Post by Powerlvlsrbullsh1t on Apr 14, 2019 19:57:27 GMT
Welcome to Fire Force thread. Come here to chat about the latest episodes, the characters, plot, or the series in general.
Aliases: Enen no Shouboutai, Fire Brigade of Flames Studio: David Production Adaptation: Manga Genres: Action, Sci-Fi, Shounen Episodes: ? Release Date: July 6, 2019 Streaming: FUNimation, Crunchyroll,
Plot: Year 198 of the Solar Era in Tokyo, special fire brigades are fighting against a phenomenon called spontaneous human combustion where humans beings are turned into living infernos called "Infernals". While the Infernals are first generation cases of spontaneous human combustion, later generations possess the ability to manipulate flames while retaining human form. Shinra Kusakabe, a youth who gained the nickname Devil's Footprints for his ability to ignite his feet at will, joins the Special Fire Force Company 8 which composes of other flames users as they work to extinguish any Infernals they encounter. As a faction that is creating Infernals appears, Shira begins to uncover the truth behind a mysterious fire that caused the death of his family twelve years ago.
Had to use 2 different new sources to get the cast and character promos
Gakuto Kajiwara (Black Clover's Asta) voices the protagonist Shinra Kusakabe
Yūsuke Kobayashi as Arthur Boyle, a new recruit in Shinra's company. Arthur has not gotten along with Shinra ever since their time together in training school, and he calls himself the "Knight King."
M.A.O as Iris, a nun assigned to Shinra's company to pray and offer requiems.
Saeko Kamijō as Maki Oze, her first regular role in a television anime. First Class Fire Soldier Maki Oze is a second generation pyrokinetic and a military veteran skilled at close combat. She may look cool and aloof but she is a romantic at heart.
Kenichi Suzumura as Takehisa Hinawa, the lieutenant of Shinra's company. Hinawa is a second generation pyrokinetic and a steely, serious military veteran. He can manipulate flames, mainly by controlling the explosive power of firearms. His strict training is feared by rookies. He established the company with Ōbi.
Kazuya Nakai as Akitaru Ōbi, the captain of Shinra's company. A former regular firefighter, he uses his well-trained body as a weapon despite his lack of special powers. He looks after his company members like a big brother. He is obsessed with weight training.
Kenjiro Tsuda as Joker, an enigmatic man who knows Shinra's past. He mysteriously appears and confronts Shinra's company.
Daisuke Sakaguchi as Victor Licht, a genius researcher at Haijima Industries. His field is the applied science of combustion, studying human combustion in particular. He is apparently linked to Joker, and his motives are shrouded in mystery.
Aoi Yūki as Tamaki Kotatsu, a rookie Second Class Fire Soldier assigned to Company 1. She has a "Lucky Lecher Lure" condition that puts her in unfortunately obscene situations.
Taiten Kusunoki as Leonard Burns, the captain of the elite Company 1. He is a third generation pyrokinetic with a secret power in the patch over his right eye.
Tomokazu Seki as Rekka Hoshimiya, the priest who serves as the lieutenant of Company 1. He is a third generation pyrokinetic who can ignite flames from his fists. He has a fervent sense of justice.
Kazuyuki Okitsu as Karim Fulham, a priest who is a company commander of Company 1. He has the "Thermoacoustic Refrigeration" ability. Karim is a second generation pyrokinetic who always seems listless and uses a strange tone of voice, but he does care about his comrades.
Satoshi Hino as Foien Li, a priest and one of the company commanders of Company 1. Foien has a kind heart, dislikes conflicts, and is a polite gentleman even with his speech.
Katsuyuki Konishi as Takeru Noto, a new member of Company 2. Takeru is a third generation pyrokinetic known as "Juggernaut." Despite his strong abilities, he is a coward afraid of fire.
Lynn as Princess Hibana, a battalion commander of Company 5. She has the personality of a domineering queen.
Kengo Kawanishi as Tōru Kishiri, a thoughtless and rude new member of Company 5. He has the powerful ability to create explosions with the bubblegum he always chews.
Mamoru Miyano as Benimaru Shinmon, both a second and third generation pyrokinetic and battalion commander of Company 7. He does not abide by the rules of the organization and only focuses on Asakusa.
Tomoaki Maeno will play Konro Sagamiya. He is a company commander for Company 7, led by battalion commander Benimaru Shinmon
Crunchyroll announced on Tuesday that it will stream the television anime of Atsushi Ohkubo's Fire Force (En En no Shōbōtai) manga beginning on July 4 as it airs in Japan. The company also began streaming an English-subtitled version of the series' "long" promotional video that debuted in March.
Usually Episode 1 serves as a hook, setting and premise. Episode 2 serves to add exposition and world building.
