One of the latest recruits to join Special Fire Force Company 5 in Soul Eater creator Atsushi Ohkubo’s Fire Force is Tōru Kishiri, who has the power to create explosions with a combination of flammable gas and bubblegum. The anime adaptation premieres on July 5, and today’s update has Kengo Kawanishi (Mikazuki Augus in Mobile Suit Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans, Shōji Satō in Food Wars!) voicing the character.
Previous cast announcements include:
Yuki Yase (Kubikiri Cycle) directs at David Production (JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure) alongside character designer Hideyuki Morioka (Sayonara, Zetsubou-Sensei, Kizumonogatari).
Kodansha publishes the manga in English and describes it like so:
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?
Via Comic Natalie