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Sidonia no Kishi – 10

「決意」 (Ketsui)

When you’re locked in a battle with the odds against you, you’re inevitably going to need a game changer to turn the tide if you want to win, and boy did we get that this week. Just when you thought things we looking grimmer than they ever were before, we get the revelation that the Sidonia’s been developing new propulsion system and
super high speed projectile accelerators that can fire “kabi” bullets. Needless to say, it’s the game changer we’ve been both hoping for and expecting to some degree—I mentioned the need for one a few episodes back—and Tanikaze manages to demonstrate just how effective it can be by rescuing the pioneer fleet with it.

With that said, it becomes interesting to note that the aforementioned revelations and use of the weapon successfully aren’t actually the highlights of the episode, but rather just a foundation from which to subtly hint at what could be some very important details. For one, the fact that the “new” simulators are based on ones from a century ago means that the Sidonia (and humanity in general) has actually devolved overtime. It makes sense considering what we know happened with the Fourth Defense War, but hearing about it and actually confirming it are two different things, and one wonders what other technology/weaponry they have that they either haven’t been able to replicate yet or of which the Captain’s intentionally holding off of. Either way, it’s not a coincidence this comes shortly after the event with Ochiai and the auxiliary brain, and his words look to hold truth in more than one sense of the word. Whether they want to or not, they will indeed need his power at some point—whether physically or via the information he possesses—and it’s not without its fair share of irony (and risk).

Then there’s the fact that the Kabizashi have been confirmed to produce radiation that attract the Gauna. As we’ve mentioned previously, there’s always a measure of true to legends/myths even in real life, and it’s a notion that rings twice as true when it comes to fictional constructs. The interesting caveat to this however, is that it seems like even if you don’t have any Kabizashi, you’re not immune to being targeted—the pioneer fleet found out first hand and the fact that Earth was attacked in the first place attests to this—and it leaves you wondering what exactly the missing piece is that attracts them in the first place. Or alternatively, is it possible that some agents intentionally snuck a kabizashi piece onto the fleet? Or is it that the Immortal Council’s actually relying on something from the Gauna to live, and that’s attracting them instead?

There’s a lot of questions to say the least—that hybrid human/Gauna creation from Ochiai not withstanding—and while the episode’s generally a positive one that gives our cast some hope, it’s a relief that ends up short lived. The arrival of a new Gauna threat culminates the bad vibes we’ve been getting over the past few weeks and at eight thousand times the size of the Sidonia—ARE YOU KIDDING ME!?—it’s presence literally overshadows all the positives from this week, and it couldn’t have come at a worse time. Just when the Sidonia crew feel like they can finally annihilate the Gauna, it could very well be that they get annihilated before they even get to properly use their new toys, and Tanikaze has his work cut out for him if he wants to ensure the Sidonia’s survival. That’s assuming he’s able to turn the tide even with his best effort…

Looking forward, it looks like Sidonia needs one more game changer to ensure its survival, and one wonders if the human/Gauna hybrid may not end up being used in some shape or form. Or perhaps it’ll be the Hoshijiro clone that makes the difference? She’s definitely shown affection for Tanikaze—spotting a hot new “dress” pattern—and it’ll be interesting to see how things go from here. Either way, it looks like we know how they’re planning to set up the end of this first-cour here, and they arguably couldn’t have picked a better way to do it. I just hope it doesn’t end in some ridiculous cliffhanger…

Author’s Notes:

  • Gotta say, it’s interesting to see how the Captain gave Tanikaze the leeway to sortie in order to try and prevent him from fighting against her command like Saitou did. We mentioned her as one of the key people that needed to use her experience to prevent history from repeating last week, and she’s doing just that.
  • Had a bit of a chuckle at the Mole Man reference making it back again… along with Tanikaze turning into a punching bag again.
  • As usual, please refrain from spoilers, especially if they’re not in response to a query of some sort. If you must, please remember to use spoiler tags.


    June 13, 2014 at 7:49 pm
    • June 13, 2014 at 8:05 pmbrajt

      This is a very good post, giving a lot to think about, Zephyr. Kudos and thanks. :-)

      • June 13, 2014 at 8:16 pmZephyr

        Good shows give lots to think about, heh.

    • June 13, 2014 at 8:10 pmShadow

      Goddammit…why cant this be 26 episodes…

      I know that starting from here on out, the manga switches from being a really good meccha with physics to one of the best manga i’ve ever read.

