Learn Japanese with Anime: “Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress” (Advanced Level)


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86% Brilliant

The story is dark fantasy itself. It's a thrilling story about survival in a hopeless situation. Characters are cute with Mumei, and each character has good personality. The dark worldview matches the personal taste and is highly valued, but overall the worldview is good but the story is normal.

This animation has the highest level of drawing quality, and not only the smooth movement in action but also the color is very delicate and delicate. The background is also the highest level, and expresses the modern world view well.

It is famous that the theme song is the best. The acoustic BGM is very good and contributes to the production of the world view. A terrible worldview and theme song, the best drawing power is outstanding personality. OP is a terrible drawing and almost the highest performance and music. I have not seen any more OPs recently.

For some reason, it is a good anime that is highly rated by other people but is definitely one of the best. I want you to watch it without refraining from zombie animation. The splendor of drawing and music is guaranteed.

  • Story/Worldview 85 %
  • Character 70 %
  • Animation/Background 100 %
  • Songs/Sound 85 %
  • Originality/Enjoyment 90 %
  • User Ratings (0 Votes) 0 %


1. Information

Title (Eng)Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress
Title (Jpn)甲鉄城のカバネリ
Aired Year2016
GenresAction, Horror



2. Synopsis

The world is in the midst of the industrial revolution when horrific creatures emerge from a mysterious virus, ripping through the flesh of humans to sate their never-ending appetite. The only way to kill these beings, known as “Kabane,” is by destroying their steel-coated hearts. However, if bitten by one of these monsters, the victim is doomed to a fate worse than death, as the fallen rise once more to join the ranks of their fellow undead.

Only the most fortified of civilizations have survived this turmoil, as is the case with the island of Hinomoto, where mankind has created a massive wall to protect themselves from the endless hordes of Kabane. The only way into these giant fortresses is via heavily-armored trains, which are serviced and built by young men such as Ikoma. Having created a deadly weapon that he believes will easily pierce through the hearts of Kabane, Ikoma eagerly awaits the day when he will be able to fight using his new invention. Little does he know, however, that his chance will come much sooner than he expected…

Source: https://myanimelist.net/anime/28623/Koutetsujou_no_Kabaneri?q=KABANE


3. Advanced can Learn Japanese with This Anime

The stage setting for this anime ranges from modern to modern. Surprisingly, however, the way each character speaks is modern, not old. However, many words and terms that appear during conversation are not used today. If you like Japanese historical drama, this is a familiar word. There are not many technical terms related to Kabaneri. From the perspective of learning Japanese, it is not a study in the first place. Who would like to learn a foreign language in a zombie movie?


Difficult Terms Occurrence Rate 9.0 terms/episode= 107 / 12
Difficulty Level20th grade= Graduate
Total Difficulty Score180.0 points= 9.0 * 20
Comprehensive JudgmentHardin 130.0 to 209.9 points
Recommended Japanese LearnerAdvanced 


The List of Difficult Terms that Appear in this Anime (=107 terms)
1 検閲 
2 炸薬Military terms
3 検問 
4 自決Military terms
5 カバネCoined word
6 カバネリCoined word
7 金剛閣Coined word
8 粉瘤弾Coined word
9 前線Military terms
10 幕府Political terms
11 見限るMilitary terms
12 やぐら 
13 用心棒 
14はやじろ速城Coined word
15 被膜 
16 七夕 
17 短冊 
18 輪廻 
19 総領Military terms
20 総員Military terms
21 領民 
24 総長 
25 醜態 
26 補給Military terms
27 鉛玉Military terms
28 短筒Military terms
29 牢屋 
30 潜伏 
31 頸動脈 
32 御法度 
33 愚考 
34 当主 
35 書状 
36 審議 
37 水無月 
38 品性 
39 目算 
40 四半時 
41 若造 
42 装填Military terms
43いくさMilitary terms
44 共食い 
45 配給 
46 弔う 
47 貯水槽 
48 下衆 
49 形見 
50 粋がる 
51 疫病神 
52 溶解 
53 鬼に金棒Idioms
54 警笛 
55 狼煙Military terms
56 窯場 
57 自業自得 
58 坑道 
59 死骸 
60 厄日 
61 脱輪 
62 一息つくIdioms
63 本分 
64 燃焼材 
65 家老 
66 検分 
67 負傷者 
68 寺子屋 
69 一掃 
70 妹君 
71 恐縮 
72 御子息 
73 勘当 
74 充填 
75 主君 
76いくさば戦場Military terms
77 迫撃砲Military terms
78 焼夷弾Military terms
79 親類 
80 危惧 
81 刺客Military terms
82 ご容赦 
83 城主 
84 供回り 
85 確執 
86 過信 
87 刻限 
88 親方 
89 血症 
90 老中Political terms
91 総大将Military terms
92 壊滅 
93 顔向け 
94 背格好 
95 御触れ 
96 投薬 
97 上出来 
98 暗闘 
99 疎む 
100 難攻不落 
101 転調無敵 
102 捕縛 
103 見込み違いIdioms
104 一寸 
105 促進剤 
106 悲願 
107 忠犬 



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