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Fire Force Gets 3rd Anime Season, Original Smartphone Game (Updated)

posted on by Crystalyn Hodgkins
Mrs. Green Apple to perform theme song for upcoming game

The official website for the Fire Force anime announced on Tuesday that the series is getting a third season. The website also revealed that the franchise is getting an original smartphone game titled Fire Force: Enbu no Shо̄. Mrs. Green Apple will perform the theme song "Enen" for the video game. The game will be free to play but will have optional in-game transactions.

Atsushi Ohkubo (Soul Eater) launched the Fire Force manga series in Kodansha's Weekly Shōnen Magazine in September 2015, and he ended the series on February 22. Kodansha had teased when the manga ended that there would be an "important announcement" for the franchise soon.

The manga's 34th and final volume shipped in Japan on Tuesday.

Kodansha Comics publishes 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?

The manga inspired a television anime series that premiered in July 2019 and ran for 24 episodes. The series had a "second chapter" that premiered in July 2020 and ran for 24 episodes. Funimation streamed the television anime on its FunimationNow streaming service, and streamed an English dub. Crunchyroll also streamed the series. The anime premiered on Toonami in July 2019, and the second season premiered on Toonami in October 2020.

Update: Game will be a smartphone game. Source: Fire Force: Enbu no Shо̄ game's website

Update 2: Kodansha also announced that the manga has 20 million copies in circulation (not sold) worldwide.

Sources: Fire Force anime's website, Mainichi Shimbun's Mantan Web

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