The Origins Of Shinra And Sho Kusakabe- Fire Force DISCUSSION(SPOILER WARNING) (2023)

Hey, everyone! I know I don’t usually talk about “Fire Force” on a regular basis(heck; I’m gonna be late on the review for season 2 because I’m watching the dub), but I REALLY wanted to talk about the recent chapters of this series! I’ve been reading the manga ever since season 1 of the anime ended, and-I have to say: THIS. SERIES. IS. FUEGO~. From creator Atsuhi Okubo sensei’s amazing art and imagery to how diverse these abilities can get despite being fire related- this series could not be better. Well………I gotta be honest: I get a little bit bored with the anime. Look; it’s a stellar adaptation- animation and music on point, the pacing is really good. It’s just………sh!t; I don’t know. I mean; I’m still gonna watch it. I don’t know what it is.

Also………I should say that I’ll be referencing some……….Biblical material. As in the story from the bible we all know. Now look- I DO NOT CARE about what you believe in. Rude way to put it, but it’s the truth. Believe in what you want- God, Allah, some other religion; it does not matter to me. We’re talking about an anime/manga series with references to one of the most famous religious stories ever- not about religion itself. So as long as we can be respectful to other people’s beliefs; we can just have a nice discussion, right? Right.

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What we’re here to talk about is the most recent chapters- chapter 230 to 233. These chapter reveal the origins of the series main character: Shinra Kusakabe. Or-as I have been referring to them as of late: FIRE JESUS! You’ll see why in a little bit. We also learn about his brother, Sho- which, looking back on it, was kind of foreshadowed in all of his appearances and pyrokinetic abilities. Seriously- we probably should have seen this reveal coming, if we’re being honest. Of course: SPOILER ALERT for those who are not reading the manga up to this point. For those who are curious enough to stay or don’t care about spoilers: Let’s begin!

I say that their origin story begins in chapter 230, but we’ll have to back all the way up to chapter 207. In this chapter; Sho breaks free of Haumea’s control following a brief encounter with Shinra in the Adolla world. Now free; he sets out to meet with his brother again. However- he can’t exactly break out because then Haumea will just mind control him again. So he has to be all discreet n’ sh!t to get out of the Nether. Easier said than done because like in any sitcom storyline- your journey to get from point A to Point B is obstructed by obstacles specifically made to stop you at this one time. That being his comrades in the Evangelists. Inka(a character anime watches have just met), Sister Sumire(still alive, by the way), Charon, and finally Arrow- who he takes hostage to get him out of there without any more problems.

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This doesn’t get much follow up until chapter 213- when Shinra ends up falling to the Titanic Infernal from the first(and BEST) opening- “Inferno” by Ms GREEN APPLE. Long story short: Sho ends up having to save Shinra. And he leaves before he wakes up- going to search to find out more about the Kusakabe’s.

(Video) The Life Of Shinra Kusakabe (Fire Force)

Which leads us into chapter 230-the back half, to be specific. In disguise to hide from the White Clads; Sho and Arrow break into Shinjuku Regional Office- the place in the Tokyo Empire that holds all the empire’s Family Records. Sho stops time and steals his family records- only to find something shocking: Under Mother- it lists one “Mari Kusakabe.” But under father- Nothin’. This just raises more questions- more than I think he bargained for. Search continues- leading to a scene in which he’s treated like a regular kid- something that he’s never experienced……….Nice Scene.

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Off to search for his birth records- he finds that there aren’t any. He and Shinra’s birth was never listed in official records. But what they did find is something very telling. As it turns out……Mari Kusakabe was being examined for a Virgin Birth when giving birth to Shinra and Sho! Are you seeing what Okubo sensei is telling us? No? Alright; let’s keep going.

Further investigation reveals that this Biblical moment was official scrubbed from public records. Fortunately; the community director was the one who wanted to report this. So they just ask him about it. And he explains that the Church of The Holy Sol pressured him into not writing the story in community notice. Talking with this man ends up with just that 1 piece of new information- but it’s here where Sho enters into the Adolla World. Which is where he meets the 1 person who can tell him the truth about he and Shinra’s birth: His Mother. Still a Demon Infernal- Mari crawls out from the flaming ground of the Adolla World- and shows Sho……The Truth.

