Just going by the fact on who’s behind it, and the animation studio being notorious for production disasters *ahem*Seraph of the End*, I am just about ready for this show to be a trainwreck. A literal one, too. Well, I’ve kinda had my fill with Attack on Titan clones, so I’m not gonna hold my breath that this one will be any different.
Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress, a Wit Studio original, is set on Hinomoto, an island where mankind has been threatened by undead monsters known as Kabane for twenty years. The citizens of the island built fortress stations and barricaded themselves inside to protect them from Kabane, and use armored trains known as Hayajiros as a form of travel between stations. The story follows Ikoma, a mechanic working onboard the Hayajiros that is finding a means to kill Kabane, and to prevent the infection from spreading should a Kabane bites someone.
Kabaneri seems to be what would happen if the writer and director behind Guilty Crown sat down and said “What if, instead of Attack on Titan Season 2, we start doing medieval Japanese steampunk Attack on Titan, except the titans are actually zombies?” And let’s be real, Kabaneri is essentially an Attack on Titan clone, but it has my interest so far in that it has something interesting to its premise, so it’s done something right so far.
Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress gets 4 Kabane heads decapitated by a bladed geta out of 5