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Sidonia no Kishi   
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Associated Names
Knights of Sidonia
Rycerze Sidonii (Polish)
Рыцари «Сидонии»

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Latest Release(s)
v.15 c.Omake by Habanero Scans over 8 years ago
v.15 c.78 (end) by Habanero Scans over 8 years ago
v.15 c.77 by Habanero Scans over 8 years ago
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15 Volumes (Complete)
7 Volumes (Complete, Shinsōban in 2017)

Completely Scanlated?

Anime Start/End Chapter
Starts at Vol 1, Chap 1 (S1) / Vol 9, Chap 43 (Love Woven in the Stars)
Ends at Vol 9, Chap 42 (S2) / Vol 15, Chap 78 (Love Woven in the Stars Movie)

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User Rating
Average: 8 / 10.0 (501 votes)
Bayesian Average: 7.9 / 10.0

Last Updated
May 25th 2024, 8:30am



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Original Publisher
Kodansha (2009, 2017)

Serialized In (magazine)
Afternoon (Kodansha)

Licensed (in English)

English Publisher
Azuki (digital)
INKR Comics
Vertical (15 Volumes - Complete; Print & Digital / 7 Master Edition Volumes - Complete; Print)

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My favorite chaps  
by MLGSwag
February 9th, 2023, 3:07pm
Rating: 3.5  / 10.0
Lmao chapter 63 is so funny and cute

I love the artstyle but the plot was getting too confusing, i kept mixing characters up, by the end i had no clue what i had read

... Last updated on February 9th, 2023, 3:18pm
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the start is all over the place but as it goes on, it gets better  
by Joese
January 31st, 2021, 4:35am
Rating: 7.0  / 10.0
I do recommend the story ,to evade spoilers I'll just say it's a sci-fi story with clones ,mechas ,aliens and lots of action .As most manga it surfers from a weak start "in media res" (combined with almost indistinguishable characters that only differ in their hairstyles it gets a bit confusing),but at the 15th chapter we get some additional information of whats happening and story picks up.

If you ignore that and some tropes of the mecha genre,you slowly get to unravel the mysteries of sidonia and the MC in this thrilling deep space story .I do warn your that whenever there is a chapter without a fight they randomly throw in a "photosynthesis" scene to apalease the readers that don't care much about the technical parts.

I understand that Japanese love mechas and stuff but if their main weapons are guns and only finish them off with the spears,why don't they just use battleships with a more compact build and harpoons ? .The mechas arms are constantly torn off and they keep saying that they cannot protect the joints .I mean they're in space why do they even need human shaped robots for combat?.

... Last updated on January 31st, 2021, 4:38am
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Sidonia no Kishi  
by Anonymous
June 28th, 2020, 4:20pm
Rating: 8.0  / 10.0
Story: 8/10
Art: 9/10
Characters: 8/10
Quality Polish Edition: 7/10
Enjoyment: 9/10
Overall: 8.2/10
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Starts strong but falls apart  
by Katsono
April 6th, 2019, 12:04pm
Rating: 7.0  / 10.0
Sidonia no Kishi starts out as a very promising story: you can easily tell how fleshed out the characters and the world around them are going to be, the story is exciting and keeps you on the edge as the characters are facing life and death situations against the mysterious gauna whose motives and origins are unknown.

The main flaw of this manga is probably the pacing. At the beginning, it's just one event after the other, but later on it's the complete opposite: it almost turns into a romcom / slice of life. Is that what I expected when I started reading a plot about fighting unknown invaders? Certainly not.

The second half of the manga is just a pain to read through because of how slow things get. What's more, a lot of plot elements just seem to be completely forgotten and not just minor ones. The fights just lose the edge they have as you simply can't feel the danger any more. For example, weapons that were ineffective against the gauna can now insta-kill them and the death rate is lessened with no given explanation.

By the time you're done with the manga, there's really nothing left of what was there at the beginning. It's like reading an average shonen that tries mixing a plot with many horrible romance tropes and the likes instead. That's a shame because you can tell this could have been much better, if only it had focused on its main plot and tried to enhance it instead of branching out with different themes.

A lot of the panels in outer spaces are also such a mess that it's really hard to understand what's going on and identify gaunas and méchas. Combined with the action, there are a lot of battles where I would have zero understanding of what's going on if not for the dialogue, because you just can't tell what's supposed to be drawn.

