Will Knights of Sidonia have Season 3? Not quite. After a long time without news from Polygon Pictures, the studio in charge of adapting to anime the glorious manga of Tsutomu Nihei, author of great works such as BLAME! , but a few days ago, more precisely last Friday, the studio gave signs of life about Knights of Sidonia again after 5 years without news about the project, as announced by Anime News Network.
The bad news is that there will be no season 3, something somewhat disconcerting because the homonymous manga still has enough material to adapt, in addition to a very good reception from the critics, many expected even after so long the continuation of the adaptation to the anime, still no regrets, the good news is that there will be a movie based on the source material.
Unlike the previous two seasons, the film planned to be released in 2021. Will have a completely original story that, beyond being a continuation of what was seen in the anime. Will not have any relationship with the original work, something like a universe alternate to what happened in the manga.
Although I would have been fascinated to see a third season that continued to adapt the facts of the manga. It is always interesting that these kinds of things are done to give fresh air to the original work. So we can see that other ways the original story could take in addition to the already told by its author, which can bring stories just as good as those originally adapted, as happened in the first Fullmetal Alchemist anime, which, although it started adapting Hiromu Arakawa’s manga, ended up deviating from what was established by the author and delivering a story just as good.
But don’t worry, fans of the source material can rest assured, Tsutomu Nihei. The aforementioned manga author will be supervising the production of the film closely. In addition to having a large part of the team that worked on it. The first two seasons. So I think that without any problem they will be able to deliver a story that satisfies locals and strangers.
Although not what many expected, I think that many will be happy to have more mecha battles in space.
If you haven’t seen Knights of Sidonia yet. You still have a year to watch both seasons, both complete, on Netflix.