Sexually suggestive scenes. Death.
Earth was attacked and destroyed by an alien species called the Gauna. Humans flee Earth aboard a massive ship carrying a chunk of the remains of Earth. On this chunk of Earth is the city of Sidonia. Humans have survived on Sidonia for a thousand years now. Also, the humans have been genetically modifying themselves. They can now photosynthesize in which they only have to consume real food once a week. Sidonia is protected by space human piloted mechs called Gardes. Among the weapons of these Gardes are the very rare Kabizashi. This is a spear with the only known material able to kill the Gauna. Kids are drafted at a young age to learn to pilot these Gardes.
Nagate Tanikaze has been living, with his grandpa, in the underground of Sidonia. His grandpa is now dead. Desperate for food he brakes into a warehouse but gets caught stealing some rice. He is guickly found out that he has lived his life underground and that his grandpa has been training him to pilot the Gardes. They decide to put him to the test and through this he is allowed to enter into the academy to train to fight the Gauna.
I don’t want to go too far into the story as I don’t want to spoil it for anyone who has not seen it. I am new to anime and watched this show on a whim as it was listed as a Netflix Original. I love the story to Knights of Sidonia. I was expecting very cheesy dialog as this is an anime. But I was surprised when that was kept to a minimum. I am a little confused with the talking bear (with a weird hook for a hand) cook in the cafeteria. Why is there a talking bear in a show where there is nothing but humans and an attacking alien species. Seems a little out of place to me.
I am really amazed at the minimal art style they used. The colour palate is very subdued. For some reason this all helps convey that Sidonia is floating through space. Even though you can tell the the Gardes are mechs, they do have a look of their own.
I really enjoyed watching the first season of Knight of Sidonia. This anime has really opened my eyes to anime. I will definitely be looking forward to season two. In the meantime I will be looking through the anime section of Netflix to get my anime fix.
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