Fighting fire with fire…literally! “Soul Eater” creator brings the heat with “Fire Force!!”

When the people of Tokyo are possessed by demons and suddenly begin to spontaneously combust, who you gonna call?

Fire Force is looking to be one of the hottest new anime series coming out this summer. It focuses on a team of fire fighters who possess pyrokinetic abilities and battle against the demons possessing innocent people and causing them to burst into flames. So yeah, they literally fight fire. New recruit Shinra Kusekabe has the unique ability to ignite his feet at will and run at the speed of a rocket (and burn up his boots in the process), earning him the name “Devil’s Footprint.”

The Fire Force manga began serialization in Weekly Shonen Magazine on September 23, 2015 with 16 takobon volumes printed as of April 2019. The series was created by Atsushi Ōkubo who also created Soul Eater and is published by Kodansha. Kodansha USA published the first English volume in November 2016. The anime adaption will be produced by David Production and directed by Yuki Yase, with Yamato Haishima handling the series’ scripts, Hideyuki Morioka designing the characters and Kenichiro Suehiro composing the music. Funimation will license the series for streaming on Funimation NOW. Japanese rock band Mrs. Green Apple will perform the opening them “Inferno.” Fire Force will be ready to heat things up when it premiere July 5.

Source: Fire Force anime website