All of that makes for a "good" but very disappointing manga that leaves you very frustrated once you're done with it.

... Last updated on October 3rd, 2022, 12:38am
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Blame going mainstream  
by deathcoy
March 25th, 2017, 8:16pm
Rating: 8.0  / 10.0
Nihei Tsutomu cures my itch for a biomechanical setting with dark nuances and grim undertones, minimal dialog and sketchy outlook like his previous works Blame and Noise. Sidonia no Kishi is quite different, i guess he is trying to appeal to the mainstream market which is not necessarily a bad thing. In fact i think he managed it well. Sidonia no Kishi still retains his earlier style but with a dash of whatever the current trends are, has a little bit of humor, more light hearted, of course a harem of sorts with the typical shounen MC types and etc etc. Its not really that bad. Truth be told i quite enjoyed it. Readers new to Nihei's genre will have an easier time sinking in while fans of Nihei's works, i suggest to approach the manga with an open mind.
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Well worth the confusion  
by sinxer
September 30th, 2015, 7:22pm
Rating: 8.5  / 10.0
Agree with it being a little confusing in some parts mostly the start, the author throws you right into it fast and hard but once you get used to it everything makes sense(they are in a time of constant war and battles so things are hectic). Could not stop reading this kinda feel like there could be more to it like a sequel though I haven't looked into it but I'm happy either way.
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Kinda hard to figure out what's going on at first, but wow it's good  
by bobIV123
September 10th, 2015, 11:33pm
Rating: 10.0  / 10.0
I'm 4 volumes in and I just now have a pretty decent general idea of what's going on. The early chapters seem like they kinda jump around a lot, and early on A.) everyone looks the same and B.) you aren't super sure who's important to the plot. Now that the bad is out of the way: holy crap, this is a good one. I'm not even into Gundam type stuff, but this is really cool. It kinda reminds me of early in Gantz and Shingeki no Kyojin; a distinct art style and a story that doesn't pull all its punches. I'd definitely recommend giving it a chance.

... Last updated on September 11th, 2015, 2:14am
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Not Blame!!  
by melquiades
November 5th, 2014, 10:04pm
Rating: 8.0  / 10.0
This is not Blame!!
Deal with it Nihei fans xD
I'm liking it a lot even though I am a Nihei fan =D

(My rating is obviously biased... it is subjective anyway wink )

edit: well... a very "Niheish" ending, many things unexplored, many questions unanswered, this time i think it was even worst, but because he tried to patch some (just some) things up in a single chapter. Very unfortunate, otherwise a very nice read.

... Last updated on September 29th, 2015, 9:35am
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by cecropiamoth
June 24th, 2014, 11:43am
Rating: 5.0  / 10.0
I grew up with hard science fiction. From it I learned how huge space is, and how instantly it will kill unprotected creatures. I also learned the kind of immense energies need to get a craft into space, let alone accelerate it enough to travel between stars. This manga tries to situate traditional hand-to-hand combat in the middle of that indifferent immensity. Further, it puts a monstrous living being out there in the airless void and has the "knights" fight it. This is the equivalent of ancient stories of knights fighting dragons. Its absurdity is unbelievable. I can just manage to see how it could work for an audience brought up on heroic tales of samurai sword play, but it doesn't work for me -- not even for a moment.
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Race for Survival!  
by Opec
November 15th, 2013, 6:05pm
Rating: 10.0  / 10.0
I would describe this manga as a Cross between "Battlestar Galactica" (Humans vs Clones) and "Gundam" (Jesus Err Yamato) but with the added touch of "A Clockwork Orange" (MindFcuk Category)

Nihei has build a unique world much like his previous mangas, the characters are complex with the governing system who is torned between having to maintain the dynasty as well as fight for what is best for the community, we have the Genderless beings who have been given the freedom to chose at will making a complex journey of nature's wired epithets into a beautiful and enduring saga.

The story might be hard to follow, with panels jumping at odd moments and when you least expect it but once you are able to decipher the Cryptic language through which Nihei conveys his lores then you are sure to be spell-bounded.

It may not be for the mainstream audience but the authors ambitious effort to dwell into complexity and hardship that the human race has to ensue in order to survive in a world alien to them and at the same time maintain the decorum (society, law and order etc) that bought the civilization as to where it stands now is HIGHLY COMMENDABLE!
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