Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress, also known as Koutetsujou no Kabaneri, is an anime with a plot similar to Attack on Titan. But did you know they were created by the same studio?
Despite the fact that the ratings and reviews for this anime were not particularly favourable, viewers had a good time watching it. We believe it is underappreciated and deserves more attention. Let’s get into the review so you can see why it’s a masterpiece!
Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress Review!
|Title||Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress|
|Music Director||Hiroyuki Sawano|
|Original run||April 8, 2016- June 30, 2016|
|Episodes||12 + 1 Movie|
While the audience gave this 12-episode anime series mixed reviews, we believe it is underappreciated. Every aspect has been flawlessly implemented, which could be because everyone compares this to Attack on Titan. Attack on Titan is a fantastic film, but so is Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress.
Plot & Setting
The story of Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress is quite good, and we didn’t notice any plot deviations throughout the entire run. In fact, the story moves at a breakneck pace. There isn’t a single moment when you’re bored or engaged in pointless conversations. And the fact that it elevated the setting makes it even more impressive.
The comparison to Attack on Titan in writing is only valid for the most basic premises. With the rest, it holds its own and, in some cases, even competes with Attack on Titan.
Normally, post-apocalyptic stories fail to deliver the appropriate content, but this is an exception. As a result, in our Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress review, we believe the plot and setting are both excellent.
Animation & Action
Wit Studio, as previously stated, is responsible for the animation of Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress and Attack on Titan. The artworks in this anime are quite unique and much more dazzling. The visuals are always on point and never fail to entertain us. The design of the corpses (kabane) is quite appealing, and Wit Studio went all out in creating action scenes.
The action scenes are very well done, and the way they were presented shook us to our core. A couple of scenes in the second half, in particular, are among the most iconic in anime history. As a result, we believe Wit Studio has done an admirable job, and this anime deserves more attention.
While the opening song is impressive, the ending song completely changes the mood. But can we talk about how epic the anime’s background score is? It literally elevated the anime to new heights. Another reason to watch this anime is the singer “Aimer,” who has soothing and perfect vocals, as well as Hiroyuki Sawano’s epic score.
We’re pretty sure you’ll listen to this ost for weeks after watching the anime. This anime was influenced by Hiroyuki Sawano’s masterpiece soundtrack ‘Through the Blood.’ So, if you plan on watching this anime, brace yourself for one of the most epic background scores ever.
So, after reading our Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress review, shouldn’t you at least give it a shot? There is also a Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress: The Battle of Unato sequel film for this series.
Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress: The Battle of Unato (2019)
While the plot picks up a half-year after the events of the anime, it focuses on Ikoma and Mumei’s deeper relationship. It also provides us with some fantastic action sequences.
After watching the original anime, this eighty-two-minute film will suffice. So, if you’re thinking about watching the anime, we recommend you watch this film after you’ve finished watching the original anime.
Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress
Even if you read the entire review, you may be hesitant after reading some of the reviews. But first, a few words about the anime. To begin with, this series is not a ripoff of Attack on Titan; rather, it is a similar concept with a more detailed setting. We wouldn’t go so far as to call it a masterpiece, but it is undeniably underappreciated and deserves a lot more attention. So, we hope you enjoyed our review and will return frequently.
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