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Katsuyuki Konishi Boards The ‘Fire Force’ Anime

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Terror has paralyzed the clockwork metropolis of Tokyo!
© Atsushi Ohkubo / Kodansha

The anime adaptation of the Fire Force manga is in the works and was recently schedule with a July 5th, 2019 premiere for it. We’ve had a lot of promos and character updates along the way and now we’ve got another cast addition. The latest to join the project is Katsuyuki Konishi as they’ll be playing Takeru Noto in the show. Yuki Yase is set to direct based on the scripts overseen by Yamato Haishima while Hideyuki Morioka is handling the character designs. David Production is handling the animation for it.

On the casting side, Gakuto Kajiwara is on board as the lead with Gakuto Kajiwara as Shinra Kusakabe, Yūsuke Kobayashi as Arthur Boyle, M.A.O as Iris, Saeko Kamijō as Maki Oze, Kenichi Suzumura as Takehisa Hinawa, Kazuya Nakai as Akitaru Ōbi, Daisuke Sakaguchi as Victor Licht, Aoi Yūki as Kotatsu Tamaki, Kazuyuki Okitsu as Karim Fulham, Katsuyuki Konishi as Takeru Noto, and Kenjiro Tsuda as Joker.

Created by Atsuko Ohkubo, the series began in 2015 in Weekly Shonen Magazine and has fifteen volumes out so far. Ohkubo gained a lot of fame for his work on the Soul Eater franchise. Kodansha Comics releases the manga in North America.

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Plot Concept: 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?


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