毎週の漫画 - シドニアの騎士

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Whether or not the title is inspired by that Muse song....is anyone's guess.

Title: シドニアの騎士, Shidonia no Kishi, Knights of Sidonia (Cydonia)
Author: Nihei Tsutomu
Genre: Seinen, Action, Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi
Serialized in: Kodansha Afternoon
Total Volume Count: 7 (ongoing)

Series Summary from MangaUpdates:
Risking his life to ensure humanity's survival, Tanikaze Nagate rides out in his silver armour, the Tsugumori!

Thousands of years have passed since the Gauna destroyed the Solar System.

The enormous seed ship, Sidonia, travels through space while propagating and producing humans.

Brought up in the lowest decks of Sidonia, a young man, Tanikaze Nagate, becomes a Guardian trainee, and is authorized to pilot the outdated but historically renowned Tsugumori.

The battle with Nagate's life at stake begins now! 
Kenn's Comment: The summary makes it a bit more exciting than it is. Don't get me wrong now. It's not boring, but it's not action oriented like a Gundam series might be. The Mecha battle scenes are very coordinated, the character often fight and moving in formation. It reminds me quite a bit of the battles in 進撃の巨人, which I featured back in April.

Nihei Tsutomu has Blame! and Biomega, among others, under his belt. His art is rather distinctive, but it really quite nice. The mecha designs are really cool, though I feel that the ships, specifically the Sidonia, could be a little bit more...special. It's certainly not as elaborate as the ships of Macross and Gundam, but the Sidonia is rather bland.

As a Sci-Fi, I feel that it gives a much more Sci-Fi feel than the more recent Mecha series have. There's something about it that makes this feel a lot more sci-fi. Anywho, I'm going cut it off here before I start ranting. It's a good read!

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