Kabaneri of the Iron FortressFEATURED ANIME
Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress
The world is in the middle of the industrial revolution. Just when technology advancements have begun to show their results, hordes of undead monsters called Kabane suddenly appeared from nowhere. These monsters can only be killed if the iron cage surrounding their glowing hearts are pierced, and humans who get bitten by them get turned into Kabane as well. Soon enough, their numbers grew and spread across the whole world.
The people of a far-eastern island nation called Hinomoto thrived by confining themselves in strongholds known as ‘Stations’ and defending themselves against the Kabane invasion. The only way for people to travel between Stations is on specially-equipped steam trains known as ‘Hayajiro’. Capable of transporting goods and wares across long distances, the Hayajiro were key to the people’s survival.
A young male blacksmith called Ikoma lives in Aragane Station, which specialises in the production of steel and steam engines. Wanting to defeat the Kabane, he has been developing a solo weapon called the “Piercing Gun Barrel” while waiting for the day he gets to prove his strength on the battlefield.
One fateful day, a single armoured train pulled into Aragane station. Ikoma who was helping with the maintainence of the train cars met with the the extraordinary girl Mumei, whose sole mission was defeating Kabane. That very night, a train hijacked by Kabane crashed into the station and the city was overrun by chaos!
The Kabane soon overwhelmed the city from within. Running against the flow of panic was young Ikoma. “I’m not going to run away this time. I…I’ll defeat the Kabane with the Piercing Gun Barrel!”
–With that, carrying the determination to shine, the young man began his battle.
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Kabaneri of the Iron FortressSPECIAL GUEST
In 2012, Maaya Uchida got her first break out roles as anime heroines. She won the Best New Actress Award at the 8th Seiyu Awards. She went on to debut as a singer in April 2014. In October 2014 she sang the opening theme song for TV anime series “Gonna be the Twin-tail!!”, and released her third single in April 2015. Her first album was released in December 2015, ranking 6th on the Oricon charts.
She performed her first live concert in February at the Nakano Sun Palace. Her 4th single “Resonant Heart” will serve as the opening theme song for upcoming TV anime “Cerberus” and it goes on sale on May 11th.
Having voiced many main character roles, she broadened her activities in 2014 to include publishing a photobook and more.