Fire Force TV Anime Casts Yūsuke Kobayashi as Arthur Boyle
posted on by Egan Loo
The official website for the television anime of Atsushi Ohkubo's Fire Force (En En no Shōbōtai) manga announced on Tuesday that Yūsuke Kobayashi will play the role of Arthur Boyle, a new recruit in the protagonist Shinra Kusakabe's team. Arthur has not gotten along with Shinra ever since their time together in training school, and he calls himself the "Knight King." The website also began streaming a character promotional video for Arthur Boyle:
Yuki Yase (Mekakucity Actors, Hidamari Sketch × Honeycomb) is directing at David Production (JoJo's Bizarre Adventure, Cells at Work!). Yamato Haishima is in charge of the series scripts, and Hideyuki Morioka (Kizumonogatari, Sayonara, Zetsubou-Sensei) is designing the characters.
Gakuto Kajiwara (Black Clover's Asta) voices the protagonist Shinra Kusakabe (pictured below).
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 13th volume in English on December 25.