Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress was an original anime series by Wit Studio. Will they pick up the anime and release Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress Season 2 to renew the series or will Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress receive no sequel?
Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress is an original anime series by Wit Studio. Tetsuro Araki directed the series which was written by Ichiro Okouchi with character designs by Haruhiko Mikimoto and music by Hiroyuki Sawano. The anime aired from April 8, 2016, to July 1, 2016. It is a well-received anime with a high score of 7.30 on MyAnimeList.
The Plot of Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress
The story of Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress follows the tragic event that took place during the industrial revolution. A dangerous virus emerged that turned people into vicious, undead creatures with an unlimited appetite called Kabane. Those who are affected by the virus or gets bitten by a Kabane turns into one. The only way to defeat these creatures is to either sever a vital body part of theirs or by piercing their heart, which is protected by metal.
The setting of Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress takes place in the island country of Hinomoto. The people here take shelter in ‘stations’ similar to fortresses to avoid the Kabane. One day, an accident occurs at Aragane Station – it was caused by a Kabane and they overrun the city. Ikoma, an engineer, decides to use this opportunity to test out the weapon he made to defeat the Kabane. Does he succeed in taking out the Kabane?
Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress Season 2 Release Date
Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress has turned out to be a successful anime for Wit Studio. It has even received the 2016 Newtype Anime Awards for Best TV Anime. It does not lack in popularity as the series has a loyal fan following who have been patiently awaiting a second season to the series.
Since Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress is an original series by Wit Studio, it reduces the possibility for Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress Season 2 to take place as the producers don’t have source material to base the second season off of except for maybe the original script that they have written for the series. If it were a show that was adapted from a manga or a light novel, the producers would probably have source material to drive the story of their next title.
This fact may seem discouraging to fans, but they have little to worry about as the anime is still active with three movies released after the first season; one of which was released this year. Also, Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress is a top-rated show that was able to charm the hearts of many fans in the community and even went on to win an award. This gives Wit Studio enough reason for them to release Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress Season 2.