- Press Release
- Mar.10, 2015
MikuMikuDance-compatible 3D models to go on sale at Sidonia-dou!
First up is MMD Shizuka Hoshijiro: Yukata version!
Polygon Pictures ("PPI," President and CEO: Shuzo Shiota, Head Office: Tokyo, Japan) is proud to announce the website Sidonia-dou (, which sells official 3D models used in the TV anime Knights of Sidonia (original work: Tsutomu Nihei, serialized in Monthly Afternoon by Kodansha, TV series production by KOS Production Committee) and is operated by Amana Inc. (CEO: Hironobu Shindo, Head Office: Tokyo, Japan), will begin sale of 3D models compatible with MikuMikuDance ("MMD") CG animation software.
The first of these MMD-compatible models will be the new MMD Shizuka Hoshijiro: Yukata version. Now you can easily add poses or create animations for these models in your own videos or other creations to post and share!
More MMD-compatible 3D models are planned to be added soon.
Please keep a look out for further Sidonia-dou developments!
About Online Shop Sidonia-dou
The limited-time online shop for the official 3D models used in the TV series Knights of Sidonia. It is operated by Amana Inc., with the full cooperation of Polygon Pictures, the animation studio in charge of the series' production. Several items are also available to download for free, so please try them out!
Duration: November 5, 2014 - October 30, 2015 (planned)
Site URL: https://sidonia-3dmodel.com/
Created by Yu Higuchi, this software allows users to create computer animation for preset 3D character models. Many video works have been created to date using this program.
About Knights of Sidonia
This popular mecha sci-fi manga by Tsutomu Nihei is currently serialized in Kodansha's monthly magazine Afternoon. Thirteen volumes of the comic have been published in book form, and the animated TV series was broadcast in Japan April-June 2014 on MBS and other channels. Knights of Sidonia: The Movie is also playing at cinemas now. From April the series will continue with the planned broadcast of Knights of Sidonia: Battle for Planet Nine.
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!
(c) TSUTOMU NIHEI・KODANSHA/KOS PRODUCTION COMMITTEE
About Polygon Pictures
Founded in July 1983, PPI is one of the largest digital animation studios in Japan and produces cutting-edge entertainment content in keeping with our mission to "do what no other has done, in unparalleled quality, for all the world to see and enjoy."
Including our Malaysian subsidiary studio Silver Ant PPI Sdn. Bhd., and visual software development company J Cube Inc., we have brought together over 400 creators from around the world. Together as the Polygon Family, we devote our days to producing digital content for all types of media. Our notable works include Transformers Prime, Star Wars: The Clone Wars (both Daytime Emmy award winners), Tron: Uprising (Annie award winner), Knights of Sidonia (Director: Kobun Shizuno) and Ronia the Robber's Daughter (Director: Goro Miyazaki), and more.
By fusing our unrivalled technical and production planning know-how 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.
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