Sidonia no Kishi
Knights of Sidonia
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Sidonia no Kishi

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Synonyms: Knights of Cydonia, Cydonia no Kishi
Japanese: シドニアの騎士
English: Knights of Sidonia
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Type: Manga
Volumes: 15
Chapters: 78
Status: Finished
Published: Apr 25, 2009 to Sep 25, 2015
Genres: Action Action, Award Winning Award Winning, Drama Drama, Sci-Fi Sci-Fi
Themes: Mecha Mecha, Military Military, Space Space
Demographic: Seinen Seinen
Serialization: Afternoon
Authors: Nihei, Tsutomu (Story & Art)


Score: 7.741 (scored by 99389,938 users)
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Ranked: #14552
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Popularity: #519
Members: 29,463
Favorites: 852


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Knights of Sidonia
Volume 1


A thousand years into the future, Earth has been destroyed by powerful aliens known as Gauna. Although mankind has fled into space, the giant spaceships they now call home are still constantly being targeted by the strange creatures. Piloting mobile weapon units called "Gardes," humanity is able to take a stand against their adversaries by destroying their cores, preventing the monsters from regenerating their protective shell of placenta.

Within the vessel Sidonia, a boy named Nagate Tanikaze surfaces from its depths for the very first time in his life. With an incredible amount of time clocked into pilot simulators during his isolation deep within the ship, he quickly proves to be an indispensable asset to humanity's defense force. With the opportunity to pilot the legendary Garde Tsugumori, he fights to protect Sidonia from a grim demise.

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Sidonia no Kishi won the 39th Kodansha Manga Award in the general category.

The series was published in English as Knights of Sidonia by Vertical, Inc. from February 5, 2013 to April 26, 2016; in Italian by Panini Comics under the Planet Manga imprint since October 22, 2011; in Polish by Kotori since April 8, 2016; in Brazilian Portuguese by Jbc since April 2016; and in Russian by XL Media since December 22, 2017.

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Jan 12, 2018
Mixed Feelings
Years. For years I had an idyllic vision of how Knights of Sidonia would end. Heroic sacrifices, ruminations on loss, heartbreak, and the futility of a never ending battle, an epic, possibly tear-jerking conclusion to Sidonia's story.

But no.

Knights of Sidonia might have the most disappointing ending in all of manga. Characters arcs are thrown in the trash; plot lines come crashing down in flames. Carefully cultivated motifs that run throughout the entirety of the first 2/3rds of the manga are jettisoned in favor of a long, hard to follow action scene and a generic boss battle. Then, tragedy. We're subjected to the most sugary, cop-out, ...
Feb 14, 2017
Just finished the whole manga a second time; Was again a binge-read within 8 days;

Got hooked on the Manga after watching the first season of the anime on Netflix; If you saw the anime you know the main direction, but there are differences, major and minor;


* Action/War/Survival in space with mechas
* the world is a mixture of dystopian and utopian elements
* one main enemy (most of the time)
* characters are not very multi-layered; but the whole story isn't too;
Jun 12, 2016
Mixed Feelings
Our favourite cyberpunk artist has finally gone mainstream, dumbed his latest work down to a level that we mere mortals can consume & digest without difficulties.

Nihei Tsuomu's works are very unique. 'Blame!' was a manga you had to re-read a few times to actually realize the plot. The magaka refused to narrate even the most critical things. Compare that to the typical manga/anime with text-bubbles, notes & what-nots... you were left with your own devices(imagination, wit & interest) to parse the story. Yet the story was complex, layered and you were free to come up with your own interpretations. But, whatever your impression was ...

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