A new visual for the upcoming original anime Koutetsujou no Cabaneli by Wit Studio has been featured in the February 2016 issue of Animage as a poster. You can purchase this issue here (get 5% off with coupon code MOE-N3Y-4YW0QK).

Koutetsujou no Kabaneri anime visual revealed in animage

In addition to this, the official site of the recently teased original TV anime of Koutetsujou no Kabaneri (Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress) by Wit Studio opened recently and revealed cast members and additional staff members, as well as a key visual. The site also revealed that the series is expected to premiere in Spring 2016. The prologue to Kotetsujou no Kabaneri was also announced to premiere in selected movie theaters on March 18, 2016, and will be available for a week. A pre-screening event with the cast members will be held on March 19, 2016.

The cast include:

  • Sayaka Senbonki (Yuu Mononobe from Juuou Mujin no Fafnir) will voice Mumei
  • Tasuku Hatanaka (Ushio Aotsuki from Ushio to Tora) as Ikoma
  • Maaya Uchida (Hiyori Iki from Noragami) as Ayame
  • Toshiki Masuda (Toranosuke Miyamura from Yamada-kun to 7-nin no Majo) as Kurusu
  • Yuki Kaji (Eren Yeager from Shingeki no Kyojin) as Takumi
  • Kanae Oki (Libertà from Arcana Famiglia) as Kajika
  • Mariya Ise (Killua Zoldyck from Hunter x Hunter (2011)) as Yukina
  • Ryota Osaka (Zen Wistalia Clarines from Akagami no Shirayuki-hime) as Sukari
  • Kensuke Satou (Kitano from Chihayafuru) as Kibito
  • Mamoru Miyano (Taichi Mashima from Chihayafuru) as Mima

The staff include:

  • Director: Tetsurou Araki (Shingeki no Kyojin)
  • Series Composition, Script: Ichiro Okouchi (Kakumeiki Valvrave)
  • Original Character Design: Haruhiko Mikimoto (Nessa no Haou Gandalla)
  • Character Design, General Art Director: Yasuyuki Ebara
  • Music: Hiroyuki Sawano (Kill la Kill)
  • Script: Kouji Seko
  • Assistant Director: Hiroyuki Tanaka (Guilty Crown)
  • Setting: Junpei Kasaoka
  • Background Art: Kiyomune Miwa
  • Concept Art, Design: You Moriyama
  • Design: Ippei Gyoubu
  • Original Concept: Shirou Yoshida
  • Mechanical Design: Shinobu Tsuneki (Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex)
  • Art Setting: Yuuho Taniuchi, Kaoru Aoki, Yoshihiro Sono
  • Assistant Design: Shingo Tamagawa
  • Chief Animation Director: Hiroki Marufuji, Kyoji Asano (Psycho-pass)
  • Action Art Director: Tatsurou Kawano, Yuuko Sera
  • Key Animation: Kyouhei Tezuka
  • Visual Effect: Sachiko Matsumoto
  • Art Director: Junichirou Yoshihara
  • Color Design: Kei Hashimoto
  • Director of Photography: Kazuhiro Yamada (Kokoro Connect)
  • CG Director: Shuuhei Yabuta
  • Sound Director: Masafumi Mima (Show By Rock!!)
  • Sound Effects: Shizuo Kurahashi (Soul Eater)
  • Editing: Aya Hida (Death Note)
  • Studio: Wit Studio

Here’s the first promotional video:

Anime visual:

Koutetsujou no Kabaneri anime visual

Koutetsujou no Cabaneri synopsis from Haruhichan:

As the world is in the middle of an industrial revolution, a monster appears that cannot be defeated unless its heart, which is protected by a layer of iron, is pierced. By infecting humans with its bite, the monster can create aggressive and undead creatures known as Kabane. On the island Hinomoto, located in the far east, people have built stations to shelter themselves from these creatures. People access the station, as well as transport wares between them, with the help of a locomotive running on steam, called Hayajiro. Ikoma, a boy who lives in the Aragane station and helps to build Hayajiro, creates his own weapon called Tsuranukizutsu in order to defeat the creatures. One day, as he waits for an opportunity to use his weapon, he meets a girl named Mumei, who is excused from the mandatory Kabane inspection. During the night, Ikuma meets Mumei again as he sees Hayajiro going out of control. The staff on the locomotive has turned into the creatures. The station, now under attack by Kabane, is the opportunity Ikoma has been looking for.