Hikari no Ō

Title:Hikari no Ō
The Fire Hunter
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Notables: Animation - Signal MD
OSHII Mamoru
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.
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TV anime that premiered on January 14, 2023.
Animated by Signal.MD.
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Unevaluated Stretch [series:4607#628]
(One episode watched):

An odd, if not weird premise, with 'fire hunters', 'natural fire', 'warding stones', 'Muku paper', 'treefolk', etc, etc. I'm just not sure whether I like it or not. Perhaps it is so odd that I still have little idea where it is going after one episode. Is this Japan or some alternate world? What are 'Fire Hunters' and why do they need dogs? What are those monsters with yellow blood that they hunt? Episode one doesn't tell us all that much, but this seems like it could be good so I'll continue watching for now.

Last updated Tuesday, January 24 2023. Created Tuesday, January 24 2023.

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Official Japanese Series Web Site https://hikarinoou-anime.com/

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