Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress Visual 001 - 20160317Amazon’s getting into the simulcast game with a power play!

Earlier today, Amazon and Fuji TV announced that the two companies signed an exclusive distribution agreement. Amazon’s Prime Video service will be the exclusive streaming home for shows on Fuji TV’s Noitamina block. In addition, the first episode of new Noitamina titles will hit Amazon TV before they air on Japanese TV. In addition, Amazon will simulcast shows outside of Japan.

The first title named in the agreement is Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress, which will stream two hours after their TV. The show, which will air on Fuji TV on Fridays at 12:55AM local time, will hit Amazon’s platform at 3:00AM the same day.

As of press time, it’s unknown as to whether Amazon indicate holds exclusive digital licenses to Noitamina titles outside of Japan.

Earlier this year, Amazon Studios head Roy Price revealed that Amazon would stream Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress in both Japan and the United States.

Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress is an original series from Wit Studio. Tetsuro Araki (Attack on Titan, Death Note) is directing the show, while Yasuyuki Ebara provides character designs. Ichiro Okouchi (Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion, Planetes) is in charge of series composition, while Hiroshi Seko (Attack on Titan, Kill la Kill) writes the scripts. Hiroyuki Sawano (Attack on Titan, Kill la Kill) is scoring the show’s soundtrack.

The confirmed voice cast includes:

  • Mumei: Sayaka Senbongi
  • Ikoma: Tasuku Hatanaka
  • Kajika: Kanae Oki
  • Kibito: Kensuke Satou
  • Ayame: Maaya Uchida
  • Biba: Mamoru Miyano
  • Yukina: Mariya Ise
  • Sukari: Ryota Ohsaka
  • Kurusu: Toshiki Masuda
  • Takumi: Yuuki Kaji

Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress will hit Japanese TV on April 7. Two promo videos and several character visuals were released to promote the title, which you can check out below.

Teaser Preview

Promo Video

Character Visuals

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