Knights of Sidonia S01E12 – Returning to the Ship

12 – Returning to the Ship

…in which the current main threat is eliminated

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Overview:

Here we are, the final episode. It’s got some nice parts and some full parts. Par for the course, I guess.

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Knights of Sidonia S01E11 – Collision

11 – Collision

…in which Benisuzume returns and brings a planet with it

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Overview:

The huge gauna nest that’s 8000 times the size of Sidonia is fast approaching. Not only that but it’s also dragging along a dwarf planet, possibly to ram the ship with it. What a way to die. It soon becomes clear that Sidonia can’t avoid the collision with evasive maneuvers so the only option is to kill the gauna nest and destroy the planet.

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Knights of Sidonia S01E10 – Determination

10 – Determination

… in which some secrets are revealed and Nagate saves the day again

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Overview:

Remember Nagate being asked out by both Izana and Yuhata last episode? Guess how that turns out.

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Knights of Sidonia S01E09 – Gaze

09 – Gaze

…in which Nagate makes an odd friend and kills more gauna

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Overview:

Nagate is summoned for an experiment with the placenta-gauna that looks like Shizuka – whom I have chosen to christen Shizugauna – since it keeps calling out his name. Though it reacts to him, it also attacks him with its placenta so the first try is a failure. But it has helped Sidonia realize that gauna’s reproduction methods are similar to that of humans and that they may even feel emotions.

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Knights of Sidonia S01E08 – Undead

08 – Undead

… in which there’s a creepy new gauna and a lot of backstory

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Overview:

Episode 8 is by far the best Sidonia has dished out. It makes almost glad that I stuck to it.

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Knights of Sidonia S01E07 – Resolve

07 – Resolve

…in which Kunato crosses a line and Nagate takes the fall

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Overview:

As expected, this episode fills in the blanks of what happened in the mission that killed Shizuka.

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Poll: Diabolik Lovers, Blood C, Servamp, Blood Lad, Dance in the Vampire Bund

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I know I’m only halfway through Sidonia but I wanted to keep the poll up for longer this time. Plus I need a ray of light to remind me that six more episodes and then it’s over and I can move on to something more interesting. So here we go, the fifth poll for episodic posts.

This time, the chosen genre is Vampire. What do you mean it’s not a genre – MAL says it is!

Really though, I have a fondness for vampire stories that even Twilight didn’t manage to kill so let me indulge a little.

Now vote away!

From this round onwards, I’ll be choosing two shows. One by the poll as always and the other will be my pick from the remaining options. I’ve already started posting daily (gods know how long that will last) so I figured I might as well post about different shows on adjacent days. I confess that a major reason for the change is my rampant desire not to get stuck watching 2 episodes in a row of anything like Knights of Sidonia.

Some variety can do us all some good.

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Knights of Sidonia S01E06 – Salute

06 – Salute

…in which Nagato is a chick magnet and Kunato is up to something

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Overview:

In Sidonia, Nagato is welcomed as a hero. Even the classmates that looked down on him before are now warm and welcoming. He and Shizuka get health checks. He’s unnaturally fine but she takes a while to recover.

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Knights of Sidonia S01E05 – Adrift

05 – Adrift

…in which there’s romantic drifting and interestingly acquired water

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Overview:

It’s the aftermath of last episode’s battle. Kunato throws a hissy fit because he’s a pitiful human being. Sidonia moves away from Nagate and Shizuka, leaving them to fend for themselves in space. She’s happy that he came back for her but also angry that he’s essentially there to die with her. But that’s quickly put aside in favour of immediate survival while letting their Gardis frame gather energy. Their supplies are limited and Nagate’s frame won’t move just yet.

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Knights of Sidonia S01 E04 – Choice

04 – Choice

…in which Kanato is an idiotic asshole and Nagate kills a gauna

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Overview:

After shit hits the fan in the form of the elite squad’s destruction, Kobayashi is quick to retaliate with a laser cannon thingy. But the gauna evades it masterfully and remains on its crash course to Sidonia. In a last ditch attempt, Kobayashi orders an acceleration maneuver that royally messes up the gravity in Sidonia, leading to massive casualties despite the warning.

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