Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress Anime's 3rd Video Previews Song by Aimer With chelly (Egoist)
posted on by Egan Loo
The third promotional video and a new visual for WIT Studio's original television anime series Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress (Kōtetsujō no Kabaneri) debuted at the Noitamina Project Presentation on Thursday. The video previews the ending theme song "ninelie" by Aimer (Terror in Resonance, Fate/stay night: Unlimited Blade Works) with vocalist chelly from EGOIST (Guilty Crown, Psycho-Pass, Project Itoh films).
Another video previews the anime's tie-in music releases:
The five-track single CD with "ninelle" will ship on May 11. Hiroyuki Sawano (Attack on Titan, Aldnoah.Zero) is composing and producing the ending theme song. Then the anime's original soundtrack will ship on May 18. Finally, the "Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress" opening theme's song's CD single by the group EGOIST will ship on May 25.
The "steampunk survival action" story takes place on the island country Hinomoto, where humans hide themselves in fortresses called stations against the threat of zombie-like beings with steel hearts known as "Kabane." Only armored locomotives known as "Hayajiro" go between the stations.
The anime is slated to premiere on April 7 during Fuji TV's Noitamina timeslot. The first episode will air at 24:25 (effectively 12:25 a.m. on April 8), while the remaining episodes will air at 24:55 (12:55 a.m.). The official website streamed the show's second promotional video last month.
The series will stream on Amazon Prime worldwide.
The cast includes:
Tasuku Hatanaka (Ushio & Tora's Ushio) as Ikoma, a young steam smith who make a living in Aragane Station making iron and steam engines. He and his good friend Takumi developed a weapon called "Tsuranuki Zutsu" in order to defeat the Kabane. Everyone makes light of him now, but he looks forward to a day when he will be triumphant.
Sayaka Senbongi (Chronicles of the Going Home Club's Claire Kokonoe) as Mumei (Nameless), a mysterious girl who boards the Kōtetsujō and appears at Aragane Station. It seems she gets special treatment from warriors, but her true colors are...
Maaya Uchida (Charlotte's Yusa and Misa) as Ayame, the eldest daughter of the family that governs Aragane Station. She will someday govern in her father's stead, but until now hasn't expressed her opinions clearly.
Toshiki Masuda (Samurai Flamenco's Masayoshi Hazama) as Kurusu, a young warrior who serves Ayame's family as her personal bodyguard. Among warriors his sword arm is considerable. He is usually sober and honest, and he maintains his honor as a warrior.
Yuuki Kaji (Attack on Titan's Eren) as Takumi, Ikoma's friend and fellow steam smith. Although he's shocked by Ikoma's rashness, he admires how Ikoma isn't afraid of anyone.
Kanae Oki (Fresh Pretty Cure's Cure Peach) as Kajika, Ikoma and Takumi's friend and fellow steam smith. She has a familial personality.
Mariya Ise (Hunter × Hunter's Killua) as Yukina, a crew member of the Hayajiro "Kōtetsujō," who transports items across Hinomoto. She is a shy but big-sisterly hard worker who loves her job.
Ryota Ohsaka (Snow White with the Red Hair's Zen) as Sukari, a steam smith who lives at Aragane Station. He puts up a cynical front, but has good judgement.
Kensuke Satou (Chaika - The Coffin Princess' Nikolai Aftotorr) as Kibito, a warrior who serves Ayame's family. He is understanding and treats people of all social classes without discrimination.
In addition, the website lists Mamoru Miyano as a character named Biba, but no picture or information has been released.
The anime reunites director Tetsuro Araki and Wit Studio, the team responsible for Attack on Titan. Code Geass creator Ichiro Okouchi is writing the scripts. Haruhiko Mikimoto (Macross 7, Gunbuster) is designing the original characters, and Hiroyuki Sawano (Attack on Titan, Aldnoah.Zero) is composing the music.
The first episode of the anime will premiere on Fuji TV, Iwate Menkoi TV, and Sakuranbo TV on April 7 at 24:25 (effectively, April 8 at 12:25 a.m.), and then future episodes will air on Thursdays at 24:55 (Friday at 12:55 a.m.)