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

Statistics

Score: 7.301 (scored by 246,370 users)
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Ranked: #25362
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Popularity: #142
Members: 461,607
Favorites: 2,247

Recommendations

Titan or kabane armageddon? Decide while you still can as the wretched world falls into a complete pandemonium state. With extraordinary theme songs/OSTs and animation to accompany these series, one can only hope they get the recognition they deserve. As for the main characters in either series, a male that received the abilities of the devil while showing signs of righteousness and naivety…a female with lethal skills and deadly passion who fights to protect the people she loves. Blatant similarities like these simply can’t be ignored when in front of one’s eyes. Shingeki no Kyojin demonstrates a species’ right to survive in a world engulfed in  read more 
report Recommended by ShanaFlame
Both series involve a glasses-wearing main character being infected by a strange virus/being that threatens to take over their mind. However, in the nick of time, they manage to keep the intruder out of their bloodstream and save their humanity by cutting off their own circulation and blood flow to the brain. As a result, they are now half-bonded with whatever wanted to take over their entire body, giving them a unique set of powers. Both series are packed to the brim with blood, gore, horror, and action elements, set in worlds where humans aren't at the top of the food chain. 
report Recommended by Fire
Both shows are about humanity being on the brink of extinction due to some superhuman monsters, and in this case the monsters bite humans into one of their kind. In Seraph of the End the monsters are vampires, and in Kabaneri, the monsters are zombies. Both are animated by Wit and music is done by Hiroyuki Sawano. Both are shows that have a similar setup to Attack on Titan. Both shows have a MC that are quite fed up with the situation that he makes it his mission to exterminate all of these monsters that threaten humanity. 
report Recommended by GridironOtaku
This anime is more similar to Attack on Titan, with humanity being scared and hiding behind walls to survive against swarms of shit that wants to kill them. But, its similar in a sense to Tokyo Ghoul as well. The element of how people who get infected are treated, as soon as they are infected they are to be killed on the spot. The authorities here also do inspections and stuff too to see if you were infected. While in Tokyo Ghoul, Ghouls try to blend into society but as soon as they are found out they are to be killed on the spot. 
report Recommended by ly444999
Both anime have pretty much of the same feeling as a survival with a group of people except Kanbaneri is more about survival with a group of cowardly people with only a few strong whereas Highschool's group of characters are all strong and gets stronger each episode. Both anime may take place in a different time period but the basic idea is fighting the undead, people get bit and come back to attack humans. The amount of gore and nudity is about the same but Highschool is more ecchi, after all, it is about a bunch of teenagers. 
report Recommended by Aleron
Both have apocalyptic monsters who eat humans and the main characters have ways to defeat them. In both anime humans are reduced to living in fortified areas. The main character in both is very determined to defeat the monsters because of past trauma. If you like one of the anime its likely you'll like the other. 
report Recommended by Cadisven
Both anime have a great animation with a promising plot that gets flushed down the drain. Both series face an extinction caused by a virus, in Kabaneri case virus turns people to zombie. Both series have a bishoujo character gone bad, strong relationship/friendship between two leads. Female being a cause of MCs stronger powers and etc. Differences, different time era. Kabaneri is more bloody. Guilty Crown develops its plot more. If you managed to see redeeming qualities in one, you might in another. Otherwise watch it purely for animation and sound. More of a story and character person? Don't bother with either then.  
report Recommended by kitten320
Humanity is on the brink of extinction by a more powerful species. Main characters have a certain "power" that helps them fight Both are Masterpieces  
report Recommended by Dansk93lb
The main story goes through living dead. It is true that in different contexts. In Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress the 'Kabani' is a kind of zombie with the power of infect other people, while in Seisha no Teikoku there are dead people that return to life through of the science. 
report Recommended by SunWukung
Gratuitously gorey action. Beautiful & unique art/animation. Both thrillers but Kabeneri is a little more fast pace. 
report Recommended by YouniverSoul
Are they human? Not exactly, in Ajin, Nagai Kei is an Ajin or Demi-Humans if you prefer. Ajin's look like normal humans on the outside, but are actually immortal and have the ability to summon an IBM (Invisible Black Matter), which cannot be seen by the naked eye. While in Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress, Ikoma is a Kabaneri, something inbertween a human and a kabane. If you are suspected or confirmed to be a Kabane or Ajin you will try to be captured by someone, and eventually turned in to the government. The government will kill Ajins over and over, while in Kabaneri of  read more 
report Recommended by 64BitRatchet
There both about surviving against unexpected monsters for humanity. They both use necessary weapons and equipment's to defeat the monsters to survive. Both having strong independent female characters. Both have bloody gore scenes . 
report Recommended by sperare379
Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress and Active Raid are action shows with trains. Each show is an original work by a director of an extremely famous anime. Active Raid is directed by Taniguchi Gorou (Code Geass), and Kabaneri is directed by Araki Tetsurou (Attack on Titan). There are some differences though, while Kabaneri is a Horror, Fantasy Show, Active Raid is primarily a Mecha. 
report Recommended by 64BitRatchet
In Knights of Sidonia and Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress humanity is almost extinct. A man eating race has driven humanity out of it's home and a small group escape using a vehicle, Sidonia in Knights of Sidonia and the Koutetsujou in Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress. The only way to kill these creatures is to pierce their true hearts. There are also hybrids of the monsters and humanity. Both series also have a lot of political commentary in them. 
report Recommended by 64BitRatchet
+ Both are steampunk, action and fantasy. + War and gore are central themes. + The main character is a righteous, brave boy. + The girl is a deadly, mysterious warrior.  
