The other new anime series I’ve been watching (also 4 episodes in) is Knights of Sidonia. While I described the animation in Ping Pong as being crude and ugly, here it’s the absolute opposite. Truly some of the nicest animation I’ve seen in an anime in ages. I’m also really digging the setting – humans (and hey, there’s now a 3rd sex) are living on a floating station, defending themselves against the occasional appearance of insane galactic monstrosities. They do so fighting in mechs – of course – and so far there’s been a lot of great space battles, and enough intrigue – how is it this guy, out of nowhere, is so good – to keep me interested. It feels like it’s been quite a while since I’ve enjoyed a good sci-fi epic, so I’m hoping that this continues to be as interesting as it’s been over the first few episodes.