English: Knights of Sidonia
Apr 11, 2014 to Jun 27, 2014
24 min. per ep.
R - 17+ (violence & profanity)
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SynopsisIt'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)
BackgroundSidonia no Kishi was nominated for the Animation of the Year Award in the Television category for the Tokyo Anime Award Festival in 2015.
Characters & Voice Actors
Opening Theme"Sidonia (シドニア)" by angela
Ending Theme"show (掌 -show-)" by Eri Kitamura
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 them and Sidonia are the pilots of the Gardes(mechs) whom protect Sidonia. This setting is not necessarily new, but the way it is handled and presented can only be said to be top-notch.
The story sets itself for excitement, thrills and edge of your seat action which is all done masterfully in SnK. Considering humanity could be on the brink of being destroyed on a daily basis there should really never be a dull moment and there never was. Even at times when the scene was supposed to ease the tension or be a bit more heart-warming not once did it lose my interest. The sci-fi played a huge role when showing off technological advancements and it's thanks to this and the anime's emphasis on it which made it only that much more interesting. Every single moment had its intensity, the plot would constantly mesmerize you with excitement, but evens it out superbly with some comedy and scenes to ease the tension before throwing you back in the action again. The story has been done many times over, but not a lot could match up with what Sidonia no Kishi brought to the table.
The world is brought to life using CGI which is what gave me the first impression that it would be underwhelming. In-fact, I felt rather unsettled seeing the CGI, but moving forward giving the anime a chance I realized there would be no Sidonia no Kishi without it. The CGI is used masterfully for every scene and whenever it was time to buckle up and fly into the heat of battle the action was on a completely different level from anything else thanks to it. While it did take some getting used to for when we were simply watching our characters walking around, it became no problem soon enough and well worth it to just see the Gardes in action.
The sound completely exceeded my expectations. I highly recommend if you have a pair of fantastic headphones, use them. The quality of the sound during the encounters versus the Gauna were some of the best I have ever heard. Once I put on my headset and listened, I was completely immersed. The engines roaring, weapons firing and so-on, you could tell the studio payed especially close attention to the details and it was phenomenal.
The characters in SnK were very interesting. While I cannot say they were completely original they each had unique characteristics to separate themselves from most other characters. Each character evolved in his or her own way and it was fantastic to see some of the interactions between them after the course of some events had taken place. It's really thanks to the sci-fi setting that allows for such diversity among them and while you may not appreciate every character; Each character we're introduced to have their own role in the story and I cannot deny that it's thanks to what can be created within the sci-fi setting which makes each of them only that more intriguing.
Sidonia no Kishi had done everything completely right in my eyes when it came to entertainment. Every episode had a huge significance and would leave you with an aching appetite for more. Every time the Gardes had flown off into battle I was completely overjoyed with excitement and even in the more relaxing scenes I was still just taken aback by all the twists the plot had taken along with the progression. For an anime to be able to succeed in capturing the audiences attention every single episode is a grand feat.
Sidonia no Kishi is an amazing anime that should not simply be overlooked. The CGI, while may take some getting used to for some, is an integral part of the anime and those whom give it a chance will see why. Even for those with a dislike of mecha I'd recommend this to as the major focus on character interactions, fantastic sound and breath-taking action all put into one package makes this one of the greater Sci-fi mecha anime out there to look out for. Out of all 12 episodes there was not one that was uneventful and it continued strong from start to finish.
So what are you waiting for pilot? Suit up, it's time for the Knights of Sidonia to move out. read more
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 and I wasn't blown away in any way. Knights of Sidonia is definitely that kind of blockbuster spaceships and explosions fun you would want in an anime, but it doesn't bring anything new to the table and ends up being a steaming mishmash of vapid and under cooked sci-fi tropes that were cool to watch but didn't light me up in any way along with a plot that moves to fast to fit everything in. However I am willing to overlook some of the production values that I consider subjectively bad if I get around to watching the recently planned season 2 or find copies of the manga.
