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Sidonia no Kishi

Sidonia no Kishi

Alternative Titles

English: Knights of Sidonia
Synonyms: Knights of Cydonia, Cydonia no Kishi
Japanese: シドニアの騎士


Type: Manga
Volumes: 15
Chapters: 78
Status: Finished
Published: Apr 25, 2009 to Sep 25, 2015
Authors: Nihei, Tsutomu (Story & Art)
Serialization: Afternoon


Score: 7.901 (scored by 5754 users)
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Ranked: #12212
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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; and in Brazilian Portuguese by Jbc since April 2016.

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Jun 12, 2016
riz_76 (All reviews)
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 read more
Feb 14, 2017
cwj (All reviews)
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;
* the story does not go very, very deep
* Easy to have an overview, there is basically only one main story (survival, destroy the enemy) and read more
Jun 30, 2014
Lightblind (All reviews)
A quick note: should you be interested in picking up this manga after viewing the 2014 anime adaptation, you can expect the same general story with a few very noticeable differences. The adaptation has streamlined and condensed the events depicted in chapters 1 – 26 or so, leaving out several events that are key to the manga. You may be confused if you don't start right at the beginning, which I greatly recommend. Both do certain things better than the other. The manga does include a “chapter 0” that was not adapted; make sure to look out for it!

Tsutomu Nihei's “Knights of Sidonia” is an read more
Apr 11, 2011
rava (All reviews)
This manga is insane and amazing.

Story - The story is strange and will not go exactly where you expect. When I first started reading, I thought he was just doing a mecha for fun but now I realize that he is trolling us really hard. This series has all the standard mecha features, but everything is twisted and insane and delightful.

Art - The art is great, even if it's a little different from his other works.

Character - The characters are really fun. I can't say that there is lot of what I would call actual character development, but they are read more


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