When Season 1 of “The Rising of the Shield Hero“ concluded in 2019, fans of the anime series were left wondering when Season 2 would premiere. They won’t have to wait long for the premiere, thankfully. The Isekai dark fantasy anime is based on author Aneko Yusagi’s light novel series.
The storey revolves around Naofumi Iwatami, an otaku who is selected as one of the Cardinal Heroes for a parallel planet and given the Legendary Shield as a weapon. He and the other Cardinal Heroes are entrusted with battling Waves, armies of enemies.
However, things go wrong for Naofumi when his spouse falsely accuses him of sexual assault and robs him of his valuables. Naofumi spends the majority of the series not only attempting to eliminate Waves, but also attempting to repair his public image.
Due to its problematic use of sexual assault as a plot factor, “The Rising of the Shield Hero” sparked criticism among anime fans as well as reviewers from sites such as Anime News Network and CBR. Season 1 did, however, appear to be a hit with fans.
Crunchyroll even claimed that the anime series had a substantial impact on the sales of novels and comics. With such a high level of popularity, a new season of the show appeared inescapable.
And, with its premiere approaching, here’s everything we know about Season 2 thus far.
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What’s The Release Date For The Rising Of The Shield Hero Season 2?
It took a while for “The Rising of the Shield Hero’s” release date to be confirmed, but it didn’t take long for Season 2 and 3 to be confirmed.
Seasons 2 and 3 of the anime series were confirmed during the panel for the series at Crunchyroll Expo 2019, according to Anime News Network, but no dates for each season were revealed at the time. Season 2 was confirmed the next year at Crunchyroll’s 2020 Virtual Expo, with a release date of 2021.
Finally, the release window was restricted even more in March of this year, courtesy to the “Kadokawa Expo 2020,” which stated that Season 2 will be released in October 2021.
Despite the lack of a precise month, the October release was confirmed owing to a follow-up tweet from Crunchyroll, who will be streaming the series in the United States, just as they did with Season 1.
Unfortunately, following that announcement, fans were outraged to learn that Season 2 had been pushed back until 2022. That was the latest as of July 2021.
Who’s In The Cast For The Rising Of The Shield Hero Season 2?
The trailer for “The Rising of the Shield Hero” Season 2 not only promised the upcoming adventures for Naofumi and his friends, but it also revealed who the cast for Season 2 will be. So far, it appears like a large portion of the voice cast from Season 1 will return for Season 2.
Naofumi will be played by Kaito Ishikawa, Raphtalia by Asami Seto, Filo by Rina Hidaka, Ren Amaki by Yoshitsugu Matsuoka, Motoyasu Kitamura by Makoto Takahashi, Itsuki Kawasumi by Yoshitaka Yamaya, and Melty by Maaya Uchida.
Ishikawa, Seto, and Hidaka are all scheduled to speak on a panel at the Crunchyroll Expo 2021, which will take place online from August 5-7. (via ComicBook.com). Then look for further information about their characters and the series’ future.
The trailer also revealed a few changes to the Season 2 production team. For starters, Masato Jinbo is taking over as director this season from Takao Abo.
Season 2 will see Kinema Citrus pair up with South Korean animation studio DR Movie, whereas Season 1’s animation studio was Kinema Citrus. Masahiro Suwa, the creator of anime characters, will return, as will Kevin Penkin, the composer of the soundtrack.
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What’s The Plot Of The Rising Of The Shield Hero Season 2?
Season 2 of “The Rising of the Shield Hero” has yet to get an official plot outline. The official teaser, on the other hand, appears to hint that the new season will undoubtedly start up where Season 1 left off.
Naofumi fought Glass, a hero similar to the protagonist who hails from another universe and is known as the Fan Hero, in the series’ Season 1 finale. Glass reveals that the Cardinal Heroes and the Waves are linked in some way, according to her.
She decides to destroy the Cardinal Heroes in the hopes of stopping the hordes of monsters and, ultimately, saving her world. Because Glass retreats at the end of Season 1, it’s safe to assume that we’ll see her again in Season 2.
We can also expect to see Naofumi continue his adventures outside of the kingdom. The kingdom to which Naofumi was sent had first kept the existence of other nations hidden from him and the other heroes.
These other nations are dealing with the Waves and have received no assistance. We’ll presumably see how the remainder of this parallel universe has fared now that Naofumi has decided to leave the kingdom before the end of the first season.
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The Rising of the Shield Hero Releases Season 2 Poster, Trailer
The Rising of the Shield Hero has been out of commission for some time, but the series is still alive and well among enthusiasts.
For those who are unaware, the hit series promised a new season in 2022, and a brief delay will not prevent The Rising of the Shield Hero from fulfilling that promise. The show will premiere in the spring, and a new poster and teaser have been released to promote it.
On Twitter, The Rising of the Shield Hero has provided an update. The anime not only released its first season two poster, but also a trailer. So, if you’ve been missing Raphtalia, today is unquestionably a day to rejoice.
【New Key Visual】
The Rising of the Shield Hero Season 2
Scheduled for April 2022.
The anime will stream on Crunchyroll!
— AnimeTV チェーン (@animetv_jp) February 9, 2022
New trailer for The Rising of the Shield Hero Season 2 🛡 Premieres April 2022. pic.twitter.com/sTDF4niOqg
— The Rising of the Shield Hero (@ShieldHeroEN) February 9, 2022
The new trailer, as you can see above, highlights the anime’s new graphical style, and viewers appear to be enthralled with it. The Rising of the Shield Hero has never looked so good, and fans are excited to see what adventures its heroes have this season.
If you’re unfamiliar with the brand, you still have time to learn about it before it returns in March.
The Rising of the Shield Hero first appeared in light novels in 2012, followed by a manga adaptation two years later. This take on the franchise became extremely successful, prompting Kinema Citrus to create an anime adaptation. Season one was a smash hit, and now a new team is in charge of the show’s revival.
Season two will be brought to life by DR Movie, and the team’s perspective on Naofumi Iwatani has received positive feedback so far.
What are your thoughts on the first peek at Season 2? Are you excited for The Rising of the Shield Hero to return? Let us know what you think in the comments area below.