Fire Hunter season 2 has been greenlit for production!
Every year, a few anime series go under the radar as they are either not promoted properly or the source material is not relatively unknown.
One such fantasy anime which fits this description is the adaption of Rieko Hinata s’ novel, Hikari no Ou or Fire Hunter.
The premise of Fire Hunter is set in a distance post-apocalyptic future wherein humans will blow up in the presence of fire.
Due to his predicament, civilization has collapsed, and humanity lives in small protected communities where they are forced to look for fuel alternatives.
The only safe source of fire is the blood of demonic Fire Fiends, and to harvest these flailings, an elite group of Fire Hunters is formed.
The story follows a young girl named Touko who resides in a remote village, and while wandering in the forest, she gets attacked by one of the fire fiends.
Luckily for Touko, she is saved by a Fire Hunter called Haijuu but, in the process, is mortally wounded. Before dying, he entrusts his dog, Kanata, and the fire sickle to be returned to this family.
After Kanata is healed, Touko begins her journey to the Capital to return Haijuu s’ dog and sickle.
Somewhere else, a well-off family embraces the fire hunter’s child, Koushi, and his sister.
Koushi learns a few upsetting realities connected with the nation’s ruling royal family.
He conducts secret exploration on a unique firestone tracked down by his late dad, launching a test of skill and endurance between the nation’s chiefs and those attempting to save humanity from its definitive destruction.
Fire Hunter Season One, despite its subpar reviews and ratings, was, as mentioned, an underrated gem.
After the conclusion of season one, fans who enjoyed the fantasy series were wondering if a second season would be on the cards or not.
To find the answer, keep scrolling as we bring you all the latest news and updates on Fire Fighter Season 2.
Fire Fighter is rated 6.4/10 and ranked #6827 with 37k members on MyAnimeList
WHAT IS THE FIRE HUNTER SEASON 2 RELEASE DATE?
Fire Fighter Season One aired from 14th January 2023 to 18th March 2023 for ten episodes.
After the tenth and final episode of the first season, the show s’ official Twitter account announced the renewal of Fire Hunter Season 2.
The announcement only confirmed the product decision, and Fire Hunter Season 2 release date is yet to be revealed.
|Fire Hunter Season 1||14th January 2023|
|Fire Hunter Season 2||Yet to be Announced|
As mentioned earlier, Fire Hunter was by no means a popular anime of the Winter 2023 season, but the old-style animation, coupled with an interesting premise, was worth watching.
Looking at its IMBD user episode rating, a renewal was unlikely, but clearly, the creators intended to adapt the entire source material hence the prompt renewal.
|Fire Hunter Episode 1||6.8|
|Fire Hunter Episode 2||6.6|
|Fire Hunter Episode 3||6.8|
|Fire Hunter Episode 4||6.7|
|Fire Hunter Episode 5||6.8|
|Fire Hunter Episode 6||6.9|
|Fire Hunter Episode 7||6.0|
|Fire Hunter Episode 8||7.1|
|Fire Hunter Episode 9||6.0|
|Fire Hunter Episode 10||5.6|
You can check out the Fire Hunter Season 2 trailer teaser below:
HIKARI NO OU NOVEL CATCHUP
Fire Hunter’s novel is written by Rieko Hinata and illustrated by Akihiro Yamada. It was published by Holp Shuppand in 4 volumes, with the latest issue released on 3rd September 2020.
Check out the Fire Hunter volumes with their release date below:
|Fire Hunter Volume 1||20th December 2018|
|Fire Hunter Volume 2||20th May 2019|
|Fire Hunter Volume 3||12th November 2019|
|Fire Hunter Volume 4||3rd September 2020|
Fire Hunter ranked #38817 and #29773 in popularity with 220 members on MyAnimeList
FIRE HUNTER SEASON 2 PLOT
In the finale of Fire Hunter Season 2, “Malformed Children,” Hinako is unexpectedly struck with fever. However, out of nowhere, Kanata acts forcefully towards the doctor, constraining Koushi to moving Hinako to a different space for treatment.
Kira understands the doctor, her family, and the house staff are staying discreet. Hibana drugs Kira, yet is unexpectedly gone after Hinako, who has acquired inhuman speed and strength.
Hinako almost chokes Hibana to death before escaping the house, with Kanata giving pursue. In the meantime, Touko and Akira advance toward the Divine Palace when Hibari blocks them. He also shows them a gathering between the Divine Clans.
It is revealed that Lady Goddess, Woman Tayurahime, is becoming more fragile in attempting to keep up with the defensive wards around the Capital.
Akira and Touko demand tracking down the Flickering Fire, making Hibana assault them.
Kun intervenes with the bug familiars while angered at their resistance; Hibana blows everyone into the waterway.
Touko and Temari are saved by Hinako, who thanks them for dealing with Kanata before passing on to protect Akira and Kun.
Roroku cautions Koushi that Fiends have, out of nowhere, started showing up in the capital.
One of the Fiends assaults Touko, which appears to stir stowed-away battle impulses inside her, and she kills the Fiend with Haijuu’s scythe.
Fire Hunter Season One covered the first two volumes of the light novel, which means Fire Hunter Season 2 will begin by adapting Volume 3.
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FIRE HUNTER CAST, CHARACTERS, AND CREW
Fire Hunter is directed by Junji Nishimura and scripted by Mamouru Oshii. Characters are designed by Takuya Saito, and the music is composed by Kenji Kawai.
Animation is produced by Signal.MD with Hiromasa Ogura serving as Art Director.
You can find the list of Hikari no Ou Season 2 characters and voice cast below:
For fans who invoked a burning desire to see more of this unique world, the good news is Fire Hunter Season 2 has been green-lit for production.