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.
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.