In the past, characters that wore eyeglasses were often presented as smart, geeky know-it-alls, and maybe even pushovers, among other stereotypes. Nowadays that’s no longer the case, especially in anime. While in western culture those stereotypes might still be presented in some form, in anime it’s not as frequent anymore.
The anime world is filled with all kinds of characters. Some are always super positive, even though their lives haven’t been easy in any way, shape, or form. Some are naturally talented, and some are just perpetually grumpy. But what about split personalities? I don’t mean characters that have a whole other being inside them – Naruto, for example. No, this list will focus on those who, later in life, developed this other personality for whatever reason. Or those who were born with another personality.
On this episode of Bulletoon Weekly, more stuff that Rila and Riley want! Thanks, Nintendo. Also Aniplex. News on the upcoming Venom flick, and more! Stay Tooned!
This week, Rila strikes back. Muahaha. Also, DC cancels one show and replaces it with two new ones! Marvel promises a return to form with a new mini-series, and Fairy Tail may be over sooner than you think. All this and more on today’s Bulletoon Weekly! Stay Tooned!
The city of Tokyo is plagued by a deadly phenomenon: spontaneous human combustion! Luckily, a special team is there to quench the inferno: The Fire Force! The fire soldiers at Special Fire Cathedral 8 are about to get a unique addition. Enter Shinra, a boy who possesses the power to run at the speed of a rocket, leaving behind the famous “devil’s footprints” (and destroying his shoes in the process). Can Shinra and his colleagues discover the source of this strange epidemic before the city burns to ashes?
Written & Illustrated by Atsushi Ōkubo
Originally published by Kodansha, in Weekly Shōnen Magazine
Released February 17, 2016 (Japan). November 8th, 2016 (US)