News by Lindsay M.
Amazon is bringing Wit Studio’s new anime, Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress, to the world via Prime streaming.
Roy Price, the head of Amazon Studios, confirmed via Twitter that the series will be available for streaming in Japan beginning in April. He has also confirmed that the anime will make its way west to North America as well. One can only hope Europe will be included, considering Amazon owns the worldwide streaming rights.
Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress is a steampunk survival action anime set on Hinomoto, an island country where humans have escaped from Kabane (zombie-like creatures with steel hearts). The humans seek solace in fortresses called stations, with only armoured locomotives going between stations. See the trailer here:
The anime puts Wit Studio back together with Attack on Titan director Tetsuo Araki. The script is by Ichiro Okouchi, creator of Code Geass. Other recognizable names behind Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress include Haruhiko Mikimoto (Gunbuster) for character design, Hiroyuki Sawano (Attack on Titan) for music, and the group EGOIST (Psycho-Pass) for the theme song.
- Lindsay M.