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'Koutetsujou no Kabaneri' Cast, Staff, and Air Date Revealed

by Stark700
Dec 17, 2015 1:13 PM | 97 Comments
The official site of the TV anime Koutetsujou no Kabaneri (Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress) opened today and revealed cast members and additional staff members, as well as a key visual (pictured right). The site also revealed that the series is expected to premiere in Spring 2016. The prologue to Kotetsujou no Kabaneri was also announced to premiere in selected movie theaters on March 18, 2016, and will be available for a week. A pre-screening event with the cast members will be held on March 19, 2016.

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, Ikuma meets Mumei again as he sees Hayajiro going out of control. The staff on the locomotive have turned into the creatures. The station, now under attack by Kabane, is the opportunity Ikoma has been looking for.

Cast
Mumei: Sayaka Senbonki (Juuou Mujin no Fafnir)
Ikoma: Tasuku Hatanaka (Ushio to Tora) (TV)
Ayame: Maaya Uchida (Noragami Aragato)
Kurusu: Toshiki Masuda (Yamada-kun to 7-nin no Majo) (TV)
Takumi: Yuki Kaji (Shingeki no Kyojin
Kajika: Kanae Oki (Arcana Famiglia)
Yukina: Mariya Ise (Hunter x Hunter (2011))
Sukari: Ryota Osaka (Akagami no Shirayuki-hime)
Kibito: Kensuke Satou (Chihayafuru)
Mima: Mamoru Miyano (Ajin)

Staff
Director: Tetsurou Araki (Shingeki no Kyojin)
Series Composition, Script: Ichiro Okouchi (Kakumeiki Valvrave)
Original Character Design: Haruhiko Mikimoto (Nessa no Haou Gandalla)
Character Design, General Art Director: Yasuyuki Ebara
Music: Hiroyuki Sawano (Kill la Kill)
Script: Kouji Seko
Assistant Director: Hiroyuki Tanaka (Guilty Crown)
Setting: Junpei Kasaoka
Background Art: Kiyomune Miwa
Concept Art, Design: You Moriyama
Design: Ippei Gyoubu
Original Concept: Shirou Yoshida
Mechanical Design: Shinobu Tsuneki (Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex)
Art Setting: Yuuho Taniuchi, Kaoru Aoki, Yoshihiro Sono
Assistant Design: Shingo Tamagawa
Chief Animation Director: Hiroki Marufuji, Kyoji Asano (Psycho-pass)
Action Art Director: Tatsurou Kawano, Yuuko Sera
Key Animation: Kyouhei Tezuka
Visual Effect: Sachiko Matsumoto
Art Director: Junichirou Yoshihara
Color Design: Kei Hashimoto
Director of Photography: Kazuhiro Yamada (Kokoro Connect)
CG Director: Shuuhei Yabuta
Sound Director: Masafumi Mima (Show By Rock!!)
Sound Effects: Shizuo Kurahashi (Soul Eater)
Editing: Aya Hida (Death Note)
Studio: Wit Studio

PV:


Official site: http://kabaneri.com/

Source: Moca News

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20 of 97 Comments Recent Comments

now Snk haters will w8 this to say " is so much better than snk"
like what happen with owari
Attack on trains "Shingeki clone (2)´╗┐"
great now RIP SNK S2

Feb 1, 2016 10:29 AM by tragedydesu

I sure hope that this series is 1 cour, because if this series is confirmed to be two cour, the more likely that snk s2 will be push back way up to fall season. Nonetheless, trailer for this series looks good, will definitely watch.

Jan 28, 2016 7:02 AM by keragamming

This looks really good, love steampunk anime we need more of them

Jan 28, 2016 2:26 AM by Crashmatt

The trailer for this looks amazing. Also the idea of having so many staff members from all different animes would make this quite interesting.

Can't wait for this to air.

Jan 27, 2016 7:08 AM by Chereson

FedeBankai said:
I'm a very simple man<br />
I see an anime that I'd like, I immedietely add it to my list.


I 2nd this.

Dec 21, 2015 7:57 AM by Konoetan

holy shit, this looks really good! I'll definitely be keeping an eye on this one.

EDIT: I apparently already have this in my PTW list!

Dec 21, 2015 2:34 AM by Bird

Mayuka said:
Foxfire said:
>Valvrape writer
>Code Gayass writer

God bless
I liked those two shows

They had great premises/concepts so I'm looking forward

Same.

Dec 20, 2015 3:34 AM by Noctis

This looks interesting, especially when the anime is made by the same studio who introduced me into anime after watching SnK. Looking forward to this as it will have a steampunk setting and zombies which I think is a cool combination. 2016 is looking to be a good lineup so far imo. :)

Dec 19, 2015 12:08 PM by ElementalDrone

Omg, SnK director and sawano music? holly crap im in

Dec 19, 2015 5:58 AM by Yohimo_asakura

Amiluhur said:
That was the very first winter anime PV that gets me pumped up. Any other PVs are either too colorful, too loud, or too CGI-fest, but this PV is the only one that's so beautifully animated and has the balance between the action and grittiness. Something that i really want to watch in a traditionally weak season.


Except it's not gonna air on winter. This show's slated for spring release.

Dec 19, 2015 3:50 AM by RedHead_Bride

Looks great. And Hiroyuki Sawano is involved so even if I don't end up liking this, I'll definitely be listening to the soundtrack!

Dec 19, 2015 1:27 AM by Taida-

That was the very first winter anime PV that gets me pumped up. Any other PVs are either too colorful, too loud, or too CGI-fest, but this PV is the only one that's so beautifully animated and has the balance between the action and grittiness. Something that i really want to watch in a traditionally weak season.

Dec 18, 2015 6:30 PM by Amiluhur

Reminds me of Attack On Titan but I read somewhere that it is made by the AOT team so no wonder.

Dec 18, 2015 5:33 PM by Madara22

i predicted over a year ago that hiroyuki sawano was going to be the music composer for this anime (not that it's really a surprise)

Dec 18, 2015 4:23 PM by orchidork

hmm...was waiting for this.

AOT+Zombies+Steam punk setting= Koutetsujou no Kabaneri

Dec 18, 2015 4:04 PM by daAmazinFatB0y

Foxfire said:
>Valvrape writer
>Code Gayass writer

God bless
I liked those two shows

They had great premises/concepts so I'm looking forward

Dec 18, 2015 12:33 PM by Mayuka

IzayoiSk said:
eXtacy67 said:
Don't see how Wit studio could handle SnK 2 and this in the same season.


Need confirmation of this


Only speculation. No confirmation at the moment.

Dec 18, 2015 12:32 PM by keragamming

eXtacy67 said:
Don't see how Wit studio could handle SnK 2 and this in the same season.


Need confirmation of this

Dec 18, 2015 12:29 PM by IzayoiSk

eXtacy67 said:
Don't see how Wit studio could handle SnK 2 and this in the same season.
Wait, was it really confirmed for spring 2016 ?
Because they both have the same director too.

Dec 18, 2015 11:53 AM by DatRandomDude

I'll watch this.

Dec 18, 2015 11:29 AM by Chibi-Alice

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