The official Fire Force anime website has updated with the announcement that Daisuke Sakaguchi has joined the cast as Victor Licht in the upcoming anime series adaptation. Victor is a genius researcher at the Haijima Institute. He specializes in the power of combustion and is striving to understand human combustion specifically. He is apparently linked to Joker, although his motives are mysterious.
The confirmed cast now consists of:
- Gakuto Kajiwara: Shinra Kusakabe
- Yusuke Koboyashi: Arthur Boyle
- M.A.O.: Iris
- Saeko Kamijō: Maki Oze
- Kenichi Suzumura: Takehisa Hinawa
- Kazuya Nakai: Akitaru Ōbi
- Daisuke Sakaguchi: Victor Licht
Kodansha provided a description for the manga series.
Terror has paralyzed the clockwork metropolis of Tokyo! Possessed by demons, people have begun to burst into flame, leading to the establishment of a special firefighting team: the Fire Force, ready to roll on a moment’s notice to fight spontaneous combustion anywhere it might break out. The team is about to get a very unique addition: Shinra, a boy who possesses the unique power to run at the speed of a rocket, leaving behind the famous “devil’s footprints” (and destroying his shoes in the process). Can the Fire Force discover the source of this strange phenomenon and put a stop to it? Or will the city burn to ashes first?
No other details are confirmed at this time so stay tuned for updates.