Koutetsujou no Kabaneri or also known as Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress is spring 2016 anime that premiered last April. Currently, it is one of the top anime of the season and is well-accepted by anime viewers from all over the world. It follows the same path of some of the biggest anime in the past few years such as Shingeki no Kyoujin (Attack on Titan), Tokyo Ghoul, and Parasyte Maxim. The story is dark with lots of action, betrayal, tragic background and heart wrenching drama.
My first impression about this anime was a little bit crappy. I read the plot, I really thought it was boring and very cliché that may ended up as copy cat of Attack on Titan. At first, I only think it was an average anime compared to some of the biggest anime this season like the Bungou Stray Dogs, Boku no Hero Academia (My Hero Academia), and Re:Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu (Re: Life in a Different World from Zero). However, my opinion about Koutetsujou no Kabaneri changed when everyone in most of the anime forum I’d joined talk about it differently and really give positive reviews about it. Then, I added it on my watchlist, few days ago I did a marathon with the available Koutetsujou no Kabaneri episodes. For heaven sake, this anime is really good; I thought I was watching a combination between Attack on Titan + The Walking + a random vampire movie. Now, I wish that it will end in the most epic way as possible.
Well, I really like Mumei, she’s simply badass and despite of her weakness she’s the character in the anime that I badly wanted to be. I’m seriously looking forward and have this high expectation for the character development of Ikoma, he’s the typical protagonist from other series but I can feel positive vibes in him, I just hope he won’t be a pathetic loser as the story ends.
So, I’ll end this short talk about Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress and I crossed my fingers and hope that it will soar high as one of the top anime of the season. And most of all, wishing for an epic finale that will fill my craving for some hot action and astonishing drama.