Knights of Sidonia
A thousand years after humans flee from Earth, after it was destroyed by shapeshifting gigantic alien monsters called Gauna, aboard massive spaceships created from the remains of the planet. One of said ships is Sidonia, which has developed its own human culture closely based on that of Japan.
Sidonia is defended by large mechanized weapons called Guardians whose weaponry and mobility is powered by "Higgs Particle", armed with a high output cannon for long range assaults and a special spear known as "Kabizashi" for close combat, which is made of an elusive material that can easily destroy a Gauna's core.
The story follows the exploits of Nagate Tanikaze, who lived in the underground layer of Sidonia since birth, raised by his grandfather. After his grandfather's death he is found by the rest of the population and selected as a Guardian pilot, in hopes of defending Sidonia from the Gauna's attack using all the combat expertise he learned from him.
Episodes to Date: Assloads in Japanese, 12 in English at time of posting. Originally a manga.
Japanese Original run: April 11, 2014 – June 27, 2014
Manga is still running, so expect more.
Translation Type: Subbed Only!Download Link
Genres: Adventure, Mecha, Space Opera, Real Robot, Military Science Fiction, RomanceWikipedia Article, Probably Contains Spoilers
Personal Ratings & Comments:
Shit's crazy so crazy, half of the characters are assholes and literally everyone dies, constantly. The developers use CGI/3D really well and it's actually really artful instead of cheap, like in Western CGI.
Nagate is literally the only character it's safe to like.https://www.youtube.com/v/0uv4bCqRwA4&autoplay=1