Netflix continues to try to rule the world of online viewing with its move to Manga…
While the channel has plenty of anime available already, it has now licensed a 12-episode series of Knights of Sidonia and it’ll kick off on July 4th.
The first Netflix original anime series, Knights of Sidonia, based on the popular manga series of the same name, follows Nagate, a low-born youth in a society of genetically engineered refugees who escaped the destruction of Earth one thousand years earlier and now occupy the massive ship Sidonia. When Nagate’s talent as a pilot is revealed he becomes one of Sidonia’s elite defenders against the Guana, shapeshifting aliens bent on eliminating humans from existence.
Now the weird part is that the series has already aired in Japan so while it’s not truly original, it is only available on Netflix.