Fire Force finished its Season 2 run in 2020. Fans have been speculating about the return of the anime with Fire Force Season 3 since its end in December 2020. Anime is a direct adaptation of the manga, created by Atsushi Ōkubo. It has entered its final arc and is expected to come to a close soon. In total, the creator has released 29 volumes so far and plans to end with volume 30.
Fire Force is an action-adventure dark fantasy series blended with sci-fi. The manga created by Atsushi Okubou (Of Soul Eater and Soul Eater Not) began serialization in Kodansha’s Weekly Shonen Jump in September 2015 and currently has 29 tankonbon volumes. The manga series entered its final arc in May 2021 and will be ending in the upcoming months based on the plan by the mangaka.
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! From all of what’s going on with the manga and expected anime, here’s a rundown of the series and a quick catch-up with some spoilers!
Fire Force Season 2 Official Trailer
Fire Force Plot and Official Synopsis
Kodansha Comics holds the license for the comics and also publishes the English version for the manga in North America. The Synopsis provided by Kodansha is right here:
Fire Force Season 3 Release
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. As Jojo fans know, Jojo’s Bizarre Adventures Part 6: Stone Ocean recently announced its release date around December 2021.
Even if we assume that the production of fire Force has begun, Jojo’s Bizarre Adventures was also under production during the same time. It is unlikely that Fire Force will return in 2021. The manga is currently expected to release chapter 279 which is a part of the Great Cataclysm Arc.
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.
If Fire Force Season 3 has followed the same pattern as its predecessors, it is likely that there will be 24 episodes for the season as and when it releases. The manga being in its last arc also means that Season 3 of the anime has a chance of being the last season for the show but adapting over 100 chapters in a single season may not be possible.
It is speculated that in the best case scenario Season 3 might premiere in the Fall 2021 calendar. Or there might be an official announcement for a release happening sometime in 2022.
So while anime watchers have more coming their way, the story is coming to an end for the manga followers.
Where can I watch Fire Force English Dub?
Fire Force is a Funimation Creation and had English Dubs for its previous seasons. The Adult Swim version of the English Dub is also there for Toonami. English Dubs for anime usually release after the original series begins. Funimation is likely to release an English Dub for Fire Force once Season 3 releases.
Fire Force Season 3 Cast
With no confirmed news of Season 3 yet, it is likely that the main characters of the anime will be retained along with some new announcements for characters and voice actors.
- Gakuto Kajiwara as Shinra Kusakabe
- Yusuke Kobayashi as Arthur Boyle
- M.A.O as Iris
- Saeko Kamijo as Maki Oze
- Kenichi Suzumura as Takehisa Hinawa
- Kazuya Nakai Akitaru Obi
- Kenjiro Tsuda as Joker
- Daisuke Sakagushi as Victor Licht
- Daisuko Ono as Pan Ko Phat
We will bring you more updates as and when they come. Stay tuned for more from your favourite titles and don’t forget to check out the best releases for Summer 2021!