Fire Force Anime Gets 2nd Season, Stage Play in Summer 2020
posted on by Jennifer Sherman
The official website for the anime of Atsushi Ohkubo's Fire Force (En En no Shōbōtai) manga revealed on Saturday that the series is getting a "second chapter" that will premiere in summer 2020. The website also revealed a teaser visual, and the anime's official YouTube account began streaming a commercial for the announcement.
In addition, the manga's official Twitter account revealed that the franchise is getting a stage play adaptation that will run in Osaka and Kanagawa in July and August 2020. Hikaru Makishima will play Shinra Kusakabe.
The television anime series premiered on July 5, and the 24th and final episode of the first season aired on Saturday. The anime's third episode was delayed in consideration of the fire at Kyoto Animation's 1st Studio building, and it aired a week later with edits.
Funimation is streaming the television anime on its FunimationNow streaming service, and is streaming an English dub. Crunchyroll is also streaming the series. The anime premiered on Toonami on July 27.
Kodansha Comics is publishing the manga in English, and it describes the story:
Terror has paralyzed the clockwork metropolis of Tokyo! Possessed by demons, people have begun to burst into flame, leading to the establishment of a special firefighting team: the Fire Force, ready to roll on a moment's notice to fight spontaneous combustion anywhere it might break out. The team is about to get a very unique addition: Shinra, a boy who possesses the unique power to run at the speed of a rocket, leaving behind the famous "devil's footprints" (and destroying his shoes in the process). Can the Fire Force discover the source of this strange phenomenon and put a stop to it? Or will the city burn to ashes first?
Yuki Yase (Mekakucity Actors, Hidamari Sketch × Honeycomb) is directing the anime at David Production (JoJo's Bizarre Adventure, Cells at Work!). Yamato Haishima is in charge of the series scripts, and Hideyuki Morioka (Kizumonogatari, Sayonara, Zetsubou-Sensei) is designing the characters. coldrain are performing the second opening theme song "MAYDAY feat. Ryo from CRYSTAL LAKE," and Lenny code fiction are performing the second ending theme song "Nо̄nai."
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