Knights of Sidonia is a tough cookie. On the one hand, it tackles a lot of great issues regarding the nature of Humanity, as all great introspective works of art do. And it approaches them from a surprisingly sophisticated viewpoint, most of the time. If you like brain food this series won’t leave you hungry for weeks.
On the other hand, Knights of Sidonia has some problems. Specifically, that of telling a cohesive narrative. It’s almost…almost as if someone took the idea for “rule of cool” and flipped it on its head. The narrative doesn’t matter to Sidonia, so long as we get to big moral questions.
It’s like Roland Emmerich suddenly discovered Kafka, replacing ‘splosions and improbable chase scenes with half human ethical shouting matches.
Still this is definitely the big win of the Spring season. Continue reading