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Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress Gets Sequel Movie, Smartphone Games


The train keeps a-rolling, all night long.

Earlier today, Fuji TV hosted their “Plus Ultra Fuji TV Anime Lineup Presentation 2018” live streaming event. During the show, the company announced that Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress will receive a sequel film titled Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress: Unato Decisive Battle (Kōtetsujō no Kabaneri: Unato Kessen).

Tetsuro Araki, who is directing the feature, noted that this is a direct sequel to the TV series. A teaser trailer for the film was unveiled, which flashes through pieces of concept art before revealing the title. You can check it out below.

The film will be set about a half a year after the event of the original Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress TV series. The site lists the project as the “middle-volume” of the overall story.

In addition, news broke that a browser & smartphone game is in the works from DMM Games. A trailer was released for the game, titled Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress -Revolt- Beginning Tracks (Kōtetsujō no Kabaneri -Ran- Hajimaru Michiato), which you can check out below.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NjwiiRImA7Q

The game will be released this summer, though a specific date hasn’t been locked down as of press time.

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 released the title on home video on January 16. they describe 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: Otakomu

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