In a recent live on New Year’s eve, Atsushi Ohkubo (Of Soul Eater and Soul Eater Not) revealed that the Fire Force manga is close to its end. There are only “a few chapters” left to be drawn by the series creator Atsuhi Okuboa. There are two volumes left before curtains are drawn on the popular manga.
The creator had dropped the bombshell news during the live stream event of RPG Dark Souls. He revealed that his current manga series “Fire Force” had a life of “a few chapters” left in it. As of now, he is working on the final two chapters of the story. But there are 2 final volumes to end the manga. Fire Force is an action-adventure dark fantasy series blended with sci-fi. The manga created by Atsushi Ohkubo began serialization in Kodansha’s Weekly Shonen Jump in September 2015 and currently has 32 tankonbon volumes.
The Fire Force manga entered its final arc in October 2021 which is about to end in the next two volumes. The manga is licensed under Kodansha which also includes the English version of the release. The most recent volume, the 32nd volume was released on 17th December 2021 in Japan. Ohkubo has also stated that the Fire Force manga will be his last work.
The anime adaptation of the series is by David Productions and currently has two existing seasons. The first season of the anime has a rating of 7.7/10 on My Anime List while Season 2 is rated 7.75/10!
About Fire Force
The Great Cataclysm befalls the world where the entire world is set ablaze. With very few habitable spaces remaining, the Tokyo Empire becomes one of the areas of refugees it is one of the few stable areas remaining. The cataclysm takes place 50 years before the Solar Year 0. Tokyo Empire is established by creating an association between the Hajima Industries and the Holy Sol Temple.
As it would seem, chaos in the world had just begun. Reports of spontaneous human combustion began to be frequently reported as the Fire Force fights is created to fight them. These beings called Infernals are just humans who turn into living infernos. Gradually, the Demons begin to appear. These demons are later generations of infernals who retain their human form but still hold the power of pyrokinesis. Shunra Kusakabe is a pyrokinetic boy who joins the Fire Force company 8 and has the nickname Devil’s footprints.
In the company, he finds other people with abilities like him and eventually realizes that his mother’s death was a part of a massive conspiracy that was hatched by an organization whose sole purpose was to recreate the Great Cataclysm, a calamity that occurred at the will of a yet another mysterious figure.
Fire Force Manga – Final Volume On The Way?
The Fire Force manga is in its Final Arc. The latest chapter released from the manga is Chapter 297 which is titled ‘The Big Bang of Hope’. Ohkubo has stated that he has two chapters left to draw for the manga to end. An approximation given by the creator of Fire Force indicates about two more volumes before the series comes to a close.
The Fire Force manga has become one of the most popular manga titles in recent years. Volume 32 was shipped on December 17, 2021 meaning there is still time for the release of Volume 33. The next volume should be coming within the next two months as is the release schedule.
When Will Fire Force Season 3 Release?
A lot of speculations about the anime adaption of the Fire Force Season 3 have been making the rounds. While there is no definite news of the expected season, fans are hoping for updates in 2022.
Fire Force Season 2 was a Summer 2020 release. The season had 24 episodes which continued from July to December 2020. The anime adaptation for the series is under David Production, also known for creating the anime for Jojo’s Bizarre Adventures.
The anime currently has 48 episodes, with each season having 24 episodes each. Season 2 ended with the Stigma Arc of the manga which corresponded to Chapter 174. This means the next season will begin with chapter 175 of the manga. The new season will begin with Obi’s Rescue Arc.
FAQs – Fire Force Manga Edition
Q. Is Fire Force Manga Over?
A. As are the words of Atsushi Ohkubo, Fire Force will be coming to an end and from the looks of it, 2022 is the year! The manga is roughly two volumes away from completion and the creator himself is working on the last couple of chapters.
Q. How many chapters is Fire Force manga?
A. Counting the latest manga release, the Fire Force Manga currently has 297 chapters. Chapter 298 of the manga is expected to be titled ‘Dear Lord’. This is, however, not nearly the end of the story! The final arc has more on the way.
Q. Is Fire Force connected to Soul Eater?
A. Fire Force and Soul Eater both have Atsushi Ohkubo as the creator of their stories. While Fire Force has some easter eggs that reference Soul Eater, the universes for the two don’t seem to be connected. The art style of Fire Force is reminiscent of Soul Eater but the link seems to end there.
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