Anime Review: Sidonia no Kishi

General Information:

Type: TV
Genres: Action, Mecha, Sci-Fi, Seinen, Space
Episodes: 12
Aired:  Apr 11, 2014 to Jun 27, 2014
Premiered: Spring 2014
Producers: Starchild Records, Mainichi Broadcasting System, Kodansha, KlockWorx
Licensors: Sentai Filmworks
Studios: Polygon Pictures
Source: Manga
Rating: R – 17+ (violence & profanity)


After destroying Earth many years ago, the alien race Gauna has been pursuing the remnants of humanity—which, having narrowly escaped, fled across the galaxy in a number of giant seed ships. In the year 3394, Nagate Tanikaze surfaces from his lifelong seclusion deep beneath the seed ship Sidonia in search of food on the upper levels, only to find himself dragged into events unfolding without his knowledge.

When the Gauna begin their assault on Sidonia, it’s up to Tanikaze—with the help of his fellow soldiers and friends Shizuka Hoshijiro, Izana Shinatose, and Yuhata Midorikawa—to defend humanity’s last hope for survival, and defeat their alien foes. Sidonia no Kishi follows Tanikaze as he discovers the world that has been above him his entire life, and becomes the hero Sidonia needs. [Written by MAL Rewrite]


Sidonia no Kishi is an anime adoption of a manga with the same title. The manga is made by Tsutomu Nihei who wrote Blame, Abara and Noise. This much confirms thats the story is amazing. The anime is mecha and cyberpunkish. Its mecha vs Aliens. It’s gory. It’s dramatic. It’s full of action and amazing mecha battles. Its one of the best anime I’ve came across in a while.

People will argue that its bad because its all CGI. In all honesty I believe that these type of stories are better told with CGI anime rather than 2D. So I liked it very much. I loved the opening song it was amazing and fitting. Also this is one of the few anime that I couldn’t hate any character in.

Overall Rate: 9/10

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