17 years ago- Mari went to the hospital and finds out that she is expecting! But the problem is: She ain’t “do the deed” wit nobody! Everyone- the doctor and mother included- takes this as “You’ve been with so many guys that you can’t keep track?” It’s not everyday that a woman comes in claiming that she’s having a baby out nowhere. It makes sense that she’s kind of seen as a wh0re of s!ut because she doesn’t know who the father is. Not justifying it- just explaining. Months pass- her baby bump grows(even starts the kicking– more that than anything), and her parents have completely disowned her. But they still pay for living expenses and hospital bills and the like. So she can live with them thinking her a little wh0re.

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TIME TO GIVE BIRTH! Few hours later- one “Shinra Kusakabe.” The doctor who helped her through the birthing process had thought that this would be like “another certain event(there was once a story of a baby “born in flames”),” but the baby Shinra was born completely normal healthy. However- there’s still no hint as to how this “virgin birth” came to be. He does however reference the story from before the cataclysm- That Story. The one of “The Virgin Mary……..” Hold on. I get it now. And I can only assume you’ve gotten it by now, too: Shinra REALLY IS “Fire Jesus!” Sure; there aren’t 3 wise men and a drummer boy, and yeah- he wasn’t born in a manger. But as far as the story of Jesus goes- he fits the bill! Even down to what he might be here to do.

(Video) Fire Force | Shinra Kusakabe FULL-BACKSTORY!! / POWERS EXPLAINED

If you’ll recall; the story of Jesus ends with him “dying for our sins.” And what the Evangelists wants is for the world of “Fire Force” to “Pay For What They Did To Her.Get it? This is all purely speculation- but based on what Okubo sensei has set up with this flashback; I think that the only way to stop the cataclysm is for Shinra to give himself over to the Evangelist to die as retribution for what happened to her. And THAT is what Shinra’s purpose is.

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Shinra being a “Savior” like Jesus would honestly explain his obsession with being a hero. As for why he uses his feet for such a task- you got me there. Couldn’t tell ya where Okubo sensei got the idea for using his feet to be a savior from- but it looks cool and you get some cool imagery so I’m not gonna question it.

Her parents do come to see her in the hospital- but mostly only to berate and belittle her and “the child nobody asked for.” She gives her one last piece of advice before exiting her life forever: “That child will bring you nothing but ruin.” She rejects the thought- and tells her new baby boy that he “Is the Hero the world needs!” This explains Shinra- but what of Sho. It’s pretty simple: He’s an angel. Wasn’t it obvious? The feathers that appear whenever he uses his pyrokinetic ability? The fact that everyone who sees him comments that he looks like “An Angel?” Wow, how did we NOT guess that?

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Chapter 233 begins after Sho is born- which basically leads into the flashback at the end of Season 1: Haumea and Charon turn Mari into a Demon Infernal, kidnap Sho, and leave Shinra to take the fall- branding him a “Devil.” Though learning all of this recontextualizes that night- and it all goes back to what I said when I was talking about Black Clover. I talked about how the Gods of Fate in that series were doing everything in their power to tear down Asta(who-coincidentally- shares not only the same Japanese Voice actor as Shinra(Gakuto Kajiwara), but also the nickname of “Devil”) and did everything they could to make Yuno great. In “Fire Force;” the Evangelist and the White Clad’s are all doing everything they can to “supress the savior-” they took his Guide Angel, his mother, and got him branded as a “Devil.” The Evangelist even sent him to see the past world just so his doppleganger could further ruin his life! They’re doing everything they can to make sure that this kid can’t stop them from doing a second cataclysm.

Oh yeah; did I mention that Sho is Shinra’s Guide Angel? His job is to guide him- to protect him. Rather than Shinra having to protect Sho- Sho has to take care of Shinra. Although, knowing anime; it’s going to end up being that they “protect each other.” And with that; the flashback and Sho’s meeting with his mother ends. His kicked back to the real world- where Sho becomes more determined than ever to reunite with his brother!

(Video) The END of Fire Force Adult Shinra and His Son!?

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And yeah, folks! That’s the origin story of Shinra and Sho Kusakabe! I really wanted to talk to someone about this stuff because I found it so interesting. The idea of Shinra being the person to save the world really recontextulaizes his goal of being a hero- and the idea of Sho being an Angel was honestly obvious when you look at the context clues in the story.

