Also known as
Sidonia no Kishi: Ai Tsumugu Hoshi
Specifics
Japan [2021] - 110m
Genre
Animation, Sci-fi
Directed by
Hiroyuki Seshita
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rating
3.5*/5.0*
Knights of Sidonia: Love Woven in the Stars poster

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May 14, 2022

3.5*/5.0*

I'm a huge Tsutomu Nihei fan, but his Knights of Sidonia never quite pulled me in. I skipped the series even when I had easy access, and never really bothered with the manga. Maybe it's because it's one of his lighter/more commercial works, but when I heard Seshita was doing a film, I was willing to give it a go.

The setup reminded me of Gunbuster, though a bit more intricate and not as focused on the school part. The film revolves around a group of trained clones, who pilot heavy mechas against a race of space aliens. Humankind is aiming to colonize a planet, but the aliens aren't having it.

The animation quality is not up there with Seshita's more recent films, and the film's TV roots are a bit too apparent. There are still some very cool designs (the aliens in particular), and the plot won't disappoint sci-fi fans, it's just that I was hoping for more, after the Godzilla and Blame! films.

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