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Fire Force TV Anime Debuts on Toonami on July 27

posted on by Jennifer Sherman
Broadcast, streaming of series' 3rd episode delayed in Japan today

Adult Swim's Toonami programming block announced on Friday that the anime of Atsushi Ohkubo's Fire Force (En En no Shōbōtai) manga will premiere on Toonami on July 27 at 12:00 a.m. EDT (effectively July 28).

The anime's official website announced on Friday that the planned airing and streaming of the show's third episode, which was planned to air late at night on Friday (effectively early Saturday morning), has been halted. The website stated it will reveal more information about the future broadcast of the show at a later date. Jason DeMarco, senior vice-president and creative director for Adult Swim, said on Twitter, "we will deal with delays if and when we have to."

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?

Fire Force premiered on July 5, and it is planned to have 24 episodes.

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. Mrs. Green Apple are performing the anime's opening theme song "Inferno," and Keina Suda is performing the show's ending theme song "veil."

Funimation is streaming the television anime on its FunimationNow streaming service, and is also streaming an English dub. Crunchyroll is also streaming the series.

Sources: Toonami's Facebook account, Jason DeMarco's Twitter account

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