Well… that didn’t take long. In an update to a story that I reported on here on the J-List Blog in late January, I can now report that the Fire Force manga will end in two chapters. I hope you weren’t looking for some drawn-out farewell because it seems that you won’t be getting it. According to the report which appeared first on Mantan Web, the final chapter of the manga will be published on February 22nd, 2022 in Kodansha’s Weekly Shonen Magazine.
Created by the same man who brought us Soul Eater, Atsushi Ōkubo, Fire Force has been a fairly constant presence in the shonen anime and manga scene since its debut in 2015. Starting as a manga in the previously mentioned Weekly Shonen Magazine, Fire Force would go on to become a fairly successful anime series, much like Ōkubo’s first series did. Sadly, he’s already stated that this will be his final manga series.
As I said in my previous report, I support the decision to quit after two successful titles and enjoy a healthy retirement while he’s still young enough to do so. Ōkubo has seen more success as a manga author than most people do and there’s no reason to try to become the next Oda or Takahashi and keep creating long past the point where it’s what he has to do in order to survive.
There is almost zero danger of either Soul Eater or Fire Force disappearing from the otaku history books entirely. It feels safe to say that these are titles that will have dedicated fans even years into the future. Maybe they won’t ever be named the best of all time by anyone, but they’ve still earned their legacies.
Enjoy your retirement Ōkubo, you put in the work and now enjoy the fruits of your labor.
Source: Mantan Web