Episode 2 for Fire Force was quite odd. I thought we are going to learn about generations because they refer to Shinra as Gen 3
They introduced a new character, Arthur, who has some beef with Shinra
The only world building was that we had witches, knights, and devils in the fire fighters force?
Maki seems to be a witch while the other men are regular humans?
The ending theme song seems to allude to the nun's backstory of her experience with Infernals. It was odd to see that. You don't usually see an ending theme song revealing a backstory
One thing the episode added that I enjoyed was the exorcists feeling - you are exorcising the fire demons who used to be loved ones. You don't treat it as sport. Obi's character is fleshed out - he's the type who wants his teammates to respect life and be polite to the next of kin
Fire Force is delayed. We can assume it's because of the Kyoto Animation studio arson tragedy
EDIT: (7/19/19 11:44am PST) For a list of ways to help support Kyoto Animation please see this article.
Latest Update: (5:38am PST): Officials are now reporting the death toll at 33 according to NHK.
Update (3:17am PST): Further updates came through overnight and the Kyoto Fire Department issued a statement at 5:00pm JST. According to the NHK's report, 13 deaths have been confirmed, and "over a dozen" were found in cardiac arrest on the third floor.
Breaking and tragic news over the past hour sees one of the anime industry's most beloved institutions in a state of emergency. Japan's public broadcaster NHK has been following a massive fire at Kyoto Animation's Studio 1 in Uji, which houses much of the studio's administrative offices and training facilities. Early reports confirm at least 30 injured, with 10 suffering more critical injuries. As of 9:51pm PT, NHK has reported that "at least two people are dead". Approximately 70 people were inside the building at the time of the fire. The source of the fire is believed by local authorities to have been arson, and the suspected perpetrator—a Japanese man in his 40s not yet identified to the public—is in custody.
The official website for the Fire Force anime announced on Friday that it has halted the planned airing and streaming of the show's third episode, which was planned to air late at night on Friday (effectively early Saturday morning). The website stated it will reveal more information about the future broadcast of the show at a later date. The show centers on a unit of firefighters who also have the ability to manipulate fire.
Fire Force premiered on July 5. Funimation is streaming the television anime on its FunimationNOW streaming service, and is also streaming an English dub. Crunchyroll is also streaming the series.
Additionally, the official Twitter account for Kyoto Animation and Animation DO's Free! franchise also announced on Thursday that the studios have cancelled the planned screenings of the new trailer for the upcoming all-new Free! film in theaters. The trailer was planned to screen starting on Friday alongside the current Free! ~Road to the World~ Yume compilation film, which opened in theaters in Japan on July 5. The all-new film is currently planned to open in summer 2020.
The official Twitter account for the Keihan train line, which goes from Osaka to Kyoto, also announced on Friday that it is delaying its planned collaboration with Kyoto Animation's Sound! Euphonium anime. The collaboration was originally slated to start on Saturday.
On Thursday at around 10:30 a.m. JST, a devastating fire broke out at Kyoto Animation's 1st Studio building, killing 33 people and injuring 35 others. 30 fire engines responded to the fire, and firefighters were able to extinguish the fire completely within five hours after it started. Kyoto Prefectural Police have already apprehended a 41-year-old man who supposedly used a "gasoline-like liquid" to start the fire, and are investigating the case as arson. The suspect is among those injured.
Sources: Fire Force anime's website, Free! franchise's Twitter account, Keihan's Twitter account via @animevoice, @ultimatemegax
Adult Swim's Toonami programming block announced on Friday that the anime of Atsushi Ohkubo's Fire Force (En En no Shōbōtai) manga will premiere on Toonami on July 27 at 12:00 a.m. EDT (effectively July 28).
The anime's official website announced on Friday that the planned airing and streaming of the show's third episode, which was planned to air late at night on Friday (effectively early Saturday morning), has been halted. The website stated it will reveal more information about the future broadcast of the show at a later date. Jason DeMarco, senior vice-president and creative director for Adult Swim, said on Twitter, "we will deal with delays if and when we have to."
The official Twitter account for the Fire Force anime announced on Thursday that the anime's third episode will premiere late at night this Friday (effectively early Saturday morning). The third episode's planned airing last week was delayed. The show centers on a unit of firefighters who also have the ability to manipulate fire.
There were changes made by Fire Force for Ep 3 in regards to the KyoAni arson massacre
The MBS channel announced on Thursday that the third episode of the anime of Atsushi Ohkubo's Fire Force (En En no Shōbōtai) manga will have edits in consideration of the recent fire at Kyoto Animation's 1st Studio building. The anime will change the color of scenes with flames, and the narration. MBS did not note any further episode other than the third episode that required edits, but stated, "from episode 4 onward, we will deal [with similar situations] accordingly."
