Netflix continues to adapt fan favorite series from the realms of comic books and manga for their streaming service. The newest property coming to streaming on July 4th is Knights of Sidonia, based on the manga series by Tsutomu Nihei. This is the first original anime series making it to the service.
The story follows the struggle of human survival amongst the monstrous shapeshifting aliens “Gauna” who all but destroyed the solar system a millennia ago and are bent on eliminating humans from existence.
Nagate Tanikaze, a low-born youth in a society of genetically engineered humans - now refugees that escaped the destruction of Earth one thousand years earlier, occupying the massive ship Sidonia. Nagate grew up living in the bottom layers of Sidonia away from civilization and raised by his now deceased grandfather. When Nagate’s talent as a pilot is revealed he becomes one of Sidonia’s elite defenders against the Guana.
The series stars Hisako Kanemoto, Aki Toyosaki, Ryota Ohsaka, Takahiro Sakurai, Aya Suzaki & Eri Kitamura. On July 4th, Knights of Sidonia will be available on Netflix in all territories.
What manga series would you like to see make their way to Neflix for an animated series?