Code Geass, Titans, and a Magical Girl?

All-Star Team of Artists Release First Promotional VIDEO for Spring 2016 Anime

The first promotional video for “Koutetsujou no Kabaneri” has been released.  In it, humanity is threatened by horrifying large humanoid creatures, and humans hide themselves in fortresses to survive.  The predominant style seems to be steampunk-style technology and weapons, but is that a magical girl we spy around 27 seconds into the trailer?

Will this new anime be original and great, or will it simply be playing off of Attack on Titan‘s popularity?  We’ll have to wait and see, but this show has a lot of things going for it:

  • The story is being written by Code Geass creator Ichiro Okouchi.
  • The anime is being directed by the man who directed Death Note and Attack on Titan, Tetsuro Araki.
  • The acclaimed Hiroyuki Sawano is in charge of the music.

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So, do you think this is going to be the Anime of the Year 2016, or do you think it’s going to be a flop?  Find more details below the break, check out the trailer and let us know your thoughts in the comments below!

Koutetsujou no Kabaneri – 1st Promotional Video
– Original anime written by Ichiro Okouchi (Code Geass creator) and will be directed by Tetsuro Araki (Death Note, Shingeki no Kyojin) at WIT Studio. Hiroyuki Sawano (Kill la Kill, Guilty Crown) is in charge for music. The anime is due in April 2016.

The “steampunk survival action” anime story takes place on the island country Hinomoto, where humans hide themselves in fortresses called stations against the threat of zombie-like beings with steel hearts known as “Kabane.” Only armored locomotives known as “Hayajiro” go between the stations

Source: Koutetsujou no Kabaneri Facebook Page

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