|Romaji||En En no Shōbōtai 02|
|Japan||April 15, 2016|
|North America||February 7, 2017|
|United Kingdom||February 9, 2017|
|List of Volumes|
Volume 2 (炎炎ノ消防隊 02, En En no Shōbōtai 02) is volume 2 of the Fire Force manga series.
What started as a simple contest has turned into a life or death struggle! A mysterious man has crashed the Rookie Games, and he did it all for Shinra! Does he really know the truth behind the fire that took Shinra’s family 12 years ago? And will Shinra decide to be a hero, or will this man’s shocking revelation tempt him to become a real devil?
Main article: Chapter 6
While inside the Haijima Industries, the stranger taunts Shinra about the incident twelve years prior, but the boy, despite his curiosity, orders the man to get away from the brigade members he injured. The strange man then threatens to kill the unconscious people, but Shinra uses his Third Generation abilities to make him fall back, though the man dodges all of the boy's kicks. The man then takes out a peculiar bottle from his pocket and asks Shinra to entertain him for information. While outside, Maki talks with Akitaru about the whereabouts of both Shinra and Arthur. They spot a participating Fire Officer, who uses his Ignition Ability to attack the building, while his Battalion Commander comments about him being a juggernaut. The explosions cause Tamaki, who was inside the building, to fall straight onto Arthur, making her get into an intimate situation yet again. She then lashes out at the boy for being a pervert, but Arthur tells her that he is not a cushion nor a sandbag. In the meantime, the mysterious man throws some sand at Shinra, which causes an explosion. The man uses it as a diversion to deliver devastating attacks at Shinra, using both martial arts and accelerating with the flames, generated by the explosion. He then creates card-shaped projectiles from the fire of his cigarette and throws them at Shinra, injuring him. Shinra, fearing death, shows off his devious smile, which makes the man give him a reward in the form of information that his younger brother, Shō Kusakabe, is still alive.
- In its first week of sales in Japan, volume 2 reached the 23rd place on the official Oricon manga rankings chart, and has sold an estimated amount of 32,215 copies.
- This volume also included an official character profile for Arthur Boyle revealing personal information about him such as his height, weight and daily routines.
- In the English version of this volume, Shinra's character profile is also included.
- Notably, a blue stripe on Arthur's right arm is missing where it is usually situated at the top of the sleeve of the bunker gear.