Shinra is the protagonist of Fire Force and has chemistry with many female characters throughout the franchise.
Fans have been pairing Shinra with various other characters, even though the creator of Fire Force isn’t that focused on giving Shinra a love interest at the moment.
However, that hasn’t stopped us from speculating who Shinra will end up with. You might be surprised at those on the list. Keep reading to learn more and see if you agree.
About ‘Fire Force‘
Fire Force is a Japanese manga series, which has been written and illustrated by Atsushi Okubo since 2015. In 2019, an anime adaptation by David Production began airing.
The second season aired in 2020. However, the manga is in its final chapter, and there are only a few years remaining.
Fire Force begins with the Great Cataclysm, an event that happened 250 years ago. The world was set on fire with most nations completely wiped out. Survivors took refuge in the Tokyo Empire, where the faith of the Holy Sol Temple was created.
In the year 198, the Fire Force, a group of special firefighters, had to deal with increasing numbers of spontaneously combusting humans.
Humans were being turned into living infernos. They were then called infernals, but there are more powerful varieties known as Demons. Ensuing generations have pyrokinetic abilities. This is the psychic ability of a person to create and control fire with their mind.
Fire Force follows the story of Shinra Kusakabe, is a third-generation pyrokinetic. He has the nickname of ‘Devil’s Footprints’ as he can set his feet on fire. He was led to believe he was at fault for the fire that killed his mother and brother 12 years ago.
Shinra joins Fire Force Company 8, which dedicates itself to ending the infernal attacks forever. They also investigate Companies 1 through 7 to see if there is any corruption.
Shinra learns that the fire that killed his mother was a cover so his brother could be taken by the doomsday cult known as the White Clad. This cult is behind infernal attacks.
Company 8, along with Shinra, is against the White Clad. They discover the White Clad are trying to gather 8 individuals like Shinra and his brother to repeat the Great Cataclysm.
They want to reenact this terrible event for an ancient being who has manipulated humanity for that purpose.
Shinra and Tamaki
Tamaki, who is also a third-generation like Shinra, transfers to Company 8. Her nickname is ‘Nekomata’ because she generates pink flames in the shape of cat features. Fans love this pairing for many reasons. Shinra seems to show the most interest in Tamaki.
He always blushes when he is around her. Their bond has been getting stronger throughout the series. Since creator Atsushi Okubo isn’t interested in romance, we can assume that Shinra might not end up with anyone.
However, if he does, Tamaki seems like the best choice at the moment.
Currently, neither have shared their feelings for each another. However, for fans, it’s quite obvious that there is a spark between them. Tamaki developed feelings for Shinra after he saved her from Rekka.
Tamaki has a personality that switches from tough and cold toward her love interest. Or, she can be sweet and gentle with them. She likes Shinra but isn’t fully aware of her feelings toward him.
This looks like an obvious pairing and fans would love to see these characters end up together.
Shinra and Maki
Maki is a second-generation whose powers let her create living fireballs. She has a more muscular physique and can react aggressively to comments.
However, she normally has a very gentle attitude. It is obvious that Shinra is attracted to Maki.
However, since Shinra joined the brigade, Maki made herself a comrade and an older sister figure that he could come to for help. As a result, Shinra might find her attractive, but these two characters will not end up together.
Maki will more likely end up with Hinawa. He might be the big scary boss, but Maki respects and admires him. She wants to be a firefighter like him.
Shinra and Iris
Shinra and Iris are also fan-favorite pairings. Iris is one of two surviving nuns of the St. Raffles Convent fire. She joined Company 8 as a medic and doesn’t have any powers.
Like Tamaki, Shinra blushes a lot when he speaks to Iris. It’s obvious that he finds her attractive and they have developed a very close and strong bond. Shinra feels like he needs to protect her when things go wrong.
Fans also love this pairing. However, we aren’t really sure this is a great match. Iris is a nun and nuns can’t have relationships, as their relationship is with God.
She is also adamant about her faith and will not likely sway from what she believes in.
Also, Iris hasn’t had any recent significant moments with Shinra. Instead, Shinra has been having them with the characters we have mentioned. Therefore it is unlikely that these two characters will wind up together as we aren’t seeing much Iris-Shinra interaction.
Being a nun hinders any chance of a relationship between Iris and Shinra. Yet this does not stop fans from linking these characters.
Shinra and Hibana
Shinra and Hibana started off as enemies. However, after Shinra defeats Hibana, he comes to see her as a friend as they both search for the truth. Hibana was another of the surviving nuns of the St Raffle Convent fire.
Hibana is also a third-generation, whose powers allow her to make flower flames that burn people on contact.
Like most girls on this list, Shinra finds Hinana attractive. We know this because he blushes whenever he is around her. One notable moment is when he blushed when he accidentally saw up her dress. He then hopes to see a picture of her in the firefighter’s calendar.
He may find her attractive but he doesn’t realize that Hibana has feelings for him. This seems like a great pairing, but Shinra seems to have more chemistry with other characters than he does with Hibana.
Shinra has many love interests and at the moment no one can be sure who he will end up with. The creator of Fire Force isn’t really focusing on romance, so there is a chance that Shinra might not end up with anyone.
However, fans have taken it upon themselves to speculate who Shinra could end up with if Atsushi Okubo allowed Shinra to have a relationship. Throughout the series, Shinra has found many girls attractive, but nothing has really blossomed.
The fan-favorite is Tamaki and she seems like the character Shinra would most likely settle for.
However, Shinra and Hibana are also a good combination. The Iris theory is a nice idea but there are major factors that at the moment prevent this relationship from happening.
At the moment, we can’t be sure if Shinra will end up with anyone. However, fans would love it if he could have a real romance. Time will tell if or who Shinra will end up with. However, right now, our money is on Tamaki.