Those of you who have been witnessing the premiere of the sci-fi anime Enen no Shouboutai (Fire Force) are no doubt looking forward to a Season 2. Despite that the David Production studio has yet to announce their plans for the future of the anime series, we tend to believe that Enen no Shouboutai Season 2 is due to happen. At least a lot of factors point out the possibility of renewal. And below we want to explore the most significant of them.
Of course, some of us know that Enen no Shouboutai is based on the 2015 manga series of the same name, which has by the way been sold with 1.8 million copies in print. To date, the manga consists of sixteen volumes (137 chapters). The last one was issued on April 17, 2019, in Japan, on the eve of the series premiere, and thereby couldn't be included in the television adaptation.
We doubt that the David Production studio decided to adapt all the chapters of the original manga series into a 24-episode television season, yet even if it is, we have at least one more volume consisting of five additional chapters for another television adaptation.
Besides, looks like that viewers found Fire Force exciting, given the reception, which the anime has received on MyAnimeList. According to their data, Enen no Shouboutai Season 1 holds a score of 8.23/10 based on over 7,500 votes. On Anime Planet, the dark fantasy series has a rating of 8.8 out of 10.
As a rule, the final point in the decision of renewal or cancellation of any anime series is the BD/DVD sales of the franchise. As soon as these data are published, we will update the forecast.
Summing up, Enen no Shouboutai has a good chance for another television season, and we have no doubt that Fire Force Season 2 will happen someday. The only question is when the anime series should return for another round. Therefore, we are tracking down all the official Japanese sources. Once we have some additional data, we will update this page.
Enen no Shouboutai Season 2 Release Date
As mentioned above, Fire Force Season 2 is yet to be announced. However, relying on the data published above, we have every reason to believe that Enen no Shouboutai Season 2 is just a matter of time. As a result, in the case of renewal, we should expect Enen no Shouboutai Season 2 not earlier than next fall, or even in 2021.
The fact is that Enen no Shouboutai Season 1 consists of 24 episodes. If we were talking about a regular television series, about a year is required to produce another television season, yet in the case with anime, the production process, as a rule, lasts much longer. Therefore, in the best case scenario, Enen no Shouboutai will return for Season 2 next summer, in July 2020, given the current schedule of the series, in the worst, we will have to wait for 2021.
Nonetheless, the data above is only our forecast. We are looking forward to any news about the possibility of Season 2 from the David Production studio. As soon as the studio announces the renewal, as well as a specific release date for Fire Force Season 2, we will update this page. So guys, stay tuned for updates. We will keep you informed.
Enen no Shouboutai Summary
The story focuses on special fire brigades that deal with a phenomenon, known as spontaneous human combustion (SHC). As a result of such an ignition, people turn into infernos called "Infernals." The next generation of Infernals are capable of controlling their abilities to manipulate flames, remaining meanwhile in human form.
The storyline centers on Shinra Kusakabe, a guy nicknamed Devil's Footprints thanks to his ability to ignite his feet at will. He enrolls in the Special Fire Force Company 8, the squad, which contains other flames users since their mission is to extinguish any Infernals they stumble upon. Yet Shinra's primary goal is to figure out what happened to his family twelve years ago.
Enen no Shouboutai premiered on July 5, 2019 on JNN (MBS, TBS). Enen no Shouboutai is an anime adaptation of the eponymous dark fantasy manga series written by Atsushi Okubo. The David Production studio served as a developer of the television adaptation. Funimation has licensed the anime in North America.