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Koutetsujou no Kabaneri


Alternative Titles

English: Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress
Japanese: 甲鉄城のカバネリ

Information

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: Crunchyroll
Studios: Wit Studio
Source: Original
Duration: 22 min. per ep.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)

Statistics

Score: 7.391 (scored by 127,169 users)
1 indicates a weighted score. Please note that 'Not yet aired' titles are excluded.
Ranked: #19762
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #142
Members: 251,413
Favorites: 1,438
7.39
Ranked #1976Popularity #142Members 251,413
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Episodes: /12

Synopsis

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...

[Written by MAL Rewrite]

Background

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

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Characters & Voice Actors

Mumei
Mumei
Main
Senbongi, Sayaka
Japanese
Senbongi, Sayaka
Ikoma
Ikoma
Main
Hatanaka, Tasuku
Japanese
Hatanaka, Tasuku
Yukina
Yukina
Supporting
Ise, Mariya
Japanese
Ise, Mariya
Kurusu
Kurusu
Supporting
Masuda, Toshiki
Japanese
Masuda, Toshiki

Staff

Wada, Jouji
Wada, Jouji
Producer, Chief Producer
Araki, Tetsurou
Araki, Tetsurou
Director
Mima, Masafumi
Mima, Masafumi
Sound Director
Hirao, Takayuki
Hirao, Takayuki
Episode Director, Storyboard


Edit Opening Theme

"KABANERI OF THE IRON FORTRESS" by EGOIST (eps 2-12)

Edit Ending Theme

#1: "KABANERI OF THE IRON FORTRESS" by EGOIST (ep 1)
#2: "ninelie" by Aimer with chelly (EGOIST) (eps 2-10, 12)
#3: "Through My Blood <AM>" by Aimer (ep 11)




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ZephSilver
Jun 30, 2016
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
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Captain220
Jun 30, 2016
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
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Nervin
Jun 30, 2016
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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Dude_Perfect
May 19, 2016
This is one of the worst anime that has been gaining too much hype this season.

Overall - 5
The anime has a mildly interesting storyline spoiled by generic characters. As far as the episodes that have come out, the anime has no purpose whatsoever other than fulfilling its quota of okayish action sequences with moderate amounts of gore and no horror whatsoever. The only reason you should watch this anime is if you were fooled into watching it by the amount of hype that built up to its release or you are simply into shitty action anime with retarded characters.

Story - 3
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