Firefighter! Daigo of Fire Company M

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Firefighter! Daigo of Fire Company M
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め組の大吾
(Megumi no Daigo)
Genre Drama, thriller [1]
Manga
Written by Masahito Soda
Published by Shogakukan
English publisher
ImprintShōnen Sunday Comics
Magazine Weekly Shōnen Sunday
Demographic Shōnen
Original runSeptember 6, 1995June 16, 1999
Volumes20 (List of volumes)
Anime film
Directed bySusumu Nishizawa
Music by Shirō Hamaguchi
Studio Sunrise
ReleasedJuly 27, 1999
Runtime45 minutes
Television drama
Directed by
  • Go Shichitaka
  • Take Narita
  • Hirosuke Mitake
  • Taro Kinoshita
  • Osamu Yonekawa
  • Ryouichi Tanaka
Original network Fuji TV
Original run January 6, 2004 March 16, 2004
Episodes11
Manga
Megumi no Daigo: Kyūkoku no Orange
Written byMasahito Soda
Published by Kodansha
Magazine Monthly Shōnen Magazine
DemographicShōnen
Original runOctober 6, 2020 – present
Volumes2
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Firefighter! Daigo of Fire Company M (Japanese: め組の大吾, Hepburn: Megumi no Daigo) is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Masahito Soda. It was serialized in Shogakukan's Weekly Shōnen Sunday from September 1995 to June 1999. The manga has been licensed in North America by Viz Media.

Contents

An anime film produced by Sunrise was released in July 1999. A Japanese television drama was broadcast on Fuji Television in 2004. A manga sequel, titled Megumi no Daigo: Kyūkoku no Orange, began in Kodansha's Monthly Shōnen Magazine in October 2020.

In 1996, Daigo of Fire Company M won the 42nd Shogakukan Manga Award in the shōnen category.

Plot

As a child, Daigo Asahina's life was saved by a fireman. He grew up and never forgot the brave, nameless man who rescued and inspired him to become a firefighter himself. Now as a firefighter in training at Medaka-Ga-Hama Fire Station in Sengoku City, Daigo must grow up quickly, learn the ropes, and find out if he truly has what it takes to become a heroic fireman.

Characters

Daigo Asahina (朝比奈大吾, Asahina Daigo)
Voiced by: Wataru Takagi
An eighteen-year-old young mang who thinks he knows everything about firefighting.
Shunsuke Gomi (五味俊介, Gomi Shunsuke)
Voiced by: Yusaku Yara
The captain of Fire Company M whose easy-going attitude is initially off-putting to the overzealous Daigo.
Shizuka Ochiai (落合静香, Ochiai Shizuka)
Voiced by: Kikuko Inoue
Daigo's high school teacher who continues to offer encouragement even though he is no longer her student. She treats him as though he is her little brother, though Daigo has feelings for her.
Shirō Amakasu (甘粕 士郎, Amakasu Shirō)
Voiced by: Kazuya Ichijō
Daigo's serious-minded rival at Kujiradai Fire Station, one of the busiest stations in the area.

Media

Manga

Firefighter! Daigo of Fire Company M is written and illustrated by Masahito Soda. It was serialized in Shogakukan's Weekly Shōnen Sunday from September 6, 1995 to June 16, 1999. [2] [3] Shogakukan compiled its chapters into twenty tankōbon volumes, released from January 18, 1996 to August 7, 1999. [4] [5] Shogakukan republished the series into eleven bunkoban volumes from October 4, 2005 to May 13, 2006. [6] [7]

In North America, Viz Media licensed the manga for English language release. The twenty volumes were released from December 10, 2002 to November 13, 2007. [8] [9] In December 2013, Viz Media published the series digitally on their platform. [10] [11] [12]

In September 2020, the October issue of Kodansha's Monthly Shōnen Magazine revealed that a new manga series, titled Megumi no Daigo: Kyūkoku no Orange (め組の大吾 救国のオレンジ, Megumi no Daigo Kyūkoku no Orenji), would start in the November 2020 issue of the magazine, published on October 6, 2020. Soda returned to the series with Kuro Tomiyama serving as his assistant. [13] [14] Kodansha released its first tankōbon volume on April 16, 2021. [15] As of June 17, 2021, two volumes have been released. [16]

Volume list

No.Original release dateOriginal ISBNEnglish release dateEnglish ISBN
1 January 18, 1996 [4] 4-09-123681-2 December 10, 2002 (LR) [8]
July 1, 2003 (RL) [17]
978-1-56931-860-7 (LR)
978-1-56931-955-0 (RL)
2 March 18, 1996 [18] 4-09-12368-2-0 March 1, 2003 [19] 978-1-56931-879-9
3 June 18, 1996 [20] 4-09-123683-9 June 1, 2003 [21] 978-1-56931-881-2
4 August 10, 1996 [22] 4-09-123684-7 September 10, 2003 [23] 978-1-56931-991-8
5 August 10, 1996 [24] 4-09-123685-5 December 3, 2003 [25] 978-1-59116-093-9
6 February 18, 1997 [26] 4-09-123686-3 March 3, 2004 [27] 978-1-59116-137-0
7 April 18, 1997 [28] 4-09-123687-1 June 9, 2004 [29] 978-1-59116-315-2
8 June 18, 1997 [30] 4-09-123688-X August 31, 2004 [31] 978-1-59116-464-7
9 September 18, 1997 [32] 4-09-123689-8 December 14, 2004 [33] 978-1-59116-634-4
10 November 18, 1997 [34] 4-09-123690-1 March 15, 2005 [35] 978-1-59116-635-1
11 February 18, 1998 [36] 4-09-125341-5 June 7, 2005 [37] 978-1-59116-795-2
12 April 18, 1998 [38] 4-09-125342-3 September 6, 2005 [39] 978-1-59116-980-2
13 June 18, 1998 [40] 4-09-125343-1 December 13, 2005 [41] 978-1-4215-0130-7
14 September 18, 1998 [42] 4-09-125344-X March 14, 2006 [43] 978-1-4215-0318-9
15 December 10, 1998 [44] 4-09-125345-8 June 13, 2006 [45] 978-1-4215-0451-3
16 March 18, 1999 [46] 4-09-125346-6 September 12, 2006 [47] 978-1-4215-0452-0
17 April 17, 1999 [48] 4-09-125347-4 December 12, 2006 [49] 978-1-4215-0453-7
18 June 16, 1999 [50] 4-09-125348-2 March 13, 2007 [51] 978-1-4215-0890-0
19 July 17, 1999 [52] 4-09-125349-0 July 10, 2007 [53] 978-1-4215-0891-7
20 August 7, 1999 [5] 4-09-125350-4 November 13, 2007 [9] 978-1-4215-0892-4

Anime film

An anime film produced by Sunrise premiered on July 27, 1999. [54]

Drama

A 11-episode Japanese television drama was broadcast on Fuji Television from January 6 to March 16, 2004. [55] [56]

Reception

In 1996, Daigo of Fire Company M won the 42nd Shogakukan Manga Award in the shōnen category. [57] The series won an Excellence Award at the 2nd Japan Media Arts Festival in 1998. [58]

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