I hope you enjoyed this post. Depending on the reaction to this post; I might just do more like it. I really want to do a whole discussion on Kaguya Sama: Love Is War‘s recent season because it ties into a recent development in the manga. Heck; I might do that anyway!

Until the next post, my loving audience. Catch ya later, gators!

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What happened to sho kusakabe in the end? ›

After breaking out of this state and finding out about his history, Shō decided to join his brother and assist the Special Fire Force in taking down the White Clad, until being teleported to Adolla after the reinitialization of the Great Cataclysm.

What disorder does Shinra have? ›

Sometimes to his embarrassment, Shinra suffers from nervous laughter, a condition where animals naturally grin or show their teeth when nervous, stressed, angered or uncomfortable. He developed this condition after witnessing his mother die.

Who is Shinra's girlfriend? ›

Iris. Shinra does sees Iris as a friend and someone to protect, as seen when he saved her when they first met before he joined company 8. He has shown to find her attractive as he has blushed when seeing her exposed during her purification ritual and when they went shopping.

Who did Shinra have kids with? ›

The boy's cloak had an iris flower on it and the girl's cloak was the same as Medusa's. I think this makes it pretty clear that they're shinra's children with Iris and Inca respectively.

Who is Shinra Kusakabe's wife? ›

Saeko | Fire Force Wiki | Fandom.

How did Shinra become a god? ›

After performing soul resonance with the rest of his family, Shinra becomes the incarnation of the Saviour itself, Shinrabanshō-man.

Is Shinra related to God? ›

Theoretically, God is the son of Shinra, Shinra being the one who gave him life.

What is Shinra's true power? ›

Shinra's powers involve him igniting flames which come directly from his feet. These powers are referred to as the Devil's Footprints, because of the ashes they leave on the floor. His powers have altered him without him realizing it, as his fighting style is reminiscent of Capoeira, which focuses on his legs.

How is Shinra related to death the kid? ›

Fifteen years ago, Death created another fragment and second son: Death the Kid, in the image of Shinra Kusakabe, the boy who saved the world.

Does Inca love Shinra? ›

Wanting a new goal, she fell in love with Shinra because he is the reason she was able to experience death and now wants to live a life where she doesn't die and to experience many things.

Who is the traitor in Fire Force? ›

Rekka Hoshimiya is a major antagonist of Fire Force. He originally presented himself as a lieutenant of Special Fire Force Company 1 and a priest working at the Holy Sol Temple, but he later turns out to be an agent of the White-Clad, turning people into artificial Infernals and finding sources of the Adolla Burst.

Did Shinra marry sister Iris? ›

The demon is now the hero of this brand-new fun world. In the epilogue chapters, we can see Shinra hunting down Inca and cleaning up the mess she keeps making. At this time Shinra makes it clear that he has Iris, meaning that the two have finally gotten together.

Is Soul Evans a descendant of Shinra? ›

Conversation. So Kid from Soul Eater's appearance is based on Shinra's. And Soul Evans is most likely a descendant of either Sho or Shinra hence the teeth.

Who is Kusakabe Shinra's son? ›

She gave birth to Shinra in Year 178, and in Year 183 gave another virgin birth to son Shō.

Is death the kid Shinra's son? ›

Death the Kid (デス・ザ・キッド, Desu za Kiddo), called "Kid" for short, is the son of Shinigami. Kid is created from a part of his father's being like his older brother Asura as an incomplete shinigami, modeled after his father's creator Shinra Kusarabe.

Who is Iris boyfriend in Fire Force? ›

Shinra Kusakabe

Who did Arthur marry Fire Force? ›

SpouseArthur, occasionally also Mordred
Significant otherVaried, including either Lancelot, Mordred or Yder
ChildrenUsually none, occasionally a son with Arthur or children with Mordred
RelativesVaried, including a cousin
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Is Shinra a doppelganger? ›

As a doppelgänger, the nature of his personality is entirely dependent on how other people view the real Shinra. Since people erroneously believe that Shinra is a cruel and villainous devil, his doppelgänger is as cruel and villainous as people believe him to be.

