When will Knights of Sidonia season 3 be released? What about the new episodes’ premiere in 2016? We are waiting for the start of development!
Manga Knights of Sidonia (Shidonia no Kishi) is being written by Tsutomu Nihei, and its first chapter has been published by Afternoon magazine in 2009. Vertical is engaged in the publication of English version.
Manga popularity let Polygon Pictures experts focus on its anime adaptation and in 2013 the works started. The release date in Japan was scheduled for April 2014, and the final of the season was broadcast in June. In March 2015 an anime film was presented, and the second season consisting of 12 episodes was released in April. The show got many positive responses of experts of Japanese anime/game industry, and famous Hideo Kojima, creator of the Metal Gear series, even suggested it unique.
The anime is popular not only on its motherland, but also in other countries, including the USA. On Netfix the release of the second season took place on July 3, 2015 and the number of fans of Tsutomu Nihei’s work increased dramatically.
At the moment the rights holders are counting profits from the broadcast and preparing the release on DVD, but it isn’t going about ordering the third season of anime. The officials don’t hide that the renewal is quite possible, as the success of the adaptation is obvious, it is too early to announce the release date of the new episodes. Taking into account preliminary results, profit from Knights of Sidonia worldwide allowed developing Season 3, but the creators don’t want to make hasty decisions.
We should only follow the announcements of Polygon Pictures and support the anime! Follow the updates! Are you waiting for the third season?