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Fire Punch  
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Description
The world was turned by the "Ice Witch" into that of snow, starvation and madness. Freezing people naturally seeked flame. The "blessing" that was bestowed upon Agni, is it a hope or maybe a curse?

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Related Series
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Associated Names
ファイアパンチ
炎拳
파이어 펀치

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Latest Release(s)
c.79 by Fallen Angels (10d ago)
c.77-78 by Fallen Angels (18d ago)
c.76 by Fallen Angels (28d ago)
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Status in Country of Origin
7 Volumes (Ongoing)

Completely Scanlated?
No

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User Rating
Average: 7.5 / 10.0 (118 votes)
Bayesian Average: 7.31 / 10.0
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Last Updated
December 14th 2017, 2:20am PST


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Year
2016

Original Publisher

Serialized In (magazine)
Shounen Jump + (Shueisha)

Licensed (in English)
Yes

English Publisher
Viz (January 2018)

Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #433 increased(+99)
Monthly Pos #384 decreased(-26)
3 Month Pos #383 increased(+30)
6 Month Pos #361 decreased(-1)

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On 253 wish lists
On 41 unfinished lists
On 138 custom lists

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Not an action series   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by Elithrion
September 12th, 2017, 12:53am
Reading a lot of the other reviews, I get the impression that people come to this manga with the wrong expectations. Yes, there's a lot of violence, but at its heart, it's not an action series. If you expect fights with feel-good payoff, you're going to be disappointed.

Rather, it's a very character-focused story. I would look at this series as an exploration of one core question: "When there's no hope left, what do you live for?" The protagonist's quest for revenge is one answer. Other characters each find their own as well (including, yes, finding hope). It's then the clash of different aspirations, and the protagonist's search for purpose that makes the story interesting (as incredibly cliché as that analysis sounds).

This is a 9 instead of a 10 for me because the plot does drag a bit at some points, and the (very weird) explanation for some of the big mysteries was not well foreshadowed. The reason these issues don't have a bigger impact on the score for me, on the other hand, is that they are not the focus of the work.

(Finished reading chapter 68.)

... Last updated on September 15th, 2017, 8:18pm
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Mixed feelings   
Rating: N/A
by hellheavenangel
September 7th, 2017, 9:52am
First off, I have a lot of issues in describing and expressing my thoughts about this series. It might feel like there really isn't a plot to this at first, but I would say...it's actually progressive (slowly). I mean there were some moments where I felt like dropping this but in the end I just couldn't but now, I don't have to, because it's pretty decent.

It just loops quite a bit with our MC, Agni/Fire Punch who's always struggling with his identity though. But the actions and the dark ambience is pretty sweet. Now, I kind of look forward to MC's and his thoughts of what actions to take because it's always conflicting and sometimes, it can even flip everything over. Also, all his actions basically also bring up some consequences regardless of what he chose to do so it's fascinating because I feel like this is where the story kicks in.

His relationships with his sister from the introduction is basically his core foundation for the entire series so far even up to where the current chapter is (ch.67) and not something to be underestimated (I guess). I'm still actually looking forward to this series despite the slow progress and I was surprised to hear Viz picking this up but then again after the latest chapters, I feel like it's actually reasonable.

Now tldr: this series is a hit or miss, even if it's a hit, it won't exactly be like an instant, but it'll slowly reel you in. One thing though, you REALLY need a good patience for this series either way. Or you can feel like this is just a cheap mess of action and dark ambience instead.

... Last updated on September 7th, 2017, 9:54am
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Strangely interesting   
Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by megane
March 27th, 2017, 10:26pm
Reading up to ch46, the series is definitely non-typical. As others say, the setting impactfully smacks you right into the dystopian world. There are a lot of thought-provoking ethical elements; definitely makes you wonder what you'd do in the MC's shoes.

It's actually quite refreshing, with a meandering plot that is quite unpredictable with interesting developments coming out of nowhere. It's definitely a nice change from your usual shounen straight-laced good-guy vs bad-guy plot. Simply put, the main character himself is still trying to figure out what's going on. It was nice when he finally decided to take action and kick ass; even more so I greatly appreciated how the author tackled the fact that MC killed tons of innocents in the process. Or how there is no actual 'bad guy' because everyone has reasons for doing what they do.

After some plot wandering, the story and its characters are starting to take shape. Keen to see how they fare!
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Stupid   
Rating: 4.0 / 10.0
by Zamzummin
March 18th, 2017, 2:49pm
After 44 chapters read, I had to drop this dumb series. It is seriously a waste of time. The characters are dumb and the plot is dumb. Every character's motivations in this post-apocalyptic world seem to revolve around 'movies' or 'Star Wars'. What?? Is the mangaka a cinephile or something?. In a recent chapter there is an entire page of two characters calling each other 'dumbass' over 50 times. Characters call each other 'penises' as an insult. It's just stupid. I can never tell apart two of the female characters frame to frame. They both have shoulder-length black hair and both look nearly the exact same. That's just poor character design. The only thing this series has going for it is decent action sequences, but it doesn't make up for the stupidity sprinkled throughout and there are other series that do violence and action sequences better.

Luckily I read most of it on a plane flight so it helped quell my boredom at that time. I would never read it if I had anything better to do.

... Last updated on March 18th, 2017, 2:58pm
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What did I even read...   
Rating: N/A
by flowerfrost
January 23rd, 2017, 10:25am
I literally have no idea what was going on the entire time. But I was captivated...by the erraticism of the story, the capriciousness of the characters and the emotions...so I kept on reading with a huge scowl.
The story is dark. Very much. Depressing...controversial themes...wonderful art.
If you plan on reading it, do so but don't think. Just flip through the pages with a shut-off brain.
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Boring, bland, ans stupid.   
Rating: N/A
by thesshadowbow5678
October 20th, 2016, 6:56am
Fuck it, I read 12 to 13 chapters. It's repetitive, boring, bland, and oh yeah Fucking stupid! It's prolouge was pretty good, but after that it feel hard. This would have been a nice little 1 or 2 volume series, but it seems the author wants to extend this into a longer series maybe 10 volumes?

