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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

Information

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

Statistics

Score: 7.951 (scored by 4571 users)
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Ranked: #10262
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Popularity: #394
Members: 12,454
Favorites: 504
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Volumes: /15
Chapters: /78

Synopsis

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.

[Written by MAL Rewrite]

Background

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 as Rycerze Sidonii by Kotori since April 8, 2016; and in Brazilian Portuguese by Jbc since April 2016.

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Lightblind
Jun 30, 2014
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
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rava
Apr 11, 2011
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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burntool
Feb 21, 2010
Sidonia no Kishi is an excellent work by Nihei Tsuomu.He has improved his style, adapting it to the more usual manga style but still keeping his lines and proportions.
Nihei uses the "Gauna" from other works(Creatures able to change the outer layer of their body into armor,limbs,weapon, etc.).
The main character, Tanikaze Nagate, is a quiet guy who is confused from the new world that he has discovered.It seems that he will have to choose between two girls(one being from the third gender-not male nor female).
The Gauna is a very powerful race nearly indestructible, but they can be killed by using a special spear on their read more
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Treyzuka
Aug 25, 2013
Knights of Cydonia will intially come as a surprise to long time Tsutomu fans, deviating from his recently established stylised realism and grim isolation for a more standard anime caricature approach and deceivingly lighter tone to go with it.

The series is a take on the 'real mech' genre [similar to Gundam and other space based mech series] in the way only Tsutomu can do it: mega structures and scale that boggles the mind. Ready to challenge conventional sci fi tropes at every turn this is a series that takes its context to heart.

Artistically it could be described as 'pruned back', relying on less read more
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Poll: Sidonia no Kishi Chapter 78 Discussion
Stark700 - Sep 27, 2015
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Let's rant about Izana's fate (Manga ending spoilers obviously)
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