Episode Hive
All ShowsBinge-Watch CalculatorLog In
Show cover for Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress

The Best Episodes of Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress

Every episode of Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress ranked from best to worst. Let's dive into the Best Episodes of Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress!

As the world is in the middle of an industrial revolution, a monster appears that cannot be defeated unless its heart, which is protected by a layer of iron, is pierced. By infecting humans with its bite, the monster can create aggressive and undead creatures known as Kabane. On the island Hinomoto, located in the far east, people have built stations to shelter themselves from these creatures. People access the station, as well as transport wares between them, with the help of a locomotive running on steam, called Hayajiro. Ikoma, a boy who lives in the Aragane station and helps to build Hayajiro, creates his own weapon called Tsuranukizutsu in order to defeat the creatures. One day, as he waits for an opportunity to use his weapon, he meets a girl named Mumei, who is excused from the mandatory Kabane inspection. During the night, Ikuma meets Mumei again as he sees Hayajiro going out of control. The staff on the locomotive has turned into the creatures. The station, now under attack by Kabane, is the opportunity Ikoma has been looking for.

Genres:Action & AdventureAnimationSci-Fi & FantasyDrama
Network:Fuji TV

Top Episode Highlight

The best episode of "Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress" is "Never-ending Darkness", rated 8.1/10 from 234 user votes. It was directed by Hiroyuki Tanaka and written by Ichirou Ookouchi. "Never-ending Darkness" aired on 4/22/2016 and is rated 0.2 point(s) higher than the second highest rated, "Frightened Corpse".

  • Never-ending Darkness
    8.1/10 234 votes

    #1 - Never-ending Darkness

    Season 1 Episode 2 - Aired 2016-04-22

    Ikoma somehow survives and heads towards the last Hayajiro left in Kenkin Station, the Kotetsujyo. Meanwhile, Ayame and her people were left behind to fend off the Kabane when a young girl named Mumei appears before them. The girl clears open a path to the Kotetsujyo with incredible combat prowess.

    Director: Hiroyuki Tanaka

    Writer: Ichirou Ookouchi

  • Frightened Corpse
    7.9/10 254 votes

    #2 - Frightened Corpse

    Season 1 Episode 1 - Aired 2016-04-08

    Kabane, the immortal monsters, attacked Aragane Station. Ikoma, a steamsmith boy who lives in Aragane Station, ran against the waves of terrified civilians. He is going to fight against Kabane using the weapon he has been secretly developing - the Piercing gun. He fights for his own past and dignity.

    Director: Hiroyuki Tanaka, Tetsuaki Watanabe, Tetsuro Araki

    Writer: Ichirou Ookouchi

  • Fang of Ruin
    7.7/10 182 votes

    #3 - Fang of Ruin

    Season 1 Episode 9 - Aired 2016-06-10

    The Shogunate closes off the path to Kongokaku because they are wary of Biba and the support he's managed to garner. Biba seeks an audience with the Lord of Iwado Station and kills him at the meeting once its granted. Biba and his Hunters' overthrow of the Shogunate has begun.

    Director: Hiroyuki Tanaka, Tetsuaki Watanabe, Hironori Aoyagi

    Writer: Ichirou Ookouchi

  • Flowing Blood
    7.6/10 206 votes

    #4 - Flowing Blood

    Season 1 Episode 4 - Aired 2016-05-06

    The other people lock Ikoma and Mumei into the rear car. But that means the Kotetsujyo has lost two of their best fighters. Just then, the Kabane attack. What's more, among them is a Wazatori, a Kabane that has the ability to learn and become stronger with each battle...

    Director: Tetsuaki Watanabe

    Writer: Ichirou Ookouchi

  • Inescapable Darkness
    7.5/10 191 votes

    #5 - Inescapable Darkness

    Season 1 Episode 5 - Aired 2016-05-13

    The Kotetsujyo picks up survivors from Yatsushiro Station which has been destroyed by the Kabane. Among the survivors is Enoku, an old friend of Mumei's. He points out to Mumei how weak she'd become as he witnessed how close she's grown to the people of the Kotetsujyo. Rattled, Mumei chooses to throw herself into a reckless fight and finds herself in a dangerous situation.

