Fire Force is a Japanese anime series, based on the manga series of the same name written and illustrated by Atsushi Ōkubo. The anime adaptation is produced by David Production with Yuki Yase directing. The first season aired from July 5, 2019 to December 27, 2019 as part of the Super Animeism block on MBS and TBS. In December of 2019, it was announced that a second season would premiere in the Summer of 2020.
Funimation licensed the series in North America and created an English dub of the first season which premiered on Adult Swim's Toonami block from July 27, 2019 to February 1, 2020. Season 2 premiered on Toonami from November 7, 2020 to May 8, 2021. The series is rated TV-14-DLSV and TV-MA on Adult Swim.
Plot[edit | edit source]
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?
Characters[edit | edit source]
Voice Cast[edit | edit source]
|Character||English Voice Actor||Japanese Voice Actor|
|Shinra Kusakabe||Derick Snow||Gakuto Kajiwara|
|Arthur Boyle||Eric Vale||Yūsuke Kobayashi|
|Sister Iris||Alexis Tipton||Mao Ichimichi|
|Maki Oze||Sarah Roach||Saeko Kamijō|
|Takehisa Hinawa||Christopher Wehkamp||Kenichi Suzumura|
|Joker||Sonny Strait||Kenjiro Tsuda|
|Akitaru Obi||Jeremy Inman||Kazuya Nakai|
|Tamaki Kotatsu||Jād Saxton||Aoi Yūki|
|Princess Hibana||Colleen Clinkenbeard||Lynn|
|Viktor Licht||Ian Sinclair||Daisuke Sakaguchi|
|Vulcan Joseph||Jason Liebrecht||Taku Yashiro|
|Leonard Burns||Phil Parsons||Taiten Kusunoki|
|Karim Fulham||Ricco Fajardo||Kazuyuki Okitsu|
|Foien Li||Josh Bangle||Satoshi Hino|
|Rekka Hoshimiya||Kellen Goff||Tomokazu Seki|
|Takeru Noto||Cris George||Katsuyuki Konishi|
|Toru Kishiri||Kyle Phillips||Kengo Kawanishi|
|Shinmon Benimaru||Aaron Roberts||Mamoru Miyano|
|Sagamiya Konro||Jeff Plunk||Tomoaki Maeno|
|Lisa||Elizabeth Maxwell||Ayaka Asai|
|Yuu||Kristen McGuire||Shōya Chiba|
|Shou Kusakabe||Justin Briner||Maaya Sakamoto|
Gallery[edit | edit source]
Episodes[edit | edit source]
|Color||Season||Episodes||Toonami Premiere||Toonami Finale|
|1||24||July 27, 2019||February 1, 2020|
|2||24||November 7, 2020||May 8, 2021|
Broadcast History[edit | edit source]
In Japan, Fire Force premiered on July 5, 2019 at 1:25 AM (effectively July 6th) as part of the "Super Animeism" block on MBS and TBS. Funimation licensed the series in North America and created an English dub. This dub began simulcasting on FunimationNow, Crunchyroll, and AnimeLab the same day as the episode premiered in Japan. Due to the Kyoto Animation arson attack on July 18, 2019, Episode 3, which was originally scheduled to air on July 19, 2019, was postponed to July 26th. After the 11th episode aired on September 20, 2019, the series went on another hiatus, with episode 12 airing on October 11, 2019. The first season concluded with the premiere of episode 24 on December 27, 2019. The second season premiered on TBS in Japan from July 3, 2020 to December 11, 2020.
In the United States, the first season aired on Adult Swim's Toonami block from July 27, 2019 to February 1, 2020. Reruns returned to Toonami on August 8, 2020, and season 2 aired from November 7, 2020 to May 8, 2021.