The first aspect of the show that I was rather taken aback by was the use of 3D animation instead of traditionally drawn shows. I was really turned off by the stale looking world and characters at first, but I think it honestly grew on me and most reminded me of the corridors of the video game Dead Space (minus all the bone-cracking gore and alien enemies that experience provided) and the seed ship Sidonia, all its inhabitants, and the overall look of the set pieces has an interesting, pristine feel to them and it almost felt like it could be the real interior of a space vessel. In addition to that, the space battles were not only the best aspect of the show, but they looked really cool too, and I as the viewer really got the feel that the Gardes, pilots and commanders were not only fighting the Gauna, but the massive size of Sidonia and space itself. An area where the animation took somewhat of a nose dive would be in the case of the characters; they all look eerily the same, and it was highly jarring dealing with several characters that looked the same at first. Granted I could tell who Tanikaze was (but that was mostly because of JYB's voice), but until the characters were singled out and focused upon more, Yuhata and Norio were simply Green-Haired Girl and Sephiroth Wannabe. Then Hoshijiro got introduced with Izana to quickly follow, and there was a moment where I thought they were the same person, and so seeing them both on the screen at the same time was more jarring than it should have been.
So while the animation was here and there and the fight scenes were awesome, many elements of the plot and characters suffer from being cardboard cutouts and aforementioned sci-fi staple tropes that didn't make Knights of Sidonia stand out as much as I had hoped it would. But first lets talk about the good. Whenever the characters get lost or they encounter a Gauna, they need to make the trek through space using just the right strategy to get back or they won't survive, and they made up for some pretty intense moments in the show that weren't the amazing fight sequences. The other interesting aspect that the show expressed was how much pressure the humans were under in order to squelch and survive such as photosynthesizing instead of eating and putting on gravity belts whenever the ship turned were both useful and interesting elements to the show.
However, most of the plot and character personalities I feel were overused and have been done better in other places. Tanikaze is a very staple main character, and the fact that he's this 'chosen one' pilot that can use the 'best garde' really has no purpose other than the fact that he's the underdog and we as the audience were supposed to root for his struggle, I guess. The other thing that bothered me about his character is that he got in trouble trying to steal food and got caught meddling in top secret government stuff and didn't get prosecuted for either. This is why the 'chosen one' trope that is Tanikaze is didn't make the drive of the show interesting; he's boring, rigid and doesn't develop much at all. As for most of the other characters are those kinds that only have one personality trait or motive: Yuhata is smart, sweet, and likes Tanikaze. Hoshijiro: same, Izana: Same. Then there's the endless stream of Red Shirts that like Tanikaze because he's Tanikaze, and the immortal council members who are mysterious and cold for the sake of being mysterious and cold, and Norio is the cranky bitter guy. I'm listing them as such because I feel like that's really all there is to them. When they die there's no weight. When there's love, it's forced. When there's action, they just support Tanikaze.
And of course while I adore sci-fi and the bright flashy robot and alien fights were the point of no return where the analytic part of my brain goes to die, the rest of what makes sci-fi interesting; cloning, ship building, prosthetic robot stuff, talking animals and human preservation technology, it's all cool, but it has to have a point. I ended up having more questions than I had answers about stuff the show made up itself, and for the use of sci-fi tropes that I had seen before, I had seen them being used in a better way. Some of the new stuff that was brought to the table was the aforementioned (and well done) photosynthesis vs. food idea, and the giant talking bear. Why? Why is it here? Why is the immortal council so cold? Why are they trying to hide the Gauna-human hybrid from Tanikaze even though they told him what it was when they asked? I had far too many questions left unanswered, and it put a damper on the enjoyment of the show as good writing to me is all about what to write and when. Of course all of this can be overlooked if the manga or season 2 will fill in some of these blanks for me.
Even if had a lot of complaints resulting in my opinion on Knights of Sidonia being average to good, it was still an enjoyable watch if you do like sci-fi. Sure a lot of the show can be criticized but if you're there to watch it for fun and not for analysis, I would highly recommend it to you. However if you're looking for something more that robot and alien flashy colors and lasergun fights with a pinch of melodrama and scifi cliches inbetween, I'd stay away.
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 Kyojin that is the rehash)). I am saying this before anybody decides to check my list and put the squeeze on me for contradicting myself. Moving on. With a story very similar to Shingeki no Kyojin, many aspects are to be expected such as: large amounts of deaths, large hideous monsters that threaten the last humans, military, great weaponry etc. One of the best points about the story is the realism. Now, I'm not too knowledgeable about space, gravity, mass, and all that, but I can see that there is a great attention to detail in the physics. For example: when travelling long distances in space, Gardes link arms in groups of four or more to cover a greater distance much faster without wasting energy. [Spoiler warning] When the first Gauna attacked and Sidonia moved out of its trajectory, the Gauna didn't just stop mid-flight, turn around and try again. It had to take a large turn to face Sidonia while travelling at its speed. Another good point would be when Sidonia had to kill the first Gauna, they didn't use some ridiculous laser beam or a huge explosion; it was just a massive pillar. You don't need lasers, you just need an object and speed. There's a lot more about it but I'm not the person to be explaining it. Moushiwakearimasen.
