Netflix to Launch First Original Anime Series on July 4th


On July 4th, Netflix will launch it’s first original anime series.  Knights of Sidonia, based on the popular Manga, is a 12 episode space drama.   It looks INCREDIBLE!  Thom is going to be all over this as he loves Mecha anime.

I found more about it on

The dystopian series, based on the popular Japanese manga series of the same name by Tsutomu Nihei, follows Nagate, a low-born youth among genetically engineered refugees who escaped the destruction of Earth a thousand years earlier and now occupy the massive spaceship, Sidonia. When Nagate’s talent as a pilot is revealed he becomes one of Sidonia’s elite defenders against the Guana, shape-shifting aliens bent on eliminating humans from existence.

Series is produced by Tokyo-based Polygon Pictures, co-produced and co-funded by King Record Co. and Kodansha Co. “Knights of Sidonia” aired on Japanese TV in April.


Crunchyroll had more information about twitter and voice actor confirmations.