Knights of Sidonia: “Oblivion”

S1:E2 “Oblivion”
I thought Oblivion was the fourth episode, but whatever

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“Oblivion” takes a break from the incredibly fast-paced world-building and character development of “Commencement” for some slightly slower-paced world-building and character development. The episode starts with a brief flashback, focusing more on Yamano’s perspective.

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Knights of Sidonia: “Commencement”

S1:E1 “Commencement”
This mecha anime’s first episode hits the ground running

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Opening with a simulated battle with this series’ alien menace, “Commencement” has the task of establishing a lot of details very quickly. Knights is interested in (to borrow a phrase from Axis of Awesome) getting to the fucking monkey, and it does so pretty effectively.

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