|2009||Nihei Tsutomu||Nihei Tsutomu||Action, Adventure, Comedy, Mecha, Sci-fi, Seinen|
In the distant future humanity's home, Earth has been been destroyed by the mysterious beings called Gauna that cannot be defeated by traditional means. What was left of humanity escaped via massive colonization ships, all in different directions to escape the Gauna and find a new home. Thousands of years later, one of these ships called Sidonia is still on the run with Gaunas always on it's tail.
On this ship, a young man named Tanikaze Nagate has lived all of his life in seclusion with his grandfather with nothing to do but spend days playing on old virtual reality mecha piloting simulators, mechas that are known as Guardians. One day, he runs out of food and decides to go looking for more. What he finds is the rest of the population of Sidonia and meets the captain who for reasons unknown decides to enroll Tanikaze as Guardian pilot trainee along with special privileges such as being given a legendary Guardian called Tsugumori. How does Tanikaze fare as a pilot, as a knight of Sidonia? What are the gaunas and why are they chasing humaninity? Who is the masked captain who seems to know tanikaze and why did Tanikaze's grandfather keep him away from the rest of Sidonia's population?
All will be answered in due time.