Netflix might pair up again with the Kabaneri production team to bring out Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress Season 2. But the question is, ‘Is the production team ready with Season 2?’
Kōtetsujō no Kabaneri is a Japanese award-winning, post-apocalyptic anime series by Wit Studio. In contrast with most Japanese anime, Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress is an original anime. It is not based on already existing source material.
Ichirō Ōkouchi pens down the storyline, and Tetsurō Araki provides his helping hand by directing the anime. With the help of Wit Studio, Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress Season 1 premiered on April 8, 2016.
This anime’s success bought 2016’s Newtype Anime Awards for Best TV Anime on its bucket list. After earning this award, the production team releases three compilation anime films:
- Kabaneri Movie 1: Tsudou Hikari (December 31, 2016)
- Koutetsujou no Kabaneri Movie 2: Moeru Inochi (January 7, 2017)
- Koutetsujou no Kabaneri Movie 3: Unato Kessen (May 10, 2019)
Since then, fans are impatient regarding the release date of the second part. But here are some strong speculations concerning the production of the second run that might hurt your expectations. Read further to know more about it.
Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress Season 2 Release Date- (Shocking News!)
You might be waiting for the sad speculations as stated in the above paragraph. After reading this, you might be in shock for some time. In 2019, when Netflix released the third animation film, it released the movie in three episodes.
This fact shows that Films get more love instead of a full-flagged season. Hence, there are chances that more films having 2-3 episodes each might release on Netflix. It increases the chance of Netflix turning over from the release of Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress Season 2.
Still, there is a thin ray of hope for the second part to release somewhere by 2021 or later because it is not canceled officially. But it would help if you do not keep high hopes for its release.
What to Expect from Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress Season 2 Plot?
Just like common anime, the Kabaneri anime series is not based on any pre-existing light novel series or manga series. Instead, it is an original anime by Ichirō Ōkouchi. He is one of the famous Japanese scriptwriters.
But, after the release of the third animation film, enough source material is not released. Obviously, only after further production of source material, season 2 get a chance of release.
So, we have to wait for the production team’s decisions regarding the plot of season 2, or a new film might replace it. As films require comparatively less resource, it gets priority from the show creators.
What is Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress Season 1 All About?
Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress anime, like Seraph of the End Season 3, covers a plot where a sudden virus outbreak reproduces Kabane. Kabane are monsters somewhat different from zombies. They are inevitable, and piercing their iron caged hearts is the only way to kill them.
The plot follows a post-apocalyptic future and the time of the industrial revolution in Japan. This virus is spreading at the pace of fire, and humanity gets on the verge of extinction.
To remain safe from the Kabane, people in Japan resides in a fortress, stations, and travel between different stations using armored steam locomotive. However, one day their peace was destroyed when Kabane hijacked one of these vehicles and attacked the Aragane station.
Simultaneously, a young engineer, Ikoma, the protagonist, got an opportunity to test his anti-Kabane weapon against the attackers. His weapon was a huge success and killed many Kabane around. But he gets an infection during the battle with Kabane.
He manages to resist from the virus and turn into half Kabane and a Half-human creature called ‘Kabaneri.’ One more Kabaneri, Mūmei, assists Ikoma and helps other people escape Aragane Station on a safe steam vehicle.
As the show proceeds, there are more adventures shown between Kabane, humans, and Kabaneri. These Kabaneri are fighting their soul out to save the humans from getting extinct.
Where to Watch Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress Season 1 English Dubbed Episodes?
As you might be aware of the success of this anime has made fans outside Japan as well. If you want to watch the English Dubbed episodes, they are available on Funimation.
Original Japanese videos with English Subtitles are available on Amazon Prime and Crunchyroll. Enjoy the series whenever you want. But it is a must-watch anime, and you might regret you miss watching it.
Impeccable Cast of KOIF Season 1
Here is the list of the protagonists of the show that might also appear in KOIF season 2 if it ever releases.
Ikoma is the young engineer of the city of Aragane Station. He is smart enough to create a bolt gun-like weapon named a piercing gun. It is used to pierce in the heart of the Kabane and kill them. Tasuku Hatanaka- Japanese Voice artist, and Robbie Daymond is an English voice artist.
Mumei’s character gets its voice by Sayaka Senbongi in Japanese and by Janice Kawaye in English dubbing. She is first taken as a mysterious character. But later in the series, it was revealed that she is a Kabaneri like Ikoma. Later, fans come to know that she was not afraid of Kabane, and she chooses to turn into a Kabaneri.
Ayame gets her voice from Maaya Uchida in Japanese and Veronica Taylor in English. She is the eldest sister of her Yomogawa family and monitors Aragane Station.
Her character is very kind, and she provides her blood to Kabaneri for slowing down their transformation into a complete Kabane.
Kurusu is a personal bodyguard of Ayame. He gets voice from Toshiki Masuda in Japanese and Jamieson Prince in English. He is playing an important role in the Yomogawa family for a long time.
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On the Whole
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