Sunday, June 05, 2016
Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress Eps 1-8
Attack on Titan with zombies mixed with Snowpiercer.
+ Beautiful detailed 90s inspired artwork. I'm sick of the moe round face style used by so many light novel adaptations. The characters look like 90s anime stereotypes including Sakura from Sakura Wars.
+ Hero is not a boring nice guy who solves problems by being nice.
+ Its violent and like Attack on Titan people die.
+ Its a zombie anime on a train! As long as its about survival and people doing bad things without being too simplistic, it can't go wrong.
+ Did I mention it looks very pretty?
WHAT I DIDN'T LIKE
- Feels a lot like Attack on Titan and it takes a while for Kabaneri to find its own voice.
- Some of the adults are a bit simplistic. Like almost everyone on the train saw our hero saving the train but the anime makes it like everyone is against him being on the train. I get the Kabane fear but surely there must be more people not motivated purely by fear.
- Hero is a bit too 90s in that he loves shouting stuff without actually thinking it through.
I'm not crazy about Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress but its got enough positive things for me to keep watching. Its not Berserk but its not Isekai Seikatsu either. At the very least, lots of pretty animation to look at. Watchable.