Koutetsujou no Kabaneri – ADB

Alternative Titles

English: Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress
Japanese: 甲鉄城のカバネリ



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: Crunchyroll
Studios: Wit Studio
Source: Original
Genres: ActionDramaFantasyHorror
Duration: 22 min. per ep.
Rating: R – 17+ (violence & profanity)


The world is in the midst of the industrial revolution when horrific creatures emerge from a mysterious virus, ripping through the flesh of humans to sate their never-ending appetite. The only way to kill these beings, known as “Kabane,” is by destroying their steel-coated hearts. However, if bitten by one of these monsters, the victim is doomed to a fate worse than death, as the fallen rise once more to join the ranks of their fellow undead.

Only the most fortified of civilizations have survived this turmoil, as is the case with the island of Hinomoto, where mankind has created a massive wall to protect themselves from the endless hordes of Kabane. The only way into these giant fortresses is via heavily-armored trains, which are serviced and built by young men such as Ikoma. Having created a deadly weapon that he believes will easily pierce through the hearts of Kabane, Ikoma eagerly awaits the day when he will be able to fight using his new invention. Little does he know, however, that his chance will come much sooner than he expected…

[Written by MAL Rewrite]


There was a part half way through this series where I stopped watching for a large amount of time, because the show ended half way though and the follow up arc really sucked. The opening is brilliant though and everyone should watch it. I wouldn’t say that the final held is even that bad, it just feels a whole lot worse.

The start of the show is mostly action where it’s a society after they just completed their industrial revolution travelling around on trains to escape the zombie apocalypse. That plot is great but once the characters arrive in a new location it goes downhill.

They introduce a terrible one note villain and have a dull save the girl plot line which you’ve seen over and over again. It was disappointing but I’m not sure what I expected to happen.



Shows from the same genre: Action, Drama, Fantasy, Horror

Shows from the same studio: Wit Studio


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