With so many zombie-themed movies, series and video games available on the global web, it seems impossible to come up with something new and really unique. However, the award-winning duo that includes Ichirō Ōkouchi (writer) and Tetsurō Araki (director) made it possible to create a product that stands out from all other stories about zombies and dreadful virus ever told.
Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress is a sensational steampunk anime series that hit the headlines in 2016. The pilot season appeared to be a huge success delivering 12 thrilling episodes out of the box. The animated story about a virus attacking the planet and people with special powers and skills trying to fight them back certainly appeared to be a sensation for all anime fans. For this reason, we all wait with anticipation for the official Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress Season 2 release date to be announced. When will Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress Season 2 be released? Should we expect Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress Season 2 premiere in 2018? Let’s try to figure it out.
When Is Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress Season 2 Release Date?
The entire series technically consists of three different movies. The latest movie called Koutetsujou no Kabaneri represents actually the 3rd film from the series. The first two movies appeared to be the compilation of all episode related to the first season that hit the big screen back in 2016. It sounds pretty complex. All we need to know is that English-speaking fans were left without their beloved series after Amazon Anime Strike had their broadcasting license expired.
For this reason, the future of the Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress Season 2 premiere was under a huge question. Luckily, Funimation hurried to purchase the rights and save the series from vanishing in the United States. The English dub of the third movie was eventually introduced. It was available on Blue Ray in addition to DVD. It reserves some chances to see the Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress Season 2 premiere in the nearest future.
A good news is that Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress video game was released in March 2018. The RPG is totally based on the original plot of the anomie story. It means that the entire franchise will have the continuation.
Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress Season 2 Plot
The steampunk anime story brings a new vision of the zombie concept. The foundation is pretty the same as in numerous movies. Here we have a dreadful virus killing everything around and turning people into zombies known here as Kabane. The rest of the story is totally different from what we are used.
The main character is a human. After being bitten, he can actually turn into a zombie in order to kill as many Kabane as possible. He manages to invent a new type of gun to protect the area he lives from hordes of infected walking dead. After the virus broke out, people started living in so-called stations – the areas surrounded by trains. Ikoma who is the main character of the series, live at Aragane Station. Together with his friend, Ikoma comes up with a new type of gun that proves to be very effective in the combat. Ikoma can use his brain to turn into a zombie but still keep the body under control.
He is not the only one with such skills. Mumei is a girl who mysteriously showed up at the Aragane Station. She also has the same skill although they were the result of a severe surgery. The main problem is that both need blood in order not to turn into zombies once and for all. We all wait for the official information about the Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress Season 2 release date to see the continuation of the story.