Koutetsujou no Kabaneri

Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress

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Japanese: 甲鉄城のカバネリ
English: Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress
German: Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress
Spanish: Kabaneri de la Fortaleza de Hierro: La Batalla de Unato
French: Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress
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Type: TV
Episodes: 12
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 8, 2016 to Jul 1, 2016
Premiered: Spring 2016
Broadcast: Fridays at 00:55 (JST)
Licensors: Funimation, Crunchyroll
Studios: Wit Studio
Source: Original
Genres: ActionAction, DramaDrama, FantasyFantasy, HorrorHorror, SupernaturalSupernatural
Duration: 22 min. per ep.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)


Score: 7.261 (scored by 391999391,999 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #26902
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #213
Members: 730,146
Favorites: 3,196

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The world is in the midst of the industrial revolution when horrific creatures emerge from a mysterious virus, ripping through the flesh of humans to sate their never-ending appetite. The only way to kill these beings, known as "Kabane," is by destroying their steel-coated hearts. However, if bitten by one of these monsters, the victim is doomed to a fate worse than death, as the fallen rise once more to join the ranks of their fellow undead.

Only the most fortified of civilizations have survived this turmoil, as is the case with the island of Hinomoto, where mankind has created a massive wall to protect themselves from the endless hordes of Kabane. The only way into these giant fortresses is via heavily-armored trains, which are serviced and built by young men such as Ikoma. Having created a deadly weapon that he believes will easily pierce through the hearts of Kabane, Ikoma eagerly awaits the day when he will be able to fight using his new invention. Little does he know, however, that his chance will come much sooner than he expected...

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The series won the 2016 Newtype Anime Awards for Best TV Anime.

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Producer, Executive Producer
Okada, Maiko


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Ending Theme

2: "ninelie" by Aimer with chelly (EGOIST) (eps 2-10,12)
3: "Through My Blood <AM>" by Aimer (eps 11)

Jun 30, 2016
ZephSilver (All reviews)
If you've spent enough time familiarizing yourself with the anime community, you'll come to realize that we're a demanding bunch. That should go without saying, given just how much anime tend to diverge from most mainstream trends. Because of this, we're always on the lookout for the next best thing. Constantly asking for something innovative. Captivating. Unique. Competent. Something to not only entertain but also to satisfy on some intellectual level. In a way, we're spoiled, but that's not necessarily a bad thing. We push for more because we've seen the medium deliver time and time again. Anime isn't afraid of addressing social taboos, nor read more
Jul 1, 2016
pole70 (All reviews)
Why are people comparing this anime to shingeki no kyojin? I mean, this anime by itself is already very good. I dont really understand why people are starting to rate Koutetsujou no Kabaneri lower now that they've watched the last episode. Overall, the last episode wasnt even that bad. IN FACT, it kind of gives way to saying the the story isnt really finished yet, which then leads to a hint that there could even be a second season. If people want to rate this anime, they should at least try not to be as biased as possible. Anyways, Hiroyuki Sawano, as usual, created an read more
Jun 30, 2016
Captain220 (All reviews)
If you happen to be someone who has a steady job within the anime industry, what is the best possible way to earn some decent $$$ when making an original anime? Is it to try and come up with the best and most original setting that comes to mind? To create characters with seemingly limitless potential? A thought-provoking story? If you think it's any of the above, you may as well be delusional. Wit Studio has it all figured out. Sadly, after milking the dried up and shriveled old cow that is Attack on Titan for a solid three years now, I think they may read more
Jun 30, 2016
Nervin (All reviews)
A society in the middle of an industrial revolution. Gigantic steampunk-iron fortresses protecting its citizens. Zombies that terrorizes the lands, where large tank-like trains are the only means of transport and communication with the different fortifications. Such is the setting of Koutesujou no Kabaneri: mankind's struggle to survive the everluring doors of death and despair. Zombies threatening mankind is nothing new, yet is arguably oddly entertaining - when it is done right that is. What could have been a simple story about humankind's struggle for survival, sadly turned out into a petty revenge story: despite its flaws, an enjoyable first part, but with a very read more

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