TV Anime Fire Force Opening Theme to be Performed by Mrs. GREEN APPLE

12.June.2019 | ANIME&GAME / MUSIC

It has been announced that Japanese rock band Mrs. GREEN APPLE will perform the opening theme song Inferno for the upcoming anime series Fire Force which is set to premiere on July 5.

Fire Force is a dark fantasy and battle manga series written and illustrated by Atsushi Ōkubo. The story is set in Tokyo where a phenomenon known as spontaneous human combustion causes citizens to turn into Infernals. The Fire Force are tasked with extinguishing these deadly cases.


The anime series is being adapted by David Production with Yuki Yase as director and Yamato Haishima as writer.


The opening theme song is set to debut in an upcoming new promotional video which is set to be released on June 18 on the official website.

Mrs. GREEN APPLE’s vocalist and guitarist Motoki Omori commented the following with regards to the band’s tie-up with the series: “Congratulations on the anime adaptation of Fire Force. It might have been around 3 years ago when I visited the bookstore and was captivated by the mysterious power of this manga. I purchased the first volume. From then on I became a huge fan. Some time passed, and the Fire Force team got in touch with us to get us on board. We were extremely honoured and honestly just moved. We wrote Inferno to capture that same initial mysterious power I felt from the series in music form. I believe the song sounds exhilarating! In any case, now there’s no helping looking forward to the anime. Mrs. GREEN APPLE would also be overjoyed if you check out the opening theme Inferno too.”


©Atsushi Ōkubo・Kodansha/特殊消防隊動画広報課


  • Top 10 Manga Series From the Summer 2020 Anime List Ranked

    03.July.2020 | ANIME&GAME

    Japanese “hybrid” bookshop honto, which is co-managed by Junkudo and 2Dfacto, has used its online and physical book sales data to rank the top 10 manga series of the current 2020 summer anime roster. Their ranking was released on July 2.


    Ito (PR, honto) | Comment

    “The 2020 summer anime roster is about to start. With people staying at home right now, there is more opportunity to watch anime, so there must be a lot of people looking forward to the new series coming. So we are releasing our own ranking of manga and light novels from the anime series that are airing this summer. Let’s peruse series that are in the spotlight right now by dividing the ranking and the differences in age of people buying the books.”

    *Data is based on the sales taken from the first half of 2020


    The Top 3 Series

    The slapstick love comedy Uzaki-chan Wants to Hang Out! (Volume 4) by Take clocks in at number one. The series has sold over 1 million copies in Japan. The data shows that the series is most popular with people in their 30’s, who rate at 41.2% of the sales. Will they be watching the anime adaptation too?

    In 2nd place is Fire Force (Volume 22) which is serialised in Weekly Shonen Magazine. This series is most popular with those in their 20’s. Season two of the anime series will premiere on July 5.

    And in 3rd place is Sword Art Online (Volume 24), a series loved by fans the world over. This hugely popular series has sold over 20 million light novels, and is popular in all age groups, with the biggest percentage of sales going to those in their 40’s at 28.2%. The first season of the anime adaptation aired back in 2012. The second half of the War of Underworld will begin on July 11.


    Full Top 10 List

    1st Place: Uzaki-chan Wants to Hang Out! (Volume 4)
    2nd Place: Fire Force (Volume 22)
    3rd Place: Sword Art Online (Volume 24)
    4th Place: Kanojo, Okarishimasu (Volume 14)
    5th Place: Baki Dou (Volume 5)
    6th Place: Re:Zero − Starting Life in Another World (Volume 22)
    7th Place: Diary of Our Days at the Breakwater (Volume 6)
    8th Place: My Youth Romantic Comedy Is Wrong, As I Expected (Volume 14)
    9th Place: Super HxEros (Volume 9)
    10th Place: A Certain Scientific Railgun (Volume 15)

    *According to honto

  • Mrs. GREEN APPLE Release Music Video For Internationally Popular Hit Song ‘PRESENT’

    08.May.2020 | MUSIC

    Mrs. GREEN APPLE has just dropped a music video for PRESENT (Japanese ver.) which is taken from their upcoming first greatest hits album 5 set to commemorate the rock band’s 5th anniversary and hit shelves on July 8, 2020.

    The original English version of the track was released on April 10, 2020 along with a music video. The song has proven popular overseas, even earning a mention on the official Billboard US website.


    Check out the Japanese version below to compare and contrast with the English version.


    Mrs. GREEN APPLE – PRESENT (Japanese ver.)

    PRESENT (Japanese ver.), along with a remastered track of their hit song Infernoーfittingly titled Inferno (Remastered 2020)ーare now available to pre-order on iTunes and Apple music, with the former now also now streaming on Spotify. PRESENT (Japanese ver.) chartered in at No. 1 on LINE MUSIC.

    Limited Pressing Edition copies of Mrs. GREEN APPLE’s upcoming 5th anniversary album, which is being called the 5 COMPLETE BOX, comes with its own original design as pictured above. Orders for this edition are open until May 19, 2020.

  • Lenny code fiction Release Fire Force Anime Ending Theme ‘Nounai’ Live Video

    16.January.2020 | ANIME&GAME / MUSIC

    Lenny code fiction dropped their 5th single Nounai on December 11 last year. They kicked off their Japanese nationwide tour “Lenny code fiction Presents 5th Single Nounai Release Tour ‘Rock no Fukken'” to promote the single at LOOK in Chiba on Monday January 13th.


    The band has just released a live video of them performing Nounai, which is used as the ending theme for the hit TV anime series Fire Force. The footage is taken from their show at Shibuya WWW X held on December 10 to celebrate the release of the single.


    Lenny code fiction – “Nounai” (LIVE Ver. @ 2019.12.10 Shibuya WWW X)


    Fans can now relive the exhilarating debut performance of the song. The band are touring through the next couple of months until March, so if you’re in Japan during this time, don’t miss the chance to catch Lenny live.