This anime caught my eye from the get-go. I love a good sci-fi story and this is exactly it. You have genetically engineered humans (cloning, relying on photosynthesis for food and a third gender which is neither male or female!?), some huuuge creepy looking aliens and mecha. This is all within a pretty dark atmosphere where they’re all surviving on this giant ship/pod thing and will have to engage battle against the giant aliens. I’m not too into mecha so I’m glad that this series doesn’t place a huge emphasis on them (so far anyway).
Even the OP caught my attention right from the very beginning as well! Turns out to be sung by angela which brought up a “durrr no wonder why I liked it instantly!”
The 3D CG was a bit odd at first but I got used to it pretty soon. The story’s been great so far and the writer does not shy off from killing characters off. Furthermore, the backgrounds are absolutely gorgeous. So detailed and instantly caught the attention of the architecture side of me.
…..then I later found out it’s Nihei Tsutomu’s work. No wonder why. I’ve never really read his works properly before but thanks to a friend, I knew that he studied architecture and it really shows whenever he draws backgrounds. And this is all over in Sidonia no Kishi too. Just look at all these gorgeous backgrounds!
And more under the cut from episodes 1-3. All spoiler-free as well!
Excuse me for splitting up the below image into three. They’re three screenshots but when I merge them together, they’re darker at the edges and I was too lazy to photoshop it out…
Aaaah yeessss, a whole post dedicated to fangirling over Nihei’s backgrounds, haha. And so many images of the tower structure too…