Friday, July 04, 2014

Netflix Goes Strong For Anime With the Launch of Knights Of Sidonia

Netflix is certainly strongly suggesting that it is committed to original programming AND original anime with the release of  Knights Of Sidonia.   As the article from Den of Geeks reports, Knights originally appeared in Japan April of this year. However just a week after the show's finale, Netflix had gained the rights, put together an English cast and had Knights Of Sidonia ready for release July 4th.

Here is a synopsis from the Den of Geeks article:
  • The story follows the struggle of human survival amongst the monstrous shapeshifting aliens “Gauna” who all but destroyed the solar system a millennia ago and are bent on eliminating humans from existence.
  •   Nagate Tanikaze, a low-born youth in a society of genetically engineered humans - now refugees that escaped the destruction of Earth one thousand years earlier, occupying the massive ship Sidonia. Nagate grew up living in the bottom layers of Sidonia away from civilization and raised by his now deceased grandfather. When Nagate’s talent as a pilot is revealed he becomes one of Sidonia’s elite defenders against the Guana.
Here is the Japanese trailer:


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