Fire Force, aka Enen no Shouboutai, is an anime series that was published in 2019 and attracted attention from all over the world with its quality. Although it is mostly known for its anime, the manga series is very popular, just like its anime adaptation. The manga series written by Atsushi Ōkubo has more than 20 million copies in circulation as of 2022. The anime, which started to be broadcast in 2019 and made a sound with its second season, is being animated by David Production. We also know the studio from productions such as Cells at Work!. The anime is also one of the anime licensed by Funimation and Crunchyroll. It is also broadcast on Hulu TV and gained worldwide popularity this way. The second season of the anime is published from July 4, 2020, to December 12, 2020. Fans now wonder if there will be a third season. So, have the series already been renewed for a third season?
What is the plotline of Fire Force?
In the 198th year of the solar age in Tokyo, special fire brigades are fighting the so-called “Infernal”, in which people spontaneously burn into Infernos. While the Infernal was the case of ordinary burning in the first generations, the advancing generations began to be able to control the flames while preserving the human form. Shinra Kusakabe, nicknamed, tries to extinguish all the Infernal incidents she encounters, and in the course of this endeavor, she joins the Special Fire Brigade Company 8, formed by other flame managers. With the emergence of a group that created an Infernal, Shira begins to unravel the secret of the mysterious fire that caused her family’s death 12 years ago.
When is the Fire Force Season 3?
The anime’s second season aired between July 4, 2020, and December 12, 2020. Finally, the expected renewal news came after two years. On May 16, 2022, the anime’s official website and Twitter account announced that the anime would have a third season. The confirmation of the series, which is among the most-watched anime worldwide with its anime and climbed the best seller lists with its manga, was not surprising, but after a long time, the fans were delighted. Along with the renewal news, it was announced that the series is getting a new smartphone game.
#BREAKING: Fire Force Season 3 Officially Announced
As of June 29, 2022, at the time of writing, not many details have emerged about the new season of Fire Force yet. The renewal is very recent, and details such as cast, studio, trailer, and release date will be announced later. However, since there is no official announcement yet, it is possible to speculate about the release date. Considering the production period, we do not think that the anime will be released this year. Like in previous seasons, the anime is likely to air in the summer. Expectations are that Fire Force Season 3 can be aired in the summer of 2023. However, for now, this is just speculation, and we will update this part of our article as more official information emerges.
5 July 2019
4 July 2020
Summer of 2023 (Expected)
Anime often use manga series as source material. Fire Force is a manga-adapted anime series like many anime. Published by Kodansha, the manga series written by Atsushi Ōkubo has been published in Weekly Shōnen Magazine since September 23, 2015. However, we have come to the end of this manga series. Published on February 22, 2022, the 34th volume was the series finale, and no other sequels appear in the plan.
So far, 34 volumes and 300 chapters have been published for the manga series. The second season of the series covers approximately 19 volumes. So, we can say that the series has enough source material to be animated for a third season. However, considering the source material adapted into anime in previous seasons and the remaining source material, the third season of the anime can be the final season. This will become clear with the part that will be adapted in the third season. If it is less adapted, it may be possible to see a season or a sequel afterward. But since the manga is not ongoing anymore, more than that will not be possible.
Manga adaptation rate
The popularity of the anime
Fire Force is an above-average anime with its ratings. It is also a popular anime that has managed to attract attention to the platforms where it is published. The anime is currently ranked 103rd on Myanimelist based on popularity and it is quite good. On the other hand, there is a strong Google search volume for the anime. As an example, the number of searches related to anime is more than those made for popular animes like Vinland Saga or Food Wars!. When we look at the number of followers on Twitter (about 200k in Japan and more than 350k in EN Twitter account), we also see that it has more followers than the anime we show as an example. The manga currently has more than 20 million copies in circulation and it is listed on best-seller lists.
What happened in season 2, and what is next?
Even though season 2 of Fire Force finished airing in 2020 December, fans are already uneasy about the next season’s plot. Since Fire Force creator Atsushi Ōkubo declared that the manga is coming to the end and Fire Force will be his final work, it is not certain what the manga’s future is. However, this doesn’t lessen the excitement for the events of season 3!
The last-aired episodes of Season 2 are covering the Chinese Peninsula arc, where Shinra finds out more and more about the Evangelist. Once this arc is completed, the Holy Sol Temple arc will probably be resolved in the other half of Season 2. According to the manga, Hajima Industries arc follows the events of the Holy Sol Temple. In Hajima Industries, we will be seeing more of Nataku Son. At the beginning of this arc, Shinra and Licht discover Hajima’s experimental subjects’ inhuman treatment. The two decide to take action to save Nataku from the barbarous situation he is in. However, they will have to find where Nataku is hidden first since the company claims he is kept in a different place.
To rescue Nataku and all the other children from the atrocious conditions, Shinra has to share his info about the Adolla Burst and be a part of a battle. Here, we will be introduced to a new character, Kurono, who will be Shinra’s opponent in this experimental battle. The battle between the two challenges Nataku’s powers, and he becomes uncontrollable. With that, Licht tries to help Shinra break away from this battle and go rescue Nataku. However, Kurono gets in the way, and Company 8 cannot help because they are faced with another opponent, Puppeteer. With Licht under a death threat and Shinra challenged by the powerful Kurono, Season 3 will probably end in a cliffhanger!
Is there a released trailer for season 3?
The third season of the anime has just been confirmed, and it is too early to see a trailer for the third season. It is possible to see some fan-made trailers, but it is not possible to see an official new season trailer for now. We will add it to our article when it is published. Stay tuned.
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