Now that Koutetsujou no Kabaneri (Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress) has concluded with an explosive twelfth episode, anime fans are now clamoring for a second season. Unfortunately, after the recent announcement of Attack on Titan season 2, all hopes of a Kanaberi season 2 seem to be fading.
Wit Studio, the animation company responsible for Kabaneri, plans to release Attack on Titan season 2 in 2017. The date is considered overdue by many, as the delay may have been the result of the studio focusing on Kanaberi, a material that is not based on a manga. Now that the latter has concluded, the studio, as well as director Tetsurō Araki, can now focus on Armin and his fellow Titan killers.
Production of AoT season 2 decreases the chance of a Kanaberi season 2 happening anytime soon. The soonest we could hear about it could be somewhere between 2017 and 2019, especially since the budget of the company needs to be allocated as strategically as possible. With people expecting a better, more explosive season of Attack on Titan, it is only natural for Wit Studio to pour all their resources into this project alone.
After the finale aired, people tweeted their thoughts about the episode. Some were satisfied; others seemed vastly disappointed. Some, though, prefer to see more Kabaneri than Titans.
Koutetsujou no Kabaneri is set in an alternate shogunate Japan taken over by zombie-like creatures called Kabane. The story tells how Ikoma, a young engineer, transforms into a Kabaneri (half-human, half-Kabane) before meeting Mumei, an equally strong fighter with a mysterious origin.
With Koutetsujou no Kabaneri season 1 ending on a happy note, showing the train leaving with the rest of the characters (minus one casualty), are there still possible storylines the writers can explore?
See the trailer of season 1 below.