storyline touching various sci-fi phylosophical questions.
Note that Knights of Sydonia is dystopic, thriller seriers while Macross Frontier is utopic adventure. 
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Two anime that take place in the future, they are protecting the place were they live after the solar sistem was destroyed. In both anime the enemy is an alien race with huge tentacles.
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Also the Sidonia is more serious and should be guidance for the the rest of seinen category, while Gargantia is also there but has more the happy happy moments in it. 
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