Fire Force has stunning visuals. Seriously, if you are a combat scene junkie like me, you will adore every episode of this because gosh, it’s gorgeous to look at. The animation is the best part of this show. The opening scene of the show, in which all the characters kick a gigantic Fire Monster’s ass, is so wonderful to watch and precisely syncs with the song playing in the background that I’ve never skipped it, not just because INFERNO is a banger.
I enjoy the quality of character design in this program, and the artwork also has that timeless Atsushi Okubo “Soul Eater” look that I adored so much in middle school. My favorite element is just the contrast between the dark backgrounds and the blue Fire Force uniforms, which helps to create a truly lovely tableau befitting of wall art.
Speaking of the Soul Eater aesthetic, the architecture is amazing. It’s not nearly as cartoonish as Soul Eater was, but I love how all the structures have this Solar/SteamPunk vibe.
The characters are fantastic, and as the story has progressed, we’ve steadily learned more about them. Some individuals, in my opinion, are way too impatient with character development. They fail to understand that sometimes things simply evolve slowly, and I’m okay with that. I appreciate the main guy himself and that we are gradually beginning to grow acquainted to the 8th Precinct. The MC aspires to be a hero, and in my opinion, he succeeds admirably. When Shinra says he wants to be a police officer when he grows up, I can’t help but think of a young child who says the same thing, only Shinra actually becomes a police officer and protects others.
He has good objectives, and he has just the proper amount of “shounen protag” so that it doesn’t overpower him. His nervousness for the majority of the show is really relatable. I believe his small smile tick only serves to emphasize that in terms of his relationships with other characters. He has a great cool appearance, but he also seems to be still getting the hang of saving people.
The soundtrack is excellent, the character designs are fantastic, the powers that each character possesses are creative and entertaining, and the story itself really picks off in the third episode and just gently hooks you in for the rest of the series. Give Fire Force a look if you enjoy fast-paced action with lulls of enjoyable and humorous character interactions.
However, if you’re who want something incredibly deep and profound right away, I wouldn’t recommend seeing Fire Force. True, this show moves slowly, but that’s exactly what makes it so effective. Many shounen series are currently battling with pacing, but not Fire Force. It chooses the middle ground by giving us each chapter one at a time rather than all at once.