◆Date: Saturday, March 19
◆Place: Shinjuku Piccadilly Theater 1 (580 seats. Address: 3-15-15 Shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku）
Tasuku Hatanaka playes Ikoma(生駒)
Sayaka Senbongi plays Mumei(無名)
Maaya Uchida plays Ayame(菖蒲)
Toshiki Masuda plays Kurusu(来栖)
Yuki Kaji plays Takumi(逞生)
Mamoru Miyano plays Biba(美馬)
Impression on “Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress Introduction” before watching
Tasuku Hatanaka: This work has boys’ favorites such as steam punk trains and action. Those elements will mainly attract boys. Including me, I’m sure everyone would like to watch this.
Sayaka Senbongi: I also thought the train action was cool since the audition. The universe of the work is very interesting too, and this is a very passionate work unlike other works.
Maaya Uchida: I play Ayame, and she dresses in something like a hakama. I love the Japanese style of this anime. Personally I am so into the Sengoku Period recently. There are so many items from the Sengoku Period in this anime and that makes me very excited.
Toshiki Masuda: In the audition, the director said the theme of this anime is: “What is a cool man?”
I thought I have to act good enough so the audience gets the question. Also, I definitely want to play in this anime since I thought this anime would be a great work.
Yuki Kaji: This anime has all the dreams of men and creators. This work has passion like the other works of Director Araki and other new trials. Director Araki is always denying something, and fighting against something in his works. I felt that strongly in “Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress Introduction” as well. I fell in love with his work again.
Mamoru Miyano: It is very interesting that the threat, Kabane, is played as an immortal monster in the Japanese world. The character I play won’t show up until after “Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress Introduction“, so I am enjoying the work like any other audience. I’m happy that I am a part of this project.
Thoughts on the project after watching
Tasuku Hatanaka: the drawings were so detailed and the music was fantastic
Yuki Kaji: each character is drawn very elaborately and amazingly smooth as if it were done with a computer.
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Sayaka Senbongi: The action scene with Kabane is very cool. It is very interesting to see elaborate scenes even as a voice actor of this anime.
Introduction on the characters by the voice actors
Tasuku Hatanaka: Ikoma is a weed-like man. He stands up after being stepped on many times, as the director says. His strength is pushing me, and cheering me up.
Sayaka Senbongi: Mumei is a mysterious girl. Not much about her is revealed now, so I would just say she is a strong mysterious girl!
Maaya Uchida: Ayame grew up over protected. However, she experiences a lot of hurdles, and she matures as the story goes on.
Toshiki Masuda: Kurusu is good at defending like a guard. Each male character has their own charm. Kurusu’s cool personality is that he fights to protect Ayame without caring about risking his life.
Yuki Kaji: Takumi is the best friend of Ikoma. Ikoma is very clumsy, so Takumi is always worried about him. Takumi is a very good guy.
Mamoru Miyano: Biba shows up after “Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress Introduction,” so please look forward to seeing him! The image of Biba is not revealed yet. Please guess how he looks from his name, which means a beautiful horse.
Tasuku Hatanaka: We are working on this anime very passionately. Although it just started, please stay supportive for us. Kabaneri exists thanks to your support. Please cheer us on enthusiastically!
Sayaka Senbongi: I am pretty sure those who already watched “Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress Introduction” felt our passion through the music, story, and drawings. There are still many mysteries left in the story, but as we keep going they will be revealed. Please look forward to the TV series!
Maaya Uchida: This is a suspenseful story. I want to keep going with everyone as if I am in Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress!
Toshiki Masud: Not to mention women, but all men should want to watch this anime. Broadcasting on TV will start shortly, so please check it out!
Yuki Kaji: I am sure those who watched the special trailer are certain that this work is amazing without doubt. Yesterday, Hatanaka said, “I’m going to be burned out in this work,” and that made me think I would support the main character with all my power. Thank you for all your support.
Mamoru Miyano: The is are working so hard to make the high quality drawings, and the voice actors put their souls into it. I know people can’t wait to watch this project. Please look forward to the Kabaneri’s exciting atmosphere and environment. I will keep working hard to make the project even better!
※ VIVA! Biba Quiz
Please guess which image is Biba played by Mamoru Miyan, which was not drawn in the special trailer.
Character Silhouette Quiz
Which one is Biba among the characters ①〜⑥?!
By lottery, one person will get an autograph from Hatanaka, Senbongi, Uchida, Masuda, Kaji, and Miyano.
Available between: March 23-May 10, 2016
TV anime “Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress”
・At “Noitamina” programming block on Fuji Television and other channels, on Friday 0:55am
The first screening is on Friday, April 8th at 0:25am
・Amazon Prime Video exclusive broadcasting in Japan and overseas
1st Episode: Japanese time on Thursday 0:00am, April 7th
2nd Epiode and so on: Right after Fuji Television broadcasts on Friday at 3am (provisional)