Anime Pilipinas has learned that the Second Season of Knights of Sidonia will premiere on terrestrial network TV5 starting this Wednesday, July 5.
For July 5 and 12, the anime series will air two (2) episodes back-to-back every Wednesday nights at 09:00pm. Starting July 26, the anime will air immediately after the Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) game.
The show may be pre-empted on July 19 to give away to the delayed telecast of the 39th William Jones Cup basketball tournament.
After the events of season one, the authority of Sidonia plans on turning the tables and strike at the enemy’s heart. Ace Pilot Nagate Tanikaze and company again must put their lives in the line protecting Sidonia, but now in company of an unexpected ally; a sentient Garde-Gauna hybrid. (Synopsis from Anime News Network)
Knights of Sidonia: Battle for Planet Nine is the second anime adaptation of a Japanese manga by Tsutomu Nihei, which was serialized on Kodansha’s Afternoon magazine from April 2009 to September 2015. The manga has a total of 15 volumes.
The first season’s cast, including director Kobun Shizuno, scriptwriter Sadayuki Murai, and character design artist Yuki Moriyama returned to work on the second season, which was produced by Polygon Pictures.
Knights of Sidonia was one of the several titles that was revealed in a now-deleted tweet by television network TV5 last December.
The first season premiered in April of this year, which is under the TV5 AniMEGA banner despite its primetime slot, but was aired either earlier or later than the announced timeslot because of PBA game.
Southeast Asian anime channel ANIPLUS Asia has partnered with the terrestrial network for the anime content.