Don’t play with fire
- Episodes: 24
- Genre: Action, Supernatural, Shounen
- Airing Date: July 2019 – Ongoing
- Studio: David Production
Enen no Shouboutai (Fire Force) Preview (No Spoilers)
The world has been almost completely covered with fire, making mankind’s survival a bit complicated. To make matters worse, some people suddenly burst into flames for no apparent reason and turn into horrible monsters that destroy everything in their path. To fight those monsters, the Fire Force was created, formed mostly by pyrokinetic firefighters. But as the saying goes, power corrupts, so an 8th company within the Fire Force was created just to make sure that the other seven companies behaved correctly. Takehisa Hinawa is the second in command of the 8th company, a man determined to follow the rules and find out the true origin of the Spontaneous Human Combustion epidemic, to save mankind.
Takehisa Hinawa Highlights (Spoilers Beyond This Point)
1. He Is Loyal
While he may look as if he is always exasperated with Obi and the other members of the Eighth Company, the truth is that Lieutenant Hinawa is fiercely loyal to Captain Obi and his desire to hold the whole Fire Force accountable for how they treat the Infernals and the collateral damage that can happen once Infernals and Fire Fighters clash. He won’t let anyone behind either, and if one of his subordinates comes in with a crazy story, Hinawa will believe them enough to check out if it’s true instead of dismissing them.
2. He Wears Glasses
This may sound a little shallow, but Takehisa Hinawa wears glasses and that makes him look smarter, cooler and more handsome than many of his co-workers. Hinawa doesn’t use them just for fashion, he is practically blind without them which is funny given how he is the sniper of the group.
3. He Won't Allow People to Waste Their Potential
Before he was a Fire Fighter, Takehisa Hinawa was a soldier. One of his biggest regrets was not using his abilities to shoot his best friend when he turned into an Infernal before his friend suffered. Since then, he has been quite dedicated to making sure that no one wastes their gifts or their life. So while he insists that everyone trains to become the best, Hinawa also tells Obi to stop training when it’s needed.
4. He Is an Unstoppable Sniper
Takehisa Hinawa is a second-generation fire user. While this means he can't create fire, he can control fires that already exist, and in his particular case, this means the combustion inside bullets and guns. So on one hand, he can shoot non-lethal bullets at his subordinates when they slack off, and on the other, when he shoots an infernal, you can be sure he will hit his target as he can make the bullets move and ricochet in different angles so they will always meet the mark.
5. He Doesn't Allow Nonsense In Dangerous Situations
While other members of the Eighth Company try to find amusing ways to use their abilities, Hinawa is patient with shenanigans. This is especially obvious in his relationship with Maki, as he will find ways to make sure that she is not creating fire imps just for the fun of it, and always reminds others in the middle of a battle that they’re in a war. He’s very focused on his mission, which makes us believe that Hinawa will be part of the people who will find a way to stop the Spontaneous Human Combustion forever.
At first glance, Lieutenant Takehisa Hinawa is the most serious and unremarkable member of the Eighth Company. However, as we get to know him, we can see that beneath his serious and no-nonsense demeanor, he is completely devoted to his team and his mission and that he has a very warm heart: he pushes people away mostly because he doesn't want others to suffer as he did when his friend became an Infernal.
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