Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress Season 2: Everything We Know

Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress season 2 is famous for its gripping, and horror taking place during the industrial revolution. It has amazing animation with jaw-dropping action scenes that depict humanity’s hope of survival. Not only that, but the show also has diverse characters that have hooked many fans with their motivation and fun dynamics with other characters.  Despite the popularity, Wit Studio has yet to announce the second season of this series. With that said, is Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress season 2 possible? 

Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress, A Quick Recap

In the midst of the industrial revolution, a mysterious virus spreads and turns people into Kabanes. These Kabanes are aggressive, undead creatures that can’t be killed unless their heart is destroyed. Their hearts are covered by a layer of iron which most weapons couldn’t pierce them properly. 

People have built fortresses to shelter themselves from the Kabanes and mainly use iron steamed trains to transfer people from places and also distribute food or resources. Until one day, a train was hijacked by Kabane and breached one of the fortresses. Ikoma, one of the steam engineers, has successfully built a steam powered anti-Kabane weapon. But in the process, he got bitten. 

He managed to successfully resist the virus, thus making him a Kabaneri which is a human-Kabane hybrid. He went on board with the rest of the survivors, along with another Kabaneri, Mumei, in an ironclad train called Kotetsujo (lit. “Iron Fortress”) to find shelter elsewhere. 

Will There Be Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress Season 2?

Kotetsujou no Kabaneri season 2

Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress is directed by Tetsuro Araki (Death Note & Attack on Titan) and written by Ichiro Okouchi. It’s produced under Wit Studio (Seraph of the End) with music by Sawano Hiroyuki (Attack on Titan) and original character design by Haruhiko Mikimoto. The first season aired from April 8 to June 30 2016 with a total of 12 episodes. 

Overall, the first season turned out to be successful as it received the Newtype Anime Awards for Best TV Anime in 2016. The show is well received by both fans and critics, receiving a rating of 7.26 among more than 300,000 users on MyAnimeList and stands at 203 in terms of popularity. Thus, fans have been anticipating and waiting for the next season of this blockbuster anime.

The show is an original show, not adapted from any existing manga or light novel beforehand. There’s no source material in which they can depend on thus there might be some difficulty to where the show is going to head. So far, Wit Studio hasn’t said anything about the release of Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress season 2 but perhaps there’s a small chance the show might get renewed. 

Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress Season 2 Release Date

Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress Season 2 visual

As mentioned above, Wit Studio has yet to renew Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress for a new season. The anime has received an overwhelming amount of positive reviews, because of that, an anime theatrical film was released six months after the anime ended. The movie is titled Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress: The Battle of Unato, released on May 10 2019. Both the movie and anime are available to be watched on streaming platforms such as Crunchyroll and Amazon

Wit Studio manages to deliver the post-apocalyptic world of Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress with beautiful colors and animation. Not only that, the soundtrack coming from Sawano Hiroyuki is like a cherry on top for this anime. The opening theme is sung by Egoist titled “Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress” and the ending theme is sung by Aimer with chelly titled “Ninelie.” There’s a special ending theme for episode 11 titled “Through My Blood <AM>” by Aimer. 

Due to the fans positive reaction towards the anime, they have developed a manga adaptation. The manga is illustrated by Shiro Yoshida and published monthly in Meg Garden’s Monthly Comic Garden, going from May 2, 2016 to November 5, 2018. Not only that, but DMM Games managed to published a mobile game titled Kōtetsujō no Kabaneri -Ran- Hajimaru Michiato (甲鉄城のカバネリ -乱-, lit. “Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress -Revolt- Beginning Tracks”) and developed by TriFort.Inc. It was released on December 19, 2018 on both iOS and Android.    

In conclusion, there’s no news of Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress season 2 just yet. But with the popularity of the series and the positive reviews for the first season, there’s a chance that Ikoma and Mumei might get back to the screen. Until then, fans will have to wait a little bit longer for the renewal announcement and perhaps also for season 2. 

Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress Characters and Cast

IkomaHatanaka Tasuku
MumeiSenbongi Sayaka
Yukina IseIse Mariya
KurusuMatsuda Toshiki (My Hero Academia)
Ayame YomogawaUchida Maaya (Noragami)
Biba AmatoriMiyano Mamoru (Death Note)
TakumiKaji Yuuki