Cover image for Knights of Sidonia. Volume 5
Knights of Sidonia. Volume 5
Nihei, Tsutomu, 1971- author, artist.
Uniform Title:
Shidonia no Kishi. English
First edition.
Publication Information:
New York : Vertical, [2013]
Physical Description:
174 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 18 cm
"After a forbidden room is unsealed, heroic pilot Saito is no longer the only legendary Sidonian with a deceptive avatar on board. Meanwhile, an incoming asteroid forces the spaceship's mobile units to skirmish in a positive-gravity environment. Calling the shots is Assistant Commander Yuhata Midorikawa, still new in her role, unsure but unshrinking"--P. [4] of cover.
General Note:
Translated from the Japanese.

Paging is from back to front to preserve the original Japanese format.

Previously published in Japanese as: Shidonia no kishi, by Kodansha, Ltd., Tokyo, 2011.

A science fiction story.
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Central Library FICTION Graphic Novel Central Library
Lackawanna Library FICTION Graphic Novel Manga

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In his follow up from the hit Biomega series, Tsutomu Nihei tackles the world of hard science-fiction by creating a modern space comedy inspired by the genre hits from his youth. Nagate Tanikaze was a homeless teen living in the depths of a space colony with a passion for simulation games and stealing rice. Now he is the lead fighter pilot, protecting said space colony from a race of shape-shifting space giants! A science-fiction tour de force which combines post-apocalyptic action, modern sci-fi video game tropes and a traditional Japanese aesthetic.

Author Notes

Tsutomu Nihei is an internationally known Japanese comic artist and draftsman. Born in 1971, Nihei made his debut in the comics world as the winner of the 1995 Afternoon Magazine Four Seasons Award for short stories. He then briefly worked as an assistant to veteran comicker Tsutomu Takahashi before making his break-through hit BLAME! (published by Tokyopop).

The BLAME! franchise was so well received worldwide, that it inspired an animated mini-series and eventually drew the attention of Marvel Comics in the US. Nihei would later go on to draw Wolverine (X-Men) and HALO comics for Marvel to great fanfare. An architectural student, Nihei's early work were mainly wordless, relying on visuals and backgrounds to tell their stories. Now, his works are deeply rooted in hard science-fiction, as was seen in the multiple NY Times Bestselling books HALO: The Graphic Novel (published by Marvel Comics) and BIOmega (published by Viz Media).

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