May 7, 2015

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Sidonia no Kishi 2 episode 04

My, my… Quite the eventful episode this turned out to be. Well, that’s what happens when you are at war with an alien race that’s trying to exterminate whatever’s left of the human race. You get a lot of death and destruction.

[Ohys-Raws] Sidonia no Kishi Daikyuu Wakusei Seneki - 04 (BS-TBS 1280x720 x264 AAC).mp4_snapshot_06.49_[2015.05.06_23.30.54]So Sidonia mounted a full-scale attack on the Gauna in order to push them back for once. No more defending or running. No more other either, seeing as their beloved council was killed last week, which is something I don’t really mind, seeing as those people were selfish monsters themselves, but I don’t like that captain being in charge. She’s power hungry and she doesn’t strike me as the sort of person that has her people’s best interest at heart. Only her own. It is only a matter of time before that becomes even remotely clear to us. I have no idea what she’s planning to do.

[Ohys-Raws] Sidonia no Kishi Daikyuu Wakusei Seneki - 04 (BS-TBS 1280x720 x264 AAC).mp4_snapshot_21.35_[2015.05.06_23.31.25]Anyway, our new hybrid friend got captured by the Gauna and ended up killing them in the process. Sure, she ended up getting hurt and refused her orders to retreat so that she could try and save her “friends”, but what about now? She got hurt even more when she was forced to deflect that other Gauna’s super beam.

Now, don’t get me wrong here; I’ve seen plenty of anime by now to know that she’s going to survive. That character has become pretty important to the story, so I’m quite sure that at least some part of her will survive if not the whole thing, after which she will be seen as a hero and people will no longer look at her as monster and approve the creation of other hybrids. Isn’t that the usual pattern?

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Apr 30, 2015

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Sidonia no Kishi 2 episode 03

I have to say that Sidonia no Kishi sure got a lot darker than before. I mean, the show always had a dark atmosphere about it and the story was dramatic even in the first season. Characters are always dying all over the place.

[Ohys-Raws] Sidonia no Kishi Daikyuu Wakusei Seneki - 03 (BS-TBS 1280x720 x264 AAC).mp4_snapshot_01.02_[2015.04.29_23.03.50]Will this season be an exception? No. In fact, it seems even darker due to the fact that the protagonist has to fight on two fronts now. His home, Sidonia, is being overrun by corrupted characters and parasitic creatures and everything outside is even worse. Nagate will have his hands full. Now he has to fight off a whole swarm of Gauna as they switched from defence to offense by launching a full-scale attack on (one of) the Gauna’s spawn planet to try and stop those things from multiplying even more. It’s hard enough to fight one of them from what I’ve seen so far.

[Ohys-Raws] Sidonia no Kishi Daikyuu Wakusei Seneki - 03 (BS-TBS 1280x720 x264 AAC).mp4_snapshot_20.47_[2015.04.29_23.04.20]Okay, so the hybrid was sent out once again to serve as a live example of what it’s capable of. That’s fine, I’m sure it’s strong, but it’s also very stupid because it’s so young. That thing got trapped right away and things are once again left to Nagate and the brave soldiers that are on their way to save that chimera creature.

Do they stand a chance? Sure. They focussed on the fact that a lot of those mechs have been upgraded with better, lighter armour. They will probably last longer, but I doubt that’s going to be enough. I’m pretty sure that Nagate will once again emerge a hero and safe that chimera so that they can kill those creatures together.

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Apr 23, 2015

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Sidonia no Kishi 2 episode 02

I just have to write about this show. I was very sceptical about the first season, so I chose to write about something else. I just wasn’t sure about the artwork back then, but hey, I came around. I see this jewel for what it is now.

[AnonSubs] Sidonia no Kishi - Daikyuu Wakusei Seneki - 02.mkv_snapshot_04.10_[2015.04.22_23.16.29]So anyway; Sidonia has a lot of new problems now. Season one was about Nagate showing up one day and finding himself leading a new live in the presence of other people (and a cooking bear-woman). His biggest worry was fighting Gauna outside of Sidonia. And yeah, that was quite a load on his shoulders, especially since he was sent out almost every time.

But now? Things have changed. He will have to worry about his friends being taken over by some kind of parasite that goes for the mind and he has to worry about hybrid weapons that may or may not end up destroying Sidonia instead of enemy Gauna’s. Not to mention the fact that that captain, whom may have been taken over by a parasite as well, has just killed those so-called “elders”.

[AnonSubs] Sidonia no Kishi - Daikyuu Wakusei Seneki - 02.mkv_snapshot_15.39_[2015.04.22_23.17.04]Things have taken an interesting turn. Nagate’s problems were once so simple, but now it’s going out of control. We have a captain that’s dead-set on taking over, a group of parasite-controlled ‘humans’ whose motives aren’t clear yet and we have one hybrid weapon that was supposedly created to fight off those aliens. All of it is getting out of control. Rather, I think it’s too much at once. They introduced that hybrid plus they killed off all those elders in one episode. What is next? Are they going to take over one character after another with those parasites? Sounds to me like the Gauna are winning after all…

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Apr 16, 2015

Posted by in Sidonia no Kishi 2, Spring Anime 2015

Sidonia no Kishi: Daikyuu Wakusei Seneki

It’s back! I have been waiting for this. Knights of Sidonia has really caught me by surprise. The artwork takes getting used to, but that doesn’t take long. You generally just enjoy every episode and that’s what it’s all about!

Sidonia no Kishi Daikyuu Wakusei SenekiThe artwork, as I stated earlier, is something you have to get used to. The characters look a bit 3D-ish and a lot of people, including myself, aren’t really used to that. Still, I believe the level of detail is high and that you get used to everything else after only a few minutes. No problem whatsoever.

Nor do I have any complaints about the story. I always found it very interesting. My eyes never left my screen when I was firing up an episode. I doubt that’s going to change with season two.

I honestly do recommend this. Knights of Sidonia is one of those unexpected jewels that you stumble upon. It catches you by surprise and once you are caught you don’t want to go. It’s definitely worth watching.

Plot Summary: Having narrowly avoided the collision with the asteroid, the Sidonia sets a course for the Lem system in order to wipe out the Gauna nest.

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