En En no Shouboutai Anime’s 1st PV Previews Gakuto Kajiwara as Shinra Kusakabe

The official website for the television anime of Atsushi Ohkubo‘s Fire Force (En En no Shouboutai) manga began streaming the first teaser video for the anime on Friday.

Yuki Yase (Mekaku City ActorsHidamari Sketch × Honeycomb) is directing at David Production (JoJo’s Bizarre AdventureCells at Work!). Yamato Haishima is in charge of the series scripts, and Hideyuki Morioka(KizumonogatariSayonara, Zetsubou-Sensei) is designing the characters. Gakuto Kajiwara (Black Clover‘s Asta) voices the protagonist Shinra Kusakabe.

Kodansha Comics publishes the manga in English, and it describes the story:

En En no Shouboutai: 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?

Ohkubo (Soul Eater) launched the series in Kodansha‘s Weekly Shōnen Magazine in September 2015. Kodansha published the manga’s 15th volume on November 16. Kodansha Comics shipped the 13th volume in English on December 25.

Manga Enen no Shouboutai Receives TV Anime Adaptation

An official website opened for a TV anime adaptation of Atsushi Ookubo’s sci-fi action manga Enen no Shouboutai (Fire Force) on Wednesday. The series will be produced by animation studio David Production.

Synopsis
The city of Tokyo is plagued by a deadly phenomenon: spontaneous human combustion! Luckily, a special team is there to quench the inferno: The Fire Force! The fire soldiers at Special Fire Cathedral 8 are about to get a unique addition. Enter Shinra, a boy who possesses the power to run at the speed of a rocket, leaving behind the famous “devil’s footprints” (and destroying his shoes in the process). Can Shinra and his colleagues discover the source of this strange epidemic before the city burns to ashes? (Source: Kodansha Comics)

Ookubo launched Enen no Shouboutai in Weekly Shounen Magazine in September 2015, two years after ending the serialization of Soul Eater. Kodansha shipped the 14th volume on August 17. The 15th compiled volume will go on sale this Friday.

Kodansha Comics licensed the manga in English in July 2016 and published the 12th volume on October 16. The 13th volumes is planned for a December 14 release.

Official site: http://fireforce-anime.jp/
Official Twitter: @FireForce_PR

Source: Comic Natalie