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‘Fire Force’ Anime Reveals Kentaro Ito & Sho Hayami Casting

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Another summer on fire
© Atsushi Ohkubo / Kodansha

The anime adaptation of the Fire Force manga revealed back in December the initial plans for the second season but it has been fairly quiet overall without a lot of promotion. Everything is still on track for its debut in July 2020 and some new casting news has arrived for it. The latest is that Kentaro Ito has joined the production as Scop the mole while Sho Hayami has come on as Yata the crow. Check out the promo and character visual tweet below.

Tatsumi Minakawa is directing this season 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, Lynn as Princess Hibana, Kengo Kawanishi as Toru Kishiri, Tomoaki Maeno as Konro Sagamiya, and Kenjiro Tsuda as Joker. The second season also features Miyuri Shimabukuro coming on board as Kasugatani Inka and Daisuke Ono as Pan Ko Paat.

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

The second season features the opening theme song “SPARK-AGAIN” by Aimer which is previewed in the video above.

Check out the official site and Twitter.

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?

[Source: ANN]

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