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Fire Force Anime Casts Black Clover Star Gakuto Kajiwara

posted on by Karen Ressler
New visual revealed for adaptation of Soul Eater creator's manga

The official website for the television anime adaptation of Atsushi Ohkubo's Fire Force (En En no Shōbōtai) manga announced on Tuesday that Gakuto Kajiwara (Black Clover's Asta) will voice the protagonist Shinra Kusakabe (pictured below). The website also unveiled a new teaser visual.

David Production (JoJo's Bizarre Adventure, Cells at Work!) is producing the adaptation.

Kodansha Comics publishes the manga in English, and it describes the story:

Terror has paralyzed the clockwork metropolis of Tokyo! Possessed by demons, people have begun to burst into flame, leading to the establishment of a special firefighting team: the Fire Force, ready to roll on a moment's notice to fight spontaneous combustion anywhere it might break out. The team is about to get a very unique addition: Shinra, a boy who possesses the unique power to run at the speed of a rocket, leaving behind the famous "devil's footprints" (and destroying his shoes in the process). Can the Fire Force discover the source of this strange phenomenon and put a stop to it? Or will the city burn to ashes first?

Ohkubo (Soul Eater) launched the series in Kodansha's Weekly Shōnen Magazine in September 2015. Kodansha published the manga's 15th volume on November 16. Kodansha Comics shipped the 12th volume in English on October 16.

Sources: Fire Force anime's website, Comic Natalie


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