News Release

  • Press Release
  • Apr.25, 2014

Upcoming premium event for Knights of Sidonia announced!
Coupon for advance ticket sales to be included in Vol.1 Blu-Ray.
Cover art for exclusive comic by Tsutomu Nihei also revealed!

Polygon Pictures Inc. ("PPI", President and CEO: Shuzo Shiota, Head Office: Tokyo, Japan) is proud to announce a premium event for the currently on-air TV anime, Knights of Sidonia, based on the popular manga by Tsutomu Nihei (serialized in Kodansha's Afternoon)and co-produced and co-funded by King Record Co. Ltd. (President: Hirofumi Shigemura, Head Office: Tokyo, Japan) and Kodansha Co., Ltd. (President: Yoshinobu Noma, Head Office: Tokyo, Japan).

This event will be held at the Tokyo Dome City Prism Hall, and as the name suggests will feature premium content and appearances! Also, a priority coupon to purchase a ticket to the premium event will be included in the first and second volumes of the Knights of Sidonia Blu-Ray releases. More details will be made clear as they are confirmed, but we are planning to make an event that Knights of Sidonia fans will not want to miss!

Also, the cover art for Knights of Sidonia: Tales from the Eve of the 4th Gauna Defensive has been released! This exclusive comic from original manga creator Tsutomu Nihei is packaged with the Knights of Sidonia Vol. 1 Blu-Ray. The battle and its mysteries, which have loomed over events in the Knights Of Sidonia story, are finally revealed in this special comic. In addition to that, the Blu-Ray special edition is packed with features such as 5.1ch surround sound and the new angles edition footage!

[Event Overview]
Knights of Sidonia Premium Event
Date: November 23, 2014 (Sun)
Venue: Tokyo Dome City Prism Hall
* Details of the event content and appearances, ticket prices and purchase methods, etc., will be announced soon on the official website and in flyers included in product packaging.

[Blu-Ray Disc Information]
Knights of Sidonia Vol. 1 (Blu-Ray/Limited Edition Version)
Release date: May 28, 2014
Price: \7,800 + tax (item no.: KIXA-90429)
Special features: Special footage with new angles, other edits
Includes:Exclusive comic by original manga creator Tsutomu Nihei,
Knights of Sidonia: Tales from the Eve of the 4th Gauna Defensive
(シドニアの騎士 前日譚 第四次奇居子防衛戦) (20 pages)
Priority coupon to purchase premium event ticket, and more
Product info: Digipak/sleeve case
Special audio features: Audio commentary
Running time: 48 min. + special features (length undetermined)
Specifications: Color/16:9/dual layer/1080p High-Def
Audio: 1. Japanese (linear PCM/stereo)
2. Japanese (linear PCM (planned)/5.1ch)
3. Japanese commentary (linear PCM (planned)/stereo)
Episodes contained: Episodes 1 and 2
* The priority coupon to purchase a premium event ticket will also be included with the Limited Edition version of Knights of Sidonia Vol. 2.


About Knights of Sidonia

This popular mecha sci-fi manga by Tsutomu Nihei is currently serialized in Kodansha's monthly magazine Afternoon. Twelve volumes of the comic have been published in book form.
Story: 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 as the ships drift 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!

About Polygon Pictures

Polygon Pictures comprises one of companies under the umbrella of Amana Holdings Inc. (President and Representative Director: Hironobu Shindo, Head Office: Tokyo, Japan, Securities Code: TSE Mothers 2402). Our main business focus is on providing creative, entertaining visual content services.
Since its founding in July 1983, PPI's mission has been to "do what no other has done, in unparalleled quality, for all the world to see and enjoy." Including our joint-venture studio Silver Ant PPI Sdn. Bhd., we have brought together over 400 creators from around the world. In addition to creating digital animation for films, games, exhibitions and various other media, we have also been involved in the production of TV series Transformers Prime, Star Wars: The Clone Wars (both Daytime Emmy award winners), and Tron: Uprising (Annie award winner).In 2014, with Knights of Sidonia (Director: Shizuno Kobun) and Ronia the Robber's Daughter (Director: Goro Miyazaki) our production of domestic TV animation has begun in earnest as well.
By fusing our unrivalled production know-how and technical development capacity with the internationally recognized quality of Japanese animation, PPI aims to become a leading company in the content business.
For more information, visit our website at http://www.ppi.co.jp.

Inquiries regarding this press release: Nana Mizobe, Producer Department, Polygon Pictures Inc.
Address: 1F Azabu Green Terrace, 3-20-1 Minami-Azabu, Minato-ku, Tokyo 106-0047
Email: marketing@ppi.co.jp