Before we dive right into the details of Fire Force Season 3, tell us in the comment box below how excited you are to watch the final season. Fire Force is originally a dark fantasy manga by Atsushi Okuba that published its first chapter in 2015. Kodansha has been publishing its volumes for the past six years. The anime adaptation was a production work of David Production in July 2019.
Two seasons of the popular anime are up and running on Funimation currently. The talks of the third season are what concern this article. For now, the makers have not come up with any details of the new season. But there is enough buzz over the internet that can tell us about the release date of Fire Force Season 3. So, without any further ado, here is every detail of the new season!
Fire Force Season 3: Renewal Status
For now, there is no official news from the makers that can solidly suggest that Fire Force Season 3 is happening or not. But there is enough source material available for the makers to adapt a third season. Of the total twenty-nine volumes, nine are still unused. This give much hope for a season renewal. Moreover, the overall rating of both the seasons of Fire Force on IMDB is 7.7. Even the MyAnimeList public rating of the show is 7.75. Thus, bringing a new season will not be a tough call for the makers in such favorable circumstances.
For now, the only concrete evidence of the idea that we get is the cliffhanger at which the last season ends. When a story is not complete, that’s when makers opt to go for another season. Furthermore, even the reception of the first two seasons was relatively high. For now, fans can only hope to wait for an official news to come out. Well, looking at the demand for the new season, fans will soon be able to convince the makers to announce it.
Is There Enough Source Material?
Both the first and the second seasons of the popular fantasy show have twenty-four episodes each. The first season of Fire Force covers the first eleven volumes of the manga. The next one covers the plots that follow forward from Volume 11. Till volume 20, the anime covers the plot sincerely. It later deviates to a different ending from the 20th volume. The manga, in total, has twenty-nine volumes. This means that there is enough source material left for the final season to cover.
If we are to talk in terms of sales, the manga is far ahead of the anime in terms of popularity. Recently, the sales of the manga just crossed 15 million copies in the month of April. Furthermore, mangaka Atsushi Okuno reveals that he plans on writing more volumes post the 29th edition. This means that there are possibilities of a fourth season as well. But let’s not go down the spiral of long term speculations.
Fire Force Season 3: Plot Details!
The season finale of Fire Force Season 2 was a strong end for many fans. With Tokyo under invasion, the boys of the fire force team have no choice but to forge a plan to free their city. For now, Shinra and Arthur are getting trained under the guidance of Captain Benimaru. In training, we see that Shinra finally makes it to the “Press of Death.” By the end of the last season, fans see everything falling apart. The city of Tokyo is afire and is invaded by foreign forces. The captain of the Special Fire Force Company 1 was also assassinated by the end of the season. This leads to a devastating impact on the state of Tokyo.
Now, Fire Force Season 2 leaves us thinking about the end of Tokyo. But acquiring this power is not enough for him. What they need for now is a team of able fire force members who can help him take down the foreign invaders. There are also speculations that the new season Fire Force will focus on the redemption arc of Special Fire Force Company 8, who have been called traitors for a long time. Let’s see what Fire Force Season 3 holds in store for us all!
Cast and Crew Updates!
For now, there is no official news of all the members who will be working at the sets of Fire Force Season 3. However, the makers have also not confirmed the parting of any particular crew member. Thus, it is safe to assume that most of the people will return to reprise their roles in the third edition of Fire Force. For now, people are speculating that Season 2 director Tatsuma Minamikawa will be directing the third one as well. He will also be the writer on the project. Moreover, Kenichiro Suehiro will return to compose the music of the anime.
The same can be said for the cast members of the show. For a start, Gakuto Kajiwara will play the lead character of Shinra Kusakabe. Popular voice artist Aoi Yūki is returning to play the part of Kotatsu Tamaki. Moreover, the role of Joker will be played by Kenjiro Tsuda. Lastly, Saeko Kamijo and MAO are playing the parts of Maki Oze and Iris, respectively.
Fire Force Season 3: Release Date
Even the second season of the Fire Force had to face delay in the face of the pandemic. The sequel shifts from July 2020 to a December 2020 release. Thus, it is safe to assume that even the third edition might be in the same state. As mentioned earlier, in light of the massive popularity of the manga, the author is considering extending the manga to a few more volumes. In that case, the anime makers will also have to wait to find the original ending.
However, the makers can also deviate from the source material and bring in an original end to the story of Fire Force Season 3. If the manga is the reason behind the delay, then fans can expect a fairly late release date for the anime. If we are to speculate a date, the end of 2021 or early 2022 are appropriate to release slates for Fire Force Season 3.
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