Fire Force is in its final arc, but that doesn’t mean Atsushi Ōkubo is going to go easy on us. As proven in the latest chapter where the mangaka killed off not one, but two brigade captains. Since this final arc has started, Ōkubo has begun to kill off almost all our favorite characters. With Arthur believed to be dead, Iris, Sumire, Inca, and now captains, Obi and Huang, people are wondering. Who’s next?!?
Chapter 290 Recap
In the last chapter of Fire Force, we kicked off right where the chapter before left us. With Haumea blows a hole right through Shinra’s chest.
This chapter comes with good news because as we now know, Shinra survives that blast. Thanks to the captain of the 6th division captain Huang and her healing flames. After healing Shinra, Shinra’s adolla flames spread onto her, sadly causing her to burn up and die. The first death of a captain we see in this chapter.
After getting healed Shinra comments on how he can hear and see what’s happening on Earth. He also continues to say that it was only thanks to those on Earth that he has been able to even come this far. Shinra proclaims one last time that he is not the devil, but rather the hero, and he will fight to protect the lives of citizens.
As he rushes in to attack, he can’t land the attack again. However, the wind from his punch does move Haumea’s hair. Proof that Shinra is changing fate. Haumea tells him that it is all too late, as she advises him to look down at Earth, commenting that the last flame of despair is about to be lit. On Earth we see the 8th division helping people evacuate and all is going well. Licht notices something is up with captain Obi, who is in the wrong place. What he noticed was indeed strange but he realizes too late, as the doppelganger of Obi comes up behind him and slits his neck with a knife. Obi falls with blood streaming down his neck as Shinra who watched this all go down succumbs to his rage.
Chapter 291 Spoilers
Now that we are all caught up, let’s dive right into chapter 291’s spoilers. Warning, however, some raws for the upcoming chapter are already out so there are confirmed spoilers below, you have been warned.
A lot of major events go down in this next chapter so if you want to wait for the official release to read, this is your final warning! Now then let’s jump into what goes down in chapter 291 of Fire Force.
As we saw the last chapter Shinra succumbs to rage and begins to rush at Haumea and attack her, completely ignoring his brother in the background. Haumea doesn’t get hit by any of these attacks but Shinra keeps going. Back on Earth, we can see that the catalyst has begun to take effect. With Obi the last human standing between despair gone and the hero going full devil mode, all hope has been lost. The one thing needed for the catalyst to begin.
We watch as both regular civilians and fan-favorite characters are eaten up by the black flames engulfing the flames. Among those we see get caught up in the flames we can clearly see, Lisa, Licht, Maki, Vulcan, Tamaki, Hinawa, and Obi’s corpse. And those are just the characters from the 8th division, we also see Benimaru and Konro get one last drink together as they smile happily while the flames engulf them. We also see Joker standing above all these flames on a high-rise building, watching down on those getting burned.
Back in Adolla after seeing the death of all his friends and companions, Shinra gives into despair. Thus throwing the Earth into a full catalyst. By the end of the chapter, the entire planet is engulfed in flames.
Fire Force chapter 291 is expected to release officially on Sunday, November 14th, 2021. However, if there is any change to this schedule we will make sure to update this page.
Where To Read
Fire Force does not currently have an official online English release. English fans of the series will have to wait until the fan translations begin to release.
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