Netflix’s run of anime this year has been pretty damn hot, but what isn’t hot is the fact that popular shonen series Fire Force isn’t on the service. We know why Fire Force isn’t available to stream on Netflix and we can point you in the right direction on where to find the series.
Fire Force is a Japanese anime series based on the manga of the same name by author Atsushi Ōkubo. On September 23, 2015, the Weekly Shonen Magazine published the first serialization of Fire Force. It didn’t take long for the series to gain momentum and was only a matter of time before it received an anime adaptation. The studio behind the anime is David Production, whose previous work has been on other popular titles such as Jojo’s Bizzare Adventure and Cells at Work!.
Rising sea levels will cause chaos in the near future. Whole countries are being lost to the ocean and new continents created. Japan’s landmass has dramatically decreased, forcing the population to gather within the ‘Tokyo Empire’ where the Holy Sol Temple and Hajima industries have the Amaterasu, perpetual thermal energy plant. When Infernals begin to emerge, which are humans who spontaneously combust and become a new unit in the Tokyo fire brigade, a special unit is created. To combat the “Infernals,” the Fire Force is granted powers by the Holy Sol Temple.
It all comes down to licensing, and unfortunately, Netflix doesn’t hold the license to stream episodes of Fire Force. For years, streaming services like FUNimation or Crunchyroll have been the dominant players in the US anime market. Netflix has much to do to be able to compete with its rivals in anime production.
You will need to subscribe to Crunchyroll and FUNimation to view Fire Force. FUNimation can access the Sub and Dub episodes, while Crunchyroll streams English Sub episodes.
It’s highly improbable but not impossible that Fire Force will come to Netflix.
The only other David Production series on Netflix currently is Jojo’s Bizzare Adventure. Even though there are 4 seasons, the series has only one season.
It may take a very long time for Fire Force to arrive but we have hope we’ll see it sooner rather than later.
By now you’ll know the drill that Japan is currently the only region streaming Fire Force on Netflix.
You’ll have to look to other streaming services if you want to stream episodes of Fire Force.
You can watch episodes of Fire Force in the United Kingdom on Crunchyroll or FUNimation.
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