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The official Twitter account for the television anime adaptation of Rieko Hinata and Akihiro Yamada’s Hikari no Ou (The Fire Hunter) fantasy novel series announced with a teaser video on March 18, 2023 that production The second season has been given the green light. The 10th and final episode of the first season also premiered on March 18, 2023.
The first season premiered on January 14.
The cast includes:
- Misaki Kuno as Tōko
- Shōya Ishige as Kōshi
- Maaya Sakamoto as Akira
- Yoshimasa Hosoya as Roroku
- Saori Hayami as Kira
- Megumi Yamaguchi as Hinako
Junji Nishimura is directing the anime at Signal.MD, and Mamoru Oshii is supervising and writing the script.
The story is set in a chaotic world after humanity’s “Final War”. A great forest, full of brilliant creatures and other wild beasts has covered the whole planet. Due to a special weapon used in the “Final War”, the human body would spontaneously explode even when approaching a very small flame. The only safe source of energy for humanity is in the bodies of the penguins and the task of hunting them down is assigned to the flaming soldiers wielding sickles, who brave the depths of the jungle. Among those who caught fire, they spread stories of one who would be the “Firecatcher Lord”, one who could absorb the flames of the millennial comet, the “Wandering Spark” that had flown through the sky. since before the “Final War” event, but now it is returning to earth.
Hinata launched the novel’s first volume in December 2018, with illustrations by The Twelve Kingdoms illustrator and RahXephon character designer Akihiro Yamada. Hinata published the novel’s fourth volume on September 3, 2020, followed by a spinoff volume on December 21, 2021.
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