Did Shinra create a universe? ›

The New World refers to the earth that was created long ago by Shinra Kusakabe, whom manifested this world with the power of the Adolla Burst from the Old World in which the New World is based on.

Is Shinra a 4th generation? ›

4) Fourth Generation Pyrokinetic

The Fourth Generation Pyrokinetic abilities can defy the very laws of physics. Sho Kusakabe can slow down time, and Shinra Kusakabe can accelerate to the speed of light.

Why did death take Shinra's powers? ›

Death came into existence when Shinra Kusakabe recreated his world into one where life is less valued than death. Death was made to be the god of this new world and his first act was to confiscate the pyrokinetic powers, deeming it to be far too powerful for mankind to have.

Who is Shinra and Sho father? ›

In reality, Shinra and Sho had no father; however, Mari's parents heavily doubted this fact and rejected her. The flashback also showed Mari calling Shinra a “hero” in a serious manner, foreshadowing Shinra's future role in relation to humanity.

Is Shinra's brother evil? ›

Type of Villain

Shō Kusakabe, also known as the Third Pillar, is a major antagonist in Fire Force, and the younger brother of the main protagonist, Shinra Kusakabe. He is the Third Pillar and the former young commander of the White-Clad's Knights of the Ashen Flame.

Who is stronger Shinra or sho? ›

But the villain doesn't need long to disable his sluggish opponents with his swift katana attacks. It was a tough call between the Kusakabe brothers on the list, but Shinra's abilities and overall bravery just pushed Sho to the fifth spot.

Who is Shinra in Soul Eater? ›

Shinra Kusakabe (Shinra Kusakabe) was a human from the Old World responsible for the creation of the New World through the Adolla Burst. In the New World, he is a prominent member of the World Heroes Force and a famous hero throughout the history of the New World.

How strong is Adolla? ›

The Adolla Burst is unimaginably powerful and can be used to bring both creation and destruction; Adolla Bursts were undeniably the cause of the Great Cataclysm, a worldwide supermassive wildfire that nearly destroyed everything. They have also been used to restore vibrant life and greenery to an otherwise barren land.

Who is Shinra's guardian? ›

Current Guardians
CharonHaumea, the Second PillarWhite-Clad
ArrowShō Kusakabe, the Third PillarWhite-Clad
Joker (Self-proclaimed)Shinra Kusakabe, the Fourth PillarHoly Sol's Shadow
Arthur BoyleSpecial Fire Force Company 8
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Why did Shinra create Soul Eater? ›

He creates the world of Soul Eater to contain Fire Force's biggest threat so far, the Holy Sol Religion. In the series, the Holy Sol Religion was a cult that focused on life, and while this sounds good on paper.

How is Shinra related to Soul Eater? ›

Fire Force's Ending Leads Into Soul Eater

Thus, protagonist Shinra Kusakabe sought to flip the world upside down, changing it from revering life to revering death. This also led to the creation of a shinigami named Death, who would be a major factor in the macabre Soul Eater.

Is Shinra a god in Soul Eater? ›

Shinra Kusakabe as Shinrabansho-man is said to be a true god by Haumea.

Who is stronger Shinra or arthur? ›

Arthur's swordsmanship is profound, and it allowed him to single-handedly subdue the berserk Shinra when he was controlled by an external force.

Who is the strongest Adolla burst user? ›

1) The Evangelist

She is so powerful, a connection with her is the only thing those with an Adolla Burst need to obtain their fourth generation powers. The Evangelist is able to move freely between the Tear in Space, causing massive earthquakes when she does.

Does anyone have a crush on Shinra? ›

There are “crushes” though, and Hibana is one of the anime characters with a crush. She's into Shinra Kusakabe, ironically the same guy who “smacks” some sense into her when she's having that “villain” phase in season 1.

Why does Joker help Shinra? ›

Speculating on Shō's abilities, Joker concludes that he has established a connection with the Evangelist. When Victor asks him what they need to do, Joker says that Shinra must become more powerful, and hopes Victor will be able to help Shinra grow to match Shō.

Who is the girl with yellow eyes in Fire Force? ›

Tamaki is a young girl of average height with long, straight dark hair tied into twintails, golden eyes with white pupils similar to Shinra, and a curvy body.

