The official Twitter account of the sci-fi action anime series Fire Force has posted on Tuesday revealing that its second season will premiere on July 3.
The announcement comes from a photograph of an advertisement from a Tokyo station, which can also be seen in 30 stations in the Kanto area.
Citizens are suffering from “Spontaneous Human Combustion” phenomenon, turning into “Infernals” and ravaging the city. The Special Fire Force Company will extinguish the blazing threats! (Synopsis from ANIPLUS Asia)
Fire Force is an anime adaptation of a Japanese sci-fi manga series by Atsushi Akubo, which is being published in Kodansha’s Weekly Shonen Magazine since September 2015 and currently has 23 volumes, as of May 2020.
Akubo is also known for creating the popular dark fantasy manga series Soul Eater.
Tatsuma Minamikawa, who directed the Fire Force’s 12th episode, will now direct the second season, replacing Yuki Yase, as well as handle the scripts. Minamikawa previously directed Fairy Tail: Dragon Cry anime film in 2017.
Hideko Morioka will return to handle character designs, but will be chief animation directors with Yumenosuke Tokuda, which will be produced by David Production.
The Japanese voice cast from the first season will reprise their roles in the upcoming season, including Gakuto Kajiwara as “Shinra Kusakabe”.
They will be joined by new character Kasugatani Inka, which will be portrayed by Miyuri Shimabukuro, who previously voiced characters such as “Mangetsu Kohinata” of Granbelm and “Carole” of Carole & Tuesday.
Southeast Asian anime channel ANIPLUS Asia has revealed last month that they will be airing the second season on a simulcast basis this Summer 2020 season.
Fire Force’s first season was aired on Japanese television from July to December last year, which has a total of 12 episodes.
ANIPLUS Asia previously revealed the anime was supposed to be one of its simulcast titles for the Summer 2019 season, but did not push through due to undisclosed reasons. The anime channel instead announced its television premiere on May 1, which currently airs every Fridays at 10:00pm PHT, two episodes back-to-back.
The first season of the show was also added on Netflix’s Japanese anime streaming lineup in the Philippines last Monday, June 15.