On Friday, the second full trailer for Sidonia no Kishi: Ai Tsumugu Hoshi (Knights of Sidonia The Star Where Love is Spun), the all-new anime film based on Tsutomu Nihei’s Knights of Sidonia (Sidonia no Kishi) manga, went live on the official website. The opening theme for CAPSULE, “Hikari no Disco,” is featured in the trailer. The trailer also teases that the film will be the final installment in the anime series.
Takuma Ishibashi (Human Lost) is the other CG coordinator on the project, while Hironori Noji (Wave, Listen to Me!) is the color artist, and Shuuji Katayama (So I’m a Spider, So What?) is the sound designer. The animation development is handled by Polygon Pictures.
Knights of Sidonia Film Cast
Ttar Yamano, a Garde pilot with veteran-level abilities and Eiko’s younger brother, is played by Yma Uchida. Kairi Hamagata is played by Yto Uemura, a professional Garde pilot with decent grades but a tendency to be overconfident. Iroha Hashine, played by Inori Minase, is a stern Garde pilot who has little patience for Hamagata’s antics. Itsuki Hanma, a Garde pilot who trains alongside Hamagata and Hashine, is played by Miho Okasaki. The new film will depart from the manga and will feature a completely new story directed by Nihei. The cast will be back for the sequel.
Knights of Sidonia: Ai Tsumugu Hoshi is the second installment of the Knights of Sidonia series, which is based on Tsutomu Nihei’s manga. The manga lasted 15 volumes and ran from 2009 to 2015.
Anime Film Trailer and Upcoming Video Game Information
Tsutomu Nihei’s manga is having a game project, according to the May issue of Kodansha’s Monthly Shonen Sirius magazine, which was released on March 25th. The magazine did not provide any additional information about the game.
In the same issue, it was announced that a spinoff novel titled Sidonia no Kishi: Kitto Arifureta Koi (Knights of Sidonia: A Completely Mundane Love) will be published on April 30. A tribute comic featuring writers such as Akiko Higashimura and Daisuke Igarashi will also be released on May 14, as well as an artbook for the forthcoming Sidonia no Kishi: Ai Tsumugu Hoshi film.
Knights of Sidonia’s first 12-episode season aired in Japan in April 2014. Knights of Sidonia: Fight for Planet Nine, the second 12-episode season, debuted in April 2015. After the anime adaptation aired in Japan, Netflix released both seasons. The first season was released on Blu-ray Disc and DVD in June 2015, and the second season was released on Blu-ray Disc and DVD in November 2016.