The Firecatcher Lord Novel will get an Anime Adaptation

The Firecatcher Lord

The Firecatcher Lord, also known as Fire Hunter, is a popular Japanese fantasy novel series written by Rieko Hinata and illustrated by Akihiro Yamada. Because of its unique art forms, treacherous journey, and supernatural elements, the series is well-loved by its readers.

As a result, anime audiences were eagerly waiting for its anime adaptation. Holp Shuppan, one of the well-known publishing companies in Misaki-Cho, Chiyoda, in Tokyo City, has published four volumes of this light novel. It began publishing from December 20, 2018 to September 30, 2020.

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This story packed with a touching plot, numerous emotional scenes, and excellent growth of characters. As a result, it succeeded in getting lots of attention and love from fans. So get to this informative news and learn about this upcoming anime adaptation, including its release date, trailer, cast, staff, and plot.

When will the Firecatcher Lord novel receive an Anime Adaptation?

The Firecatcher Lord novel
Source: Cover of The Firecatcher Lord novel

The Firecatcher Lord novel finally announced its anime adaptation on its official’s Twitter account. They made an announcement on November 5, 2020, stating that they will release the Firecatcher Lord anime series on January 14, 2023.

Alongside the announcement, the officials also revealed the name of the animation studio, i.e., Signal. MD, which animated this fantasy TV anime. Signal.MD is a sub-branch of Production I.G., one of the most popular animation studios.

Even though they founded it in 2014, it has already brought us some great works, such as Mars Red and Platinum End. Additionally, the officials announce the streaming platform where it will begin airing.
WOWOW Channel is the only platform that got all the legal rights and licenses to the series.

WOWOW is a satellite broadcasting and premium satellite television station owned and operated by WOWOW Inc. Unfortunately, they have not revealed where they aired this anime other than on Wowow. But it is very logical to say that Japan’s original networks first aired this anime.

After some time, they released it internationally on Crunchyroll or may be other platforms such as Netflix, Amazon Prime, etc. However, it is just a prediction, and we have to wait for an official word on this query.

Official Trailer of the Firecatcher Lord Anime

The Firecatcher Lord Anime Official Trailer

The officials have already released two promotional videos and one teaser video for Firecatcher Lord anime series. Sadly, most countries restrict the teaser and promotional videos on the series’ official YouTube channel.

But don’t worry, you will watch one of its promotional videos above, which they also uploaded to their official Twitter account. After watching the teaser for the series, it seems like a dark anime series with captivating world-building and excellent characters.

It also has captivating music, spectacular character design, and well-choreographed action sequences. While watching its teaser, fans will have high expectations from the series and are looking forward to discovering its epic story.

Cast and Staff of Anime

Cast and Staff of Anime
Source: The Firecatcher Lord anime

The officials of the Firecatcher Lord novel revealed some of the major cast and staff of the series. Its cast and staff include some of the talented artists who previously worked on several popular anime series. In this fantasy TV anime, Misaki Kuno will portray the role of Touko, and Shoya Ishige will portray Koushi.

On the other hand, Maaya Sakamoto will portray Akira, Saori Hayami will portray Kira, and Yoshimasa Hosoya will portray Roroku. If we talk about the staff, then this fantasy TV anime will be directed by Junji Nishimura, with Mamoru Oshii supervising and writing the scripts.

While Takuya Saito will be in charge of character design, Kenji Kawai will be in charge of composing the music. And last but not least, Signal.MD is the animation studio behind this much-awaited fantasy TV anime. On November 25, 2022, the officials also shared information about its theme songs.

Maaya Sakamoto, one of the most popular artists in Japan, performed “Still Far Away”, the ending theme song of the series. However, they have not yet shared any information about its opening theme song.

About The Firecatcher Lord anime

The Firecatcher Lord key visual
Source: The Firecatcher Lord official website

Anime lovers will definitely adore the excellent combination of war and fantasy in the Firecatcher Lord novel. It contains some excellent historical elements and a highly engaging storyline that binds you until the end of the series. Humanity’s greatest war, which has just ended, sets the story of the series in its aftermath.

The war has covered the entire world in a forbidden forest, and infected all of the people with a dangerous gas. As a consequence of this infection, whenever people come closest to any type of fire, they will immediately burst into flame.

To use fire for their livelihood, they must kill Black Beasts and Flame Spirits, which they can only find in the Black Forest. This fantasy TV anime mainly depicts the story of two teenagers, Touko and Koushi. Just after their first meeting, they eventually change the world fate.

It’s fascinating for anime audiences to learn about how people live in the aftermath world and what kind of world we’ll see there. Fans were also excited to watch the incredible fighting sequences and how ordinary people fought themselves against several powerful, mysterious species.

That’s it for the post. We hope you found this informative news about the anime adaptation of The Firecatcher Lord novel useful. Stay tuned for more of the latest anime news and upcoming anime adaptations.


1. What is the other name of the Firecatcher Lord anime series?

This upcoming fantasy TV anime is also popularly known by its other English name, The Fire Hunter, and its Japanese name, Hikari no O.

2. Where can I watch this upcoming anime?

It will begin airing on January 14, 2023, on the WOWOW television channel. This channel is currently the only platform where you can watch all the regular episodes of the series.

Source: Official Website

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