Crunchyroll announced a brand new anime series coming to their streaming platform this summer, Fire Force.
Not only did they announce the series, but they also released an official trailer for the series. Check it out.
Fire Force will see a man named Shinra Kusakabe attempt to prevent Tokyo from burning to ash. The city is burning and citizens are mysteriously and spontaneously combusting all over the city and turning into beings called Infernals. The Fire Force is tasked to discover what is causing these fires and put them out. Shinra joins Company 8, a special team comprised of flame users in order to take on the Infernals. Shrina will use his devil’s footprints, his ability to ignite his feet at will, to prevent the city from turning to ash.
As Company 8 fights against the Infernals they will encounter a faction that is actually creating them. As Shinra continues to fight this faction he begins to learn about his past and the mysterious death of his family.
Fire Force adapts Atsushi Ohkubo’s manga, En En no Shōbōtai. The manga is wildly popular and has been collected into 16 tankōbon volumes. Anime News Network reported the manga had sold over 1.8 million copies back in January of 2018.
This anime adaptation is directed by Yuki Yase. Yamato Haishima is in charge of scripts and Hideyuki Morioka designed the characters. The show is being produced by David Production. It will feature the voice talent of Gakuto Kajiwara as Shinra Kusakabe and Yūsuke Kobayashi as Arthur Boyle.
Fire Force will premiere on Crunchyroll on July 4th. It will join “To the Abandoned Sacred Beasts,” “Are You Lost?,” “Magical Sempai,” “Hakata Mentai!”, “Pirikarako-chan,” and “Dr. STONE” as part of Crunchyroll’s Summer Simulcast Lineup.
Do you plan on checking out Fire Force when it debuts in July? What do you make of the trailer?