Poor Shinra - his smiling in nervous situations doesn't help in the caught in the act ecchi fan service scenes
I thought it was just one traitor and then corruption with that one captain who might have kidnap the protagonist's baby brother. The captain of company 8 reveal the problem is much bigger than that. They don't share information between companies
Wow, they created company 8 to investigate companies 1-7
Dream: Gotta love Japan and their hate for reverse importing. As a deterrent to Japanese buyers trying to import Maquia for a cheaper price (since buying anime in Japan's costly enough), DVD releases of the movie lack a Japanese audio choice and the Blu-Ray...
Sept 9, 2019 21:33:08 GMT
Dream: ...release has the Japanese and English versions of the film on separate video tracks with English subtitles hard-subbed onto the Japanese video track. Something to keep in mind when choosing what format of the movie you wish to buy.
Sept 9, 2019 21:35:08 GMT
Jgames: I mean is blu-ray or go home Unless its an old anime then it is not worth getting it in blu-ray most of the time, with there being some exception. Also that news is really old, but hey that movie deserve more love.
Sept 10, 2019 3:27:05 GMT
Dream: Well, it's one thing to acknowledge if the movie only had an English dub for the DVD release. But the case for the movie says it has Japanese audio with English subtitles as an option. Misprinting error at its finest.
Sept 10, 2019 3:57:37 GMT
Dream: And I actually wasn't aware of the reverse import measures put in place for Maquia until I seen I had no choice to get Japanese audio on my DVD for it and researched online to find out why I could only get English audio on it.
Sept 10, 2019 3:59:22 GMT
Jgames: Could have sworn you was the one who a while back talk about Maquia dvd situation. But looking back, I am pretty sure it was TAKA. Also again Blu-ray > DVD...usually, there always random error in formatting and other weird stuff.
Sept 10, 2019 4:51:49 GMT
Jgames: Also need to finish proof reading my review for Nezha, a chinese cgi animated movie that made over 600 million dollar in china which is impressive. Also its on MAL so I am counting it as an anime. Saw it on IMAX 3d, like the movie, but a waste of extra 6
Sept 10, 2019 4:55:13 GMT
Jgames: dollar for essentially 3d subtitled. Also there was way more people in the theater for that movie, mostly asian people, with me being the only non-asian person, but not the only non-chinese person as my friend was vietnamese.
Sept 10, 2019 4:56:38 GMT
Dream: Regardless, looks like DVD distribution's going more and more by the wayside. Not as many of Funi's recent releases are in Blu-Ray/ DVD combo sets and Sentai and Rightstuf appear to have completely phased out DVDs as a format choice for anime release.
Sept 10, 2019 14:56:46 GMT
Jgames: Well yeah, easier on them. I mean yes DVD being a cheaper is definitely a big benefit, but more and more anime are just not looking as good in the DVD compare to the Blu-Ray due to trying to change format and incompetence.
Sept 10, 2019 20:07:50 GMT
Mono: DVDS phase out VHS tapes much faster than BDS do to DVDS. It's too bad, BDs' cost doesn't go down? Not sure if that's the reason. Anime markets - you see a lot of DVDS still especially at cons.
Sept 13, 2019 6:11:41 GMT
Dream: Well that's true. By 2000, DVDs sold enough to surpass VHS in sales and the format was eventually phased out all together by 2005. In comparison though, physical media formats seem to be stalling in sales since more people are getting their content online.
Sept 13, 2019 13:53:03 GMT
Dream: Granted in regards of anime, some distributors like Sentai and Rightstuf have totally phased out DVDs. But some like Funimation and Viz Media are still selling a number of their titles in DVD format via combo sets. But more people seem to like buying...
Sept 13, 2019 13:56:07 GMT
Dream: ...anime in a digital format via streaming services or owning the content to play at their leisure considering anime's more costly to buy physically than many mainstream movies and TV shows, especially from high-end distributors like Aniplex.
Sept 13, 2019 13:57:42 GMT
Dream: Well one interview's a bust. Turned down for one of the four jobs I recently interviewed for.
Sept 13, 2019 17:18:20 GMT
Mono: Oh I see. Though digital only content has its limits. I heard for some digital purchases, you don't own it realistically. For video games media, the digital item itself can expire. You cannot reinstall it should you delete it.
Sept 14, 2019 2:11:33 GMT
Dream: Gonna surmise as a piracy countermeasure, which doesn't surprise me.
Sept 14, 2019 17:31:57 GMT
Mono: Damn it, first Vinland Saga and now Blade of the Immortal. Bit of a coincidence with Amazon grabbing the mature historical fictional titles.
Sept 15, 2019 3:00:23 GMT
Jgames: Speaking of digital, I remember I used to be able to download video of any movie or tv show I purchased from Amazon, but then they took that service out which sucks imo. I mean there offline view, but I cannot technically own it now even though I bought it
Sept 15, 2019 6:22:35 GMT