Sidonia no Kishi’s official website, Ai Tsumugu Hoshi (Knights of Sidonia: The Star Where Love is Spun), a new anime film based on Tsutomu Nihei’s manga Knights of Sidonia (Sidonia no Kishi), began broadcasting a video showing the first four minutes of the film.
Knights of Sidonia Movie Release Date
The new story unfolds 10 years after the TELEVISION series with characters returning from the previous story. The video shows some of Garde’s new drivers, such as Kairi Hamagata and Iroha Hashine.
The film opens on May 14 in Japan. The new film will take a different path to manga and feature a new story overseen by Nihei. The film will have a returning cast.
Knights of Sidonia’s anime co-director, Hiroyuki Seshita, will return as the film’s chief director, while Tadahiro Yoshihira, the former anime editor, now directs this new film in Polygon Pictures. Sadayuki Murai and Tetsuya Yamada rewrite the script. Mitsunori Kataama returns as art director, while Reiji Nagazono is the animation director. Naoya Tanaka returns for production design. Masayuki Uemoto is a CG supervisor who returns with Takuma Ishibashi. Shuji Katayama is composing the music.
Other returning staff members include Mitsuo Yoshino as background art director, Hironori Nochi as a color designer and Yoshikazu Iwanami as sound director. CAPSULE is performing the main song and inserting songs for the film. King Record is producing the music. Clockworx is distributing the film.
Knights of Sidonia Movie Visual
Nihei and Seshita previously discussed the possibility of a third season for anime in 2016. Nihei said: “I’m also waiting for Sidonia 3!. But it’s not me who’s doing it or getting funds for him. Then he’s upstairs to this guy,” and pointed to Seshita.
Seshita then said: “I don’t have time to do it now, but I’ll definitely make it. So if you look and support the Knights of Sidonia and do the same for Guilt!” that will increase our chances of that. it becomes a reality.” Seshita was referring to the upcoming anime film adaptation of Nihei’s Blame! manga, which debuted in 2017, under the direction of Seshita.
The first 12-episode season of Knights of Sidonia premiered in Japan in April 2014. The second 12-episode season, titled Knights of Sidonia: Battle for Planet Nine, premiered in April 2015.
A film that collects all 12 episodes of the first season with new sequences and renewed sound effects premiered in Japan in March 2015.