Enen no Shouboutai


Fire Force

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Alternative Titles

Synonyms: Fire Brigade of Flames
Japanese: 炎炎ノ消防隊
English: Fire Force
German: Fire Force
Spanish: Fire Force
French: Fire Force
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Type: TV
Episodes: 24
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jul 6, 2019 to Dec 28, 2019
Premiered: Summer 2019
Broadcast: Saturdays at 01:25 (JST)
Licensors: Funimation
Studios: David Production
Source: Manga
Genres: ActionAction, FantasyFantasy, Sci-FiSci-Fi
Theme: Super PowerSuper Power
Demographic: ShounenShounen
Duration: 23 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older

Statistics

Score: 7.711 (scored by 714395714,395 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #11692
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #100
Members: 1,321,149
Favorites: 9,399

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Synopsis

Spontaneous Human Combustion: a chaotic phenomenon that has plagued humanity for years, randomly transforming ordinary people into flaming, violent creatures known as Infernals. While Infernals make up the first-generation accounts of Human Combustion, the second and third generations became known as pyrokinetics—people gifted with the ability to manipulate and control their flames while remaining human. To combat the Infernal threat and discover the cause, the Tokyo Armed Forces, Fire Defense Agency, and Holy Church of Sol produced their answer: the Special Fire Force.

Young and eager third-generation pyrokinetic Shinra Kusakabe, nicknamed Devil's Footprints for his explosive ability to ignite his feet at will, becomes a member of the lively Special Fire Force Company 8. Upholding the brigade's duty to extinguish the blazing Infernals and lay their souls to rest, Shinra is determined to become a hero who will save the lives of those threatened by the flame terror.

However, this is not the hero's game Shinra imagined. The Fire Force is a fractured mess of feuding brigades, abnormal Infernal sightings are increasing all over Tokyo, and a shadowy group is claiming to have answers to the strange fire that caused the death of Shinra's family 12 years ago. Faced with many obstacles within and outside the Fire Force, Shinra fights to uncover the truth behind the burning mysteries that have kept him in the dark.

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Staff

Cook, Justin
Producer, Associate Producer
Kamei, Hiroshi
Producer
Iijima, Emiko
Producer
Herek, Samantha
Assistant Producer


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1: "Inferno (インフェルノ)" by Mrs.GREEN APPLE (eps 1-14)
2: "MAYDAY feat. Ryo from CRYSTAL LAKE" by coldrain (eps 15-24)
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Ending Theme

1: "veil" by Keina Suda (eps 1-14)
2: "Nounai (脳内) " by Lenny code fiction (eps 15-24)




Reviews

Nov 18, 2023
Fire Force is an absolutely solid shounen, all but guaranteed to appeal to most fans of the genre. It doesn't break much new ground, but the story and world building is quite interesting.


Animation / Art / General Visuals - 8/10
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Good quality stuff. Backgrounds are detailed, fight scenes are flashy. The animation in general high quality. Some of the fight scenes are very impressive.


Sound / Music / Voice Acting - 8/10
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Dec 30, 2023
Mixed Feelings
Short review, no spoilers

1. Fights are great, impressive visually and ability-wise, fun to watch.

2. Fanservice is degrading, forced and placed like in the middle of the fight. Some characters do not have any purpose except flashing nudes.

3. World, while hinted as very interesting fiery-churchy-punky, was not explored at all. "Fire Force" forgets about their job after the 2nd episode and focuses on who knows what.

4. Story is as generic as it could be. Assemble team, grow as hero, fight bad guys.

Overall I enjoyed some part and simply skip others, and did not lose anything to be honest
Nov 21, 2022
I thought this anime had potential.
But while the story and world building was quite original, the characters just lacked personality and the fanservice was just excruciatingly bad and sexist.

But I'll be starting with some positive vibes here:
The first intro was great. I loved the song so much, it even ended up in my Spotify playlist. There are much better shows with much worse intros out there. (But I'd rather give the budget to those)

Also the whole concept of fire fighters and spontaneous combustions was a refreshingly new take on action anime.
The aesthetics were great too, with lovely backgrounds and detailed designs of the ...

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