Knights of Sidonia Season 3 is something for which fans are waiting for a long time now. Knights of Sidonia is an anime adaptation of hit Japanese Manga Series named “Sidonia no Kishi.” The first season of the series was premiered on April 10, 2014, in Japan which had a total of 12 episodes. Within a year series got its second season titled Knights of Sidonia: Battle for Planet Nine, which also had a total of 12 episodes and was premiered on April 10, 2015. With two back to back seasons fans were pretty sure they will get to see Knights of Sidonia Season 3 in 2016, well that didn’t happen.
In 2014 Netflix brought the rights of Knights of Sidonia and it became the first ever anime series on Netflix. The series attracted a large number of audience and was praised by everyone, even Metal Gear Solid creator “Hideo Kojima” praised the series. The second season was released on Netflix, on July 3, 2015, for the English speaking audience of North America. When Netflix officials were asked about the release date of Knights of Sidonia Season 3 they said- “for the moment, we have no info about a third season”.
What We Have Seen In The Series So Far.
Knights of Sidonia is a far future story which takes place in the year 3394, where the earth was destroyed a thousand year ago by gigantic aliens called Gauna. Sidonia a spaceship with a human population of around 5,00,000 and these could be the last of human species. The ship is often attacked by monstrous shapeshifting aliens and the ship is protected by a large pilot controlled Exo suits called Gardes. In order to survive the children on the ship are trained to cope up with emergencies and casualties, the people of Sidonia have also developed technologies like asexual reproduction, human genetic engineering.
The main plot revolves around a boy named Nagate Tanikaze, who has been living with his grandfather in the underground layer of the spaceship since his childhood. Nagate trains himself in order to become a true guardian, using old training simulators. After the death of his grandfather, he was forced to come out for the search of food and thereafter he becomes one of the Guardian pilots in order to protect Sidonia from Gauna.
What Are Creators Saying About Knights of Sidonia Season 3?
When Knights of Sidonia Manga creator a Tsutomu Nihei and Knights of Sidonia: Battle for Planet Nine director Hiroyuki Seshita were asked about the possibilities of a third season at Comic-Con International in San Diego, Creator Nihei said: “I’m also waiting for Sidonia 3.” However, director Seshita wants some more time for season 3 to happen. As the duo is right now busy with their Anime movie “Blame,” which will be premiered in 2017 on Netflix.
Updated on 18/04/2018: In June 2017, when the director of the series attended Annecy International Animated Film Festival and Market (MIFA). Since then the fans who attended the festival claimed that the director has announced the sequel to the movie Blame! as well as Knights of Sidonia Season 3.
Hiroyuki Seshita à annoncé la production de la suite du film Blame et une 3ème saison pour l’animé Knight of Sidonia ! pic.twitter.com/DOy4JVpXWe
— Bastien Guetta (@Bastienkun) 16 June 2017
However, since then there has been no update regarding the release of the third season and fans might have to wait a little longer than what we all expected.
Possible Release Date of Knights of Sidonia Season 3
It is pretty sure we will get to see the third season, the delay in the series could be due to the “Blame” anime film. However, Knights of Sidonia Season 3 is assumed to be premiered in the fall of 2018. After the release of two seasons, two new volumes 14 and 15 were added into the manga, therefore, the creators have enough content to pull out a season 3. We will notify you when the official release date of Knights of Sidonia Season 3 gets announced, till then stay tuned.