Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress

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  • TV-MA
  • 2016
  • 1 Season
  • 7.2  (6,377)

"Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress" is an anime series set in a post-apocalyptic universe, where the world is infested with "Kabane", zombie-like creatures with glowing hearts that can only be defeated by piercing them with a weapon made of "Kabane iron", supernatural metal with mysterious powers.

Amidst this chaos and destruction, the few remaining humans live in walled cities and rely on steam-powered trains to transport goods and people from one place to another, all while defending themselves from the relentless hordes of Kabane. The story revolves around a young engineer named Ikoma, who has created a new weapon that can easily penetrate through the Kabane's armored flesh while also keeping the user safe from getting bitten. However, his life changes forever when he becomes infected with the Kabane virus himself, forcing him to fight for his own survival as well as discover the mysteries behind the Kabane and the origins of his weapon.

The show features a colorful cast of characters, including the strong-willed Mumei, a mysterious girl with exceptional combat skills and a tragic past, whom Ikoma befriends and teams up with to face the dangers of the outside world. The two of them share a unique bond, as both of them are "Kabaneri", humans who have been infected with the Kabane virus yet are still able to retain their human consciousness and use their newfound powers to protect themselves and their loved ones.

Other notable characters are Ayame, the heiress of a noble family who becomes the leader of a group of survivors aboard the steam-powered train "Koutetsujou", and Kurusu, a samurai who is initially suspicious of Ikoma and Mumei but later becomes their ally. The show also explores themes of class division, political intrigue, and betrayal, as various factions vie for control and dominance in a world where survival is the only certainty.

The animation quality of "Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress" is top-notch, with vivid colors, detailed designs, and fluid motion capturing the intensity and brutality of the action scenes as well as the beauty and melancholy of the quieter moments. The music, composed by Hiroyuki Sawano, is another standout aspect of the show, with its epic, orchestral pieces and haunting vocals perfectly complementing the mood and atmosphere of each episode.

Overall, "Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress" is a thrilling and engaging anime series that combines the best elements of horror, action, and drama to create a unique and memorable universe that will keep viewers on the edge of their seats. Whether you're a fan of zombie apocalypse stories or just looking for a new anime to watch, "Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress" is definitely worth checking out.

Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress is a series that is currently running and has 1 seasons (12 episodes). The series first aired on April 8, 2016.

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12. Kotetsujyo
July 1, 2016
Episode Twelve Biba's plan, Mumei's Nue transformation, and the influx of Kabane were all too much for Kongokaku to withstand.That is when Ikoma arrives.Having modified his body once again, Ikoma enters Kongokaku in order to rescue Mumei, despite the danger he will have to face. (C)KC
Burning Life
11. Burning Life
June 24, 2016
Episode Eleven Biba reunites with his father Shogun Koukyo after 10 years.Behind the scenes, Mumei's Nue stands ready.Meanwhile, Ikoma has lost his confidence and willpower, a mere shell of his former self.Ikoma can only cower at the sight of the Kabane now, however... (C)KC
The Attacking Weak
10. The Attacking Weak
June 17, 2016
Episode Ten The Kotetsujyo had been linked to the Kokujyo, and Takumi and the others were under the rule of the Hunters who demanded their blood be collected.While people fell into despair, not everyone has given up hope as Ikoma devises a counteroffensive.He has to take back his freedom, his pride, and Mumei. (C)KC
Fang of Ruin
9. Fang of Ruin
June 10, 2016
Episode Nine The Shogunate closes off the path to Kongokaku because they are wary of Biba and the support he's managed to garner. Biba seeks an audience with the Lord of Iwado Station and kills him at the meeting once its granted. Biba and his Hunters' overthrow of the Shogunate has begun. (C)KC
The Silent Hunter
8. The Silent Hunter
June 3, 2016
Episode Eight The older brother Mumei serves is Biba Tenshin, leader of the Hunters - a special division dedicated to hunting Kabane.However, while the people praise Biba as a hero, Ikoma does not trust him. That is because he is the one who turned Mumei into a Kabaneri. (C)KC
Begging the Heavens
7. Begging the Heavens
May 27, 2016
Episode Seven The Kotetsujyo arrives at Shitori Station, the first populated station it's encountered since leaving Kenkin Station. Ikoma and the others leave to shop for some supplies, and experience their first moment of peace in ages. Meanwhile, Ayame negotiates with Shitori Station to see if they could spare some food, but food is precious everywhere... (C)KC
Gathering Light
6. Gathering Light
May 20, 2016
Episode Six The Kotetsujyo is standing before a giant cluster of Kabane, the Black Smoke, and all seems hopeless. Meanwhile, Ikoma and Mumei find themselves at the bottom of an abandoned station. Surrounded by Kabane, Mumei buried under rubble, and no backup in sight, the situation is dire, yet Ikoma still somehow stands forward to face it. (C)KC
Inescapable Darkness
5. Inescapable Darkness
May 13, 2016
Episode Five The Kotetsujyo picks up survivors from Yatsushiro Station which has been destroyed by the Kabane. Among the survivors is Enoku, an old friend of Mumei's. He points out to Mumei how weak she'd become as he witnessed how close she's grown to the people of the Kotetsujyo. Rattled, Mumei chooses to throw herself into a reckless fight and finds herself in a dangerous situation. (C)KC
Flowing Blood
4. Flowing Blood
May 6, 2016
Episode Four The other people lock Ikoma and Mumei into the rear car. But that means the Kotetsujyo has lost two of their best fighters. Just then, the Kabane attack. What's more, among them is a Wazatori, a Kabane that has the ability to learn and become stronger with each battle... (C)KC
Prayer Offer
3. Prayer Offer
April 29, 2016
Episode Three Having escaped Kenkin Station, the Kotetsujyo heads for Kongokaku, the Shogunate's fortress. However, the people on the Kotetsujyo quickly turn against Ikoma and Mumei and attempt to drive them off the train. Having been thrown into her leadership position, Ayame lacks the power to subdue them... (C)KC
Never-Ending Darkness
2. Never-Ending Darkness
April 21, 2016
Ikoma is lucky to have survived and decides to head toward the last Hayajiro left in Kenkin Station, the Kotetsujyo. Meanwhile, Ayame and her people are left to fight off the Kabane when a young girl named Mumei appears before them. The girl clears a path to the Kotetsujyo with incredible combat prowess.
Frightened Corpse
1. Frightened Corpse
April 8, 2016
Kabane, the immortal monsters, attacked Aragane Station. Ikoma, a steamsmith boy who lives in Aragane Station, ran against the waves of terrified civilians. He is going to fight against Kabane using the weapon he has been secretly developing - the Piercing gun. He fights for his own past and dignity.
Where to Watch Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress
Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress is available for streaming on the Fuji TV website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress on demand at Max and Amazon Prime.
  • Premiere Date
    April 8, 2016
  • IMDB Rating
    7.2  (6,377)