      I hope a season 2 happens soon…

      • June 13, 2014 at 8:15 pmZephyr

        The way I see it, it’s definitely going to get another season at least, but it looks like they’re planning the split cour route. I remember seeing good pre-order numbers for it. So we’ll see.

    • June 13, 2014 at 8:15 pmretsurai

      Hoshijiro gauna version lets make a new hybrid race prettier, stronger and friendly to gauna if u know what im talking about (im deeply in love with Hoshijiro gauna version)

      • June 14, 2014 at 2:56 amkittyraider

        I have the suspicion that deep down all what Ochiai has always wanted was providing Sidonia, Humanity, and Himself with Immortal, Self Regenerating, Almost Indestrucrible Tentacled Alien Monster Girls that doesn’t need to be bought clothes.

        Such a Noble Cause.

        • June 14, 2014 at 9:46 amPeTdo

          YESSSS immortal-tentacle-always so cute girlfriends who don’t need to go shopping for clothes YESSSS

    • June 13, 2014 at 8:35 pmCybersteel

      The part where Gauna-Hoshijirou was struggling to put the broken pen markers together was so dawww XS

      • June 14, 2014 at 11:08 amkittyraider

        How excited would the likes of Ochiai and Yure ovserving what would happen between the two if the barrier were lifted?

        For Science, of course.

    • June 13, 2014 at 8:46 pmkittyraider

      • June 13, 2014 at 9:54 pmcelebrinen

        Me too. Damn that looks inviting.

      • June 13, 2014 at 11:02 pmTassadar

        I think he is ready to squeeze it!

        • June 14, 2014 at 12:13 amcelebrinen

          Sidonia’s strongest woman would snap Tanba like a twig if he tried anything funny. Everyone on the maintenance crew knows not to mess with Sasaki.

      • June 14, 2014 at 12:19 amcelebrinen


        Two members of the Ponytail Appreciation Society move in for a closer look.

        • June 14, 2014 at 1:41 amMyCandleNeedsBlowing

          Well… I see that Sidonia equipped its chief engineer… with ballistics, too.

        • June 14, 2014 at 2:05 amGermanguy

          if the Chick from the Outside Lab would be there, her “Zero-G Bra” would loose his function :)

        • June 14, 2014 at 2:35 amkittyraider

          Even through the visors, I can see the incredible urge to stick their finger to her ponytail(Believe me, its strangely pleasant);

          …being balanced by the sheer terror of the prospect of getting choked, bashed with a wrench, thrown from the top of residential chamber, or shot out of the airlock.

    • June 13, 2014 at 8:56 pmPancakes

      The ability of placenta Hoshijiro to write is definitely intriguing and builds upon the preexisting ability to speak. What is more fascinating though is Hoshijiro’s unilateral obsession with Tanikaze; the implication is that this “copy” has only retained specific memories from the host, and since they’re only of Tanikaze, likely those memories Hoshijiro had upon death. Remains to be seen what use placenta Hoshijiro will serve as it’s still unclear if she possesses anything beyond her fascination with Tanikaze.

      As for the colony ship either someone deliberately left a kabi on the ship to drive the remaining Sidonia inhabitants towards militarization, or the Gauna are attracted to something else. Personally I got an idea on that. Firstly the new kabi are fashioned out of the remnants of a Gauna. What are Gauna made out of? Hyggs particles. What does all of Sidonia’s systems operate on? Hyggs particles. Who wants to bet the original kabizashi are also made out of Hyggs particles, that the Gauna are attracted to the Hyggs particles in general (not just the kabizashi), and that the reason for the constant attacks is the Gaunas’ need for new Hyggs particles (i.e. food). Might also explain why bigger and bigger Gauna seem to keep showing up, Sidonia probably looks like an oasis in the desert to them.

      • June 13, 2014 at 9:09 pmNetto

        Well that’s a pretty good guess because it appears that Earth was attacked around the time it developed the Hyggs particles in the first place.

      • June 13, 2014 at 9:40 pmCybersteel

        Should’ve stuck to coal-based energy production.

      • June 13, 2014 at 10:10 pmDrasca

        Ha, beat me to it. The pacifist / exodus faction conveniently glosses over the facts that both Earth and Sidonia were attacked prior to discovery of Kabi. Abandoning Kabi doesn’t help, as demonstrated by the attack on the exodus ship, but of course PR will spin propanda otherwise.

