Jul 7, 2013

Polygon Pictures Announces Knights Of Sidonia

As part of their 30th anniversary as a computer graphics studio, Polygon Pictures just recently announced their role in adapting Tsutomu Nihei's (Best known for Blame!) popular comic, Knights Of Sidonia into a CG-animated series. And no, we're not talking about Muse's awesomely retrofuturistic music video for the similarly titled Knights Of Cydonia, but a full on scifi property taking place after the extinction of our solar system at the hands of an alien race known as the 'Gauna.'

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!

With a team lined up for this project with credits including Steamboy, Howl's Moving Castle, Millenium Actress, Princess Mononoke, Tron Legacy, The Clone Wars, and Transformers Prime, I have no doubts that the all star team behind this upcoming anime won't be able to translate Nihei's latest property into something quite memorable. No release dates yet, but we'll keep you updated as the details trickle in.

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