A festival dedicated to comics, animation, video games and science fiction, Lucca comics and gamesis held in Italy, and they participated in it Atsushi Ohkuboauthor of popular manga franchises Soul Eater Mr Firepower (Enen no Shouboutai). In the meeting with the journalists, he reflected on his work and the hard work of returning to the industry, and that much he has stated in the past that Fire Force will be his last work.
«Is it really his last work?» asked one of the journalists. «It’s true, I said. But now I thought better of it. Sometimes I even thought I couldn’t do it anymore, but now I think I can do some other things, maybe with those machines that draw themselves. Some are destroyed by work, I don’t want that, I need rest, rest“, answered the author.
«Is attending this convention work or vacation?“, he asked afterwards. «Definitely on hiatus, having fun at Lucca Comics & Games“, answered the author. «The theme of madness is constantly repeated in your works, is it important that there is a little madness in everyone?“, he continued the questioning. «I’m trying to show people’s insecurities. Without a little madness, we would be stuck, we would die. In “Soul Eater” there is a relationship between madness and courage“, he answered.
On the other hand, Ohkubo published the manga Firepower in the magazine Weekly Shonen magazine from the publisher Kodansha between September 2015 and February 2022. The work inspired a twenty-four episode anime adaptation produced by the studios David productionpremiered in July 2019, followed by a second season in July 2020 and a third season in production.
Synopsis of the fire brigade
Terror has paralyzed the residents of Tokyo after a phenomenon known as “spontaneous combustion” began to turn its residents into a kind of fiery demons called hellions. Despite this, some humans can handle flames and retain their human form, giving them special abilities that divide them into the first, second, and third generation of pyrokinetics. Within this chaos, our protagonist Shinra Kusakabe, a third-generation pyrokinetic, joins the Eighth Company of the Special Fire Force Unit, which seeks to uncover the truth behind the phenomenon of human combustion.
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