        Gauna are likely attracted Higgs generators since that is the predominant game changing tech of this universe.

      • June 14, 2014 at 2:07 amGermanguy

        Yeah, what attracted the First Gauna’s to attack earth. If we know this secret, then we solved (and perhaps took our Curiosity) the Problem

        this is a Nice Hint for the Spoilers, too

        • June 14, 2014 at 2:09 amGermanguy

          but, if your Fire are buring that hot to tell us… Try to wait for the right Episode.


      • June 15, 2014 at 7:21 pmhaseo0408

        I can sympathise with the Anti-Military Faction, the Gauna Wars has had way too many sacifices and little to no rewards, for God´s sakes Earth-Mother of the human race is gone, humans were forced to sail into the endless Sea of Stars without destination, of the hundreds of Seed Starships that flee the Homeworld only Sidonia remains because withou the Kabizashi the other ships are as good as dead, the war has lasted for a millenia and we´re nowhere to an end and just to make you feel more sad they can´t colonize any world that could sustain life because they Gauna will repeat the destruction of Earth. The Anti-Military Faction just wants peace and quite, away from a world where they are constantly chased by near invulnerable monsters, a place where they start agian and recover what little they can from those peaceful day their ancesters had on Earth, they want exactly what Izana wants: a peaceful, quite and mundane life.

    • June 13, 2014 at 9:16 pmkittyraider

      I’m curious on how many or how diverse the costumes Captain Kobayashi have in her closet…seems like her hobby…

      • June 13, 2014 at 9:46 pmKamui04

        Hopefully this confirmation will quench any more speculation that Nurse Kobayashi was a clone… too bad they don’t have typical japanese school uniforms and most MC already promoted to pilots to see Substitute Teacher Kobayashi or School girl Kobayashi. Wonder if she has a bunny girl suit among her costumes XD

        • June 14, 2014 at 1:28 amGermanguy

          yeah, after he saw the Big Secret. The scene after it, the Captain confirmed itself, that she is not a Clone

        • June 14, 2014 at 2:27 amkittyraider

          I can see Ochiai going back and forth all around the ship carrying Captain’s costume at her orders as an glorified gopher

        • June 15, 2014 at 4:59 amReddyRedWolf

          In an Omake she also has a bear suit.

      • June 13, 2014 at 10:13 pmDrasca

        Should be pretty easy for her to keep tabs on who is high level clearance information, and adapt to it.

        Still though, that warddrobe. Even if Tanikaze called her out as captain, the others wouldn’t believe him especially since he’s hit his head so much and he has zero proof.

      • June 14, 2014 at 6:31 amLGrey

        She’s actually Erza.

      • June 14, 2014 at 9:40 amPeTdo

        It’s actually her hobby. She is always wearing a mask and hide her real appearance , so most of the population don’t know what she looks like and she is also immortal , ofc she would spend her time , do different stuff to observe Sidonia and its citizens.

        Tl:dr. kobayashi should have learn by now , that secrecy will only damage the relationship between 2 people and by that i am not talking about not showing her face or telling her 3 sizes(even if i really want to know XD) she is basically Tanikaze Mother after all, she just need to speak her mind being honest , share her pain and feeling when she is down and sometime ask Nagate about what will he do in “certain” situation and that will be fine.( just like if lelouch show his goddamn face to Suzaku, he would have save the world so “Easy”) we all have our role to play , but obviously havingmore back up tend to help you too.

        • June 14, 2014 at 10:38 amGermanguy

          The Captain being Tanikaze’s mother? thats only speculation so far

          or in other word

          i dont think so

        • June 14, 2014 at 10:39 amGermanguy

          and she have Lala, yes “Mother bear”

        • June 14, 2014 at 12:41 pmPeTdo

          in the show , falshback episode , it clearly state that it’s kobayashi who actually ordered the creation of Tanikase(not 100% clone) she assk yure to use Hiroki’s DNA and “alter” his genetic sequence, if my speculation is right , she combine hers with his genetic or yure’s with hiiro or she just modify him but the fact still remain that she is tanikaze guardian and also creator(the one order) regardless of what happen.
          to sum it up Tanikaze is Tatsuya and kobayasshi is Tatsuya’s mother.