Art (9/10): Many people are put off by the use of CGI, then to drop the series instantly. I for one adore full CGI works (I haven't seen many, although I want to). However, some episodes saw fairly sloppy framerates. All I can say is don't judge it by the CGI alone. Apart from the CGI, there are a lot of lovely flare effects used on the Gardes, the structures inside Sidonia are breathtaking, the pilot uniforms are dirty and damaged, neutral colours are used thoroughly which makes the occasional vibrant colours stand out more, the Gauna designs are brilliantly horrific, and the design style used inside of frame 702 gives off a DanganRonpa death scene art style feeling; it's almost comic book-like (which is brilliant by the way).
Sound (10/10): In my opinion, this is where Sidonia no Kishi shines at its brightest. The opening and ending are brilliantly done; the opening using a sort of orchestral feeling that switches to a trance vibe, and the ending is a metal theme (the use of the double kicks was what got me). The voice acting seems to do quite well, although the only complaint would be Lala's voice doesn't necessarily match her bear appearance. Now that we've moved past the basics, let's move to the absolute highlight of Sidonia no Kishi, the sound effects. Now I listen to Sidonia no Kishi through studio headphones, so I get the absolute smallest sound effects, however, I believe regular speakers/headphones/earphones etc still get a noticeably higher attention to detail in sound than any other anime. Firstly, every effect feels as though it is completely original. I have a) never heard many of Sidonia no Kishi's sounds in other anime, and b) have not heard a re-used effect. Even if the action had been repeated, the sound used in those repeated actions sound slightly different every time. Secondly, the sound effects are absolutely spot on when matched to the action being used. I took particular notice to this when Tanikaze grabbed the Kabizashi in episode four. The action was a giant metal hand quickly grabbing a large metal pole. The sound used sounded like a huge metal object colliding with a pole (I even took away the video just to listen to the sound and see how well it matched). Another good point for spot on sound effects would be the very quiet background noise in various scenes. For example: when the Gardes are idle, a very quiet noise is made when the current scene is inside the Garde. This noise almost gives the viewer the illusion that they are sitting in that Garde themselves. Another example would be the extremely quiet noise that almost sounds like a really quiet plane when we get a moving shot of Sidonia from the outside. There are also many small noises such as background alerts and beeps that continue to play and don't fade out after a while. Thirdly, Sidonia no Kishi goes that extra mile and has background characters that actually make noise. For example: when we get a shot in the main control section, the background characters working the computers and whatnot actually keep speaking (although quietly to give more attention to other dialogues) to one-another or to report the current situation. Fourthly, the BGM used matches so well with the industrial setting inside of Sidonia. The BGM also gives off a very eerie feeling as you hit a point of suspense, which obviously adds to that suspense very well. Fifth and lastly, the sound of a Garde flying past the camera or taking off from zero acceleration in space is just the most amazing noise I've ever heard. If you don't decide to watch the show, please find time to YouTube one of the scenes of a Garde flying past the screen.
Character (8/10): In my opinion, the characters are not the best part about Sidonia no Kishi. The characters used are not so original. You've got your seemingly overpowered male lead, your "villain" of sorts that threatens everybody's lives because he's not the centre of attention, love interests, etc. And with that "love interests" point, I'd like to add that I was slightly disappointed to see that they chose to create this borderline harem. Although, the harem can be overlooked in a sense that a) the love interests are of no specific gender. b) There is no ecchi whatsoever, and when there is what you might consider ecchi, it's done through photosynthesis where one who is photosynthesizing must be naked to do so. c) The generic harem traits such as getting accidental tit in the face and whatnot do not exist. And on that "villain" point, I'd like to add that Kunato's development seems really well done. I feel like it captures the emotions of humans really well and how they develop over time; over confidence, jealousy, regret, depression, etc.
