Recommendation: Knights of Sidonia – Tsutomu Nihei

This is a Science Fiction based Japanese Manga by Tsutomu Nihei. I recommend the Manga heavily and it was very recently adapted into an anime. It is an little odd, 3d animation at 18 fps with some drawn backdrops but once you acclimate to the style that is used, the anime is incredibly well done and follows the manga incredibly well. It was released just a few days ago (as per the time that this entry was written) onto netflix and although I haven’t heard the English dubbing, the voice acting in Japanese is impressive. The only problems I have with the subtitle translations are that they use some alternate terms from the manga, but it isn’t too big of a deal.

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I highly recommend this to watch or read (I preferably enjoy the manga) for anyone who enjoys science fiction, action, mechs/robots, and a light splash of comedy. There is an amazingly well realized “world” that isn’t spoon-fed to the viewer. It does require attention (i.e. not glancing at something else for extended periods of time) but it is enthralling and after you immerse yourself into this world, you can’t help but want to know what comes next.

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I'm a physicist, learning to code, playing music. I think I've done my young self well.
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