In an Eastern-styled fantasy setting, a brother and sister team of sacred guardians is beset by the Xuan Gui Zong, minions of Miè Tian Hai, who seeks the Tian Xing Jiàn sword that they possess. Hai's appearance leads to the defeat of the brother, but his sister, Dan Fei, jumps off a cliff to temporary safety. Later, a wandering swordsman comes across a ruined temple, where a statue of Buddha is protected by an umbrella against the rain. When he takes the umbrella for himself, a man resting under a tree nearby informs him that he must be compassionate to the next traveler he meets as a trade-off for taking the umbrella. That next traveler is Dan Fei, still being pursued by the Xuan Gui Zong minions. Both his promise and the enemy's sorcery leaves the wanderer unable to avoid getting involved.
Runtime: 25 minutes
Thunderbolt Fantasy - Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress - Netflix
Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress (甲鉄城のカバネリ, Kōtetsujō no Kabaneri) is an anime series by Wit Studio. The series was directed by Tetsurō Araki and written by Ichirō Ōkouchi, with music by Hiroyuki Sawano and original character designs by Haruhiko Mikimoto. The series premiered on Fuji TV's Noitamina block on April 8, 2016 and ended on June 30, 2016 with a total of 12 episodes. A prologue for the anime premiered for a week in theaters across Japan starting March 18, 2016. Amazon streamed the series on their Amazon Prime Instant Video service. Two compilation films premiered in Japanese theaters on December 31, 2016 and January 7, 2017. Crunchyroll and Funimation will co-release the anime on Blu-ray and DVD in the United States; Crunchyroll also acquired the merchandise rights. A mobile game developed by TriFort, Inc. and published by DMM Games 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”) is scheduled for release in Q3 2018 on Android and iOS, featuring an animated opening sequence by Wit Studio. An anime theatrical film that is set six months after the anime series, titled Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress: Unato Decisive Battle (甲鉄城のカバネリ 〜海門決戦〜, Kōtetsujō no Kabaneri: Unato Kessen), is currently in production.
Thunderbolt Fantasy - Characters - Netflix
Ikoma (生駒) Voiced by: Tasuku Hatanaka (Japanese); Robbie Daymond (English) A young man who makes a living as a steamsmith at Aragane Station. He and his good friend Takumi developed a bolt gun-like weapon called a piercing gun in order to defeat the Kabane. When Aragane Station is invaded by Kabane, Ikoma is able to successfully test his piercing gun but is bitten by a Kabane in the process. He is able to prevent the virus from reaching his brain by blocking his carotid arteries, transforming him into a Kabaneri. Mumei (無名) Voiced by: Sayaka Senbongi (Japanese); Janice Kawaye (English) A mysterious and anonymous girl who boards the hayajiro Kotetsujo and appears at Aragane Station. She is revealed to be a Kabaneri as well as a very strong and agile fighter, capable of killing dozens of Kabane with ease. She became a Kabaneri through a surgical operation as the result of her brainwashing by Biba, making her believe unless she became stronger, she would also end up like her mother. Constant fighting can leave her sleepy and like Ikoma, she requires blood to stop herself from attacking other people. Her birth name is Hozumi (穂積) and she was named Mumei by Biba when he “saved” her as a child. Ayame Yomogawa (四方川 菖蒲, Yomogawa Ayame) Voiced by: Maaya Uchida (Japanese); Veronica Taylor (English) The eldest daughter of the Yomogawa family, which governs Aragane Station. After her father is infected, she becomes the leader of the Aragane survivors. Despite her noble status, she's reasonable and understanding, even offering her blood to the Kabaneri. She is also an expert Archer using a steam powered bow. Kurusu (来栖) Voiced by: Toshiki Masuda (Japanese); Jamieson Price (English) A young Bushi who serves the Yomogawa family as Ayame's personal bodyguard. Among Bushi his skill with a sword is considerable. He is usually somber and honest, and he maintains his honor as a Bushi. Despite resenting Ikoma, he eventually recognizes the Kabaneri's usefulness. He is later given a reinforced katana that can pierce a Kabane's heart with ease. As a side note, Kurusu seems to have an attraction to Lady Ayame. Takumi (逞生) Voiced by: Yūki Kaji (Japanese); Ben Diskin (English) Ikoma's best friend and fellow steam smith, who helped him develop his piercing gun. He dies, shot by Biba, after sacrificing his life for Ikoma. Kajika (鰍) Voiced by: Kanae Oki (Japanese); Colleen O'Shaughnessey (English) Ikoma and Takumi's friend and fellow steam smith. A friendly and warm-hearted girl takes care of the children that lost their families to the Kabane. Yukina (侑那) Voiced by: Mariya Ise (Japanese); Abby Trott (English) A crew member of the Kotetsujo. A stoic and taciturn girl who, despite being only an apprentice, becomes the Kotetsujo's engineer and driver out of necessity. Sukari (巣刈) Voiced by: Ryōta Ōsaka (Japanese); Tom Gibis (English) A steam smith who lives at Aragane Station. Despite his aloof personality, he's a good mechanic and a decent fighter. Kibito (吉備土) Voiced by: Kensuke Satou (Japanese); Kyle Hebert (English) A Bushi who serves the Yomogawa family. Unlike other Bushis, he's reasonable and even friendly to the Kabaneri. He and his fellow Bushi are later given reinforced bullets that can penetrate the Kabane more easily. Suzuki (鈴木) Voiced by: Maxwell Powers (Japanese); Elijah Ungvary (English) The train's chief mechanic who has hair like a 17th-century wig and speaks with English phrases. Also served as narrator for each episodes' preview. Biba Amatori (天鳥 美馬, Amatori Biba) Voiced by: Mamoru Miyano (Japanese); Roger Craig Smith (English) The Leader of the Hunters (狩方衆, Karikatashū) and the eldest son of the shōgun. Charismatic, ruthless and manipulative, he inducted Mumei in his philosophy of strength superiority, where the weak don't deserve to live and should not even have the will to. He greatly resents his father for abandoning him and the 400,000 men he sent to fight on the front lines by essentially starving them of supplies. This made him develop his philosophy, making his purpose from that point to kill his father and show him how weak his fear made him. To do that he intends to destroy the Kongokaku (the shōgun's stronghold) using artificially created Kabaneri, and the blue blood he developed, making artificial hybrid colonies when injected with huge destructive power. Horobi (滅火) Voiced by: Aya Endō (Japanese); Cissy Jones (English) A Kabaneri member of the Hunters. She is turned into a Black Fog (黒煙, Kuro Keburi) by Biba in order to destroy the Iwato Station, only for the virus to go out of control and mutate her even more. She only stops at the sight of Biba at which point he callously murders her. Uryuu (瓜生) Voiced by: Kaito Ishikawa (Japanese); Chris Niosi (English) The Captain of the Hunters, who serves under Biba Amatori.
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