Enjoyment (10/10): Every week I prepared a cup of tea and my headphones in excitement for Sidonia no Kishi. Every week I looked forward to hearing the brilliant sounds that come out of this show. Every week of the twelve, my enjoyment level had not moved a millimetre. You know that weird butterfly in your stomach feeling? Or the feeling you get when you discover your favourite song and a wind of goosebumps travel up to your neck? Well, the sound effects in this are the equivalent of those things for me and that sound is precisely why Sidonia no Kishi is number one favourite material for me.
Overall (9/10): I cannot make you love this show and its amazing sound effects as much as I do, but please do not drop it instantly because of the CGI. It is a very small price to pay for something so wonderful. read more
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.
Set in the distant future, the story takes place upon a spaceship where the lone surviving civilization of humanity live in a stagnant state of unrest due to the attacks of giant ominous creatures known only as "Gauna". These creatures are rather interesting as they seem to have the ability to mimic the action and appearance of things they encounter, giving them an eerie presence as the series progresses.
Due to these frequent attacks by the Gauna the story never feel bogged down to a slow paced narrative. This makes for good binge watching material as your curiosity pushes you to one episode after the next. Despite the pace being powered by propane the tone of the series is all over the place. The story goes from "Shingeki no Kyojin in space" to " let's build a harem" at a drop of a hat . This can be very off putting at times but it's slowly resolved back to an even tone towards the show's midpoint.
it's hard to judge the art for this anime. It's a mixture of both CGI and cell shaded animation. The CGI is rather jarring upon 1st encounter but quickly becomes tolerable as you become immersed in the show's setting. On normal occasions if someone were to tell me to watch a show composed entirely of CGI, I would probably think "well this is gonna be some ugly shit" but in this case it works. In fact I think it's safe to say that the CGI gives Knights of Sidonia it's special signature. This is especially true for the fight sequences. However when the focus are on the characters, their movements feel artificial and stiff. It's also obvious that recycled footage were used during the launch sequences and team formation. The flaws are too noticeable to ignore and ultimately impedes on the score from being higher.
The music score is virtually nonexistent. It's all muddled together with very little difference separating them. Only standout were the ones played during Gauna encounters.. The opening song however is one worth noting. I has an orchestral tone while still being rather tranquil, making it one that you simply can't skip. Voice actors all perform their roles with no hiccups but there wasn't any standouts that come to mind. The only other standout being the sound affects pertaining to the lasers (heigus cannon), thrusters and other devices used.
The characters are all a dismal mess. None of them receive any decent characterization. Our main character is basically another "self insert" protagonist with little personality to speak of and is good at everything he does. Basically he's the vanilla of most MCs coming out today and can easily be replaced by one of many other series with no difference noticed.
the antagonist Kunato, upon 1st introduction seemed 1 note. Before he even muttered a word you already know he was going to be the 'arrogant, rich, short tempered douche '.. But surprisingly he becomes the only character with decent characterization. As the show progresses it also becomes easier to sympathize with him.
And finally a plethora of females! Because what's a harem without some right? But seriously there's only two female characters worth mentioning and that's Izana & Hoshijiro (Izana being non gender but I digress). Both of which have no real characterization beyond being 1 dimensional archetypes but they do get a more screentime than the rest.
OH YEAH! there's also a talking bear with a robot hand that we never get a proper explanation for but we'll ignore that lol
despite this show's numerous flaws it's an enjoyable watch for those looking for a sci-fi popcorn flick. The characters were nothing special but the story carried it.
This anime is made to be enjoyed by the casual viewing masses and is an easy watch. However seasonal anime fans will notice the overused tropes and archetypes in a heartbeat and that might be the deciding factor on whether they like it or think it's mediocre. Either way the series to the very least was entertaining with little down time to speak of and can be easily finished in one sitting. With that in mind I recommend giving this one a go. read more
A group of humans in seclusion who live in fear of a powerful race of monsters that they have managed to evade for a long time, who are suddenly forced back into combat with these creatures.
Both are placed in a world where humanity is in danger and need to defend themselves from this dangerous enemy who can push them to the brink of extinction.
Shingeki no Kyojin and Sidonia no Kishi shares a common theme of revolution/warfare between humanity and a species that threatens their very existence. There is the grim reality of death that is explicitly depicted throughout the series. The main characters' survival wits are tested to their limits. And despite their sharp contrast in settings, the violence conveys their world in which only those who fights for what they believe in will survive. Expect action, discovery, and development.
