angela officially announced their new single Sidonia (シドニア) with tie-up as the opening theme for upcoming anime Knights of Sidonia. Single Sidonia comes on one CD-only edition scheduled for release on May 21st 2014. More details and trailer videos for the anime follow…

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angela has also announced their 2nd greatest hits compilation album TREASURE BOX II that contains 15 tracks including Spiral (2009, OP Asura Cryin’), Beautiful Fighter (2008, OP Shikabane Hime), KINGS (2012, OP anime K), and more. Album TREASURE BOX II comes on two editions releasing simultaneous with new single Sidonia (more details coming).

The duo of atsuko (vocals) and KATSU (music, producer) form angela and celebrated their 10th anniversary last year with the release of 6th album ZERO on April 24th 2013 (more details). Most recently they released single ANGEL / Tokumade on November 6th 2013 with the songs featured as the opening and ending themes respectively for anime COPPELION (more details).

Anime Knights of Sidonia is adapted from manga by Tsutomu Nihei and follows the story of Nagate Tanikaze who trains as a mecha pilot called Morito or guardians. Long ago Earth was attacked and devastated by aliens called Gauna forcing humans to flee. Nagate and the rest of the human race travel through space on huge ships and various new planetary settlements while the alien creatures continue their genocidal attacks.

The anime is produced by Polygon Pictures celebrating their 30th anniversary and begins airing in Japan April 2014 on MBS and TBS TV. Outside of Japan streaming provider Netflix is exclusively carrying the anime. A subtitled simulcast is planned and multi-language dub version coming in summer.

The anime’s ending theme will be provided by Eri Kitamura with her 7th single titled “show” plus Eri Kitamura voices supporting character Honoka Series in the sci-fi mech anime.

New single Sidonia comes on one Regular CD-only edition with a First Press version adding a slipcover case. Jacket covers and more will be updated when announced. The newest trailer videos and TVCM spot for anime Knights of Sidonia follow after the release details.

angelaSidonia – release date May 21st 2014

Regular [CD] (¥1200)
1. Sidonia
2. My Life
3. Sidonia (off vocal)
4. My Life (off vocal)





angela official website (Starchild)

Knights of Sidonia official website