Sidonia no Kishi
Production: Polygon Pictures
Director: Shizuno Koubun
Series Composition: Murai Sadayuki
Starring: Ohsaka Ryota and Toyosaki Aki
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 while drifting 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!
Based on the Manga by Nihei Tsutomu, mangaka of Blame and Biomega.
Being the manga reader, I liked the anime so far. Nice BGM and the fights are entertaining.
It's been decent, but as I read the manga first, all of the surprise and shock value is gone, so it's come across as only a touch above average when viewing it.
Woo, a proper sci-fi space battle that doesn't completely throw physics out of the window. (Bending the rules a bit is fine by me). I'm happy.
I can't think of the last time I watched one... BSG maybe?
A second season will be announced at the end of episode 12. The first two episodes of the new season will be pre-screened at a premium event on November 23. I guess that means the next season will air in winter 2015.