Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress: The Battle of Unato


Action / Adventure / Animation / Fantasy / Horror

IMDb Rating 6.7/10 10 1566 1.6K

Plot summary

Half a year after the events of the series "Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress", the team attempt to take back Unato castle.

February 10, 2024 at 10:28 PM


Tetsurô Araki

Top cast

Kaiji Tang as Makumo / Tsukamaki / Additional Voices
Robbie Daymond as Ikoma
Keith Silverstein as Kuroji / Kurokeburi / Shojin / Additional Voices
Colleen O'Shaughnessey as Kajika / Kotaro / Hodsumi's Mother / Additional Voices
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624 MB
Japanese 2.0
23.976 fps
1 hr 7 min
Seeds ...
1.13 GB
Japanese 2.0
23.976 fps
1 hr 7 min
Seeds ...

Movie Reviews

Reviewed by Dennis_D_McDonald 7 / 10

A Movie in Three Parts

The Battle of Utano takes place after the events of the 2017 12-episode series. Three clans fight to wrest control of the mountain city Utano from control of the metal-hearted Kabane zombie horde. Again our main focus is the giant fortress locomotive and train we followed in the initial series.

Here again our main characters are the warrior Mumei and the inventor Ikoma. Both are "Kabaneri" and combine both human and zombie features. As before, mistrust of these two is constant despite their superior speed and fighting abilities. There is plenty of melodrama throughout the three episodes as they deal not only with the general mistrust of their multi-species natures but also their own self-doubts and questions about their own feelings for each other.

Much of Utano probably won't make any sense to someone unfamiliar with the original series. Still, it is again made very clear in Utano that we are following a human clan where women have leadership positions unlike the other clans they now must team with to defeat their mutual zombie enemy. The women, including Mumei, exhibit both aggressive leadership and - sometimes confusingly -- very traditional familial and emotional roles. It even appears at time that warrior Mumei and emotional Mumei were drawn by two separate teams.

But that is a small quibble. The "series," which appears to actually be a full-length movie chopped into three parts, has some of the most breathtaking animation I have seen. The world of Utano is rendered in almost spellbinding detail. This detail acts as a counterweight to the phantasmagorical action and fight scenes. But, be sure to watch the 12 episode series first, otherwise you will be totally lost.

Reviewed by bsmithdiddy 3 / 10

Poor excuse for a second season.

Rewatched the whole first season in anticipation of this, but couldn't make it through even one episode.

They nerfed the Kabane, and made Mumei's personality change to complete s***.

Another example of a second season being a bad continuation of the first.

Reviewed by ajnaresh 8 / 10

Story makes sense if you watch the main Kabaneri series

While this series is okay as a standalone one on Netflix, it misses a lot of the backstory and the layout thats necessary to engage a viewer. So I started watching the original series and then watched this and things made a lot more sense and the story although not perfect is decent for a continuation from the end of the initial anime series.

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TaxiVader February 10, 2024 at 11:17 pm

A single episode of an Anime series? O_O Go home Freeman! You're drunk!