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.[4]

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.[1][2] Season 2 will premiere on Toonami October 24, 2020 at 1:00 AM.[3]

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


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Episodes[edit | edit source]

Color Season Episodes Toonami Premiere Toonami Finale
1 24 July 27, 2019 February 1, 2020
2 24 October 24, 2020 TBA

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.[5][6] 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.[7] After the 11th episode aired on September 20, 2019, the series went on another hiatus, with episode 12 airing on October 11, 2019.[8] The first season concluded with the premiere of episode 24 on December 27, 2019. In the United States, the first season aired on Adult Swim's Toonami block from July 27, 2019 to February 1, 2020.[1][2] Reruns returned to Toonami on August 8, 2020, and season 2 will premiere on October 24th.

  • Japan (MBS) — July 5, 2019[7] - December 27, 2019
  • Japan (TBS) — July 5, 2019[7] - December 27, 2019
  • United States (Adult Swim) — July 27, 2019[1] - February 1, 2020[2]; August 8, 2020[3] - Present

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.[1] On August 24th, the series moved to 12:30 AM. On February 1, 2020, the first season completed its run on Toonami.[2] 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 will premiere on Toonami on October 24, 2020.[3]

  • Toonami (United States) — July 27, 2019[1] - February 1, 2020[2]; August 8, 2020[3] - Present

External Links[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 "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. 
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 "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. 
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 "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. 
  4. "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. 
  5. "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. 
  6. "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. 
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 "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. 
  8. "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. 
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