- Japan (MBS) — July 5, 2019 - December 27, 2019
- Japan (TBS) — July 5, 2019 - December 27, 2019; July 3, 2020 - December 11, 2020
- United States (Adult Swim) — July 27, 2019 - February 1, 2020; August 8, 2020 - May 8, 2021
Toonami Broadcast History[edit | edit source]
The first season of Fire Force premiered on Adult Swim's Toonami block on July 27, 2019 at 12:00 AM. On August 24th, the series moved to 12:30 AM. On February 1, 2020, the first season completed its run on Toonami. Reruns of season 1, starting with episode 15, returned to Toonami on August 8, 2020, replacing Mob Psycho 100 at 1:00 AM. Season 2 premiered on Toonami on November 7, 2020 at 1:00 AM. On January 9, 2021, the series moved to the 1:30 AM time slot. On April 10, 2021, the series moved to the 2:00 AM time slot. The final episode of season two premiered on Toonami on May 8, 2021 and the series was subsequently replaced in the lineup by Dr. Stone.
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References[edit | edit source]
- "Your summer is officially heating up now! ". facebook.com/Toonami. July 19, 2019. https://www.facebook.com/Toonami/photos/a.1442483259375850/2189821761308659/?type=3&theater. Retrieved on July 19, 2019.
- "Fire Force is finishing up its red-hot run on the Toonami lineup ". facebook.com/TOONAMI. January 23, 2020. https://www.facebook.com/Toonami/photos/a.1442483259375850/2343962099227957/. Retrieved on January 23, 2020.
- "Toonami is excited to announce that Fire Force season 2 is joining our lineup on October 24th! ". facebook.com/TOONAMI. July 27, 2020. https://www.facebook.com/Toonami/photos/a.1442483259375850/2488652131425619/. Retrieved on July 27, 2020.
- "Fire Force Anime Gets 2nd Season, Stage Play in Summer 2020 ". animenewsnetwork.com. December 27, 2019. https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2019-12-27/fire-force-anime-gets-2nd-season-stage-play-in-summer-2020/.154825. Retrieved on February 10, 2020.
- "Bust out your planners – Toonami’s got some announcements to make! ". facebook.com/TOONAMI. October 20, 2020. https://www.facebook.com/Toonami/photos/a.1442483259375850/2562005120756986/. Retrieved on October 20, 2020.
- "Funimation to Stream Fire Force, Hensuki, 'How heavy are the dumbbells you lift?,' The Ones Within Anime ". animenewsnetwork.com. June 14, 2019. https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2019-06-14/funimation-to-stream-fire-force-hensuki-how-heavy-are-the-dumbbells-you-lift-the-ones-within-anime/.147881. Retrieved on July 19, 2019.
- "Crunchyroll Adds Fire Force Anime for Summer Simulcast ". animenewsnetwork.com. June 18, 2019. https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2019-06-18/crunchyroll-adds-fire-force-anime-for-summer-simulcast/.147977. Retrieved on July 19, 2019.
- "Fire Force Anime Halts Friday's Planned Airing, Streaming of 3rd Episode ". animenewsnetwork.com. July 19, 2019. https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2019-07-19/fire-force-anime-halts-friday-planned-airing-streaming-of-3rd-episode/.149134. Retrieved on July 19, 2019.
- "Fire Force Episode 12 release date delayed due to Enen no Shouboutai anime’s TV broadcast schedule hiatus ". monstersandcritics.com. September 21, 2019. https://www.monstersandcritics.com/anime/fire-force-episode-12-release-date-delayed-enen-no-shouboutai-anime-tv-broadcast-schedule-hiatus/. Retrieved on October 7, 2019.
- "Fire Force Anime Season 2 Premieres on July 3 ". animenewsnetwork.com. June 17, 2020. https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/daily-briefs/2020-06-17/fire-force-anime-season-2-premieres-on-july-3/.160721. Retrieved on January 12, 2021.
- "Witness the final season of an epic series. ". facebook.com/TOONAMI. December 22, 2020. https://www.facebook.com/1440408039583372/posts/2613240268966804/. Retrieved on December 22, 2020.
- "Let the monsters creep back in! ". Facebook.com/TOONAMI. March 17, 2021. https://www.facebook.com/Toonami/photos/a.1442483259375850/2672707119686785/. Retrieved on March 17, 2021.
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