As of the beginning of this month it was reported that the author Atsushi Ookubo I had taken advantage of the current history of the manga Enen no Shouboutai (Firepower) to respond to the constant criticism of "unnecessary fan serviceWith the most recent chapter, the author would have deepened his answers. In fact, the entire chapter 281 focuses on the answers of Tamaki Kotatsu to the crowd criticizing her for undressing for the fight.
Since practically the entire chapter contains Tamaki's opinions on the points of criticism (the fans look at are also answers from Ookubo) we're going to pick just a few of the most relevant lines for this article. A mother, outraged by Tamaki's attitude to undress, exclaims: "Why do you keep calm All this stupid girl does is undress all the time. She just thinks that everything will be fine when she's naked because she's young and cute!».
Viktor Licht answers: «You say he shouldn't because he has a nice body? Let's say you wouldn't mind if I was an older person with an unsightly body?». The woman replies: «Exactly! Everyone should have a chance !! It is unfair that only people with curvy bodies should be commended for their looks !!».
His "son" interrupts him and says: «Mom, what you say doesn't make sense ... If this girl has to be considerate of others because she looks prettier than others ... So, do you mean that everyone who excels at something needs to be considered too? You're an elite researcher in Hajima, so you stand out in that regard, right Mommy? But if there was someone who was stupid and couldn't become an investigator even if he wanted to ... Say that, would you let him become an investigator instead? Bad players will be allowed to be major players in the sport and fools will have to be allowed to attend universities. And in music ... There are a lot of bad singers who make a living from their looks».
He concludes: "Being smart is still a talent ... There are tons of people in the world who don't understand how to study. You are wrong. You are intelligent from birth ... I owe it to me that I got the best grades in school. And this firefighter's trained body is beautiful. Such a beautiful body is the test of daily training and hard work. Even if you threaten others with violence to impose your ideals on them ... your sexual frustrations will not be resolved if you don't change».
Summary of the fire brigade
Spontaneous Human Incineration: A chaotic phenomenon that has plagued humanity for years, randomly turning ordinary people into violent, fiery creatures called Infernals. While the Infernals represent the first generation accounts of human combustion, the second and third generations are known as pyrokinetics: humans endowed with the ability to manipulate and control their flames while remaining human. To fight the hellish threat and find out what caused it, the Tokyo Armed Forces, Fire Defense Agency, and the Holy Church of the Sun created their answer: the Special Fire Force.
Young and enthusiastic third generation pyrokinetic Shinra Kusakabe, nicknamed Devil's Footprints for his explosive ability to ignite his feet at will, joins the lively Company 8 of the Special Fire Force. Fulfilling the brigade's duty to extinguish the burning hells and calm their souls, Shinra is determined to become a hero who will save the lives of those threatened by the terror of the flames. However, this is not the hero game Shinra envisioned. The Fire Force is a fragmented jumble of warring brigades, abnormal Infernales sightings are increasing across Tokyo, and a seedy group claims to have answers to the strange fire that killed Shinra's family 12 years ago. Faced with many obstacles inside and outside of firepower, Shinra struggles to uncover the truth behind the fiery secrets that have kept him in the dark.