Funimation Hosts Creator of Fire Force and Soul Eater Atsushi Ohkubo at Anime Expo

Funimation is coming in hot to Anime Expo with a Fire Force Panel and SimulDub premiere! Meet the original creator of Soul Eater and Fire Force, Atsushi Ohkubo, and the Fire Force manga editor Megumu Tsuchiya while they discuss the new anime adaptation. Also, experience the SimulDub™ Premiere and receive an exclusive giveaway item!


Funimation Presents Fire Force Anime Panel & Premiere

Date: Friday, July 5 from

Time: 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM

Room: LP3 (408AB)


Atsushi Ohkubo

Atsushi Ohkubo is best known for his first serialized work, Soul Eater, which ran in Square Enix’s Monthly Shōnen Gangan for roughly nine years and was a worldwide hit. He debuted in the manga industry back in 2001 with Ichizen no Hone, and his most recent mega-serial, Fire Force—which will be made into an anime starting in July!—began running in Kodansha’s Weekly Shōnen Magazine in 2015. His other notable works include B. Ichi and Soul Eater Not!

Outside of creating manga, Ohkubo also enjoys gaming and music and is involved in character designing.  

Megumu Tsuchiya

Megumu Tsuchiya joined Kodansha in 2012 and has worked in the editing department of Weekly Shonen Magazine since then. He has been the managing editor for Fire Force since 2015.


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BONUS! Take a peek at the design of the exclusive giveaway button:

See you there!