It was revealed that the sequel to the manga “Megumi no Daigo” depicting firefighters “Megumi Daigo Salvation Orange ” will be animated in 2023. Masahiko Murata is directing, and Brains Base is in charge of animation production. Comments from original author Masato Soda and director Murata have been released.
“Megumi Daigo,” which was serialized in “Weekly Shonen Sunday” (published by Shogakukan) from 1995 to 1999, is a legendary story about Daigo Asahina, a novice firefighter who protects people’s lives and livelihoods at the scene of fires and disasters with his friends.
A story that grows into a firefighter. In 1996, he won the Shogakukan Manga Award, and in 1998, he won the Manga Category Excellence Award at the 2nd Japan Media Arts Festival. It was also made into a drama in 2004.
This work, ” Megumi no Daigo Savior’s Orange,” is being serialized in “Monthly Shonen Magazine” (published by Kodansha) as a “sequel that inherits the soul” of “Megumi Daigo.” Three young firefighters, Daigo Toake, Shun Onoda, and Yuki Nakamura, aim to become the elite unit of the firefighting organization, the “Special Rescue Team,” commonly known as “Orange.”
The struggle and growth of Volume 6 were released on December 15th, and the total circulation of the series, including the previous work “Megumi no Daigo,” has exceeded 14 million copies.
In addition, certain news commemorating the decision to make it into an anime has been published on Kodansha’s YouTube channel “Full ☆ Anime TV,” the work’s official website (https://meguminodaigo.com/) and SNS.
The comments of the original author Mr. Soda and director Murata are as follows.
Masato Soda (original author)
Thanks to the support of our readers, the anime adaptation has been decided. Thank you.
I usually only think about manga production, so I am inspired by creators in other fields and their methods of expression.
From now on, I’m excited to be able to improve both manga and anime.
Please expect by all means.
Masahiko Murata (Director)
I’ve always liked the original manga since the previous work, “Megumi no Daigo,” so when I received an offer to make a new anime, I was pleased and accepted without hesitation.
In adapting the anime, all of the disasters depicted in the original work could have happened in real life. Instead, I want to powerfully show the passionate hearts of Yuki and other rescue workers.
Please look forward to it.