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Fire Force Season 3 Release Date, Cast And Plot - What We Know So Far

Anime is thriving today, thanks to the genre's abundance of interesting and stunningly animated series available. For example, the "Demon Slayer" film has already broken a couple of movie records, while "Jujutsu Kaisen's" mix of typical shonen action with the supernatural has arguably made it a must-watch series. Yet we'd be remiss if we forgot to mention "Fire Force," whose unique spin on a team of firefighters and the concept of spontaneous combustion has helped propel the series to its much-deserved popularity.

The series, based on the manga from "Soul Eater" creator Atsushi Ōkubo, has to do with Shinra Kusakabe, a third-generation pyrokinetic who is able to ignite his feet with fire. Shinra joins up with another team of pyrokinetics known as Special Fire Force Company 8 to deal with Infernals, who are humans transformed into living blazes through spontaneous combustion.

"Fire Force's" second season wrapped up in December 2020 and became one of the top five most-watched anime television shows on Amazon Prime Japan (Via Anime News Network). Fans are clearly holding out for another season of the hit series, so here's all the info we've got so far about Season 3 of "Fire Force."

When's the release date of Fire Force Season 3?

An official release date or confirmation of Season 3 for "Fire Force" hasn't been revealed yet. However, with the show's popularity translating into significant sales of the manga, there's reason to believe that another season of the series should be in development and an announcement could be coming soon. The Official "Fire Force" Anime Twitter revealed that by late April, sales of the manga had exceeded 15 million copies. With that much in sales, the show is clearly popular enough to warrant another season.

Atsushi Ōkubo has said that the manga should be ending soon, which might delay the production of another anime season. In an interview with Monsters And Critics, Okubo stated that though it could change, he expected the manga to end around volume 30. Furthermore, as Anime News Network reported, in the 23rd volume of the manga, Okubo stated that the story was in its final chapter and that "Fire Force" would be his last manga. With 28 volumes of the manga released so far, there could be a slight delay to determine exactly when it will end. While a late 2021 release for Season 3 is possible, it seems more likely that the rest of the year could lead to an official announcement, and a release would probably happen sometime in 2022.

Who's in the cast for Fire Force Season 3?

An official list of who's in the cast for "Fire Force" Season 3 has not been determined. Based on the consistency behind the scenes of the first two seasons of the series, it's likely we could see a mostly returning cast. The only additions to the cast were 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). We should still see a returning voice cast that includes Gakuto Kajiwara (Japanese) and Derick Snow (English) as Shinra (Via Anime News Network).

Just as with the first two seasons, the same studio, David Production, should be back to animate Season 3. Tatsuma Minamikawa replaced Yuki Yase to direct Season 2 of "Fire Force." Unless otherwise stated, it's likely Minamikawa will also return as director for season 3, along with Kazuhiro Miwa as chief animator, and Kenichiro Suehiro as composer.

What's the plot for Fire Force Season 3?

We don't have any concrete plot details for "Fire Force" Season 3 yet. The anime has mostly followed the manga, so we can likely guess what Season 3 will entail for Shinra. Volumes 1 to some of 11 of the manga were covered by Season 1 of the anime, while Season 2 covered the rest of volume 11 up to some chapters of volume 20. If the manga is truly in its final point in the story, Season 3 could adapt volume 20 up to its potential end, unless the anime series goes into filler territory like "Naruto" or "Bleach."

The Season 2 finale seemed to indicate an even bigger future battle between Company 8 and the Evangelists. Wanting to become stronger to deal with the Company's increasingly dangerous enemies, Shinra was pushed in his training to reach a new point called "The Press Of Death." Meanwhile, the season finale also dealt a huge blow to the heroes, thanks to the assassination of Company 4's Captain Hague. However, thanks to his new level in ability, Shinra is able to establish an Adolla Link, allowing him to see Hague's final moments. Season 3 will likely follow these events as Company 8 joins with the Tokyo Empire to take on the Evangelist's powerful forces.