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Koutetsujou no Kabaneri – 12 (END)

「甲鉄城」 (Koutetsujou)
“Koutetsujou”

An epic end, a happy end – an end that hints there’s more yet to come.

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July 1, 2016 at 8:22 am Comments (41)

Koutetsujou no Kabaneri – 11

「燃える命」 (Semejougu Jakusha)
“Burning Life”

There’s plenty of evil to go around here, but the question is who is the most evil of all? The mindless kabane, the corrupt Shogun, or the vengeful liberator?

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June 26, 2016 at 11:30 am Comments (49)

Koutetsujou no Kabaneri – 10

「攻め上ぐ弱者」 (Semejougu Jakusha)
“The Attacking Weak”

Let the bloodbath commence.

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June 19, 2016 at 7:32 am Comments (47)

Koutetsujou no Kabaneri – 09

「滅びの牙」 (Horobi no Kiba)
“Fang of Ruin”

If anime has taught us one thing, it’s to never trust a long-haired, well-spoken bishounen.

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June 12, 2016 at 6:12 am Comments (47)

Koutetsujou no Kabaneri – 08

「黙す狩人」 (Mokusu Karibito)
“The Silent Hunter”

Kabaneri is all about surprises these past two weeks – first we had a quiet and reflective episode devoid of action that worked well, and then this week we have a return to the kabane frenzy while managing to be compelling in a way I did not expect.

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June 3, 2016 at 5:32 am Comments (41)

Koutetsujou no Kabaneri – 07

「天に願う」 (Ten ni Negau)
“Begging the Heavens”

Surprisingly, Kabaneri handles this quieter episode just as well as its loud, bombastic ones.

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May 28, 2016 at 4:03 am Comments (32)

Koutetsujou no Kabaneri – 06

「集う光」 (Tsudou Hikari)
“Gathering Light”

Hints of a mysterious backstory, side characters getting to prove their worth, and a payoff in the final minutes that’s as glorious as they come.

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May 21, 2016 at 5:43 am Comments (61)

Koutetsujou no Kabaneri – 05

「逃げられぬ闇」 (Nigerarenu Yami)
“Inescapable Darkness”

Kabaneri continues its epic streak, letting us to witness Mumei’s weaknesses for the first time – allowing her to be less than the perfect anime girl creation she has personified up until now.

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May 15, 2016 at 2:00 pm Comments (33)

Koutetsujou no Kabaneri – 04

「流る血潮」 (Nagaru Chishio)
“Flowing Blood”

Snakes on a plane or zombies on a train – which would you choose?

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May 5, 2016 at 3:28 pm Comments (66)

Koutetsujou no Kabaneri – 03

「捧げる祈り」 (Sasageru Inori)
“Prayer Offer”

I had Koutetsujou no Kabaneri pinned as a zombie thriller, but perhaps vampire thriller would have been more accurate?

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April 29, 2016 at 1:40 am Comments (66)

Koutetsujou no Kabaneri – 02

「明けぬ夜」 (Akenu Yoru)
“Unexpected Night”

This is the relentless zombie action thriller we’ve all been waiting for. Or at least I have.

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April 15, 2016 at 5:51 pm Comments (104)

Koutetsujou no Kabaneri – 01

「脅える屍」 (Obieru Shikabane)
“Frightened Corpses

It’s been so long since an action anime had me hooked from the first minute to the last. Not only is the art gorgeous, but the steampunk world is compelling, the violence is visceral and gripping, and as a premiere it did a better job than its spiritual predecessor.

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April 8, 2016 at 11:30 am Comments (90)