Fire Force (Enen no Shouboutai) is an action supernatural manga series written and illustrated by Atsushi Ookubo. The manga received an anime adaptation in the Summer of 2019. The Fire Force anime has been considered a hit, according to MAL Top 10000. So, if you liked the anime and can’t wait for the next season, you could continue the story in the manga.
The 24-episode season one of Fire Force anime covered the first 90 chapters, and the 24-episode season two covered upto chapter 174 of the Fire Force manga. Therefore, you can start reading the manga from chapter 175, titled At the Center of Faith, volume 20 of the Japanese and English-translated versions.
Ookubo launched the Fire Force manga series in 2015 in Kodansha’s Weekly Shounen Magazine. Since then, the manga has been compiled into 34 volumes and had over 20 million copies in print as of May 2022. In addition, the series was nominated for the 45th Kodansha Manga Award for the Shounen category in 2021.
The first season of the anime, animated by David Production, aired on MBS and TBS from July 6 to December 28, 2019. The anime’s second season, also animated by David Production, aired from July 4 to December 12, 2020.
Kodansha Comics began publishing the series in English in 2016 with this synopsis: The city of Tokyo is plagued by a deadly phenomenon called spontaneous human combustion. Luckily, a special team is there to quench the inferno: The Fire Force! However, the fire soldiers at Special Fire Cathedral 8 are about to get a unique addition. Enter Shinra, a boy with the power to run at the speed of a rocket, leaving behind the famous “devil’s footprints” (and destroying his shoes in the process). Can Shinra and his colleagues discover the source of this strange epidemic before the city burns to ashes?