While not a true ecchi anime, Knights of Sidonia surprised in more ways than one, enough to merit a compilation after two seasons.
Production Company: Polygon Pictures
Vintage: Spring 2014, Spring 2015
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Aya Suzaki as Shizuka Hoshijiro
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Aki Toyosaki as Izana Shinatose
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Sayaka Ohara as Captain Kobayashi
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Thoughts on the anime
The technology, or at least the affordable version of technology, isn’t quite yet at the level where it can hold its own in TV anime. The stiff and jerky computer animation used in Knights of Sidonia is probably closer in caliber to a Playstation cut scene from 1999 than to say, Inside Out or Wall-e . For that reason it was all to easy to dismiss this series early on.
And shame on me for doing that, because Knights of Sidonia ended up having one of the better storylines of 2014-2015. And while the animation seemed pretty cheap at times, it also produced some spectacular backdrops and some unique effects. And it certainly didn’t get in the way of some surprisingly good character designs.
While Knights of Sidonia isn’t a true ecchi anime, I have a lot of respect for both the manga and the anime for taking serious type A material and not being scared of a nipple sighting or a bare butt here or there. A casual attitude towards nudity is part of what made anime so great in the 80’s and 90’s, but unfortunately it’s a rare occurrence in today’s environment, where shows either splurge on nudity or avoid it like the plague. It was nice seeing a serious show like Knights of Sidonia take the middle road for a change.
There was just barely enough service over 24 episodes to justify a compilation video. It’s hardly the most faptastic compilation video of all time, but it’s certainly nice if you liked the anime or are into CG nudity.
(Note: Due to a weird encoding quirk, every downscaled 720p version I made of this video was actually a tiny bit larger than the 1080p version. I don’t know if it’s because of the animation style impacting encoding or it was just a one time weird fluke. Since the 720p version offers no size savings, I didn’t bother with a 720p upload this time.)
It’s not an easy choice, as this show had plenty of appealing girls. I like it when girls are portrayed with ‘believable’ looks and healthy yet ordinary figures- and Knights of Sidonia did that very well. Few anime have recreated the ‘girl next door’ look as well as this series has.
As for picking ‘best girl,’ I guess I’d have to go with Izana, who’s so cute that even a couple of artificial limbs can’t keep her from being adorable. Her being voiced by Aki Toyosaki didn’t hurt either.