- Press Release
- Mar.24, 2015
SIDONIA-DO now available in both Japanese and English!
The English online store is open for overseas fans!
Polygon Pictures ("PPI," President and CEO: Shuzo Shiota, Head Office: Tokyo, Japan) is proud to announce the release of the English version of the website SIDONIA-DO, 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).
In this online store, fans not just in Japan but around the world can directly purchase the 3D models which are available only in SIDONIA-DO - everything from the series' major characters, Garde mechs and Gauna to more minor characters, weapons, and props. In addition, from this March we have also begun sale of 3D models compatible with the CG animation software MikuMikuDance, which allows users to create poses and animations easily so even more fans can create and post their videos and other works!
Currently more than 80 items are on sale. New items for the characters, etc., appearing in the new TV anime series Knights of Sidonia: Battle for Planet Nine, which begins TV broadcast this April in Japan, are also planned to be added.
With the release of the English store, even more fans around the world can now easily get these 3D models. Be sure to check out the store and delve into the world of Sidonia!
About Online Store SIDONIA-DO English
The online store 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. Some items are also available to download for free, so please try them out!
Open for a limited time from March 24, 2015 - October 30, 2015 (tentative).
Site URL: https://sidonia-3dmodel.com/index.php?sl=en
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. Fourteen 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!
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.
Representative: President and CEO Shuzo John Shiota
Head Office: 1F Azabu Green Terrace, 3-20-1 Minami-Azabu, Minato-ku, Tokyo
Established: July 22, 1983
Business Outline: Planning, Production, and Licensing for Digital Content: Film, TV, Commercials, Exhibitions, Web Pages and Smart Devices, Character Development, etc.
About Amana Inc.
Operator of Japan's largest stock content website amanaimages.com, we sell 25 million items of content from photos and illustrations to videos, 3D models, fonts, and sounds. We have now put our experience, results, and business know-how to use in our first foray into the sale of official 3D models used in an animated TV series.
Representative: CEO Hironobu Shindo
Head Office: 2-2-43, Higashishinagawa, Shinagawa-ku, Tokyo
Established: April 1979
Stock Ticker: TSE Mothers 2402
Total Revenue: ¥20,966,000,000 *Consolidated results for the year ended December 31, 2014
Number of Employees: Non-consolidated: 536 / Consolidated: 969 * As of February 1, 2015
Business Outline: Visual communication business
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