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Firefighting Promare Anime Film Promotes Japan's Real Firefighters

posted on by Lynzee Loveridge

Firefighters are HOT right now. In the coming months there are three different firefighter anime heading to the small and big screen. The futuristic Fire Force based on Soul Eater creator Atsushi Ohkubo's manga is slated for July, the same month as the steamier Yubisaki kara no Honki no Netsujō: Osananajimi wa Shōbōshi- television anime. Ahead of both those premieres is Studio Trigger's Promare film starring Galo Thymos (Ken'ichi Matsuyama) and the Burning Rescue team.

The film is collaborating with Japan's real firefighters, the Fire and Disaster Management Agency (FDMA) with promotional posters. The posters include information and a web address to find out how to join the local fire brigade.

A second poster, this time to promote the Gyozo Ohsho restaurant chain. Promare character designer and Gyozo Ohsho fan Shigeto Koyama drew the collaboration poster artwork. The posters take the film's key artwork and tweaks it. Galos is no longer shirtless, instead wearing a restaurant employee shirt and hat. Along the top of the poster are images of gyoza, rice, and other delicious dishes.

Director Hiroyuki Imaishi and scriptwriter Kazuki Nakashima are teaming again for the new project at Trigger. Trigger and Nakashima are credited with the original work. Shigeto Koyama is in charge of character design and mechanical design, and Sushio (Kill la Kill) is involved as an animator. Tomotaka Kubo (Mary and The Witch's Flower) is the art director, and Saishi Ichiko is in charge of logo design. Hiroyuki Sawano (Attack on Titan, Kill la Kill) is composing the music. SANZIGEN Animation Studio is handling the 3DCG animation. XFlag is credited with production, and TOHO will distribute the film.

The anime's protagonist is Galo, a new recruit in a rescue team. The anime will have mechs called "Matoi-Tech," named after the "matoi" banners that Edo-period firefighting units used.

The staff previously mentioned that the anime will be similar in tone to Kill la Kill and Gurren Lagann — Imaishi and Nakashima's previous two collaborations.

Source: Comic Natalie


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