July is looking to be a strong month for animation on Netflix as the streaming service has already announced a season two start date for BoJack Horseman and now it looks like Netflix is launching into orbit with the second season of Knights of Sidonia with all 12 episodes getting uploaded on July 3rd.
Season two is titled as Knights of Sidonia: Battle for Planet Nine and all of the cast and crew from season one are back. For those that don’t know, here’s a synopsis for Knights of Sidonia:
Outer space, the far future. A lone seed ship, the Sidonia, plies the void, ten centuries since the obliteration of the solar system. The massive, nearly indestructible, yet barely sentient alien life forms that destroyed humanity’s home world continue to pose an existential threat. Nagate Tanikaze has only known life in the vessel’s bowels deep below the sparkling strata where humans have achieved photosynthesis and new genders. Not long after he emerges from the Underground, however, the youth is bequeathed a treasured legacy by the spaceship’s coolheaded female captain. Meticulously drawn, peppered with clipped humor, but also unusually attentive to plot and structure for the international cult favorite, Knights of Sidonia may be Tsutomu Nihei’s most accessible work to date even as it hits notes of tragic grandeur as a hopeless struggle for survival unfolds.
A hero rises and the battle continues on Planet Nine. Season 2 of Netflix original anime series Knights of Sidonia, coming July 3.
Posted by Netflix on Thursday, June 4, 2015