Hikari no Ou


The Fire Hunter

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Alternative Titles

Japanese: 火狩りの王
English: The Fire Hunter
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Type: TV
Episodes: 10
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jan 14, 2023 to Mar 18, 2023
Premiered: Winter 2023
Broadcast: Saturdays at 22:30 (JST)
Licensors: None found, add some
Studios: Signal.MD
Source: Light novel
Genre: FantasyFantasy
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older

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Score: 6.361 (scored by 1235512,355 users)
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Ranked: #76742
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Popularity: #3325
Members: 44,106
Favorites: 104

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Synopsis

Human civilization no longer revolves around fire, but is instead now driven by fear of it. Repeated wars have changed human biology, and people now spontaneously combust when they get close to natural flame. However, a new source of energy prevents society from complete collapse: a stone-shaped material used to produce light and steam lies within the bodies of monsters that infest numerous forests. Those tasked with collecting this precious resource are called fire hunters.

Touko, a young village girl, is saved from a forest monster by a fire hunter who perishes during his heroic action. After the hunter's dog, Kanata, heals from his own injury, the girl's family sends her to the capital in order to return Kanata and the hunter's fire sickle to his relatives.

Elsewhere, the fire hunter's son, Koushi, and his sister are adopted by a wealthy family. Koushi learns some troubling facts related to the country's ruling royal family. He conducts secret research on a special fire stone found by his late father, kickstarting a race against time between the country's leaders and those trying to save mankind from its ultimate demise.

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Characters & Voice Actors

Touko

Main
Kuno, Misaki
Japanese

Kanata

Main

Koushi

Main
Ishige, Shouya
Japanese

Kira

Supporting
Hayami, Saori
Japanese

Shouzou

Supporting
Kobayashi, Chiaki
Japanese

Hibari

Supporting
Ishida, Akira
Japanese

Kiri

Supporting
Shimamura, Yuu
Japanese

Hitou

Supporting
Watanuki, Ryuunosuke
Japanese

Yanagi

Supporting
Ohara, Sayaka
Japanese

Narrator

Supporting
Sakakibara, Yoshiko
Japanese

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"Usotsuki (嘘つき)" by 家入レオ
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Ending Theme

"Mada Tooku ni Iru (まだ遠くにいる)" by Maaya Sakamoto (坂本真綾)




Reviews

Mar 18, 2023
To reside in *The Fire Hunter’s* world is to be perpetually afraid of something. Whether that something in particular is a Fiend that is running wild, or even your fellow man, it’s always present and looming. And it is easy to understand way; in the past, a terrible catastrophe struck humankind and made it so that humanity could no longer harness fire. Coming into proximity of it would lead to the body instantly burning, and if it should happen to occur within a group of many people…well, it doesn’t take much imagination to think about what could happen. And the show does not shy away ...
Mar 18, 2023
Mixed Feelings
Well-writtenWell-written
This show's plot in a summary: within the space of its abrupt 10-episode run that only covers the first 2 volumes in a total of 4, having to rewatch this in a binge IS a necessity to fully (albeit partially) understand the appeal of novels like these.

I'm not going to sugarcoat this: I definitely have a love-hate relationship with both director Junji Nishimura and series composer-cum-scriptwriter Mamoru Oshii. With the former returning back to the anime scene after a recent string of bad series going as far back as 2018 with studio Seven Arcs, and the latter coming back for one of the most polarizing ...
Mar 21, 2023
InformativeInformative
I really wanted to like this one. I really did. But there's just so much wrong here that I'm wondering if the season 2 will truly help or not.

When I saw this anime, I was thinking I'd be getting something similar to the Shinsekai Yori series. It looked similar at first and lured me in with its intriguing world and wild art style. The opening song especially ended up being one of my favorite bangers of the season!

But without delving too into spoilers, I felt like much of my time was wasted. The first 1-2 episodes are amazing and pulls you in. Then it ...

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