King Records’ official youtube channel has started streaming the latest PV for the upcoming science fiction mecha anime, Knights of Sidonia: Battle for Planet Nine, which is the second season for the critically acclaimed Knights of Sidonia anime series.

Battle for Planet Nine will pick up where the first season left off, and the series will be premiering next week on 10 April 2015. Anisong duo angela, who performed the first season’s OP song, “Sidonia”, will be returning to perform the second season’s OP song, “Kishi Koushikyoku“.


Meanwhile, the second season will be directed by Hiroyuki Seshita, who previously served as the first season’s assistant director. He will be taking over for Kobun Shizuno, however, Polygon Pictures will still be handling the animation production.

Knights of Sidonia is based on Tsutomu Nihei’s bestselling manga series of the same name, which is set in the distant future with humanity being forced to travel into space and facing off with transforming alien creatures known as the Gauna. The first season premiered last April 2014 and received much critical acclaim and even getting nominated for Anime of the Year.