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Knights of Sidonia 4K Remaster to Air on Japanese TV

Knights of Sidonia 4K Remaster to Air on Japanese TVWhat’s even better than the 2014 CG anime series Knights of Sidonia?

Knights of Sidonia in 4K, that’s what.

The series is set to air in a 4K remaster on Japanese channel NHK BS4K starting April 4, Anime Anime reports.

The remaster was created with Sidonia studio Polygon Pictures’ original masters, run through an ultra-high-resolution process from Sony PCL called RS+.

Here’s how Sentai Filmworks described the series for their DVD release, which was in mere standard resolution: 

A thousand years after the alien Gauna destroyed the Earth, a small remnant of humanity still fights on to survive, fleeing on the gargantuan asteroid-based spaceship Sidonia. But centuries of flight and warfare have changed mankind in incredible ways: genetic engineering has allowed humans to photosynthesize like plants, reproduction occurs through cloning, and a third gender has been created to balance the population.

Even though it’s been a century since the last encounter with the Gauna, military service is mandatory, with all those able enough enlisted to pilot the Garde robots that stand as Sidonia’s front line of defense. For Nagate Tanikaze, whose grandfather secretly hid him in the forgotten bowels of the asteroid, it’s a strange new world as he’s forced to come to the surface and join the ranks of defenders.

Yet his recruitment comes just in time, for the Gauna have suddenly reappeared, and what could be man’s last battle will require every resource humanity has left. And what no one knows, yet, is that Nagate is not exactly what he seems, and a secret buried in his past may change the fate of all mankind!

Source: Anime Anime

Matt Schley

Matt Schley (rhymes with "guy") lives in Tokyo, and has been OUSA's "man in Japan" since 2012. He's also written about anime and Japanese film for the Japan Times, Screen Daily and more.