On the official site for the animated adaptation of the manga written and illustrated by Tsutomu Nihei, Sidonia no Kishi, a new promotional video for the upcoming animated film was posted, which will be titled Sidonia no Kishi: Ai Tsumugu Hoshi. The video confirms that the premiere is scheduled in theaters in Japan for May 14.
The production of this feature film was announced since July 2020 and from that moment it was confirmed that it will have a completely original story, modifying the events of the source manga. In addition, the development of a game for smartphones is also confirmed, which is scheduled to launch this year, however, no further details have been revealed.
Nihei published the manga in Kodansha publishing house's Afternoon magazine between April 2009 and September 2015. The publishing house compiled the work in a total of fifteen volumes. The play inspired a twelve-episode anime adaptation produced by Polygon Pictures Studios, directed by Koubun Shizuno and scripts written by Sadayuki Murai, released in April 2014. A twelve-episode second season premiered in April 2015.
Cast of voices
- Aki Toyosaki as Izana Shinatose.
- Aya Suzaki as Shizuka Hoshijiro.
- Ryota Osaka as Nagate Tanikaze.
- Aya Suzaki as Benisuzume.
- Sayaka Ohara as Kobayashi.
- Satomi Arai as Lala Hiyama.
- Hisako Kanemoto as Yuhata Midorikawa.
- Tadahiro Yoshihira is directing the feature film at Polygon Pictures Studios.
- Sadayuki Murai and Tetsuya Yamada are in charge of writing and supervising the scripts.
- Shuuji Katayama is in charge of the composition of the soundtrack.
Synopsis of Sidonia no Kishi
Having destroyed Earth several years ago, the Gauna extraterrestrial race has been chasing the survivors of humanity who, having narrowly escaped, fled to the ends of the galaxy aboard a huge seed ships. In the year 3394, Nagate Tanizake emerges from his lifelong seclusion deep within the mothership Sidonia in search of food for the higher levels, only to find himself involved in a series of events unfolding before him. Gauna begin to attack Sidonia, it will be left to Tanikaze, with the help of his soldiers and friends Shizuka Hishijiro, Izana Shinatose and Yuhata Midorikawa, to defend the last line of humanity and defeat the evil aliens.
Source: Comic Natalie
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