report Recommended by JunoLawliet
Set in a Post Apocalyptic... where humanity is fallen apart... Vampires(Kabaneri) droven onto madness... Both have a same vibes with interesting background theme setting..  
report Recommended by HikiNEET021
Politics with multiple clans and asian cities World with many zombies that attack humans Takes place in ancient times MCs fight with a forbidden power gained from the ennemy and is a fighting style creator A bit darker atmosphere all along in Koutetsujou But overall similar Vibes can be felt in both animes. + Great Art 
report Recommended by Njut
both have a story that no one cares about but are entertaining af lol also incredible openings by egoist 
report Recommended by Gnaxel
The main characters in both shows are infected by a virus. This virus makes people want to consume humans. One of the main characters has a person who supplies them with food. Both anime have symbolism involving red butterflies. 
report Recommended by 64BitRatchet
very similar plot. post apocalyptic world with monsters overpowered side/main character with monstrous capabilities 
report Recommended by Kingthief
Dystopian thrillers set against the backdrop of political corruption and the transformation of human to monster.  
report Recommended by Tenderizer17
Both have similar realisator, both show humanity struggling to survive against a very strong ennemy. And both have mysteries about the world itself. 
report Recommended by GuillaumGosling
Both anime have an apocalyptic environment where our characters struggle to survive against the human threat known as: -Kabane (Koutetsujou no Kabaneri) -Gastrea (Black Bullet) * It is largely about the members' struggles against the various monsters that come to invade. * The action and music stands out as much which is a credit to all the hardwork that has been established into the series. * Both of these anime uses various weapons to destroy those invaders... * Both male leads are no longer human (kind of 50/50) * Horrifying and Awesome !! 
report Recommended by Konte
in both anime the mc is bend on fighting the things which are generally feared by most people.......and both mc become that thing which they hated the most 
report Recommended by Ramirocruz
WHY is that there was no one who recommended this? Ikoma is very much containing the principles of Shirou Emiya: wanting to be a hero, cheesy and cliche or not, but the similarity is very much as that. 
report Recommended by GiancarloLS
Both have: - a colorful historical Japan setting with samurai - rule of cool elements in action sequences - epic music by Hiroyuki Sawano - a funny guy who sometimes speaks English (if watching subbed) - a lot of style and expressive characters These are both a fun watch if you don't care very much about everything making sense, especially if it's easy for you to get engaged in a well-animated show filled with emotion. 
report Recommended by Phoebe3315
While being different in story development and action, both these anime are set in an industrial/steampunk era which does give it their unique setting. They're still pretty intense for their own story and do deliver a pretty solid experience when watching them. 
report Recommended by RafaelDeJongh
Both series have very intense fighting scenes, murdering monsters and main characters with a hysterical (superhuman) strength. Apart from that, there is a lot of drama, betrayal, action and existential questioning. Claymore has only girls fighters in a medieval fantasy setting. While Kabaneri (turned monsters) are usually women (in the plot at least), the main character is a man and their universe is steam-punk feudal Japan like. However, the most familiarity of both of these epic series is in their vibe / atmosphere, which I found very similar. If you watched one of these anime, please check the other and I hope you  read more 
report Recommended by Halettan
Both have strange creatures who infect people (Kabane/Oni) Both have a character who is infected but can control it Awesome animation and OST On both anime, one of the main goals is to find a cure for the infectees Good battle scenes Both stories are set in the past (KnK during the industrial revolution, KnY during Taisho era) 
report Recommended by Hotaru16
Steampunk anime are few in number, so it makes sense to mention previous works in the subgenre whenever a newer example comes along. Kabaneri is a zombie apocalypse in a steampunk Japan, while Last Exile tells the story of two nations forced into war against each other via the use of airships. 
report Recommended by Quetzal_dactylus
Both are anime with very good art, very violent and brutally bloody/gory. In the end, both anime are rather clunky in their execution in spite of how pretty they look and sound. Both could have been significantly better, but if you like good looking high quality action, these are two anime to check out. For the protagonists, both become a "monster" that is considered dangerous to humans and are (initially, at least) treated poorly by other people. Both have to survive by killing. Lots of blood, lots of gore, lots of death. Eventually, both face a situation where large numbers of people are at risk  read more 
report Recommended by Mac97
Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress and High school fleet had the main characters start with a "Mutiny/mistrust" and it was solved throughout the series. Also, both series contains a "infection" (Kabane/Hypnosis Mice) and the main characters fight against it, as well as thrilling and pumping action scenes for you to enjoy.  
report Recommended by uchimaki131
- Both series follow characters on the move towards a destination. - Both series have the characters fighting a supernatural threat/infection that blocks their path (A.I.C.O/Matter and Kabaneri/Kabanes) If you enjoyed one for the type of on the move story then you'll most likely like the other. Highly recommend both series.  
report Recommended by DarknessReality
Both follow the typical story line where vicious creatures roam rampant on Earth where someone has to stop them or else humanity will go extinct. 
report Recommended by funtoo2
In both anime the protagonists are experiencing an apocalypse, while living on a train and going around exploring the world and trying to survive from weird beings 
report Recommended by Xenocrisi
Devilman: Crybaby and Kabaneri appear to be in a similar subgenre to Tokyo Ghoul and Attack on Titan: a story where humans fight against a race of monsters that prey on them and a character becomes half-monster against their will. Both series contain a rather dark atmosphere and unique aesthetic, Devilman's being its flat and over the top, but often realistic action and animation. Kabaneri and Crybaby share a sometimes hopeless outlook on things and feature a character's views on humanity and the monsters. In both series, there is a powerful female main character that helps out the protagonist and contributes greatly to the plot,  read more 
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