The second scene is from volume 36. It’s another existentialist moment where some Gantz players/warriors encounter ‘the Truth’ a statuesque, super intelligent being. They are encouraged to ask questions.
The scene is remarkable for the design of two the Truth figures. The inside of the figure is constantly shapeshifting; heads of creatures and alien races emerge and morph into in/famous humans (Ghandi, Betthoven, Hitler; but also Bill Gates if I’m correct and scientist Stephen Hawking). Is it to make the cryptic statements more accessible for humans to understand?
again, Japanese reading direction.
A nice adaption of Tsutomu Nihei’s manga. Knights of Sidonia is an existential military narrative, close to Space: Above and Beyond and Battlestar Galactica.
The few thousand surviving humans live on a massive ship named Sidonia. See the sketch below how Sidonia is structured.
I took some screenshots from season 1, the second season will be released on Netflix etc. on July 3, 2015