Humans has since long ago chosen to live inside a defensive barrier in order to fend off attacks from mysterious, powerful creatures that frequently attack humans. Faced with the grim reality of survival, the main characters choose to become soldiers to fight for survival.
A group of humans in seclusion who live in fear of a powerful race of monsters that they have managed to evade for a long time, who are suddenly forced back into combat with these creatures.
Humans gettin' boned. The only way to kill them is with a certain way; blood and gore.
Both anime focus on the survival of humanity but in different settings. These two anime's explore the idea of co-existence with other species and have similar underlying themes.
A lot of deaths in both anime, everyone you love will die.
Sidonia no Koshi and Shingeki no Kyojin are set in a dystopian world where mankind is constantly being threatened by a seemingly more powerful race of which little is known about.
Both anime also revolve around the main fighting squad against those who are threatening mankind in their respective worlds.
Also, a plus to the gore fans since both anime has a lot of blood and violence here and there.
If you enjoy the suspense that will leave you at the edge of your chair while watching anime then this if for you.
Both have the same plot where humans are in a brink of extinction against an enemy of giant proportion, except in one anime the people have to do some sort of spider-man stunts in order to fight the enemy while in the other anime the people there have the technological means to fend off the enemy.
SnK and SnK? I am seriously now confused as to which is which due to my lack of intellect and apprehension to acronyms. Aside from my unimportant observation of the alphabets, both premise involves the struggle of humanity against a foe they couldn't understand, a feeling of a conspiracy at work that may or may not have any relevance to the origin, behavior and supposed animosity of such foe, and a discovery of potential in humanity that may or may not lead to the salvation of one or both clashing entities.
Same base setting, The human race is on the brink of extinction by creatures they know close to nothing about. After a long time with peace the humans have to yet again battle these monsters.
Similar in both there is lots of mystery around the creatures, where they came from, why they are attacking and what do they want, if they want anything.
In both shows there's lots of good action scenes, plot twists you did not expect and really epic soundtrack in my opinion.
Don't let the 3D-CGI animation stop you from watching it, give it a try. You will have to get used to it a bit either way. You could miss out on one good story.
Attack on Titan is a shounen version of Sidonia no Kishi set on Earth instead of space and has titans instead of gauna.
humanity's last stand kind of thing. both are not afraid to kill characters and do a good job of making it all seem very real and terrifying
both anime talks about young people who trying to rescue the humanity from extinction .
- Both tell stories of human survival against large monsters.
- Both have military fighting the monsters.
- Both have the same acronym even.
- Sidonia no Kishi far exceeds Shingeki no Kyojin in the sound department (any anime for that matter).
- Sidonia no Kishi is set in space, Shingeki no Kyojin is on land.
both have the feeling of 'battle shonen with a added dash of desperation and carnage' and both are focused on a 'last' bastion of humanity fighting against a monstrous enemy. Differences are mainly in the setting, Sidonia is sci-fi in space with mechs, Shingeki is more grounded, fantasy oriented.
You don't have to squeeze your eyes to see the similarities that these two shows share. Both appeal to the viewer with their obscure and mysterious world building, both have placed humanity at the brink of extinction and both kill their characters with no hesitation. There's also a distinct and unique script writing in both of them that turns the generic apocalyptic plot to an ingenious story that leaves you wanting for more.
Both shows involve the last sliver of humanity's hope fighting improbably large enemies that want to eat them. Both protagonists are idealists that don't want to see any of their precious friends killed but see it happen anyways. And both shows offered a similar episode-by-episode cliffhanger-ing style.
> Both have some kind of weapon to eliminate enemies. ( Blade / Spears )
> Enemies have to be hit in a specific place to be annihilated. ( Nape of the neck / Core )
> Both anime has some kind of huge oppressors to mankind. ( Titans / Gaunas )
> Humanity lives in a secluded and isolated place. ( Walls / Sidonia )
> SnK = Sidonia no Kishi, SnK = Shingeki no Kyojin
> also, both protagonists hate their oppressors, except that Sidonia's MC actually kills
- Both series is a dark show.
- The story is all about survival.
- Humanity lives on a small world (Walls / Sidonia).
- Characters are soldiers / knights.
- They fight an unknown race (Gauna / Titan)
- Their acronym is both SNK ;)
Both are about Humanity's Struggle for Survival
The Protagonist in both of them is mankind's last hope
In both anime they are trying to survive from monsters
Where humanity’s at the verge of extinction due to more dominant creatures. Shingeki No Kyojin has Titans, Sidonia No Kishi has Gauna.
