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Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress: The Battle of Unato Film's Video Previews EGOIST Song

posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Film opens in Japan on Friday; is streaming on Netflix, Amazon Prime Video in Japan

The official website for the Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress anime franchise began streaming a new promotional video for the Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress: The Battle of Unato (Kōtetsujō no Kabaneri: Unato Kessen) sequel anime film on Friday. The video previews the film's theme song "Sakase ya Sakase" by EGOIST.

The film opened in Japan on Friday and will screen for a two-week limited engagement. The anime is also streaming now Netflix and Amazon Prime Video in Japan.

Shinichirō Miki joins the film's cast as new character Kageyuki.

Tetsuro Araki is returning to direct the film at Wit Studio, and is also the film's scriptwriter. Code Geass creator Ichiro Okouchi, who wrote the TV series' scripts, is credited with organization. Haruhiko Mikimoto (Macross 7, Gunbuster) is credited with the original character design, and Hiroyuki Sawano (Attack on Titan, Aldnoah.Zero) is returning to compose the music. Shochiku Media Division is distributing the film. The film also features a returning cast.

The film focuses on the character Mumei. The film follows a battle between humans and Kabaneri at Haikō Station on the coast of the Sea of Japan, half a year after the story of the original television anime series. The official website for the anime lists the film as the "middle volume."

The original Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress television anime aired from April-July 2016. The series streamed on Amazon Prime Video with English subtitles as it aired in Japan. The series has also received two compilation films that premiered in December 2016 and January 2017 in Japan. The two films covered the anime's first season with some new and enhanced scenes. Crunchyroll screened the films in North American theaters in April 2017.

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.

Source: Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress website, Comic Natalie

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