Sidonia no Kishi: Daikyuu Wakusei Seneki


Knights of Sidonia: Battle for Planet Nine

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Synonyms: Knights of Sidonia: War of the Ninth Planet, Sidonia no Kishi: Dai-kyuu Wakusei Seneki
Japanese: シドニアの騎士 第九惑星戦役
English: Knights of Sidonia: Battle for Planet Nine
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Type: TV
Episodes: 12
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 11, 2015 to Jun 27, 2015
Premiered: Spring 2015
Broadcast: Saturdays at 01:55 (JST)
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)

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Score: 7.731 (scored by 6413464,134 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #12292
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #1838
Members: 119,439
Favorites: 349

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Synopsis

After barely escaping a collision with a gigantic Gauna at the cost of many human lives, Kobayashi—the captain of the spaceship Sidonia—is prompted to change her political paradigm. Once she seizes full power, Kobayashi aims to eradicate the Gaunas from the Lem system where former Sidonians have recently established a colony. Her ambition is justified by two breakthroughs: the development of highly effective, long-range anti-Gauna weapons, and the creation of Tsumugi Shiraui—the first human-Gauna chimera possessing great destructive power.

Facing hostility toward chimeras and her uncertain large-scale military expedition, Kobayashi enlists the help of the new elite pilot Nagate Tanikaze. Due to his personal experiences with Shizuka Hoshijiro and Benisuzume's placenta, Tanikaze soon develops a close bond with Tsumugi. As the final battle against humanity's most formidable opponent approaches, Tanikaze tries to enjoy the last days of peace with his friend Izana Shinatose—all while Kobayashi secretly pursues the development of an experimental weapon that could very well lead to the complete destruction of Sidonia.

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"Kishi Koushinkyoku (騎士行進曲)" by angela
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Ending Theme

1: "Ichizu no Hikari (一筋の光明)" by Customi Z (advance screening)
2: "Requiem (鎮魂歌 -レクイエム-)" by Customi Z (eps 1-11)
3: "Sidonia (シドニア)" by angela (eps 12)




Reviews

May 7, 2024
Power abuse, alien stuff, a man trying to do a good thing, uncertainty of a bleak future, some love triangles in the mix (this man is unbelievably popular, even the enemy has hots for him), and all this with awesome mecha action.

Overall as good as the s1, but sadly with same problem - for some reason, beyond common sense, the guy Kunato was not jettisoned into space and was not repurposed in the bioreactor. His motivation had been improved beyond basic pettiness, thanks to some modifications, but with this new conflict with the same old foundation from his sabotage of a mission from s1 and ...
Jan 13, 2022
Short Review: minor spoilers regarding characters

After the excitement of Season 1, I immediately went on to watch Season 2. Alas, it is not quite the hardcore sci-fi war epic Season 1 promised to be. Season 2 is 50% bizarre alien dating simulator, 30% shonen action fantasy and 20% futuristic dystopian drama. It is a significant step down from S1 for me. Though it may work better for some (as the rating on this site shows, that S2 got overall higher score than S1).

Like I said in the review of S1, there is a special charm to how the original author/mangaka Nihei handles sci-fi details ...
Apr 30, 2024
Mixed Feelings
tl;dr: A sequel season that has flashes of what was good about the first season but is overall pretty mediocre.

The second season of Knights of Sidonia continues the story of Nagate and company as they fight against the Guana in an effort to preserve humanity. However, beyond that the season is vastly different from the first and not for the better. What made the first season great was the world building as well as the major battles that always felt like such a desperate struggle for survival that they even had horror vibes at times. This season seems to go in a different direction.

In terms ...

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