Titans and Gauna consume humans.
Superb and catchy OSTs.
Both have SNK acronyms :D
Difference is that Sidonia takes place in space and more of mecha, and most specially the art.
Sidonia no Kishi is essentially Shingeki no Kyojin meets Ender's Game. Humanity is in it's last stronghold (spaceship) fighting against giant monsters that threaten to wipe them out of existence. Monsters that may resemble humans themselves. The series is currently ongoing but I would highly recommend it.
To be blunt, Knights of Sidonia = Attack on Titan in space (SPAAAAAACCEEEE).
There are probably more similarities between SnK (Shingeki no Kyojin) and SnK (Sidonia no Kishi) than there are differences, one of which is the title (this will be confusing).
Both are in an apocalyptic setting with humans fighting against a large flesh-coloured monster that reappeared after 100 years of peace. The monsters in AoT and KoS (better?) both have a weak spot which the humans exploit, and they both regenerate. Oh, and lots of people die.
The differences with them, is the fact that KoS was made entirely with CGI (and 2D Cell Shading). For me, I really liked it because it kept the art style consistent. Also KoS delves a bit into the romance portions anime (but you cant feel for the characters when they die...at least I can't).
In short, Both are great series. I personally liked KoS better mainly because there was not hype for me when I watched it (AoT is overhyped IMO).
Both shows are about the humanity fighting against something like natural predators. In Shingeki no Kyojin, Humanity was fighting against Titans. in Sidonia no Kishi (Knights of Sidonia), Humanity will fight against Gaunas, some kind of giant aliens. Sidonia no Kishi happen's in the future, where humanity make use of giant robots that can fly and do cool stuff like that
As duas séries são sobre a humanidade lutando contra algo como predadores naturais. Em Shingeki no Kyojin, a humanidade lutava contra titans. Em Sidonia no Kishi (Cavaleiros de Sidonia), a humanidade luta contra Gaunas, algo como Aliens Gigantes. Sidonia no Kishi acontece no futuro, onde a humanidade usa robôs gigantes que podem voar e fazer coisas maneiras do gênero.
Both shows feature the last remnants of humanity in a fight against a powerful enemy whose goal seems to be the elimination of the human race.
disasters that threaten human populations
Humanity is in similar situation in both of these shows although setting is different. There is mystery behind main antagonists in both shows. Both shows have many cliffhangers. Music and action are combined in both show to make them extremely exciting.
Both are in a setting where humanity is in a verge of extinction, where they have to fight against an unknown monster/alien etc.
Both main characters are set in a training school.
- both deal with humanity on the brink of extinction in the last fortress of humanity
- an unknown lifeform which can take on humanoid form is the cause of their near extinction and they're under constant threat from them
- The MC has some secret ability within him that they're not aware of themselves
- companions of the MC are brutally murdered throughout the series
Attack on Titan is quite possibly one of the best action animes I have ever seen the sheer weight of humanitys situation in the show can be felt. Knights of Sidonia is almost identical in this regard, it has great action, great characters, plot twists and turns, ethical and moral dilemnas and so many good traits.
Both shows have-
-A main character who symbolizes the fight for humanity
-A dystopian/apocalyptic future where humanity is terrorized by massive powerful creatures(Titans and the Gauna)
-A setting where humanity is enclosed by walls and consists of the last remnants(The walls and the spaceship Sidonia)
-Strong ethical and moral questioning of what is right and wrong
-Amazing action scenes that make you want to jump out of your seat and start fighting yourself
-A cast of characters that you become bonded to but could die at anytime and also will
-Very good character development and interpersonal relationships
-A kickass OST, both are orchestral in nature but Sidonia incorporates electronic music nicely
If you watched Attack on Titan then Knights of Sidonia is a must trust me.
Forenote(Animation style of Sidonia may be offputting at first due to its 3D nature but it settles down by episode 5, just stick through it, the story, characters and action are its selling points)
A population of humans living within a defensive base for safety from the powerful enemy that lives beyond their walls. Both main characters are involved in assault squads that take the fight into the enemy territory.
Note : This recommendation contains bad grammars.
Both are action anime. Based on story line, both anime shows humans are trying to survive from fear of monster threat by making shelter to form a defense forces. And also there are many of main character's friends died during the war which makes him sad and fight back for revenge.
