I’m glad this anime decided to use fire as its primary power. It leads to some pretty amazing visuals.
Before I get into this review, I have to admit something. I was a little slack last week and didn’t do a review of episode 23. That’s why this review is covering two episodes. It’s not because they both go well together, which they do. It’s not because I thought that episode 23 didn’t have enough substance to merit its own review. I just got distracted by playing Among Us on my phone.
With that out of the way, Fire Force season 2 episodes 23 and 24 really do go well together as a pair. Shinra, Arthur and Tamaki all go visit Asakusa in order to be trained by Company 7’s captain, Benimaru. Shinra and Arthur go through some pretty intense roasting while Tamaki gets to play a game of tag with Hinata and Hikage.
Fire Force season 2 episode 23 is all about Tamaki’s training. Basically the story is about how she breaks through the invisible wall she set for herself. She had just been going along with what others expected of her. It’s now time for her to step up and become what she wants to be.
Fire Force season 2 episode 24 is about Shinra and Arthur surpassing their limits and get access to the Hysterical Strength of a Fire Scene. If you’re asking yourself “what the hell is ‘the Hysterical Strength of a Fire Scene'” then I don’t blame you. From what I could gather from this anime episode its what happens when you force your body past its limits and force survival instinct to take over. I’d almost compare it to what happened to Mikasa early on in Attack on Titan. It’s as if something clicks in Shinra and Arthur’s minds that allows them to use a blue flame now.
All of this training wraps up just in time for us to see that several members of the Knights of the Ashen Flame preparing to attack Amaterasu. This group includes Shinra’s younger brother, Sho. With their newfound power we’re sure to be in for some pretty entertaining action.
One thing of importance to note, the White Clad did manage to kill the captain of Fire Force Company 4. This was the old guy with the scar on his face that was a masochist. At the same time, a White Clad came to kill Company 7’s #2 Konro Sagamiya. It appears that the White clad are on a mission to kill anyone who’s experienced Adolla.
Are Fire Force Season 2 Episodes 23 and 24 Worth Watching?
Yes. Fire Force season 2 episodes 23 and 24 are worth watching. They are fairly standard when it comes to anime training episodes. The training is as much mental as it is physical. Watching Tamaki play tag with Hinata and Hikage was fun to watch. I couldn’t help but laugh at how Shinra and Arthur were prepared for their training.
Once Benimaru decided to do some hand-to-hand sparring with the two boys, it got to the point where I had flashbacks of Roy Mustang’s fight with Envy. Once Shinra and Arthur came at Benimaru with killing intent he reciprocated without hesitation. Benimaru proves just how deadly he is in his pummeling of the two. It was pretty difficult to watch to be honest.
Like I said earlier, I’m excited to see what’s going to come from this training in the upcoming battle. For the most part the Fire Soldiers have been outgunned by their opponents. Will the Hysterical Strength of a Fire Scene lead to Shinra and Arthur taking down some of their enemies? I don’t know but I do want to watch and find out. What better endorsement can you give to an anime?
Now go watch some anime!