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How Zombies Inspired The Series Of Fire Force?- Atsushi Okubo

Fire Force is one of the big hits of 2019 despite having just a handful of episodes out so far. The story reveals “Infernals”. “Infernals” are regular citizens who are possessed by spirits. “Infernals” are denoted as “Zombies” by Atsushi. Besides this, the creator of Fire Force- Atsushi Okubo reveals something at the recent Anime Expo Convention. 

Atsushi Okubo:  “When I was thinking about the concept for this manga, I wanted to reach wider audiences, from young to old. I thought about the occult phenomena that I’ve heard stories about people, human beings, combusting into flame. That was one of the concepts that I had. Then when I thought about the horror genre, the zombie came to my mind, what’s scary about zombie. Then I go, like, “Burning zombie’s scary.” That’s where the basic concept came from. When I had the idea of Infernals, it’s because it’s fire, flame, I could’ve thought of actually bringing into, just, military, to fight. Then because it’s fire and flames, I thought it should be firefighters to extinguish burning zombies. Personally I like the horror genre, so I’ve watched a lot of zombie movies in the past, but I don’t really have any particular one or two that I watched specifically for research purpose or anything like that.”

Fire Force Plot

Fire Force is the story of Shinra Kusakabe. who is a third-generation pyrokinetic youth? He gained the nickname of “Devil’s Footprints” because of his ability to ignite his feet at will. So, he joins the Special Fire Force Company 8, which is composed of other flames users as they work to extinguish any Infernals they encounter. The story turns when Shinra begins to find out the cause of a mysterious fire that killed his family 12 years earlier.  

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