As previously reported, Southeast Asian anime channel ANIPLUS Asia revealed last month that they will air the second season of Fire Force on a simulcast basis this Summer 2020 season.
The anime channel has announced on Wednesday that the upcoming season of the popular sci-fi anime series will premiere on July 4, airing every Saturdays at 01:55am PHT, within an hour after its initial Japanese telecast.
Primetime Encore telecast every Saturday nights at 08:30pm PHT.
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.
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.
Fire Force’s first season was aired on Japanese television from July to December last year, which has a total of 24 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 this month.