Anime is thriving today, thanks to a plethora of innovative and visually attractive animated series. For example, the film “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” has already set a few box office records, while “Jujutsu Kaisen’s” blend of traditional shonen action with the supernatural has arguably made it a must-watch series. We’d be remiss if we didn’t mention “Fire Force,” whose distinctive take on a team of firefighters and the concept of spontaneous combustion has contributed to the series’ well-deserved appeal.
Shinra Kusakabe, a third-generation pyrokinetic who can ignite his feet with fire, is the focus of the series, which is based on the manga by Atsushi Kubo, the creator of “Soul Eater.” Shinra teams up with another group of pyrokinetics known as Special Fire Force Company 8 to combat Infernals, who are humans who have been changed into living fires by spontaneous combustion.
The second season of “Fire Force” ended in December 2020, and it became one of Amazon Prime Japan’s top five most-watched anime television shows (Via Anime News Network). Fans have been clamoring for a third season of the beloved show, so here’s what we know so far about Season 3 of “Fire Force.”
When will Fire Force Season 3 be available?
Season 3 of “Fire Force” has yet to be given an official release date or confirmation. However, given the popularity of the show and the manga’s sales, there’s reason to believe that a second season of the series is in the works, and an announcement might be made shortly. The Official “Fire Force” Anime Twitter stated that the manga had sold over 15 million copies by late April. With that kind of revenue, it’s evident that the show is popular enough to deserve a second season.
According to Atsushi Kubo, the manga should be finished shortly, which could cause a delay in the development of a new anime season. In an interview with Monsters And Critics, Okubo revealed that he intended the manga to end around volume 30, however, this could change.
Furthermore, as reported by Anime News Network, Okubo claimed in the manga’s 23rd volume that the plot was nearing its conclusion and that “Fire Force” would be his final effort. There may be a minor delay in determining when the manga will end, given that there have been 28 volumes issued so far. While a late 2021 release for Season 3 is feasible, it appears more likely that an official announcement will be made later in the year, with a release expected in 2022.
Who’s in the Fire Force Season 3 cast?
The cast of “Fire Force” Season 3 has yet to be determined. Based on the consistency behind the scenes in the first two seasons of the show, we’re likely to see a majority of the cast return. Only a few new characters, such as Ogun Montgomery, voiced by Makoto Furukawa (Japanese) and Zeno Robinson (English), and Scop, voiced by Kentaro Ito (Japanese) and Tyler Walker (English), were added to the cast (English). Shinra should be voiced by Gakuto Kajiwara (Japanese) and Derick Snow (English) (Via Anime News Network).
Season 3 should be animated by the same studio, David Production, as the first two seasons. Season 2 of “Fire Force” will be directed by Tatsuma Minamikawa, who took over from Yuki Yase. Unless otherwise noted, Minamikawa is expected to return as director, along with Kazuhiro Miwa as a principal animator and Kenichiro Suehiro as a composer, for season 3.
What happens in Season 3 of Fire Force?
Season 3 of “Fire Force” has yet to be revealed. Because the anime has largely followed the manga, we can probably assume what Shinra’s Season 3 will involve. Season 1 of the anime covered volumes 1 through some chapters of volume 11, while Season 2 covered the rest of volume 11 up to some chapters of volume 20. Unless the anime series drifts into filler territory like “Naruto” or “Bleach,” Season 3 might adapt volume 20 up to the manga’s eventual finale.
The Season 2 finale hinted at a larger future conflict between Company 8 and the Evangelists. Shinra was pushed in his training to reach a new point known as “The Press Of Death” in order to become stronger in order to deal with the Company’s more hazardous foes. Meanwhile, the assassination of Company 4’s Captain Hague in the season finale delivered a severe blow to the heroes.
Shinra, on the other hand, is able to create an Adolla Link thanks to his new degree of ability, allowing him to witness Hague’s final moments. Season 3 will most likely pick off where Season 2 left off, as Company 8 joins forces with the Tokyo Empire to take against the Evangelist’s formidable soldiers.