Netflix Gets Serious About Anime – Knights of Sidonia Arrives On July 4th

Netflix has a number of anime series available on its streaming service, but so far it’s just been picking up the rights to  series that have already been broadcast here in the US. This time round as part of its push into original content, it’s going to be the first to show the well received anime series Knights of Sidonia.

All 12 episodes of the show’s first season (a second season is apparently in the works) dubbed into English will be available to watch starting July 4th 2014.

Based off the manga of the same name, Knights of Sidonia falls into familiar anime territory:

“Nagate, is 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.

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