Koutetsujou no Kabaneri (甲鉄城のカバネリ) is a fantasy action anime TV series produced by by Wit Studio. The series will premiere on Fuji TV’s Noitamina block in April 2016. A prologue for the anime will premiere for a week in theaters across Japan starting March 18, 2016.
Title: Koutetsujou no Kabaneri
English: Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress
Premiered: April 8, 2016
Season: Spring 2016
Broadcast: Fridays at 00:55 (JST)
Producers: Fuji TV
Directed by: Tetsurō Araki
Written by: Ichirō Ōkouchi
Music by: Hiroyuki Sawano
Studio: Wit Studio
Network: Fuji TV (Noitamina)
Genres: Action, Drama, Fantasy, Horror
Duration: 22 min. per ep.
Rating: R – 17+ (violence & profanity)
Others: Koutetsujou no Kabaneri Soushuuhen 1, Koutetsujou no Kabaneri Soushuuhen 2
Opening Theme: “KABANERI OF THE IRON FORTRESS” by EGOIST
Ending Theme: “ninelie” by Aimer with chelly (EGOIST)
Koutetsujou no Kabaneri 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, Ikoma meets Mumei again as he sees Hayajiro going out of control. The staff on the locomotive has turned into the creatures. The station, now under attack by Kabane, is the opportunity Ikoma has been looking for.