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Check-out Station: Knights of Sidonia (killing people you just met long before you knew)

What an appropriate final episode for the first season. Too be honest, I thought and expected this show to be a 20+ episode affair. But with the confirmation of a second series my mind is at ease. There was a lot that made me worry about this manga being adapted into an anime, especially with the art style chosen. But it appears for now, that this show is a mild success. A sign that a very dark, atmospheric show with leanings towards hard scifi could make it in the big leagues. Read more…

Knights of Sidonia ep10: watch as your delicious world of ignorance melts away

June 17, 2014 1 comment

There are reasons for keeping things behind a locked door. Security, safety, secrecy, greed, even a slight buffer of time; all these reasons apply to this episode of Knights of Sidonia. And I think a hundred generations of humanity living on this colony has made people forget that sometimes that door is there for their own safety.

Secrets, secrets, secrets; this show has always been about Read more…

Knights of Sidonia ep2: the stinkiest of heroes

May 18, 2014 1 comment

Knights of Sidonia

Episode 2

If there’s anything I find intriguing about this series, it’s the science (or scifi) behind it. Despite the confusion some of the concepts cause me while I’m trying to actually follow the story (you know, all the clones), I’m very happy all this stuff populates the world. Everything from the logistics of how this space colony/ship works, to the genetic engineering that goes on heavily within the populace. Hell, even the presence of a third gender in this series is an amazing concept to me. People like Izana (I have no idea how many are like “it”) can actually have a choice of gender and start life as a blank slate (like most of us) and continue that for years until they choose a mate. Genetically, biologically, socially, it’s all very intriguing and fascinating. And it’s something I give heavy thought to when I think about how it would affect the society I live in now. Read more…

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