In contrast to the manga and light novels, Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress is a completely original dark fantasy anime that is not based on any manga or light novel. And because of this, it has been given a New type Anime award for Best TV Anime. The popularity of this series is just hitting the roof, and not only is it popular among fans but also the critics. The first season of the Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress released in Japan on June 30, 2016, with a total episode of 12 in number. Many of the fans, including me, are hoping for the announcement of the Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress Season 2.
Unlike the other anime series, Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress is an original anime series with no manga adaptation. Ichiro Kouchi wrote and directed this anime along with Tetsuro Araki. The premiere was on April 8, 2016. The first broadcast was on Fuji TV.
With a post-apocalyptic premise, this is one of the best dark fantasy anime from Wit Studio. Aside from its addictive post-apocalyptic plot structure, the anime’s first season garnered numerous awards in 2016.
Despite this, we have not heard anything about the anime’s future after May 10, 2019’s release of its third film. Therefore, fans are anxiously awaiting the arrival of Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress season 2.
So, today in this blog, we’re going to tell you everything we know about the second season of Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress!
Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress What is it about?
The series is also known as ‘Ktetsuj no Kabaneri’ and is directed by Tetsuro Araki. Wit Studio is behind the making of this incredible anime. Ichiruki Kouchi wrote the script, and Hiroyuki Sawano composed the music.
In this anime, the plot revolves around events that took place shortly after Japan’s industrial revolution. A mysterious virus spread across the globe, turning people into undead known as Kabane. Unlike zombies in popular culture, Kabane is an entirely different creature.
They are nearly indestructible and you cannot destroy them until you penetrate the iron cage that surrounds their hearts.
When is Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress season 2 coming out?
After the great success of the first season, anime fans can not wait to hear about the second season. I’m pretty sure neither can you, because as a proud weeb myself, neither can I. But unfortunately, there has been no such official news as to when the new season of the Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress will be aired. There is still a possibility that the Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress will not be renewed for the second season because this anime is an original one and does not have previously existing content. This might come as sad news for the anime fans and viewers, but this news is not for sure, so where there is hope, there is a way.
According to our current knowledge, Wit Studio has not yet renewed the Kabaneri Iron Fortress TV series for a second season. It took six months after the anime’s end for a theatrical anime film to be release. A Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress movie titled “The Battle of Unato” is the name of the movie. On May 10, 2019, Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress, The Battle of Unato, released. Streaming services like Crunchyroll and Amazon offer both anime and movies.
With stunning animation and colors, Wit Studio creates the post-apocalyptic world Kabaneri Of The Iron Fortress. The soundtrack composed by Sawano Hiroyuki completes this anime. “Kabaneri Of The Iron Fortress,” sung by Egoist, is the opening theme, while “Through My Blood” by Aimer is the ending theme.
The following are most likely to be as the cast for the new season of Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress:
- Hatanaka Tasuku as Ikoma
- Senbongi Sayaka as Mumei
- Ise Mariya as Yukina Ise
- Matsuda Toshiki (My Hero Academia) as Kurusu
- Uchida Maaya (Noragami) as Ayame Yomogawa
- Miyano Mamoru (Death Note) as Biba Amatori
- Kaji Yuuki as Takumi
Which new cast does Ikoma want to play, Ikoma, and which character is your favorite? Let us know in the comments below.
Unfortunately, folks, there is no kind of teaser or trailer for the Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress season 2 yet. However, the movie, which is an 81-minutes film that published on May 10, 2019 trailer based on the story of the Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress has been officially released, and you watch it along with the movie. So what do you think of the film trailer, which is the prequel to the series?
Season 2 Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress Plot Line
Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress tells us about the time surrounding the industrial revolution in Japan. The story is about 250 years old. Back then, it was known as an island country named Hinomoto. The series revolves around the “kabana,” which are the man-eating dead creatures, which mostly covers the concept of the zombies. These deadly creatures are caused due to the virus outbreak that turns people into kabane when this virus comes into contact with them. Kabane carries the traditional concept of zombies as they are pretty hard to kill and can only be killed by using a lethal blow to the head.
The survivors on the island live in fortress-like sanctuaries called stations. To access the fortified stations, you have to use the hayajirō and transport wares between them. Alas, one day, a kabana accesses the hayajirō, which results in the crash into Aragane Station and the invasion of the city by the kabana. The zombies killing weapons were developed by a young engineer named Ikoma. He tests his arsenal on the kabana, but during the process, he gets bitten too. Surprisingly, Ikoma does not become kabana. He stays in between- a half-human and half kabana. A hybrid, if you may. Ikoma and others like him help the remaining survivors of the station to reach their destination, which is Kongokaku, but the journey proves to be difficult due to several reasons.