David Production (JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure, Cells at Work) has been tapped to bring us Atsushi Ohkubo’s latest work, Enen no Shouboutai (Fire Force). Ohkubo is best known for his story Soul Eater, which ran from 2004 to 2013 in Monthly Shonen Gangan, and was an anime from 2008 to 2009. So far, Fire Force has been running since 2015.
Kodansha describes Fire Force as follows:
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?
Soul Eater is infamous for its anti-climactic, anime original ending, but with David Production at the helm, hopefully it’s possible for Fire Force to avoid a similar fate.