Now that the worldwide outside of Japan distribution for Knights of Sidonia in bilingual form is set for July 3rd through Netflix, we’ve got the season finale promo out of Japan for it. The twelfth episode is set to land today on June 27th, 2015 and King Records has now served up fifteen seconds of instrumental fun and action for it.
The season has the subtitle of Battle for Planet Nine and is bringing back the same team from the first at POLYGON PICTURES with Hiroyuki Seshita moving up from assistant direct to the main director while Sadayuki Murai is on board once again for the scripts.
Plot Concept: Outer space, the far future.
A lone seed ship, the Sidonia, plies the void, ten centuries since the obliteration of the solar system. The massive, nearly indestructible, yet barely sentient alien life forms that destroyed humanity’s home world continue to pose an existential threat.
Nagate Tanikaze has only known life in the vessel’s bowels deep below the sparkling strata where humans have achieved photosynthesis and new genders. Not long after he emerges from the Underground, however, the youth is bequeathed a treasured legacy by the spaceship’s coolheaded female captain.
Meticulously drawn, peppered with clipped humor, but also unusually attentive to plot and structure for the international cult favorite, Knights of Sidonia may be Tsutomu Nihei’s most accessible work to date even as it hits notes of tragic grandeur as a hopeless struggle for survival unfolds.