Sidonia no Kishi

Knights of Sidonia

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Synonyms: Sidonia no Kishi
Japanese: シドニアの騎士
English: Knights of Sidonia
Spanish: Knights of Sidonia
French: Knights of Sidonia
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Type: TV
Episodes: 12
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 11, 2014 to Jun 27, 2014
Premiered: Spring 2014
Broadcast: Unknown
Studios: Polygon Pictures
Source: Manga
Genres: ActionAction, Sci-FiSci-Fi
Themes: MechaMecha, SpaceSpace
Demographic: SeinenSeinen
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)


Score: 7.661 (scored by 9937899,378 users)
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Ranked: #11722
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Popularity: #872
Members: 208,634
Favorites: 1,349

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Jun 27, 2014
Ragix (All reviews)
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
Jul 22, 2014
jzmcdaisy2112 (All reviews)
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
Jan 3, 2015
ZephSilver (All reviews)
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
Jun 27, 2014
mercury1980 (All reviews)
The pledge:

We, the knights of Sidonia.
Pledge ourselves as one united galaxy protectors.
Regardless of gender, race or religion.
To protect the outer space from destruction.
That is caused by Gauna floating in outer space.
So as to achieve peace, happiness and progress for
our universe.

I came up with the pledge which describes best of the Knights of Sidonia. This anime is directed by Kobun Shizuno from Polygon Pictures and it is an adaptation from Nihei's manga "Knights of Sidonia". As you may know, Nihei Tsutomu specializes in cyperpunk genre manga like for example, BLAME & Biomega.

This anime reminds me of Gravity the movie.

STORY (9):

The story takes place read more
Jun 28, 2014
Stark700 (All reviews)
Imagine a world, waking up every day, and realizing that you could be exterminated any moment. In the world of Sidonia no Kishi, that’s a common trend for every single human who are still alive. The primary cause of this are the Gauna, alien extraterrestrials that have devastated humanity into near distinction. As the show takes place in an apocalyptic future, a journey with Sidonia no Kishi will be one of the dark ages.

The brainchild of the series and idea is Tsutomu Nihei, known for his other manga works such as Blame and Biomega. In Sidonia no Kishi, he spawns the idea of sci-fi read more
Aug 20, 2014
keragamming (All reviews)
Sidonia no Kishi, I heard a lot about this series and how it's similar to Attack on titan. So me as a big fan of attack on titan came in to see what all the hype and talk about this series was about.

Story 6/10. The story is about Gauna a alien race that has destroyed the solar system and now humans are on the brink of extinction and are now forced to live in giant seed ships. Nagate Tanikaze is the main character of this series, he's entrusted to pilot the legendary unit known as Tsugumori. So basically this series is a survival series read more
Jul 22, 2014
NeverKnowsBest26 (All reviews)
High-concept sci-fi is hardly a rarity in anime, in fact it is integral to the medium as a whole. Apocalyptic struggles for the survival of humanity are also quite common, and giant robots are synonymous with anime. However, as well tread as these elements are, they can still feel fresh and like they’re on the cutting-edge when done correctly. Knights of Sidonia, adapted from a manga by acclaimed author Tatsomu Nihei of the same title, is a prime example for this. If taken on their own, the plot elements that the show uses are not breaking any new ground, and yet they come together to read more
Nov 5, 2014
Touka (All reviews)
Knights of Sidonia is a science fiction action series adapted from renowned mangaka Nihei Tsutomu. The series - which is arguably more accessible than the authors other work - has received a favourable adaptation from Polygon Pictures, though unfortunately certain elements fail to avoid banality.

The narrative is an enthralling romp through outer space and Sidonia - the series' giant intergalactic city, complete with Tsutomu's famously captivating architecture - though at certain points it loses its way (or rather, its appeal) as it devolves into a generic harem. This element could have been better portrayed - perhaps displaying the characters' desperation in trying to find love read more
Jul 2, 2014
silentkaze (All reviews)
This review may contain minor spoilers.

Knight of Sidonia is a raw diamond of the recent anime seasons. General fan could be easily dispelled away by the show's odd art style and initial confusing story (at least in my case). However, once you get past the use of 3-D drawing and the lack of narrative, Knight of Sidonia (for short KoS) will amaze any patient audience with its frank manner of storytelling and brilliant space atmosphere.

What set KoS apart from other space/mecha anime series is that it is not giving a damn in pleasing fan with flashy battles, human living in beautiful spaceships or read more
Dec 17, 2014
GonzoLewd (All reviews)
Imagine a Sci-fi epic with the tenacity of becoming something of a psychological journey into the deep unknown. Many movies have captured the feelings of being out in the far reaches of interstellar travel in space rockets, or in this case, giant mechas. With the help of talented writers, that dream can become real, in order to prove to the viewers that it can retain that sci-fi glory and be significant to the genre. All it takes is something like Sidonia no Kishi to show that the genre is far from dead.

What sets Sidonia no Kishi at the top spot along with many great space read more
Sep 9, 2014
nth256 (All reviews)
I've gotta say, I'm not one to let some janky animation get in the way of a good story, but the animation was just horrendous. I'm a fan of good CG animation, but this was not it. The character design was okay - typical anime fare - but the characters were animated in this really choppy, static manner. Ugh. I tried to like it, but i just couldn't.

