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Funimation to Stream Fire Force Anime

posted on by Karen Ressler
Show premieres this year; subtitled trailer streamed

FUNimation Entertainment announced on Monday that it will stream the the television anime of Atsushi Ohkubo's Fire Force (En En no Shōbōtai) manga on its FunimationNOW streaming service this year. Entertainment news website IGN posted an English-subtitled teaser trailer.

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?

Yuki Yase (Mekaku City Actors, Hidamari Sketch × Honeycomb) is directing the anime 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.

Sources: Funimation's Twitter account, IGN


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