        • June 14, 2014 at 12:45 pmIrenesharda

          If Nagate is the clone of Saitou, wouldn’t he have the same maternal and paternal genetic material as Saitou? So how could the Captain be his mother? Unless you mean the fact that she was the one who secretly ordered his creation? In that case, well, I don’t know…Izana’s grandmother had a lot to do with that too. However, it is obvious that Kobayashi liked or even loved Saitou considering her comments about him during those flashbacks and that one tear she shed when LaLa confronted her. So, her wanting to be a mother figure to his “son” is not out of the realm of possibility.

        • June 14, 2014 at 12:58 pmGermanguy

          Well, to create today a Human life, you need 2 things

          Men sperms and a Woman Eggshell. But we saw this Embryo in a Cryo Tank, with a long umbilical cord. Do they need a Women Placenta to grown him?

          No one knows, how Sidonia’s Human creating technology is advanced. Perhaps they just need a DNS Sample of the Host to cultivate a Human Living thing out of the Blue, without a Female eggshell (like we need today)

          So, sure you have a Host as Father or Mother. But you dont need the “womb” anymore. They have artificial uterus tanks now

          Because technically, after they defended the Guana, and began to create the Photosynthesize Generation. there where not many Womans that can give birth. I dont think so, that they used the survivor Females as Birth machines

          So, if you take that the Captain gave the order to “create” him, then yes. She is his Mother. But not mother from Birth

        • June 14, 2014 at 1:03 pmGermanguy

          Remember the most VIP Person on Sidona, is not the Captain. Not the Hidden Council, or the Guardians Pilots

          It is the Doctor.

          She can modify Human Life gens. She created Photosynthesize Humans. She made Tanikaze, immortal. Perhaps she gave the Captain and others a immortal Life, so deactivating or mixing other Alien gens with them

          If Sidonia lose the Doctor or her Wisdom, they are doomed

        • June 14, 2014 at 1:08 pmGermanguy

          Sorry, where is the Edit button, when i need it…

          Well, the duty of…

          The Doctor is to be a Human God of Sidonia
          The Captain is to Protect the Life on Sidonia

        • June 14, 2014 at 2:53 pmPeTdo

          Here is my idea of “Nagate’s creation” Sidonia style (I won’t base any idea on science here, at all since it’s in a fiction world , so if apple float in that universe , we gotta roll with it, we can’t verify anything). Here here , Kobayashi used her DNA and merge with Hiroki DNA , but the reason tanikaze is male is because , It’s intend as “not 100% clone” but new human who bare resemblance to both of them , my speculation is Y chromosome from Hiroki , X from Kobayashi and there , Tanikaze resemble Kobayashi so much(and please ignore stereotype). And i am not trying to rule out our lovely captain out of Tanikaze harem by all mean, but there are so much of her actions , that won’t make any sense unless, she actually have some kind of affection.
          I feel the need to point out the term “Mother” or aka “Family” because it’s quite a fundamental “hidden” topic in most of the futuristic novel,there are 3 notable resent anime , one is this anime, gargantia and Mahouka. That’s why in previous comment , I mentioned Tatusya. But the term mother is mostly associate with “birth mother” but with how the world evolve as you said, artificial womb(tube) is created to fit this description , but does the role of mother or family end with it and become less irrelevant as the future progress? We actually live in the world , that remarriage , adoption and In vitro fertilisation become more common.Is it culture , is it religion, I am asian, and family is the most important thing in my life, this teaching continue for Millennium. I remember watching movie that people calling out to his mother in their final moment , same goes for old people and dying people, when death flash before their eyes. Watashi Kininarimasu?!

          ps. I feel yuo germandude , can’t they at least give us edit fonction ? Seeing so many comments from the same person aka you! replying after your own comment so many time tend to awake the haters, and decrease, the seriousness and credibility of that user. (please don’t take it the wrong way, since the ranting isn’t to insult you aka germandude but to point that w/o edit function it make people who try to have a fine discussion(decent comment) look retarded and incite haters for mamamamammassive downvote for NO reason + spread stupidity). Bisous.

        • June 14, 2014 at 3:06 pmPeTdo

        • June 15, 2014 at 3:24 amGermanguy

          Family is important around the World. Only where there are to much Money in game, they forget their roots. As if the Money create a fog of what is important inside our Minds. We must stay sharp, always look through the fog of Money.

