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Fire Force Season 1 Cour 1 Episode Guide


Episode 1: Shinra Kusakabe Enlists

Review: Fire Force Episode 1: Holy Firefighters And Unholy Misjudgments

In Fire Force episode 1, “Shinra Kusakabe Enlists,” Shinra Kusakabe was on a train when alarms went off. A passenger had spontaneously exploded and had turned into an Infernal. Strangely, Shinra doesn’t panic, despite everyone else in the train station running for their lives. He even seemed offended when the members of Special Fire Force Company 8 asked him to get to safety. To the sounds of Sister Iris’ prayers, the team went to work. Takehisa Hinata hit the Infernal with a fire extinguishing shell and Maki Oze blocked its projectiles, preventing it from attacking the train station. This gave Akitaru Oubi time to get close enough with his core-annihilating pile bunker to finish it off. What they didn’t notice was the light fixture, flames having damaged its brackets, beginning to fall — right on top of Iris. That’s when Shinra ignited the flame power in his feet and moved her out of harm’s way. He hadn’t been afraid because he was a new recruit for Special Fire Force Company 8! After such a brash introduction, will the team accept him? Can his new career help him overcome the shadow of his past? And why in the world does he get such a big grin whenever he’s under the most stress?

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Episode 2: The Heart of a Fire Soldier

Review: Fire Force Episode 2: Knight’s Arrival And The Dangers Of Public Smoking

In Fire Force episode 2, “The Heart of a Fire Soldier,” Shinra Kusakabe is a bit disappointed to learn that his fire academy nemesis, Arthur Boyle, is also a new recruit. They waste no time taking their argument outside, only to find that Maki Oze and Iris on the roof having a picnic. Takehisa Hinawa arrives and decides he wants them both to test their strength — against Maki! Can she survive against two third generation pyrokinetics? Or is it the other way around? Special Fire Force Company 8 goes on a run and finds a daughter weeping. Her mother had turned into an Infernal two years before, and now, it was her father’s turn. What’s going on with her family? Why are there no roaring flames? And what’s the man with an eye patch doing with that black powder?

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Episode 3: The Rookie Fire Solider Games

Review: Fire Force Episode 3: Is That A Regulation Uniform And Cracks In The Lie

In Fire Force episode 3, “The Rookie Fire Soldier Games,” preparations are underway to start the rookie games. Shinra Kusakabe sees the captain of fire company #1 and remembers him from the conflagration that had killed Shinra’s mother and little brother. But the captain brushes him off. Between the competitiveness of Arthur Boyle and Tamaki Kotatsu (from company #1) trying to keep him away from her captain, he runs out of time and the games start. Shinra’s ability to fly gives him an edge, but what he finds on the top floor was anything but what he expected. Why is Joker there? Why are the Fire Force instructors unconscious on the floor? What what’s Joker saying about Shinra’s family and the fire?

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Episode 4: The Hero and the Princess

Review: Fire Force Episode 4: The Princess Of Hedonism And Emphasis On The “Soldier”

In Fire Force episode 4, “The Hero and the Princess,” a former Fire Solider is acquitted of the murders he obviously committed, but instead of celebrating, he bursts into flame and becomes an Infernal — an Infernal who is utterly self-aware! Fire Company 8 heads out, and Shinra Kusakabe and Arthur Boyle arrive first. They are astonished that the Infernal is coherent; horrified might be a better word. Because as it tries to escape, Akitaru Oubi ordered Shinra to put the Infernal to rest. Will Shinra be able to follow that order, when he has already shown his reluctance to put a peaceful Infernal down? And will it matter if he tries, since the captain of Special Fire Company 5, the wildly hedonistic Hibana, has taken a keen interest in the new Infernal?

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Episode 5: The Battle Begins

Review: Fire Force Episode 5: The Best Of Intentions And Sooner Than Later

In Fire Force episode 5, “The Battle Begins,” Shinra Kusakabe grew concerned about Iris because she was obviously trying to hide something — something that’s bothering her. He’s right to be concerned, because that night, she went alone to visit Princess Hibana, captain of the fifth Special Fire Brigade. Hibana is none too pleased to see her and decides to use her as bait to lure the eighth Special Fire Brigade. She need not have bothered with such a plan. Maki Oze had already noticed that Iris was missing, and as soon as Hibana announced her plan, she felt the ground shaking. Shinra had landed. Will the fifth’s overwhelming numbers repel the eighth? Will Maki punch someone in the stomach? And will Arthur Boyle figure out why he feels so weak?

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Episode 6: The Spark of Promise

Review: Fire Force Episode 6: The Shape Of A Flower And The Hero’s Stretch Goals

In Fire Force episode 6, “The Spark of Promise,” Shinra Kusakabe arrives at Princess Hibana’s palace. After running over a speed bump (otherwise known as another team of 5th Angels Three), he finds Hibana with Iris, who begs Shinra to leave. Iris, after all, knows how powerful Hibana is. Shinra tries to attack, but Hibana extinguishes his flames just like she had done before. Can Shinra figure out how to thwart her Heat Syncope in time? What was it that so changed Hibana from Iris’ fellow sister to the power-mad, greedy despot she’d become? And will we find out why Akitaru Oubi hadn’t joined them on this mission?

