Koutetsujou no Kabaneri [TV]
Koutetsujou no Kabaneri, otherwise known as Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress, is a post-apocalyptic steam-punk action survival anime series. Produced by the same studio as Attack on Titan, Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress premiered on Fuji TV’s Noitamina block and aired a total of 12 episodes from April 8, 2016 to June 30, 2016.
The world is in the midst of the Industrial Revolution when suddenly a mysterious virus spreads and ravages the land. Infected humans are turned into aggressive, zombie-like creatures, referred to as Kabane. Blood thirsty and merciless, the Kabane kill any humans they can lay their hands on. They are very hard to kill, as the only way to stop them is by piercing their glowing heart protected by a layer of steel. Their victims, shortly after meeting a gruesome fate, rise from the dead and join the horde of undead.
After seeing that their melee weapons and steam-powered guns are unreliable to fight against the Kabane, humanity is left with no choice but to flee and hide. In an effort to defend the survivors from the onslaught of the Kabane, the people created a network of iron fortress stations connected by railways, and used armored steam locomotives called hayajiro as means of safe transportation.
Within the safe walls of the fortress, a young engineer named Ikoma has been secretly developing a more efficient way to kill the Kabane. Little does he know that his chance to test his weapon is coming very soon.
Since the series only has 12 episodes, very little time is permitted for the characters to develop. Their background stories were not extensively explored, and were very much straightforward. The characters may have seemed a little flat as a result. So, if you want to have a general view of the story before investing time watching it yourself, then read on.
Ikoma is a young engineer working as a steam smith in Aragane station. After failing to save his little sister from the hands of the Kab