STUDIO WIT began streaming on Friday a new teaser trailer for Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress: The Battle of Unato” anime film. The movie is a sequel of the TV anime series will exclusively be released on Netflix and Amazon Prime Video. The movie will also run for 2 weeks in Japanese theaters starting from May 10.
The original Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress television anime aired from April-July 2016 at Wit Studio. The anime series received two films which premiered in December 2016 and January 2017 in Japan. The manga series adaptation by Shirō Yoshid ended in November 2018. Yoshida began serializing the manga series in Monthly Comic Garden in May 2016. A mobile game developed by TriFort, Inc. and published by DMM Games titled Kōtetsujō no Kabaneri -Ran- Hajimaru Michiato (“Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress -Revolt- Beginning Tracks”) was released in Q3 in 2018 on Android and iOS and features an animated opening sequence by Wit Studio.
The world is in the midst of the industrial revolution when horrific creatures emerge from a mysterious virus, ripping through the flesh of humans to sate their never-ending appetite. The only way to kill these beings, known as “Kabane,” is by destroying their steel-coated hearts. However, if bitten by one of these monsters, the victim is doomed to a fate worse than death, as the fallen rise once more to join the ranks of their fellow undead.
Only the most fortified of civilizations have survived this turmoil, as is the case with the island of Hinomoto, where mankind has created a massive wall to protect themselves from the endless hordes of Kabane. The only way into these giant fortresses is via heavily-armored trains, which are serviced and built by young men such as Ikoma. Having created a deadly weapon that he believes will easily pierce through the hearts of Kabane, Ikoma eagerly awaits the day when he will be able to fight using his new invention. Little does he know, however, that his chance will come much sooner than he expected…