Fire Force Season 3 Confirmed, Release Date Predictions Based On Production Cycle

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After a series of leaks last month, it has finally been officially confirmed that the hit anime series Fire Force will return with Season 3.

In the wonderful world of anime, the global community loves nothing more than to like, share, and discuss the latest theories and leaks about their favorite series.

Conversation surrounding leaks focuses on social media, especially Twitter, where real spoilers and fake news can spread quickly to fans around the world.

Last month, a popular leaker claimed that the Fire Force anime was once again in production, a report that has thankfully been confirmed by the Japanese production company behind the series.

Fire Force Season 3 Officially Confirmed

On May 17, it was finally confirmed that Fire Force season 3 was on the way. The series’ Japanese Twitter page broke the fantastic news alongside the domestic website that a third season was “now in production”.

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However, fans of the anime series were already convinced that this announcement had been on the horizon for quite some time thanks to various leaks last month.

On April 29, popular and generally reputable leaker and Twitter insider SugoiLITE shared a message affirming that “‘Fire Force’ (Enen no Shouboutai) TV Anime Season 3 [is] in production.”

The good news was that Fire Force’s return was guaranteed anyway, as anime renewals tend to depend on two factors; popularity and source material.

It’s pretty obvious that Fire Force is an incredibly popular series with fans, but don’t just take our word for it. Fire Force scores a 7.6/10 on IMDB83% on rotten tomatoes and 4.1/5 on Crunchyrollwith scores of 7.69/10 and 7.78/10 on MyListAnime for the two seasons respectively – with a total of 890,000 reviews.

While these numbers have very little relevance to Japanese performances, arguably a greater renewal factor than international success, they do indicate that Fire Force was undoubtedly popular enough to warrant a third anime season.

Next, we have source material, of which there is enough to produce a third season of the anime. As reported by Anime Geek (formerly Monsters and critics), the anime adapted until around volume 20 chapter 174 of the original manga.

The good news is that a total of 304 chapters spread over 34 volumes have been published in Japan, with the series reaching its climax earlier this year after six fantastic years in serialization.

As each season of Fire Force adapted approximately 10 volumes of the manga, there is enough source material available for the production team to at least one more full season of the anime, potentially two if the manga content can be stretched.

Fire Force Season 3 Release Date Predictions

While fans were thrilled to hear that the anime would be returning for another enlightened adventure, a release date for Fire Force Season 3 has unfortunately not been revealed. However, we can make some predictions based on the production of previous seasons and the schedule from David Productions, the studio behind Fire Force.

Season 1 was announcement in November 2018 and premiered in July 2019, with season 2 being revealed in December 2019 and starting in July 2020 – an animation period of 7 to 8 months.

Based on this production cycle, many fans may have been expecting the anime to return in April 2022 as part of the spring release slate. However, the lack of official news regarding season 3 will likely have been due to the work schedule at David Production.

Since the end of the second season of Fire Force in 2020, the studio has been busy working on Strike Witches: Road to Berlin, 2.43: Seiin High School Boys Volleyball Team and Cells at Work!!.

However, the studio is currently working on a 52-episode adaptation of the Urusei Yatsura series, which is set to air across four courses later this year. Assuming this series is David Production’s primary focus, for now, fans can expect Fire Force Season 3 to debut in October 2022 (optimistic) or more likely January 2023.

Where to read the original manga in English

If you can’t wait for Fire Force Season 3 to be announced, why not pick up Atsushi Ohkubo’s original manga series?

The series has so far released 26 of the total 34 volumes in English with Penguin Random House, with the next episodes launching on the following dates:

  • Volume 27: June 21, 2022
  • Volume 28: August 16, 2022
  • Volume 29: October 18, 2022

Fans can acquire physical copies of the Fire Force manga series online directly through Random penguin house as well as Amazon, Barnes & Nobles, pounds a million, Library, Hudson bookstores, IndieBound, Powell’s, Target and walmart.

Launch of the Fire Force mobile game

Along with the announcement of Fire Force Season 3 going into production, it was announced that a new mobile game was also in development.

Details on the new game understandably remain scarce at this early stage, with the message only titration the game under the name “Fire Force Flame Dance”.

by new japanese website for the next title, Fire Force Flame Dance will be an RPG-style game with item-based play fees, noting here that it’s “essentially free to play”.

By Tom Llewellyn – [email protected]

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