Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress is an original dark fantasy anime series that is not based on a manga. The first season of the series, also known as Koutetsujou no Kabaneri, consisted of 12 episodes in total and was directed by Tetsuro Araki. The anime, licensed by crunchy rolls and Funimation, originally met viewers on Fuji TV. Created by Japanese animation studio White StudioKabaneri Of The Iron Fortress was first released on April 8, 2016. White Studioa renowned studio, is also the creative studio for very popular anime such as Seraph of the end and The Old Magician’s Bride† Shortly after the anime was released, it caught the attention of many animation fans. The release date of the second season of the series, which made the season finale in June 2016 with the episode “Iron Fortress,” has been a topic of conversation for years. So the show is now on? How does the story end? We have put this together for you. First, let’s take a look at the story details of the anime written by Ichiro Okouchi.
What is the plot of Kabaneri Of The Iron Fortress?
Koutetsujou no Kabaneri takes us to the Japan of the Industrial Revolution. To be precise, Hinomoto, an island country with its name at the time. Although we go back an average of 250 years, that period has already entered the post-apocalyptic period because the walking dead, whose origins and origins are unknown, have already surrounded the world. Called “Kabane” these zombie-like walking dead are faster and more agile than stereotypical zombies. Their hearts shine and they are hard to kill because they are woven with thin iron. The guns and swords from that period may also provide some advantage against the Kabanes. In addition, they are extremely sensitive to the smell of blood, can move in a herd.
Surviving people built high walled cities to protect themselves from the Kabenen, who invaded the whole world, especially Japan. It is possible to travel between these cities, called stations, on armored trains. The protagonist of the series, Ikoma, also lives in Aragane Station, a middle-class station. Ikoma, who works in the maintenance of the trains, wants to fight them instead of hiding from Kabaneler because of a regret he has experienced in his past. For this, he is working on a weapon of his own design, and the goal is to easily pierce the hearts of Kabanes with this weapon.
Like all humans trying to survive, Ikome and Mumei take the armored train called Koutetsujou. The destination of the train is Kongokaku, but the journey will not be easy. When everyone on the train fears Ikoma, food shortages due to overcrowding, nervous warfare and, of course, the constant threat of Kabane, Koutetsujou and his contents await a long journey.
What about the Manga of Kabaneri Of The Iron Fortress?
The series doesn’t actually follow a Manga and the script is immediately prepared for the animation. The first season of the series had made a suitable finale for season 2.
Will there be a second season of the anime?
From Dec 2, 2021, the second season of the anime has not been confirmed. But the good news for the fans is not absent. The 81 minute 3-episode movie published on Netflix on May 10, 2019, the story continues. The sequel, titled “Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress: The Battle of Unato“, isn’t as popular as the main series, but it partially lives up to audience expectations. Ikoma and Iron Fort join the alliance to reclaim the region from Kabane, forced to take their battle to the battlefields of the Unato.
A new season in the future?
For anime to have a new season, it must have a strong popularity and fan base. Only in this way can a new production of the series be profitable for the creators. Looking at the disc sales of the anime’s first season, it managed to meet its financial goals by selling an average of 6,100 copies. In addition, released in the summer of 2019 and licensed by Netflix, the film was shown on a small scale nationwide, limited to 2 weeks, and estimated box office revenue is about 70 million to 100 million YEN.
If we look at the popularity of today’s anime, we see that it has an average search volume on Google. However, since very few of the anime have been approved for the new season, this cannot be considered a success. On Twitter 77.9k people follow the animes Official Page† This number of followers is also not unimportant for an anime, but it is not perfect enough to make a new season†
Since the series has no manga, there doesn’t seem to be a problem with the source material. On the other hand, the fact that they are still monetizing the published mobile game shows that this brand is alive and there is a possibility for a new season. While its current popularity isn’t promising, we’re not so hopeless. Should there be a leak or announcement about a new season in the future, we will let you know, but our estimates are that this chance is around 40%. If there is an extension, we may see a new season around 2024, given the production time.
Chance of the 2nd Season of Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress
Popularity on Mynanimelist
Popularity on social media
Popularity on Google searches
Above average ratings (7.26 on MA, 7.2 on IMDb)
Has a Movie, distributed by Netflix
Original anime series (no source material required)
Extra income with Mobil Game, Movie
Success in disc sales
Only one season
Not a bestselling manga or light novel series
No extension since 2016