Is Fire Force Season 3 Going to Renewed or Not?
Fire force season 3: In recent years, the popularity of anime has skyrocketed due to the wide availability of compelling and visually appealing shows in the genre. For instance, “Demon Slayer” has already smashed several box office records, while “Jujutsu Kaisen” has been widely regarded as a must-watch series because of its unique blend of traditional shonen action and the supernatural. We’d be remiss, too, if we didn’t also highlight “Fire Force,” a series whose merited success has been boosted by its inventive take on a firefighting crew and the idea of spontaneous combustion.
The story follows Shinra Kusakabe, a third-generation pyrokinetic who can set fire to his feet, and is based on the manga by “Soul Eater” author Atsushi Kubo. To combat Infernals, humans who have been converted into living blazes by spontaneous combustion, Shinra teams up with another troop of pyrokinetic known as Special Fire Force Company 8.
The second season of “Fire Force” concluded in December 2020, and it quickly rose to become one of Amazon Prime Japan’s top five most-watched anime television shows (Via Anime News Network). It’s evident that fans are eager for more “Fire Force” episodes, so here’s all we know about the upcoming third season.
Fire Force Season 3 Renewed or Cancelled
Fire Force’s third season was confirmed for May 17. The show’s Japanese Twitter page also announced season three production. Anime fans have been confident in this announcement for a month due to several leaks. SugoiLITE, a trusted Twitter leaker, revealed on April 29 that “Fire Force” (Enen no Shouboutai) TV Anime Season 3 “is in development.”
#BREAKING: Fire Force Season 3 Officially Announced
— Fire Force EN (@FireForceAnime) May 16, 2022
Fortunately, anime expansions are usually based on popularity and source material, therefore Fire Force’s return was inevitable. Fire Force has a tremendous audience, but don’t believe us. Fire Force got 83% on Rotten Tomatoes, 4.1/5 on Crunchyroll, 7.69/10, 7.78/10 on MyAnimeList, and 890,000.
Fire Force was successful enough to justify a third season, even though these ratings don’t indicate its popularity in Japan, which may be more important than outside success. The original material could be turned into a third anime season. Anime Geek (previously Monsters & Critics) reported that the anime translated volume 20’s chapter 174.
The series was serialized in Japan for six fantastic years, resulting in 304 chapters in 34 volumes, the last of which was released earlier this year. Each season of Fire Force has adapted around 10 volumes of the manga, thus there is enough material for at least one more full season and potentially two if the manga content can be stretched.
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Fire Force Season 3 Release Date
Although the announcement of the third season of Fire Force was met with joy by fans, no specific release date was given. We may, however, make educated guesses based on the track record of David Productions, the company responsible for Fire Force, and the schedules of its previous seasons’ productions.
The first season was announced in November 2018 and debuted in July 2019, with the second season being unveiled in December 2019 and debuting in July 2020, for a total of 7 to 8 months of animation. On May 16, 2022, the show’s official Twitter account announced that Season 3 of “Fire Force” would indeed be happening.
There has been no progress on the production front, and there has been no word on when the product will be released. We had no idea for a long time if the anime would be renewed for a third season, but at least we have that to look forward to as we wait for Crunchy Roll or Funimation to announce the premiere date.
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Given the lack of news as 2022 winds down, Season 3 of “Fire Force” is likely to premiere in early 2023. Since the first two seasons of the anime premiered in the summer, the next batch of “Fire Force” episodes might not debut for another half a year at the earliest.
Fire Force Season 3 Cast
Season 3 of “Fire Force” has not yet released its official cast list. Assuming the show continues in the same vein as the first two seasons, much of the original cast should return.
Makoto Furukawa (Japanese) and Zeno Robinson (English) portrayed the new character Ogun Montgomery, while Kentaro Ito (Japanese) and Tyler Walker (English) voiced Scop (English). Both the Japanese voice actor Gakuto Kajiwara and the English one, Derick Snow, should be back for Shinra (Via Anime News Network).
Hopefully, David Production, the animation studio responsible for the first two seasons, will return for season three. Tatsuma Minamikawa replaced Yuki Yase as the show’s director for its second season. Except when noted otherwise, Kazuhiro Miwa will serve as a head animator and Kenichiro Suehiro will return as composer for season 3.
Fire Force Season 3 Plot
No specific information about Season 3’s plot for “Fire Force” has been revealed. Given how closely the anime has adhered to the manga, we can probably anticipate what will happen in Shinra’s third season. The first season of the anime covered the first several volumes of the manga,
while the second season covered the rest of volume 11 and up to some chapters of volume 20. Unless the anime series delves into filler territory à la “Naruto” or “Bleach,” Season 3 might adapt volume 20 up to its potential finale if the manga is indeed at its final point in the story.
The second season’s conclusion teased an even larger upcoming confrontation between Company 8 and the Evangelists. Shinra’s training was ramped up to a new level, dubbed “The Press Of Death,” so that he could stand up to the Company’s increasingly formidable foes.
In addition, the heroes took a major hit when Captain Hague of Company 4 was killed in the season finale. Shinra, however, is now able to establish an Adolla Link, which allows him to witness Hague’s final moments. Season 3 will pick up after these events, with Company 8 partnering with the Tokyo Empire to take on the Evangelist’s mighty armies.