© Atsushi Ohkubo, KODANSHA / "Fire Force" Production Committee

Southeast Asian anime channel ANIPLUS Asia has announced on their Facebook page on Thursday that they will simulcast the upcoming anime series Fire Force this Summer 2019 season.

The anime channel has not announced its specific premiere date at time, but the upcoming show will premiere in Japan on Friday, July 5, at 25:25 JST (or Saturday, July 6, at 01:25am JST).

 

 

© Atsushi Ohkubo, KODANSHA / “Fire Force” Production Committee

Tokyo is burning, and citizens are mysteriously suffering from spontaneous human combustion throughout the city! Responsible for snuffing out this inferno is the Fire Force, and Shinra is ready to join their fight. Now, as part of Company 8, he’ll use his devil’s footprints to help keep the city from turning to ash! But his past and a burning secret behind the scenes could set everything ablaze. (Synopsis from Funimation)

Fire Force is an upcoming anime adaptation of a Japanese sci-fi manga series by Atsushi Akubo, which is being published in Kodansha’s Weekly Shonen Magazine since September 2015. As of April 2019, the manga currently has 16 tankubon volumes. Akubo is also known for creating the popular dark fantasy manga series Soul Eater.

 

The upcoming anime series will be directed by Yuki Yase, who previously worked in Mekakucity Actors, while Yamato Haishima will handle the series composition. Hideyuki Morioka, who previously worked in the Kizumonogatari anime film trilogy, will handle character designs, which will be produced by David Production.

Kenichiro Suehiro, who handled the music composition in Cells At Work! and Comic Girls, will handle the same role in the upcoming series. Japanese rock band Mrs. Green Apple will perform the show’s opening theme song “Inferno”.

Gakuto Kajiwara, who played Black Clover’s lead character “Asta”, will play the lead role “Shinra Kusakabe”.

 

 

ANIPLUS Asia is available in the Philippines on SKYcable Channel 139 in Metro Manila, CAMANAVA, Rizal, Bulacan and Laguna, G Sat Channel 66 in High Definition, and in select provincial cable providers around the country.

For more details on the channel, please visit aniplus-asia.com.