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Junji Nishimura, Mamoru Oshii’s Hikari no Ō Fantasy TV Anime’s Promo Trailer!

The Twitter page for the new anime of Rieko Hinata and Akihiro Yamada’s Hikari no Ō (The Firecatcher Lord) have released a new full promotional clip as well as the exciting information that the anime will debut on January 14th. Check out the story, synopsis and clip below and let us know if you will be watching!

The novel series’ story is set in a world in the chaotic aftermath of humanity’s apocalyptic Last War. A great forest, infested with flameling creatures and other fallen beasts, covers the world, and pockets of humanity live in small protected communities. Due to a special weapon used in the Last War, human beings spontaneously burst into flame even when merely getting close to a small source of fire. The only safe energy source for humanity lies within the bodies of flamelings, and the duty to hunt them falls to the sickle-wielding firecatchers who brave the depths of the great forest. Among the firecatchers, they whisper tales of one who would be “Firecatcher Lord,” an individual who will be able to harvest the fire of the thousand-year comet, the “Wandering Spark” that has flown in the sky since it was sent up before the Last War, but is now returning to earth.

The story begins with Tōko, a young girl from a paper-making town who finds herself in the forbidden forest, assailed by flamelings, when a flamecatcher rushes to protect her. In another place, a young capital-born boy named Kōshi shelters his younger sister after losing his mother to factory poison.

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