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Trivia / Fire Force

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  • Acclaimed Flop: Despite having spectacular visuals, its first Blu-ray only sold little more than 100 copies in its first week. It still did well enough to get a second season, though.
  • Dueling Shows: With the similarly themed film Promare, that opened just before the Summer 2019 season started.
  • International Coproduction: Similar to Dimension W, the anime features Funimation as part of the production committee along with Chinese streaming site bilibili.
  • No Export for You:
    • Averted in a certain form in Latin America. Traditionally, every anime that is licensed by Funimation is automatically region-blocked for Spanish and Portuguese-speaking countries in Latin America. However, and as a way to wash their hands, Funimation gave the broadcasting rights to a local distributor, Sato Company, which announced it in some events dedicated to TV channels and OTT providers as a catalog title, weeks before being broadcasted in Japan. Some anime news websites found it, and the company finally revealed on a interview for a Brazilian anime website, along with Fruits Basket, another Funimation title. However, as Sato Company doesn't have any business relations with simulcast companies like Crunchyroll, preferring to do business with OTT platforms, the series didn't see its light until after the first part was broadcast in Japan on platforms such as Netflix or Amazon Prime Video (streaming platforms which Sato Company already has business links) as a dumpcast. The anime was finally released in Latin America on December 7, 2019, with the first 12 episodes published.
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    • Also averted in Finland, as the series is available in Wakanim, a company Funimation has ties with. Points extra that weeks after the announcement, Sony Pictures announced that Funimation, Wakanim and Madman Entertainment will be merged into a single joint venture.
  • Prop Recycling: The streets are often filled with classic European CGI cars (particularly Italian ones) rather unfitting for the Japanese setting, likely due to David Production reusing assets made for the animated adaptation of JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Vento Aureo.
  • Star-Making Role: For Sarah Roach as Maki. She mentioned on Twitter that this was her first voice acting role as a leading character.
  • Too Soon: Due to the series' premise about firefighting, the anime's broadcast of Episode 3 was halted after the arson attack at Kyoto Animation's Studio 1 building. It only lasted a week, but starting with episode 4, the color for the fire was changed. It still counted as this when episode 3 did have a pretty big building on fire that the heroes needed to escape.
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