          Because, you can not eat Money.

          So, yes, as you see. We are all Humans with basic needs, but welfare and money change our priorities. Compare the Peoples living in the Citys with the ones outside in the Villages.

        • June 15, 2014 at 3:29 pmfatflightlesspenguin

          Kobayashi never intended to create Nagate. She wanted an immortal replacement body for Hiroki. The new body is immortal to prevent Hiroki from killing himself. If her plan was successful, she would have ripped out the clone’s (Nagate’s) brain and put Hiroki’s brain into it. Nagate was created by accident when Hiroki raided the cloning facility and stole the clone.

          There are hints that Kobayashi had feelings for Hiroki. Mixing her DNA into his replacement body will be counterproductive.

    • June 13, 2014 at 9:39 pmJounouchi

      I love the science fiction aspect of this anime. It can get a little confusing but you can see Sidonia has used every procreation/life longevity technique available- cloning, organ replacement,and gene manipulation (photosynthesis and third gender).

      My question is with the immortal counsel, if they could transfer their brain into a clone for life lengthening why do the counsel look like that? Only the privileged few (those of the Third Defense War) can use that technology that’s why they are hiding their faces. Maybe the counsel used a technology that predates clone/ brain transference. Another question is with the Gauna, is there some type of baby / mother situation happening? So many questions!

      Suisei No Gargantia is the only nearest anime in comparison to Sidonia as far as sci-fi backstory. A great original anime! I look forward to the next episode.

      • June 13, 2014 at 10:17 pmDrasca

        Keep in mind they also have to have clones ready to go, and there also exists the possibility the industry facilities were destroyed and not rebuilt. Also possible is the existing material (the bodies of the immortal council themselves) is too far gone to clone, whether from age or alterations by anti-aging medication.

        I am drooling in anticipation for each episode too, but oh so sad there’s only a few left this cour, and it is unknown if another will be picked up.

      • June 13, 2014 at 10:37 pminfo600

        Well, the current requirements of being a immortal only requires the person in question to have a continuing major contribution to the advancement of Sidonia. (really, that’s the only one.)

        as for the immortal council’s bodies being far too gone to get out of the machines…well, The Captain’s been alive for 100+ years and she still look like the bomb. Same for Shinatose Yure-san.

      • June 14, 2014 at 1:54 amGermanguy

        Yeah i am pumped, too

        Finally a Sci-Fi with Mechas that not build of from Macross. Finally a new IP. Not just Spin offs. That why Ginga Kikoutai Majestic Prince, was a underdog for me. Their design remembered me a bit of Xenogears/Xenosaga (a PS1 and PS2 Epic game)

        Face it, Macross is slowly getting overused. Not for the Generation that grown with it. They still has “Retro feelings” about them.
        But the younger ones, needs their own Macross.

        • June 14, 2014 at 1:59 amGermanguy


          Are you hearing your old Songs from your Childhood time? Like ABBA for me and Boney M and so on?

          Your heart is at ease, your swimming in “good old Times” memories and feelings, when you hear them (Game Examples: Final Fanatasy games and so on)

          But the Kids, do they like your “old music”? They have their own ABBA and Boney M. (Game Example: Persona games and so on)

          See. It is a Generation thing.

          This is a free Advice from me, for the Generation Today for making Dreams to Generation followed

        • June 14, 2014 at 2:43 am.Mero

          As a Macros fanboy and mecha fan, for me this is the first sci-fi that rivals Macros for me.

          Also despite what other people think, I love the artwork both the manga and the anime. It gives me the same feeling as when i see the art of Toume Kei, it just sucks me in.

    • June 13, 2014 at 9:47 pmBlablabla

      Sidonia confirmed to be a two-cour if this blog isn’t mistaken


    • June 13, 2014 at 9:52 pmIrenesharda

      Another person mentioned this on another sight. But it’s interesting that Hoshijiro clone is always looking towards the kabizashi, EXCEPT when she’s looking at Tanikaze. Then she’s actually looking straight at him. Could there be something else about Tanikaze other than the original Hoshijiro’s that also attracts the Gauna? I think also that in the first couple of episodes, they all mentioned that the Gauna were attracted to Nagate for some reason. Could it have something to do with what makes him immortal? As far as they’ve informed us, he’s the only one who is more of a “perfect immortal” and not medically immortal like the Captain and the council.