    Director: Tetsuo Hirakawa

    Writer: Hiroshi Seko

  • Gathering Light
    7.5/10 193 votes

    #6 - Gathering Light

    Season 1 Episode 6 - Aired 2016-05-20

    The Kotetsujyo is standing before a giant cluster of Kabane, the Black Smoke, and all seems hopeless. Meanwhile, Ikoma and Mumei find themselves at the bottom of an abandoned station. Surrounded by Kabane, Mumei buried under rubble, and no backup in sight, the situation is dire, yet Ikoma still somehow stands forward to face it.

    Director: Yasuhiro Akamatsu

    Writer: Hiroshi Seko

  • Prayer Offer
    7.4/10 209 votes

    #7 - Prayer Offer

    Season 1 Episode 3 - Aired 2016-04-29

    Having escaped Kenkin Station, the Kotetsujyo heads for Kongokaku, the Shogunate's fortress. However, the people on the Kotetsujyo quickly turn against Ikoma and Mumei and attempt to drive them off the train. Having been thrown into her leadership position, Ayame lacks the power to subdue them...

    Director: Hitomi Ezoe

    Writer: Ichirou Ookouchi

  • The Attacking Weak
    7.4/10 175 votes

    #8 - The Attacking Weak

    Season 1 Episode 10 - Aired 2016-06-17

    The Kotetsujyo had been linked to the Kokujyo, and Takumi and the others were under the rule of the Hunters who demanded their blood be collected.While people fell into despair, not everyone has given up hope as Ikoma devises a counteroffensive.He has to take back his freedom, his pride, and Mumei.

    Director: Hiroyuki Tanaka, Tokihiro Sasaki, Yasuhiro Akamatsu

    Writer: Hiroshi Seko

  • Burning Life
    7.3/10 172 votes

    #9 - Burning Life

    Season 1 Episode 11 - Aired 2016-06-24

    Biba reunites with his father Shogun Koukyo after 10 years. Behind the scenes, Mumei's Nue stands ready. Meanwhile, Ikoma has lost his confidence and willpower, a mere shell of his former self. Ikoma can only cower at the sight of the Kabane now, however...

    Director: Hiroyuki Tanaka, Hitomi Ezoe, Kunihiro Mori

    Writer: Ichirou Ookouchi

  • The Silent Hunter
    7.2/10 177 votes

    #10 - The Silent Hunter

    Season 1 Episode 8 - Aired 2016-06-03

    The older brother Mumei serves is Biba Tenshin, leader of the Hunters - a special division dedicated to hunting Kabane. However, while the people praise Biba as a hero, Ikoma does not trust him. That is because he is the one who turned Mumei into a Kabaneri.

    Director: Hiroyuki Tanaka, Hitomi Ezoe, Kunihiro Mori

    Writer: Ichirou Ookouchi

  • Iron Fortress
    7.0/10 202 votes

    #11 - Iron Fortress

    Season 1 Episode 12 - Aired 2016-07-01

    Biba's plan, Mumei's Nue transformation, and the influx of Kabane were all too much for Kongokaku to withstand. That is when Ikoma arrives. Having modified his body once again, Ikoma enters Kongokaku in order to rescue Mumei, despite the danger he will have to face.

    Director: Hiroyuki Tanaka, Takayuki Hirao, Hironori Aoyagi, Tetsuro Araki

    Writer: Ichirou Ookouchi

  • Begging the Heavens
    6.7/10 179 votes

    #12 - Begging the Heavens

    Season 1 Episode 7 - Aired 2016-05-27

    The Kotetsujyo arrives at Shitori Station, the first populated station it's encountered since leaving Kenkin Station. Ikoma and the others leave to shop for some supplies, and experience their first moment of peace in ages. Meanwhile, Ayame negotiates with Shitori Station to see if they could spare some food, but food is precious everywhere...

    Director: Nobuyoshi Nagayama, Fumihiro Ueno

    Writer: Ichirou Ookouchi