The reason I found that the prolouge was great is it established everything in a way that get the point across quickly and effectively. We know who the MC is and what his reasons are. Now let's watch him kick some Ass, right?! Wrong! The first six chapters go off decently, but then this weird girl gets introduced who wants to make film out of the Mc, and right after that is when it goes down hill. Fast. I mean fast.

This character is so useless and only unlessly extends the story. She seems to be a Deadpool rip off or at least in the sane vein of character. She's one of the things that ruined the story. The introduction showed us a brutal revenge story, but now it's turning into a gore comedy. Nothing wrong with that type of comedy, but bot what I wanted from a story that's originally presented itself in a serious manner. And you can transition genre tone, but you have to do it well and not make it so unnatural and ill fit for the story.

Don't waste your time and read this trash there are many things to waste your time with, and this is not one of them.
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Extremely bland   
Rating: 4.0 / 10.0
by Katsono
August 30th, 2016, 10:20pm
This is basically a mix of any kind of violence the author could think of and nothing much apart from that. I'll admit that the plot seemed really nice at first, and the idea of a cold snowy world, with some mysteries like the witch behind it, is interesting, but the mangaka seems incapable of making it good.

The pacing is really bad and the art style, although good looking, lacks substance. Characters barely have any if no expressions at all and the drawings don't leave any impact either. The first chapter, which is probably supposed to shock the reader, left me with no intention whatsoever to continue reading this, and I only did so I would be able to get a proper opinion. The following chapters are, however, just as bad, with people showing out of nowhere and doing things which don't make much sense. The reader is just lost among story elements he was never even introduced to and could probably care less about.

I can understand why people would compare this to Shingeki no Kyojin since the protagonist is a monster and becomes a captive of people he would rather not hang with, but this is just a bland story following the adventures of people you aren't even introduced to, with goals you don't care about and no emotions. Read Freesia instead if you wish to see apathetic humans and what a manga with such characters should look like, for Fire Punch's world's lack of humanity doesn't excuse how savorless and vapid this manga is.

... Last updated on August 30th, 2016, 10:25pm
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Not enough chapters   
Rating: N/A
by happy2b
June 25th, 2016, 1:52am
Currently up to Ch 9 My first thoughts are it doesn't have enough content so far to really say anything concrete there has been a basic prologue which includes the reason for the characters predicament and motivations as well as the introductions of a couple other big characters. I guess if there were pros and cons from what I've read so far the cons would be it's pretty black and white with the mc being the hero, good guy, saviour etc and for him to fight here are our villains, monsters, bad guys a lack of a grey area for both is a bit sad it could've spiced up the story more who knows we might get some of it later on but it makes certain areas predictable (oh I wonder what this gaurd is going to do to this helpless person hint it's not gonna be something good). On the pros side I'm enjoying the fact the bad guys aren't idiots or morons it raises the tension for the fact it isn't simply gonna go the mcs way every time this kinda leaves me unsure of what could happen to the mc (oh here is where every mc from every kind of action scene imaginable does this oh wait it's different this time). I guess another thing would be is this manga is much darker than I first thought as it dips it's feet into the tragedy genre more so than I first thought it doesn't seem like theres gonna be a happyly ever after for this story.
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Disappointed   
Rating: 2.0 / 10.0
by LordZel
June 15th, 2016, 5:04am
I had lowered my expectations hearing it compared to Attack on Titan, another series that fails in much the same way. Yet, I was still disappointed.

The big distinguishing difference here is Attack on Titan distracted the audience from poor writing with "random" violence. This author, however, keeps throwing out taboos and violence to distract the audience.

Let's see how many taboos we can check off in just 8 chapters:

Cannibalism
Incest
Rape
Pedophilia and Homosexuality in a single instance
Bestiality

Don't forget all the bloody violence. The author seems to have a real fetish for severed limbs and burned bodies. I probably missed some but those were just the ones off the top of my head.

The funny thing is that, aside from the cannibalism and violence, none of it actually occurs on screen. Any attempts made "on screen" are all failed.

After 8 chapters, the characters and story feel flat and boring. Most of the characters die before you get the chance to care about them and the "plot" is little more than a prop for whatever fetish this series is supposed to fill.

This is just another in a growing trend of trying to distract the audience with "shock and awe" type tactics to cover for poor writing. I really wish this trend would just die in a fire but it just keeps coming back, much like the main protagonist.
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It's Beautiful   
Rating: N/A
by JapanRocks
June 6th, 2016, 2:53pm
Seriously it's beautiful. After reading part of the 1st chapter I thought the author was just being edgy for the lolz, but as I kept on reading I realized that this was pretty damn awesome. Like seriously, I was shocked by how much it touched me.

There's no super long build up and no preachy speeches. Everything is just messed up cause that's the way things are. When I start an apocalyptic manga this is the type of briefness I want. We've all read dystopian stories before, there's no need to go into the gritty detail of human de-evolution. Just plop us in, tell us the background( in this case it's a world encased in ice) and get the ball rolling.

On a personal note: I hate revenge driven characters and plot lines. A story has to be real good to get me behind a revenge plot. As a point of reference, one of the reasons I dropped Beserk was because the revenge plot didn't move me. Here I am recommending a revenge plot. Take that as you will.
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