Both shows have giant monsters hunting humans and the setting is post-apocalyptic.
Attack on Titan is medieval while Sidonia no Kishi is set in Space. Both shows have "knights" and conflicting morals. Plus lots of blood and gore with no care for fodder!
They both deal with mysterious beings trying to destroy humanity, focus more on character development than mech battles, and are somewhat dark in nature.
Sidonia is basically EVA in space. Alien lifeforms are attacking humanity for unknown reasons and it's up to an unlikely rookie pilot to help stop them. Great and realistic action scenes mixed with a solid story and an awesome sci-fi setting.
Mysterious, powerful aliens seek to destroy humanity, who has taken shelter in a defensive base. The only way to fight these intruders is by employing humanoid gundam-like robots, requiring capable humans to pilot them. Both focus on the portrayal of human psychological conditions.
Both are human fighting unknown creatures that comes endlessly.
Both animes have people getting into massive robots and fighting off aliens that come from outer space. Both set in the future.
Sidonia No Kishi, despite its animation, are almost completely identical to that of Evangelion in every possible aspects such as, they both have similar creepy ambiance and atmosphere where, main male protagonist battles using mecha against the mysterious beings who desolated the Earth with an 'unknown' motives.
Both of the following series also have similar feels with great plot which; consequently, build up an interests among peoples.
Both animes involve mechas, aliens and genetic experiments
Both these animes are about humanity fighting in order to survive
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.
The premise of these shows are similar. Humans living in huge spaceship/ships because an enemy have destroyed thier home. Both are also using giant robots to fight this said enemy.
Knights of Sidonia features humans on massive colony ships just as Macross Frontier does. The protagonists fight to survive against the incomprehensible Gauna, which have no (known) means of communication just as the SMS/NUNS must fight defend the Macross Frontier from the Vajra, which they also struggle to find means of communications with.
Mysterious, powerful aliens seek to destroy humanity, who has taken shelter in a self-sufficient space colony. The main characters pilot mecha, capable of releasing explosives and lasers, in order to protect their only home and fight these alien creatures.
Very similar, where the alien life form seems to adapt, and everyone lives on ships.
Its like Macross minus the singing
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.
The animation is different, while in Gargantia we can use the word cute for the animation in Sidonia we can say it's simple.
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.
They have elements of sci-fi and takes place in a futuristic setting. But for both series, life never comes easy for the main protagonists as they struggle to survive and cope in their world. There is the theme of survival as mysterious enemies threatens the characters' very existence. But among those enemies also emerges resistance that battles them.
There is relationship development in both series and concepts along with certain plot twists. If you're interested in sci-fi anime with a setting involving characters battling for survival, then take a look at these two shows.
Humanity is under threat by an alien species. Flying mechs and killing them. Gargantia in space, really.
In these shows humanity is in similar situation although setting is bit different. SnK is mostly set in Space and on Space ship, where SnG is mostly set on planet although it has some space scenes. Also both of these shows have mechas. Main characters have some similarities.
They are both animes about a superior yet primitive race with terrifying powers who continue to evolve at an alarming rate, becoming more intelligent each step thus becoming a greater danger/terror for the humanity thought a select few who are "special" in ways take it up against these creatures.
They both contain some good ol' bloody gore and horror!
Both have futuristic settings and deal with a form of alien that becomes more intelligent. Sidonia has a much better plot, which more actual story, but still includes action and surprises.
Both series involve the human race being terrorized by another more dominate race.
Both series take place outside of earth in space on a another planet. The two MC's of both stories are very skilled and naturally talented but have lost love ones in the past and it impacts the way they deal with certain situations in the current time of the story. Both series are brutal and no one is safe especially the Main Characters, the narrative's have Action, Horror, Sci-Fi, and Space genre elements.
Aliens that threaten the existence of humanity (they also appear very similar in both) and the development of mechas to fend off against the aliens is present in both. The setting of both is similar and deals with top notch students training to become pilots of the mechas, who live in some sort of spaceship.
*Humanity has to face aliens (that look pretty similar in both anime) who want to purge human race for the universe sake.
*Main character has a super mecha
*Hard sci fi!!! (Space radiation are deadly!)
Very similar theme Humanity struggling for survival against space creatures
both use mechas to fight them
main character get a special mecha which creates some drama in the crew
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