The overall story was interesting, and not having read manga yet, I'm interested to see where it goes. I like the main character's origin, however inconceivable it may be. I don't like the harem aspect of the story, read more
Jul 11, 2014
colonelpanic (All reviews)
Sidonia’s quiche is probably best described as “dumb but fun.” It does a lot of stuff that doesn't make sense. The pilots are all idiots, especially early in the series. None of them follow orders. Whenever a fight starts it turns into chaos as they all do random things. In fact, that’s basically how their whole society works. Most of the jeopardy in this show comes from people's stupidity, which makes it very hard to understand how they managed to avoid blowing themselves up for so long.

In particular, I found it hard to suspend disbelief during an incident where a quick look at mission read more
Jul 29, 2015
ggultra2764 (All reviews)
Knights of Sidonia is an anime that pushes a hard sci-fi storyline mixed with elements of "real robot" mecha in exploring the Sidonia fleet's struggles against a mysterious alien threat in space that has nearly driven humanity to the brink of extinction. The major element of Sidonia that sticks out prominently is the meticulous detail it provides to showing off the world of the Sidonia space colony. The series devotes a great amount of effort in detailing varying elements to the civilization of the series as humans aboard Sidonia have undergone genetic engineering that provide them with differing abilities to adapt to the space colony read more
Jan 21, 2016
JaegerDanger5 (All reviews)
Ok, I don't write many reviews, but considering how bad this anime was I feel it can't be that hard.

This was probably spelled out in the plot synopsis, but Knights of Sidonia (or シドニアの騎士) is a science fiction, mecha action anime where humans have fled Earth a thousand years ago on a giant space ship called 'Sidonia' fleeing from the threat of unknown origin known as the 'Gauna'. Protagonist Nagate Tanikaze in search for food stumbles out of the vast inner workings of Sidonia and out into the open society where he is selected to be a Guardian Pilot defending Sidonia against the Gauna read more
Jun 27, 2014
Ferax (All reviews)
Sidonia no Kishi/ Knights of Sidonia is:
the cool kid that everybody ignore and flying below the radar of a lot of people

SnK or KoS if you want, is probably one of the best series for this season but also the most underrated

Story 8/10: Makind fighting some kind of alien/monster thing, and a lot of people are comparing this with Attack on Titan, you know humans vs monster that are trying to kill them but in space and starting to be annoying that they do that
SnK/KoS has a great sci-fi story how they do literally anything to survive at any cost from the enemy, like killing read more
Dec 26, 2014
TheAzureSky (All reviews)
A butt-clenchingly tense alien sci-fi with an interesting setting only held back by bland characters.


Do you know what makes great entertainment? When there’s something at stake. When there’s tension. When the main characters could actually lose and fuck up.

This is my biggest issue with the superhero genre. You know Superman or Wolverine are never going to lose. If they die they’ll just come back because nobody stays dead in comics. Your toast getting burnt is more inconvenient.

When you know your heroes will win or won’t die then any excitement is gone. What’s the point of watching? It can still be entertaining, but it would be read more
Aug 22, 2014
Jambatti (All reviews)
Sidonia no Kishi i rate 10 of 10. It 'been long since i watched something with such enjoyment.
I often rate some good animes 8-9 ball, but 10 i give almost never. But this is exactly that situation.
This is, a perfect mecha story. Mecha_as_it_should_be. And one of the finest pieces of action/adventure anime at all(much better than, e.g., overrated by dumb kids "Attack on Titan").

Let me explain why at every point:

1)Atmospherous music, not only the exatly compositions, but the timing and appropirateness of sound to very each moment is perfect.

2)No cryings, stupid emotions for half the episode in "IWILLKILLYOUEVILLLLAAAAAA" style, and also no reflections read more
Aug 16, 2015
themegamancave (All reviews)
“Attack on Titan in space? Well…. not quite.”

I was terribly hesitant to delve into another dystopian anime with mechs, as I feel it can be one of the most overused plot elements in any anime, but at the strong recommendation of a friend I tuned into Sidonia no Kishi (Knights of Sidonia). What I found was a CGI-infused space epic of sorts, which I even later found out to be compared often to Attack on Titan. It’s a show I wanted to like, but turned out to bland in a lot of ways, hindering its overall successes.

Knights of Sidonia takes read more
Oct 14, 2014
Playbahnosh (All reviews)
It's quite a weird story how I came to watch this series. One day I was browsing anime series as to what to watch, and "Knights of Sidonia" caught my eye. Something immediately clicked in my mind. I just knew I've seen this somewhere a long time ago, but the description of the anime didn't jog anything, besides, it was a brand new series and I remembered seeing this title many years ago. It was bugging me to no end, but I just couldn't remember. So, on a whim, I decided to watch Knights of Sidonia, in hopes to uncover the mystery. All I can read more
Jul 24, 2014
Airuhn (All reviews)
Sidonia no Kishi follows the black sheep of Sidonia, Tanikaze Nagate. He's an 'underground' person who has lived underground in Sidonia since birth. He received elite training for piloting a Gardes since childhood by the Ace of Sidonia. One day, he finally comes up to the surface in search of food. There, a few incidences occured and he was enrolled in a school which trains Sidonians to become Gardes pilots.

I was skeptical about watching this anime due to it being generated by computer graphics in contrast to traditional animation, much like JoJo's Bizarre Adventure Stardust Crusaders. However, unlike the latter, Sidonia no Kishi misses out read more