News Reporting

Funimation Adds Kyle Hebert, 5 More to Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress Dub Cast

Like the old saying goes, nothing stops this train.

Earlier today, Funimation revealed six new cast members for their English dub of Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress. The publisher added the following:

  • Yukina: Abby Trott
  • Kajika: Colleen O’Shaughnessey
  • Kibito: Kyle Hebert
  • Biba: Roger Craig Smith
  • Ikoma: Robbie Daymond
  • Mumei: Janice Kawaye

The new cast members join four previously confirmed roles:

  • Ayame: Veronica Taylor
  • Takumi: Ben Diskin
  • Kurusu: Jamieson K Price
  • Suzuki: Elijah Ungvary

Funimation will release Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress on DVD and Blu-Ray on January 16. Both standard and Limited Editions will be offered.

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

The series, which aired in the Spring 2016 season, streamed exclusively on Amazon Prime’s digital platform (pre-Anime Strike). Funimation describes the show as:

The world is overrun with Kabane, zombie-like creatures with an appetite for human flesh. While the last of humanity has retreated into fortress-like stations connected by armored trains, there are a few that remain as hopeful as Ikoma. Although he services the trains for a living, Ikoma has created a new weapon that he believes could defeat the Kabane.

Sources: Twitter (Funimation), Funimation Blog

About the author

Samantha Ferreira

Samantha Ferreira is Anime Herald’s founder and editor-in-chief. A Rhode Island native, Samantha has been an anime fan since 1992, and an active member of the anime press since 2002, when she began working as a reviewer for Anime Dream. She launched Anime Herald in 2010, and continues to oversee its operations to this day. Outside of journalism, Samantha actively studies the history of the North American anime fandom and industry, with a particular focus on the 2000s anime boom and bust. She’s a huge fan of all things Sakura Wars, and maintains series fansite Combat Revue Review when she has free time available. When not in the Anime Herald Discord, Samantha can typically be found on Bluesky.

Anime Herald

Support Anime Herald

Anime Herald is brought to you through our Patrons and Ko-fi supporters. Consider backing us for as little as $1 a month to help us keep the site ad-free and pay a fair rate to our writers.

Patrons and backers can access several benefits, including Early Article Access, our members-only Discord, and the ability to suggest articles for our team to write on your behalf.

Latest Posts


VHS Trading and Fansubs in the Modern Era

No matter what the future holds, it is obvious that anime fans are an industrious bunch who have a history of doing whatever it takes to access the media they love and preserving some of our oldest traditions.

By Borealis Capps