      • June 13, 2014 at 10:52 pmle barto

        Since the gauna duplicates memories as well as form, it could very well be that the gauna has a collective consciousness that ‘remembers’ Tanikaze’s past incarnations.

    • June 13, 2014 at 10:27 pminfo600

      Caption: This manga adaptation’s chances to succeed is not ZERO!

      …OTOH, I be can fairly certain that it skipped a few additional things this week too (ie. the confession that The Captain was really fooling around “running” the gravity inn.) However, what it replaced was more priceless – minor spoiler…maybe:
      Show Spoiler ▼

      Here’s to the (continuing) hope that it can finish this cour more or less intact.

      • June 14, 2014 at 12:40 amcelebrinen

        Unfortunately, my chances of liking any character voiced by Aki Toyosaki is zero.

    • June 13, 2014 at 10:36 pmCroos

      • June 14, 2014 at 1:44 amGermanguy

        It is not what you think, these Tentacle is just a Hand.. Your imagination is playing a prank, you need to see it in motion

        • June 14, 2014 at 1:47 amGermanguy

          Looks like the Human part is taking over with little steps, and she is awaking slowly of a coma

          That’s all only possible, because she has no Gauna Core

          i see it that so:
          See the Core as Propaganda from the enemy. Now with it’s gone, she has to think for herself

    • June 13, 2014 at 10:54 pmVincent

      Episode starts with our trio going on holiday (seems like it’s going to be a light hearted 20 mins). Episode ends with Gauna 8000 times the size of Sidonia. Damn.

    • June 14, 2014 at 12:26 amTarage

      I’m only sad that we probably won’t see Tsumugi… unless they go 26 episodes.

      • June 14, 2014 at 9:01 amScruffy

        Tsumugi will likely show up in ep 12 by the looks of the pacing.

        • June 14, 2014 at 10:30 amkittyraider

          In 2 Episodes? Nope

    • June 14, 2014 at 1:35 amGermanguy

      btw, now with this Episode Izana is official now a Pilot. But we saw last Episode a “Picture” Izana in a Pilot suit…

      hehe found the first “Oops…” thing :)

      • June 14, 2014 at 1:36 amGermanguy

        yeah i know, in this Picture she is still a Trainie. But now she is a full Pilot

    • June 14, 2014 at 1:39 amGermanguy

      First Sidonia try to crate a Gauna Human Hybrid

      now the Gauna are perhaps trying to have a Human Gauna Hybrid

      But i wonder if Placenta Hoshijirou is connected to the Hive

    • June 14, 2014 at 1:41 amGermanguy

      oh, if Izana would do a “test of courage” game, she would lost right now. She is afraid of he Dark :)

    • June 14, 2014 at 3:38 amIte

      They better have a second season, because manga is sooooo good <3

    • June 14, 2014 at 9:29 amqwert

      “The interesting caveat to this however, is that it seems like even if you don’t have any Kabizashi, you’re not immune to being targeted—the pioneer fleet found out first hand”

      IF they didn’t have any Kabizashi.

      If I were the Captain and I wanted to dissuade people from jumping ship and squash the rumor that those without weapons won’t be targeted what better way than sneaking a bit of Kabi material onto the leaving fleet.

      • June 14, 2014 at 10:31 amGermanguy

        These Kabizashi are limited, they dont have the luxury to lose one of them, and the Kabizashi are stored inside the Ship. You saw the Picture last episode where they show us the store room?


        Only 1 is out, and these 1 is in a Hand of a Guardian

        Oh sure, the Captain can put a news blackout on this intel.

        • June 14, 2014 at 11:43 amqwert

          Did you not watch the episode?

          They’re producing artificial kabi using the human-gauna hybrid. Both of which emit the radiation that attract the gauna.

      • June 14, 2014 at 12:35 pmIrenesharda

        Its actually rather obvious that the Gauna are not attracted by the kabi, or at least not the kabi alone. When the Gauna destroyed Earth (and the rest of the Sol System) and then pursued and attacked Sidonia and the other earth ships, it was long before they even discovered the kabi. And while they do seem to concentrate on the kabi at times, there’s got to be something else we’re not seeing here yet.

        • June 14, 2014 at 1:48 pmGermanguy

          and, they would create more of these Kabi speer.. Because, they need to research a Weapon capable to shoot these Kabi Ammo in space. But why doing it in secret? until they have results? for not raise false hopes?

