The manga's latest 15th tankobon volume will be available this Friday
It is officially announced today that Atsushi Ohkubo (Soul Eater)'s dark battle fantasy manga Enn Enn no Shouboutai (English title: Fire Force) is adapted into a TV anime series by david production (JoJo's Bizarre Adventure series, Cells at Work!). The anime's official website also opens with a teaser visual featuring the protagonist Shinra Kusakabe against the fire. No further details such as voice cast and broadcast schedule is currently available.
Teaser visual with a tagline: "Year 198 of the Solar Era-. The country of fire, Tokyo. There is a hero."
The manga has been serialized in Kodansha's Weekly Shonen Magazine since September 2015 and its
latest 15th tankobon volume will be available in Japan this Friday, November 16. Under the title Fire
Force, its English edition has been published from Kodansha USA since November 2016. The publisher
introduces its story as below:
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?
Tankobon 1st and 15th volume covers
© Atsushi Ohkubo, Kodansha?Specail Fire Force Animation Public Relations Department