Fire Force (Japanese: 炎炎ノ消防隊 Hepburn: En’en no Shōbōtai, literally “Blazing Firefighting Corps”) is a Japanese shōnen manga series written and illustrated by Atsushi Ōkubo. It is published by Kodansha and has been serialized in the Weekly Shōnen Magazine since September 23, 2015, with the chapters collected into twenty tankōbon volumes as of October 2019. An anime television series adaptation by David Production premiered on July 5, 2019 on the Super Animeism block.Year 198 of the Solar Era in Tokyo, Special Fire Force’s are fighting against a phenomenon called Spontaneous Human Combustion where humans beings are turned into living infernos called “Infernals.” While the Infernals are First Generation cases of spontaneous human combustion, later generations possess the ability to manipulate flames while retaining human form. Shinra Kusakabe, a youth who gained the nickname Devil’s Footprints for his ability to ignite his feet at will, joins the Special Fire Force Company 8 which composes of other flames users as they work to extinguish any Infernals they encounter. As a faction that is creating Infernals appears, Shinra begins to uncover the truth behind a mysterious fire that caused the death of his family twelve years ago.