This train’s starting to roll. Next stop, a theater (possibly) near you.

On a Wednesday.


Earlier today, Crunchyroll opened general ticket sales for their first Anime Movie Night theatrical event. Customers can purchase tickets via the event’s official website, with the average ticket cost being $15.00 before fees.

Ticket sales for Premium Subscribers opened on March 21.

The inaugural Anime Movie Night event will give the two Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress compilation films a theatrical run as a double feature. The following will screen on April 26:

  • Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress Part 1: Light That Gathers
  • Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress Part 2: Life That Burns

Crunchyroll is currently streaming a trailer for the event, which you can check out below:

The Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress films were directed by Tetsuro Araki (Attack on Titan, Death Note) at Wit Studio, with Ichiro Okouchi (Berserk: The Golden Age Arc I – The Egg of the King, Turn A Gundam: Earth Light) writing the screenplay. Yasuyuki Ebara provided character designs for the project.

Crunchyroll describes the film as:

During the industrial revolution, mankind is threatened by a sudden emergence of undead monsters who can only be killed by piercing their heart through an iron plate. Those bitten become one of them. Called “Kabane,” these monsters have exploded in number. The Hinomoto people have built fortress stations and barricaded themselves inside. Only steam locomotives, the Hayajiros, can travel between them.

The original Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress anime series aired in the Spring 2016 broadcst season. Amazon is the exclusive digital distributor for the title in North America.

Source: Crunchyroll (Email Communication)