News Release

  • Press Release
  • Nov.23, 2014

New Announcements for TV Animation Knights of Sidonia!
Theatrical Edition to be Released March 6, 2015!  

Polygon Pictures ("PPI," President and CEO: Shuzo Shiota, Head Office: Tokyo, Japan) is proud to announce the release of the Theatrical Edition of Knights of Sidonia, produced by PPI and directed by Kobun Shizuno, which will begin showing at cinemas nationwide from March 6, 2015 (Friday). The Theatrical Edition frames the story from all 12 episodes of the first season of Knights of Sidonia, including new scenes and audio enhanced to cinema specifications. Please enjoy this opportunity to see Knights of Sidonia on the big screen with high quality sound!
Also, additional details have been announced for the new series, Knights of Sidonia: Battle For Planet Nine!  It will be directed by Hiroyuki Seshita (Polygon Pictures), co-director of the first series, and is planned to begin TV broadcast from April 2015 in the "Animeism" timeslot. In addition to this, during the series there will be a special preview of BLAME! The Ancient Terminal City, based on the well-known and highly-regarded manga by Knights of Sidonia creator Tsutomu Nihei.


About the Theatrical Edition of Knights of Sidonia

Directed by Kobun Shizuno. 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!
Distributed by: Toho Visual Entertainment
Release date: March 6, 2015 (Friday), for a limited period of two weeks.


About Knights of Sidonia: Battle for Planet Nine

The new series of Knights of Sidonia, planned to be broadcast in the "Animeism" timeslot from April 2015. Having narrowly avoided the collision with the asteroid, the Sidonia sets a course for the Lem system in order to wipe out the Gauna nest...

Main Cast
Nagate Tanikaze: CV Ryota Oosaka
Tsumugi Shiraui: CV Aya Suzaki
Izana Shinatose: CV Aki Toyosaki
Norio Kunato: CV Takahiro Sakurai
Mozuku Kunato: CV Ayane Sakura
Yuhata Midorikawa: CV Hisako Kanemoto
Honoka Series: CV Eri Kitamura
Captain Kobayashi: CV Sayaka Ohara
Ichiro Seii: CV Tomohiro Tsuboi
Ochiai: CV Takehito Koyasu
Lala Hiyama: CV Satomi Arai
Samari Ittan: CV Atsuko Tanaka
Sasaki: CV Takako Honda
Tsuruuchi: CV Kosuke Toriumi
Shinsuke Tanba: CV Osamu Saka

Main Staff
Original Manga: Tsutomu Nihei (serialized in Kodansha's Monthly Afternoon)
Directed by: Hiroyuki Seshita
Co-directed by: Hiroaki Ando, Tadahiro Yoshihira
Series Construction/Script: Sadayuki Murai
Production Designer: Naoya Tanaka
Design Director: Mitsunori Kataama
CG Supervisor: Masayuki Uemoto, Susumu Sagai
Character Design: Yuki Moriyama
Battle Animatics: Eiji Ohkushi
Storyboards: Hiroyuki Morita
Audio Director: Yoshikazu Iwanami
Audio Production: Studio Mausu
Music by: Noriyuki Asakura
Music Production: Starchild Records
In Cooperation with: Kobun Shizuno
Animation Production: Polygon Pictures Inc.
Production: KOS Production Committee


About BLAME! The Ancient Terminal City

The searcher ventures through the endless layers of Terminal City; based on Tsutomu Nihei's hard sci-fi action comic BLAME!, now brought to life with the latest animation techniques. A short preview is planned to be included in the eighth episode of Knights of Sidonia: Battle for Planet Nine.


Knights of Sidonia Official Site

About Polygon Pictures

Polygon Pictures comprises one of the 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. Last year, we celebrated the 30th anniversary of our founding.
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, who devote their days to producing cutting-edge digital content. 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 including Transformers Prime, Star Wars: The Clone Wars (both Daytime Emmy award winners), and Tron: Uprising (Annie award winner), Knights of Sidonia (Director: Kobun Shizuno) and Ronia the Robber's Daughter (Director: Goro Miyazaki).
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, Producers Dept., Polygon Pictures Inc.
Address: 1F Azabu Green Terrace, 3-20-1 Minami-Azabu, Minato-ku, Tokyo 106-0047
Email: marketing@ppi.co.jp