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Episode 7: The Investigation of the 1st Commences

Review: Fire Force Episode 7: Undercover Operations And A Completely Different Level

In Fire Force episode 7, “The Investigation of the 1st Commences,” with Princess Hibana firmly backing the 8th Special Fire Company (or at least Shinra Kusakabe), Akitaru Oubi makes a command decision to send Shinra and Arthur Boyle to spy on the 1st company under the auspices of a rookie exchange/training program. Upon arrival, Shinra is determined not only to spy, but to try to learn more about the circumstances surrounding his mother and brother’s death — so he challenges the company captain Leonardo Burns to a sparring match with his lieutenants. If Shinra wins, he wants the right to ask the captain one question. Do Shinra and Arthur stand a chance against the captain’s lieutenants? Will Maki Oze even let them fight? And if they do, will Arthur understand that this is an exercise — or anything else, for that matter?

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Episode 8: Infernal Insects

Review: Fire Force Episode 8: Mini Excaliburs And Seriously Broken Trust

In Fire Force episode 8, “Infernal Insects,” Shinra Kusakabe and Arthur Boyle continue their investigation of Special Fire Company 1 from within. While on run that involved multi-Infernals, they see something highly unusual — someone in vestments placing a tiny jar against a civilian’s back. That civilian immediately became an Infernal! And the vestments? They looked just like those worn by the Company 1 lieutenants. Can Shinra and Arthur successfully investigates the lieutenants? How will Arthur’s mini Excaliburs help? And is there anyone within Company 1 they can trust?

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Episode 9: The Spreading Malice

Review: Fire Force Episode 9: Thinking On His Feet And The Bell Tolled

In Fire Force episode 9, “The Spreading Malice,” Shinra Kusakabe discovers that Rekka Hoshimiya wasn’t even mostly dead. In fact, he was very much alive. He was also highly displeased with how Shinra had driven his head through the floor. With Tamaki Kotatsu still unable to fight, and with Arthur Boyle nowhere to be seen, it’s all up to Shinra. Can such a young man, even though he’s a Third Generation pyrokenetic, stand up to one of the 1st Special Fire Company’s finest? Will his lack of experience prove fatal? And can Tamaki keep the kids out of harm’s way during the fight?

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Episode 10: The Promise

Review: Fire Force Episode 10: The Captain’s Council And The Joker’s Wild

In Fire Force episode 10, “The Promise,” Akitaru OubiHibana, and the other Fire Force Special Company captains are called to a meeting with the Tokyo Empire’s Emperor Raffles IIIShinra Kusakabe and Tamaki Kotatsu must attend because of their involvement in the incident with Rekka Hoshimiya. In the meeting, the emperor confirms what Rekka had told Shinra. Namely, that Shinra’s flames are powered by the Adolla Burst, an ultra-pure form of flames. Even as they meet, Joker listens in and decides it’s time to talk to Shinra again. What does he want to talk about? How will he get to Shinra if he’s surrounded by Special Fire Force Captains? And will Tamaki have an episode free of the lucky lecher lure?

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Episode 11: Formation of Special Fire Force Company 8 / The Mightiest Hikeshi

Review: Fire Force Episode 11: Practical Idealism And Pride Of The Community

In Fire Force episode 11, “Formation of Special Fire Force Company 8 / The Mightiest Hikeshi,” The new members of Company 8 Special Fire Company gather around Captain Akitaru Oubi’s desk to hear the story of how their little company came into being. You might be surprised to learn who the first three members were — or maybe not! Later, the 8th’s investigation takes them into the territory of Benimaru Shinmon’s company. Why do the people in that community seem to adore him, when he is so aloof? And why do they seem to destroy parts of their own city when they find an Infernal?

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Episode 12: Eve of Hostilities in Asakusa

Review: Fire Force Episode 12: A Helpful Hand And That’s Not What We Said

In Fire Force episode 12, “Eve of Hostilities in Asakusa,” Benimaru Shinmon coordinates the recovery effort after the Infernal incident. His Special Fire Company begins rebuilding destroyed homes, and Benimaru tells anyone who was homeless that they can stay in the fire station until their houses are rebuilt. Shinra Kusakabe, impressed by the teamwork he saw, asked Akitaru Oubi if Special Fire Company 8 could pitch in. They worked well together, and as Maki Oze noted, the mutual effort seemed to help the two companies come to an understanding. Why, then, does Benimaru suddenly fly into a rage and accuse Akitaru and Takehisa Hinawa of creating the Infernal? And what can any of them hope to do to stop Benimaru, who’s among the most powerful pyrokinetic users in the world?

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