Is Tamaki a traitor? ›

The three of them resolve to find the missing Priest before he can harm any more innocent people. Unfortunately, Rekka is indeed off harming more innocent more people at that very moment. And, more shockingly, we find out that Company 8's Tamaki is his unwitting accomplice.

Who does hibana love in Fire Force? ›

She also has apparently developed romantic feelings for Shinra as after telling her he could be her hero the flowers in her eyes changed to hearts for a moment and during the party between their squads fed him.

Who is the mother of Shinra? ›

Ayako Kawasumi: Shinra's mother.

How did Lord Death have a son? ›

History. Death the Kid was born from a fragment of Death's own soul to have a death god who was able to move freely. In an effort to ensure he doesn't turn out much like Asura, he was purposely born with a childish nature so he may learn fear much like humans would and was given incomplete Lines Of Sanzu.

Is Shinra the creator of Soul Eater? ›

To put it simply, the answer is no. While the two series are linked, they take place in different worlds. Shinra Kusakabe was an Old World human responsible for creating the New World via the Adolla Burst. Soul Eater was based in this New World.

Is sho kusakabe knows Shinra is her brother? ›

Later, Shinra visits Amaterasu and encounters the Joker, who reveals that Shinra's younger brother, Sho Kusakabe, is working for the Evangelist as the leader of the Knights of the Ashen Flame.

Why does kid use his pinkies? ›

To make a pinky promise, or pinky swear, is a traditional gesture most commonly practiced amongst children involving the locking of the pinkies of two people to signify that a promise has been made.

Who does Kusakabe end up with? ›

Sajō confesses his love for Kusakabe, and they have sex; Kusakabe proposes they marry when they turn twenty, which Sajō accepts.

Why did sho become evil? ›

Sho Kusakabe's backstory is quite sad if you think about it. His Adolla Burst accidentally set his childhood home on fire and ignited Shinra's abilities before inadvertently turning their mother into a Demon Infernal.

Does sho get his memories back? ›

He is usually calm and composed, even when taken by surprise. He is initially alienated towards emotions and can't comprehend why Shinra loves him so much, but once he sees Shinra's memories, he regains his own memories and bursts into tears.

Who is the last villain in Fire Force? ›

The Evangelist is the overarching antagonist of the 2015-2022 dark fantasy manga series Fire Force and its 2019 anime television series adaptation of the same name.

Who is the son of Shinra Kusakabe? ›

Mari Kusakabe
Mari Kusakabe Edit
Relative(s)Evangelist (Counterpart) Shinra Kusakabe (Son) Shō Kusakabe (Son)
Technical Info
TypeFirst Generation
Professional Status
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Is Inca in love with Shinra? ›

Wanting a new goal, she fell in love with Shinra because he is the reason she was able to experience death and now wants to live a life where she doesn't die and to experience many things.

Is Joker Shinra's dad? ›

Surprisingly, amidst this crisis, Shinra's father is non-existent. The brief flashbacks in the anime only showed Mari Kusakabe and her adorable son, Sho. For a major part of the series, these individuals were the only characters portrayed as Shinra's family.

What is Shinra's 4th generation ability? ›

Shinra Kusakabe can accelerate to the speed of light, causing his body to disintegrates into particles, the particles then surpass the speed of light, causing them to go a spit-second back in time to before Shinra's body broke apart, causing him to rematerialize.

Who kidnapped sho kusakabe? ›

The younger brother of Shinra Kusakabe, Shō was abducted by the White-Clad after he awoke the Adolla Burst as a baby, henceforth becoming the Third Pillar. Shō was raised as a loyal member of the White-Clad, never knowing about his true family and was emotionally deadened by the time he was thirteen.

Can Shinra stop time? ›

Shinra doesn't slow down time, rather he goes at a light speed state where he disintegrates into particles and then the particles surpass the speed of light enabling the particles to go back a few seconds in time hence, materializing Shinra again in a stopped time similar to Sho's Severed Universe.

Who is the strongest fire soldier? ›

Joker is hands down the strongest member of the Fire Force squad. He can easily dodge every move that Shinra (the fastest member of the squad and Fourth Generation Pyrokinetic) throws at him. On top of that, no one knows what generation Pyrokinetic he is, which means he can potentially be higher than Fourth Generation.


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