Knights of Sidonia (シドニアの騎士, Sidonia no Kishi)
Knights of Sidonia (シドニアの騎士, Sidonia no Kishi)
Pilot was good, almost awesome .
This is a close to heavy sci fi as your gona get in a mech anime. Heavy cgi to but its done in a cell shaded manor so its got it own look that fits.This could be a epic show. THey set up the reason the main character can be the ace pilot right off the bat. So you have fish out of water trope, mech vs alien trope in spaaace! Also it has gene manipulated humans an a 3rd sex..... eeew.
Please dont pull the "aliens were really us" card! Thats been done an almost always is a let down.
I might not be able to watch this show. I was interested in the show after uploading screencaps from Random Curiosity. Shame, it was only legal on Netflix. The only series I'm breaking my own rules is Soul Eater Not. For some reason, HULU hasn't stream Soul Eater Not, but it has streamed Selector Wixoss and others with delays.
Let me know if you need bumps.
@sickVisionz: Well simulcast by them . Not their own per say. If you like what some refer to has "hard" science fiction then this would be for you.Tho its a bit dry starting off.
2nd episode was good
We see the aliens for what they are an what happens when they eat a human whole. The cell shaded illustration style messhes with the cgi stuff well enuff. But at times its hard to tell who is who. Then again you have clones in there as well so that muddies things a bit to.
Not sure why i think this but the aliens might just have been a bio-weapon thats now come back to haunt humanity? Something feel off the way the leaders hide their faces as well.
3rd episode was good to.
But it raised a lot of interesting comments from people who are combat experts because of video games an not history or actual experience. Funny thing to those experts went out of there way to defend some one in the show who got others killed as not their fault. Anime as a whole is interesting to watch but some times other boards have comments that makes me wonder did the people posting even watch the show.
Course any more that can be said of things on Youtube or Hulu as well. Some could argue things have always been like this we just get to see it now more because of the Internet. Then again fiction does seem to become reality over time...
Which reminds me i really should buy this movie.But I digress the show was good. Just steer clear of comments on other sites.
@takashichea: Its more like cell shaded that any thing. It's style works with the show enuff low light an what not in space.
4 was good. Tho the hot dog still acts like the hot dog an tries to steal the spot light. Show has some Attack on Titan feel to it as well. Space shop is the big walled cities. the aliens are the giants type comparison. Fairy bloody an im sure some would say more in the heavy range of sci-fi.
When I heard folks said this show had similarities to Attack on Titan, I broke my own rule and watched it illegally. After seeing two episodes, I definitely see the similarities.
The first episode had a ton details which was explained in episode 2.
I remember Tom and the others complain how Attack on Titan's soldiers look too alike and they are hard to distinguish. For this series, it's worse, but it has a reason. Humanity is dying out, so they cloned a lot of folks.
@takashichea: Yeah I'm doubting said crew would like this at 1st. Its kinda slow at times an those sister clones do not help matters. Plus in 6 it does a flash forward that will cause us to flashback later needlessly.
Mostly I am enjoying the series. Its animation style is crisp but not over detailed in illustration. Its sc-fi core is not soft an chewy like other anime sci-fi. It has rules an probable evolution of things. Not the wacky stuff the hard core survival stuff. Its almost predictable tho for me. Seen red shirts an they came true. That takes some of the tension out of the series for me. But it is still a fun watch.
Also of note shows back ground has a Pandora's Box aspect to it as well. Which hints not only are we not alone but their is something else beside the Gauna.
You're right. I tried recommending a show to fellow Vicer at the Anime Spring 2014 Season -- What's Bad? Vice Pit. I shouldn't have gone the compare anime route when recommending shows. I know Attack on Titan was very hyped and not everyone loves it. I'm in episode 4 now. I should catch up to you soon. I like the main character a lot than Attack on Titan's main character. He would risk his life to save his comrades. Damn, the screaming in the show is realistic but overbearing. It's good acting, but I had to close my ears a bit.
7 was what 6 should have been. So it had no real tension in it other than will he go after the person that caused that or not. Flash forward an flashbacks needlessly side by side like that do not flow well story wise for my tastes. But 7 was still worth watching.
Wonder if it will get to the point of explaining why the Gauna mimic what they eat. Cause if its the popular so they can communicate theory thats a bit lame as they would not go out of their way to hunt humans. Oh also their are two events in 7 that seem to not connect but sure tactic wise seem connected to me.