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Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress Gets MMORPG in China

posted on by Jennifer Sherman
Steampunk action anime's distribution halted in China

Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress anime producer Kōji Yamamoto revealed on Twitter on Thursday that the series will receive a massively multi-player online role-playing game (MMORPG) adaptation in China. Yamamoto said that distribution of the anime has been halted in China because of the country's "rules."

Yamamoto said that China's halt on distribution of the anime "can't be helped," but the game is expected to incorporate music and various aspects of the anime.

The anime premiered on April 7, but the second episode was delayed due to special news coverage of the Kumamoto earthquake on April 15. The series' broadcast resumed one week later with the second episode.

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 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 series is streaming on Amazon Prime worldwide.

[Via 0takomu]

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