          Strange, that all with this Kabi thing

        • June 14, 2014 at 3:08 pmPeTdo

          It’s the hyg particle and then Kabi. Both of them attract Gauna . 1. Food 2.Enemy(only weapon capable of killing them)

    • June 14, 2014 at 10:49 amewok40k

      So GaunaJiro learns (remembers?) how to write, she and Nagate get closer, the mad scientist used to make people to have XXX with Gauna somehow… connecting the dots…
      The council…
      They want to try and make more GP (GaunaPiercing) ammo! Depleted Phlebotinium Shells (T) indeed!
      Notabene: Think of all the doujinshi potential! with tentacles!!!!
      Oh and pity the pacifist fools… good thing Nagate saved them. Even captain Kobayashi shows some humane traits. BTW all trekkies hail the easter egg there!
      Also, in another nod to Warhammer40k: Archeotech!

      • June 14, 2014 at 11:40 amkittyraider

        …Okay, lets list the possibilities:
        Tentacles. Watersports. Pissing. Ponytail. Monstergirl. Alien. Futanari(?). Bodysuit. Zero G. Clones. Twins. Group.

        There are some more not listed since not yet in the Anime Adaptation.

      • June 14, 2014 at 11:49 amqwert

        Given the sophistication of the cloning/genetic manipulation technology Sidonia has access to I would imagine there are far easier means of producing a human-gauna hyprid than Nagate sticking his penis inside gauna-hoshijiro.

    • June 14, 2014 at 11:30 amkittyraider

      Toha Heavy Industries is back! After long years of only left making Hoodies, Backpacks and Tablets; they’re back to making rhings that once make killings for them in the market a century ago…

    • June 14, 2014 at 2:04 pmZannafar


      Tanikaze’s face was much funnier in the manga in that scene… Izana’s face is better in the anime though.

    • June 14, 2014 at 2:15 pmPeTdo

      They may call you different in this world , “Gauna” ,but you will never deceive me ,I always recognize your form and true name, you “LIFE FIBER” Bi-cht peace! lol

    • June 15, 2014 at 12:13 amLonghaul

      It has not effected the story yet, but the changing of the order of events in the storyline is slightly disappointing.
      Show Spoiler ▼

      • June 15, 2014 at 6:36 pmsealouse

        Show Spoiler ▼

    • June 15, 2014 at 2:34 amkittyraider

      After gotten their asses handed to them, Sidonia Security Force now already learned from the experience:

      No more fancy ass Swordfighting and Archery – just shoot them with tranquilizer darts

      • June 15, 2014 at 3:28 amGermanguy

        Nope, they should fire the IT Security Force… How easy it was for Kunato to hack into Security Areas, without notice…

    • June 15, 2014 at 3:38 amGermanguy

      While watching this Picture:

      i remembered a notice from the Captain for the new Commander

      “The embarking should be faster”

      a Tip (perhaps they can build it in the Anime)

      Let these First Wave Guardian Pilots wait inside the Cockpits, with Intercom Links for sharing Information. So they dont need to run to the Guardians and boarding them.

      So if they need a Emergency Standby proceeding for Guardians, let them wait inside the Cockpits, that save time

      • June 15, 2014 at 10:09 amGermanguy


        This Save a bit of Budget. Because you only have one person on the screen to animate. In this previous Picture you need to animate the group.

        And, if you take some shots from the back inside the cockpit or so, you can reuse the footage to save a bit money

    • June 15, 2014 at 9:43 amewok40k

      Yup, that would be similar to standby fighter pairs ready to scramble on the runways, air forces used to do this a lot during cold war.

    • June 15, 2014 at 4:10 pmfatflightlesspenguin

      Aside from Toha Heavy Industry, did anyone else notice the MSCF reference?
      MSCF were the quarantine zones in Biomega.

      • June 16, 2014 at 12:28 amcelebrinen

        Tons of shout outs to Nihei’s other works (fashion spoiler)Show Spoiler ▼

    • July 17, 2014 at 1:46 pmkumakaori

      I find it unfair to call it a devolution. Episode 8 informs us how much they lost at the end of the fourth war. Here, we’re finally seeing just how much they’re starting to recover. Or how much they truly lost. depending on how you look at it.