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Koutetsujou no Kabaneri


Alternative Titles

English: Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress
Synonyms: Koutetsujou no Kabaneri
Japanese: 甲鉄城のカバネリ

Information

Type: TV
Episodes: 12
Status: Currently Airing
Aired: Apr 8, 2016 to ?
Premiered: Spring 2016
Broadcast: Fridays at 00:55 (JST)
Licensors: None found, add some
Studios: Wit Studio
Source: Original
Duration: 22 min. per ep.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)

Statistics

Score: 8.371 (scored by 34,216 users)
1 indicates a weighted score. Please note that 'Not yet aired' titles are excluded.
Ranked: #1712
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #251
Members: 155,278
Favorites: 1,095
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Episodes: /12

Synopsis

As the world is in the middle of an industrial revolution, a monster appears that cannot be defeated unless its heart, which is protected by a layer of iron, is pierced. By infecting humans with its bite, the monster can create aggressive and undead creatures known as Kabane. On the island Hinomoto, located in the far east, people have built stations to shelter themselves from these creatures. People access the station, as well as transport wares between them, with the help of a locomotive running on steam, called Hayajiro. Ikoma, a boy who lives in the Aragane station and helps to build Hayajiro, creates his own weapon called Tsuranukizutsu in order to defeat the creatures. One day, as he waits for an opportunity to use his weapon, he meets a girl named Mumei, who is excused from the mandatory Kabane inspection. During the night, Ikoma meets Mumei again as he sees Hayajiro going out of control. The staff on the locomotive has turned into the creatures. The station, now under attack by Kabane, is the opportunity Ikoma has been looking for.

(Source: MAL News)

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Characters & Voice Actors

Mumei
Mumei
Main
Senbongi, Sayaka
Japanese
Senbongi, Sayaka
Ikoma
Ikoma
Main
Hatanaka, Tasuku
Japanese
Hatanaka, Tasuku
Yomogawa, Ayame
Yomogawa, Ayame
Main
Uchida, Maaya
Japanese
Uchida, Maaya
Yukina
Yukina
Supporting
Ise, Mariya
Japanese
Ise, Mariya

Staff

Araki, Tetsurou
Araki, Tetsurou
Director
Mima, Masafumi
Mima, Masafumi
Sound Director
Okouchi, Ichiro
Okouchi, Ichiro
Script, Series Composition
Seko, Hiroshi
Seko, Hiroshi
Script


Edit Opening Theme

"KABANERI OF THE IRON FORTRESS" by EGOIST (eps 2-)

Edit Ending Theme

#1: "KABANERI OF THE IRON FORTRESS" by EGOIST (ep 1)
#2: "ninelie" by Aimer with chelly (EGOIST) (eps 2-)



More reviewsReviews

zal
May 5, 2016
Should you watch it?
Do you like zombies, gore, post-apocalyptic and steam punk settings? Then probably yes
Do you dislike empowered teenagers, edgy anime and retard adults? Then probably no.

In short: generic story, decent characters and action focused.

Overall 5
Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress is a show that can be enjoyed with a lot of suspense of disbelief and accepting things for how they are shown. Its main appeals are the shock value, the visuals and the edgy/dark atmosphere.
There's no greater objective to look forward to that would motivate watching the anime but only a succession of events with minor objectives. The action scenes are nice, the read more
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HelghastKillzone
May 6, 2016
Coming from the same team behind the megahit of Attack on Titan and the disappointing Guilty Crown, Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress is packed with tons of potential to become a blockbuster hit among the anime community.

In a world that is undergoing an industrial revolution, creatures called Kabane suddenly appear and begin attacking everyone and everything. With a heart that is protected by a cage of iron, the Kabane confines the remainder of humanity into walled cities with armored trains called the Hayajiro providing transport and supplies between them. As the first four episodes are primarily focused on the immediate need for survival read more
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XHellScytheX
May 6, 2016
FINALLY! The highly anticipated anime that we've all been waiting for is here: ATTACK ON TITAN SEASON TWO! Wait...this isn't it? The studio, writers, producers, animators and practically everyone involved in the creation of the insanely popular AOT decided to put that project on hold so they could make an entirely new anime? Wouldn't that irritate a lot of AOT fans? Koutetsujou no Kabaneri would have to be pretty impressive if it wants to stand a chance against the incredible hype of Attack on Titan. (No, I will not be comparing the two anime in this review)

Plot: 7/10

The weakest part of the anime, though its read more
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HiatusXHiatus
May 5, 2016
This review only cover 4 episodes

With the popularity of Attack on Titan (SnK), this anime often labeled as SnK rip-off. According to urban dictionary, rip-off means stealing ideas. So if both anime made by same studio, of course it can't be rip-off. But YES they have very similiar plot.

Anyway let's get to the point, Kotetsujo no Kabaneri (KnK) is Post-Apocalyptic anime, that's the type of survival story that happen after some sort of accident. This type of story have same plot, survival from certain creatures, whether it's zombies, giants, ghosts, or other mindless human eater. In KnK, this creatures named Kabane.

Story (7) :
KnK story happened read more
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