Fire Force Manga to End Within “A Few Chapters”

Fire Force is only two volumes away from its end.

Series creator Atsuhi Okubo updated fans on the series' production during a livestream. As the acclaimed manga creator streamed his latest play through of From Software's action-RPG Dark Souls, he mentioned that his current manga series only had "a few chapters" left, and that he is currently working on the final two chapters of the story. Okubo elaborated further, saying that there were only two volumes worth of story left to be published. Fire Force published its 32nd volume on Dec. 17 in Japan.

In October, it was announced that the Fire Force manga had begun its final arc. Okubo previously announced in 2020 that the fire-fighting manga was not only nearing its end, but that the series would be his final work, as he plans to retire after the series concludes. The manga has achieved a global circulation of more than 16 million copies. In addition to Fire Force, Okubo is known for his original manga series, B.Ichi, which was published in 2001, and his biggest hit, Soul Eater, which was serialized from 2004 - 2013 and has a circulation of almost 20 million copies worldwide.

Fire Force is set in a world that was changed by The Great Cataclysm, an apocalyptic event in which most of the world was engulfed in a massive fire and rendered uninhabitable. Two hundred and fifty years later, humanity has begun to recover but is now threatened by the appearance of the Infernals, people who have spontaneously combusted and have transformed into fire-spreading monsters. Humanity's defense against these monsters are the titular Fire Force, a group of warriors with pyrokinetic powers who literally fight fire with fire. The series focuses on Shinra Kusakabe, a new recruit in the Fire Force who can cause flames to erupt from his feet.

Fire Force was adapted into an anime series in 2019 by studio David Production, which also produces the current Jojo's Bizarre Adventure anime and is also working on the new adaptation of Rumiko Takahashi's (Ranma 1/2, Inuyasha) classic sci-fi rom-com, Urusei Yatsura. The anime received a second season in 2020. While the anime series is far from completing its adaptation of Okubo's story, a third season for the show has yet to be announced.

The Fire Force anime series is available for streaming on Hulu, Funimation and Crunchyroll. Okubo's original manga series is localized into English and distributed in North America by Kodansha USA.

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