Koutetsujo no Kabaneri started at 100mph (or at least that's what I can estimate the train in the first scene was moving quite fast) and I loved it. We are shown zombie-like creatures bombarding a speeding locomotive as "knights" with steam powered guns fire at them in an attempt to clear them off the vessel. A man is bitten and told to commit suicide while his fellow knights look more scared and violent than sympathetic and compassionate. The viewer is told that these are people that have abandoned their humanity in order to survive and it is as chilling as it is eerily believable. We then learn that these people have taken refugee in train stations in order to survive and travel from station to station in heavily armored choo choo trains. Our MC is introduced as a genius engineer Ikoma. He is on a mission to find a way to ice these zombies, which have steel like heart cavities, and is pretty damn close to figuring it out. Then we meet the EXTREMELY cute "no-name" and after a bit of setting establishment, shit hits the fan. It is here that I am completely blown away.
This contains spoilers of scenes I feel you should watch yourself
So basically zombies penetrate the station by mindlessly(I assume) hijacking a train. They bust through the gates and wreck havoc. Ikoma runs to his house to make last minute modification to his "Piercing Cannon"(how'd he know what I call my dick???) and lure in a test subject. How does he do this? HE FUCKING SLICES HIS ARM OPEN! Not gonna lie I got hyped. He then proceeds to blow the fucking zombie in two. Alas, he got bit in the process. SO HE FUCKING HANGS HIMSELF IN ORDER TO STOP THE VIRUS FROM SPREADING :ahn: :ahn: :ahn: :ahn: :ahn:
All in all this show is bad ass and had me inching closer to my TV. It is bascially SnK but Eren isn't a little whinny bitch, no one is stopping to monologue and the main girl is cute as fuck. Of course this is subject to change, and I pray that this show does not hit the slump of action that SnK hit because of the manga, but we will see. If you are a fan of action than pick this up. Worst part of the show was the CGI but yea whatever at this point...
Lots and Lots of Trains
Real "Witty" guys
Dead Loli is best Loli
You can't have her she's mine