This Monday, Sentai Filmworks announced that it has licensed the Knights of Sidonia for release on Blu-ray and DVD.

The series aired in Japan last spring and right after streamed on Netflix last Summer. The second season will premiere in a couple of months, on April to be more exact and it will be called Knights of Sidonia: Battle for Planet Nine. There are also plans for a compilation film of the first season, most probably on March.

Knights of Sidonia

Knights of Sidonia

A description about the series from Sentai Filmworks:

A thousand years after the alien Gauna destroyed the Earth, a small remnant of humanity still fights on to survive, fleeing on the gargantuan asteroid-based spaceship Sidonia. But centuries of flight and warfare have changed mankind in incredible ways: Genetic engineering has allowed humans to photosynthesize like plants, reproduction occurs through cloning, and a third gender has been created to balance the population. And, even though it’s been a century since the last encounter with the Gauna, military service is mandatory, with all those able enough enlisted to pilot the Garde robots that stand as Sidonia’s front line of defense. For Nagate Tanikaze, whose grandfather secretly hid him in the forgotten bowels of the spaceship, it’s a strange new world as he’s forced to come to the surface and join the ranks of defenders. Yet his recruitment comes just in time, for the Gauna have suddenly reappeared, and what could be man’s last battle will require every resource humanity has left. And what no one knows, yet, is that Nagate is not exactly what he seems, and a secret buried in his past may change the fate of all mankind in Knights of Sidonia!