Date: 2015 June 24 16:49
Posted by Joe
The good folks from UK anime label Animatsu have sent us details of their latest release. Knights of Sidonia Complete Series 1 Collection is due out on DVD and blu-ray on Monday 17th August 2015.
The show is also currently available on Netflix.
As always you can pre-order the series on DVD and blu-ray from Amazon.co.uk.
Press release as follows:
Knights of Sidonia Complete Series 1 Collection
On DVD & Blu-Ray from Monday 17th Aug. 2015
Think Attack on Titan in space! With visually stunning battles between giant shape-shifting aliens and large mechanized weapons, Knights of Sidonia is a unique and fantastic hybrid CG animation.
Director: Kōbun Shizuno (Co-Director of Elfen Lied and Evangelion: 1.0 You Are (Not) Alone)
Produced by CGI masters, Polygon Pictures (CG Production for Ghost in the Shell 2: Innocence and Sky Crawlers)
It's been a thousand years since the Gauna, a strange alien race with no known method of communication, destroyed the solar system. A portion of humanity managed to escape using enormous "seed ships" like the Sidonia, which have allowed them to maintain the population while drifting through space. Nagate Tanikaze is a young man who has been raised deep in the bowels of the ship. When he goes into training to pilot the huge robotic weapons known as Gardes, Nagate is entrusted with piloting the legendary unit known as Tsugumori. Nagate and his fellow pilots put their lives on the line against the Gauna, in the ultimate battle for the survival of humanity.
We like it because:
With a truly gripping story and a grand cinematic-styled musical score, Knights of Sidonia is a must-see for fans of Attack on Titan.
"One of the best soundtracks of recent anime and rivals how much I enjoyed Attack on Titan's epic music." 9/10 IGN UK
"Knights of Sidonia is a great deconstruction of the space opera genre" Kotaku
Behind the Scenes Part 1 (8.5 min)
Behind the Scenes Part 2 (6.5 min)
Press Conference (17.5 min)
Advanced Screening (25.5 min)
Sounds of Sidonia (10.5 min)
Clean Opening Animation
Clean Closing Animation
ABOUT ANIMATSU ENTERTAINMENT
Animatsu Entertainment is a specialist UK distribution and production company primarily focusing on Japanese anime films and TV series. Spearheaded by Jerome Mazandarani (COO) and Andrew Hewson (Marketing Manager), both formerly the two key players behind the last 10 years of success at Manga Entertainment.