Funimation recently announced that it has partnered with Polygon Pictures to release the film Knights of Sidonia: Love Woven in the Stars in theaters for a limited time beginning September 13 in the United States and Canada, in Japanese with English subtitles and English dub. Funimation also announced it has acquired seasons one and two of the anime series. The series is available beginning August 3 on Funimation’s streaming platform in the United States, Canada, U.K. and Ireland.
Knights of Sidonia Details
The anime series is set a thousand years in the future where an alien race threatens to wipe out the human race. The adventure follows Nagate Tanikaze, training to become a Garde pilot and defend the massive starship Sidonia from a hostile alien species called Gauna.
Mitchel Berger, Funimation Global Group’s Senior Vice President of Global Commerce commented on the news saying:
“Knights of Sidonia is a kick-ass adventure tale in the truest sense, with epic battles and romance woven in. We can’t wait to share the conclusion of their story with fans in theaters this September. And what better way to prepare for the final battle coming to theaters than reliving where it all began with the anime series streaming on Funimation. We’re thrilled to be working with Polygon Pictures to bring the franchise to fans.”
It’s been nearly 10 years since ace pilot Nagate Tanikaze repelled the Gauna forces and saved Sidonia, humanity’s last home. In this final battle where annihilation looms and love blossoms unexpectedly, will humanity persevere or will the Gauna see domination?
Produced by Polygon Pictures Knights of Sidonia: Love Woven in the Stars is supervising directed by and Hiroyuki Seshita and directed by Tadahiro ‘Tady’ Yoshihira, written by Sadayuki Murai and Tetsuya Yamada, with music by Shuji Katayama. The film features the cast and key creative team behind the popular series. The film’s Japanese and English voice cast include:
- Nagate Tanikaze – Ryota Osaka (Japanese), Johnny Yong Bosch (English)
- Tsumugi Shiraui – Aya Suzaki (Japanese), Alex Shi (English)
- Izana Shinatose – Aki Toyosaki (Japanese), Melissa Fahn (English)
- Yuhata Midorikawa – Hisako Kanemoto (Japanese), Jad Saxton (English)
- Captain Kobayashi – Sayaka Ohara (Japanese), Wendy Lee (English)
Source: press release
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