Fire Force

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  • TV-14
  • 2019
  • 4 Seasons
  • 7.6  (10,236)

Fire Force is an action-packed anime series that premiered in 2019 on MBS, created by Atsushi Ōkubo, the mastermind behind the popular hit manga series, Soul Eater. The show follows a team of firefighters who battle against creatures known as Infernals - humans who have spontaneously combusted into flames and turned into demons - in a futuristic world where much of the planet's infrastructure has been destroyed by mysterious fires.

The series opens up with the protagonist, Shinra Kusakabe, a third-generation pyrokinetic who possesses the power to control the flames from his feet, joining the Special Fire Force Company 8. Shinra is driven by a dark past, which involves the death of his mother and baby brother in a fire that occurred in his childhood. He believes that he is responsible for the tragic event because of his strange power, which makes him an outcast and a target of mistrust among the other firefighters.

Shinra is welcomed into Company 8, which is led by Captain Leonard Burns and comprises a diverse team of eccentric individuals like Arthur Boyle, who is obsessed with becoming a 'Knight'; Maki Oze, a powerfully built female firefighter who also doubles as a princess in her father's firefighting company; and the twins Tamaki and Takeru who each have unique abilities.

As they navigate through their missions, Company 8 quickly realizes that there is a more profound secret lurking behind the spontaneous human combustion phenomenon. They deduce that the Infernals are not the result of normal combustion, but rather the work of terrorists. The rogue group called the White Hoods is responsible for creating the Infernals and spreading chaos in the city. Their evil plan sparks a quest for answers and the discovery of a truth that will change the world forever.

The storyline of Fire Force is intriguing, drawing the viewers into the imaginative and fiery world the characters inhabit. The character design and animation are top-notch, showcasing the breathtaking flames and the character's powers. The soundtrack is a pleasant blend of rock and electronic beats that pump up the adrenaline for each action scene.

The show's unique concept of firefighters battling demons is a refreshing take, breaking the usual mold of good vs. evil. It brings a new set of challenges for the characters and adds to the complexity of their roles, turning them into heroes who need to fight not only the devilish Infernals but also society's twisted perception of their abilities. The show also explores deeper themes like family, power, and corruption that give a realistic and human dimension to the characters.

One of the most impressive aspects of the anime is the chemistry and interactions between the characters. They are all unique and quirky in their way, and each has a well-defined personality that lends humor and authenticity to their relationships. It is enjoyable to watch how they learn to rely on each other, build bonds, and work as a team while fighting against the common enemy, the White Hoods.

The voice acting is laudable, with well-known voice actors lending their talents to bring the characters to life. Derick Snow, who voices Shinra Kusakabe, does an excellent job of bringing his character's energy and wit to life, while Alexis Tipton, who voices Maki Oze, adds depth to her persona, showcasing her inner strength and vulnerability. Eric Vale, who plays the role of Arthur Boyle, adds a sense of humor to the series, making him a fan-favorite character.

Overall, Fire Force is an impressive anime that packs enough substance to satisfy any die-hard fan of action and fantasy stories. It may start slow, but it builds up to an exciting, action-packed plot that keeps viewers engaged and wanting more. It is a must-watch for anyone who wants to indulge in an anime that delivers on all levels, from an engaging plot to well-rounded character building.

Fire Force is a series that is currently running and has 4 seasons (49 episodes). The series first aired on July 5, 2019.

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Signs of Upheaval
12. Signs of Upheaval
December 11, 2020
Benimaru continues to push Shinra and Arthur to their limits in order to unlock their Hysterical Strength. Captain Huang examines Konro at Hibana's request, as she tries to uncover the mysteries of those who have been touched by Adolla.
11. Firecat
December 4, 2020
Shinra wants to know why he was able to Link with Konro, while Hibana remains suspicious of him. Benimaru invites Shinra and Arthur back to the 7th for more training, and Tamaki, tired of being a burden to others, comes along as well.
Plot for Extinction
10. Plot for Extinction
November 27, 2020
Shinra and Arthur continue their battle against Dr. Giovanni, who reveals some new information about Adolla Links. Licht discovers an imminent crisis threatening the Fire Soldiers in the Nether, as well as the Tokyo Empire at large.
Enemy Contact
9. Enemy Contact
November 20, 2020
Tamaki struggles to get Juggernaut back to the surface. Takigi and Hinawa find themselves at odds with each other, as well as with a new threat from the White-Clad. Shinra suddenly comes face to face against an old adversary.
Weapon of Destruction
8. Weapon of Destruction
November 13, 2020
Company 2 and Company 8 launch a joint, multi-pronged investigation into the Nether, and are met with resistance by the White-Clad. The squad containing Tamaki and Juggernaut faces a particularly deadly new foe named Orochi.
The Oze Family
7. The Oze Family
November 6, 2020
Maki returns home for a family dinner, where her brother, Takigi, a criminal investigator with the Armed Forces, asks her about her time in the Nether. When Takigi is injured in a White-Clad attack, Maki's father recalls her to the military.
The Holy Woman's Anguish / The Man, Assault
6. The Holy Woman's Anguish / The Man, Assault
October 30, 2020
A routine trip to the Baptism Church to bless the 8th's equipment reveals the crisis of faith that Iris and other Holy Sol Temple clergy are facing. Assault is back and ready to take on Tamaki, who stands in his way of exterminating the 8th.
Boys, Be Weak
5. Boys, Be Weak
October 23, 2020
A superhuman firefighter force deals with supernatural fire incidents.
Mind Blown
4. Mind Blown
October 16, 2020
The three-way battle between Haijima, the White-Clad and the 8th continues; when Ritsu and Haumea both use their unique abilities, everyone involved is placed in imminent danger; it's up to Vulcan and Arthur to turn things around.
A Three-Way Melee
3. A Three-Way Melee
October 9, 2020
At Licht's signal, the rest of the 8th breaks into the Haijima compound, where Vulcan and Maki confront an overpowered puppeteer. The rest of the company meets up with Shinra and Licht, who are facing Kurono, when a third party shows up!
The Ashen Reaper
2. The Ashen Reaper
October 2, 2020
Licht reveals to the other members of the 8th that he has been spying on them for Haijima. Licht and Shinra come up with a plan to get inside the child pyrokinesis lab where Shinra was institutionalized as a child to uncover some dirt on Haijima.
A Pair of One-Eyes
1. A Pair of One-Eyes
September 25, 2020
Burns confronts Joker and Benimaru, then offers them the scant leads he has uncovered during his own personal probe of the Holy Sol Temple. Konro reports Benimaru's findings to the 8th, and the target of their next investigation becomes clear.
Where to Watch Fire Force
Fire Force is available for streaming on the MBS website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Fire Force on demand at Amazon Prime, Netflix, Amazon, Hulu, Vudu, Microsoft Movies & TV, Google Play and Apple TV.
  • Premiere Date
    July 5, 2019
  • IMDB Rating
    7.6  (10,236)