31 Days Of Anime Horror Part 26: ‘Kabaneri Of The Iron Fortress’

October 26, 2020

Written by Capt McNeely

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It’s October and that means it’s time to get into the spirit of the season, and obviously nothing gets you into the Halloween mood better than horror. Unfortunately when it comes to most live-action horror films, there’s only so much that can be done and shown, but thankfully of all things, Anime can cross the line with story, gore, and intriguing storytelling. So for every day this month, I’ll be featuring a unique Anime that fits the horror genre that you can most likely find on any streaming service. If you cross Attack on Titan with Train to Busan and top it off with Steampunk, what do you get? You get Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress!




Awesome anime you might've missed: Kabaneri of the Iron FortressAwesome anime you might've missed: Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress



Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress (2016) is a Steampunk dark fantasy that takes place in an alternative Japan that’s been besieged by strange zombie-like creatures called Kabane who were once people who became infected and a steel-like cage forms around their hearts. The story follows survivors escaping on a gigantic train fortress and their hope for survival is a pair of Kabaneri, people who are both human and Kabane.



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As mentioned in the beginning, this 12 episode series is reminiscent of a lovechild between Train to Busan and Attack on Titan, and that’s actually not that bad!


Don’t forget to check out past entries in the 31 Days of Anime Horror by clicking below!

Part 1: Ghost Hound


Part 3: Another

Part 4: Monster

Part 5: Gyo: Tokyo Fish Attack

Part 6: Requiem from the Darkness

Part 7: Paranoia Agent

Part 8: Blood-C

Part 9: xxxHOLIC

Part 10: Ghost Hunt

Part 11: Higurashi When They Cry

Part 12: Dorohedoro

Part 13: Occult Academy

Part 14: Junji Ito Collection

Part 15: Shiki

Part 16: Ajin: Demi-Human

Part 17: Corpse Party: Tortured Souls

Part 18: Hell Girl

Part 19: Ayakashi: Japanese Classic Horror

Part 20: Red Garden

Part 21: Psychic Detective Yakumo

Part 22: King’s Game: The Animation

Part 23: Vampire Knight

Part 24: Sirius the Jaeger

Part 25: Neuro: Supernatural Detective

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