With the popular and hit first season The Rising of the Shield Hero, it’s only natural for fans to wait for upcoming installments of their favorite dark fantasy anime. And, the news regarding The Rising Of The Shield Hero Season 2 coming to Crunchyroll has surfaced time and again.
Originally published as a web novel, The Rising of the Shield Hero has been adapted into a light novel (or LN) series with 22 volumes, as well as a manga series with 18 volumes; both under the publishing labels of Media Factory and One Peace Books.
The anime adaptation aired from January to June of 2019. It has been almost two years since the first season wrapped up. And, according to the latest updates, The Rising Of The Shield Hero Season 2 will be coming to Crunchyroll. Find out when exactly will be the release date, potential spoilers, and announced staff in the article.
Even though The Rising of the Shield Hero stirred some controversy among anime fans and reviewers, Season 1 of the popular dark fantasy anime was a success and hit among the viewers. Read along the article to know more about the updates of The Rising Of The Shield Hero Season 2 coming to Crunchyroll.
The Rising Of The Shield Hero Season 2 | Crunchyroll Release, Expected Spoilers, Staff Members
Both manga and anime adaptations of The Rising Of The Shield Hero are based on the Isekai LN series written by Aneko Yusagi along with the illustrations by Seira Minamian to feature extended storylines. Follow through the article to know more.
What’s the plot of The Rising of the Shield Hero Season 1?
The plot of the first season revolves around an easygoing Japanese high school student, Naofumi Iwatani, who is summoned to an alternate world along with three other men. These four men, from parallel universes, are called upon to become Cardinal Heroes to fight off against inter-dimensional hordes of monsters known as Waves.
To help them in their journey, each of the four men is equipped with their own legendary weapon. While the other three are equipped with attack weapons such as swords, spears, and bows, Naofumi only receives defense equipment in the form of a legendary shield.
Much to his bad luck, the story takes a turn for the worse as Naofumi is soon betrayed by the only companion he had. After being falsely accused of sexual assault and ridiculed by this new world’s nobility, Naofumi sets out on a journey to train and level up in order to defeat the evil monsters.
With fellow demi-human, Raphtalia, and bird-like creature, Filo, Naofumi begin his adventures to become the savior of the world in a bid to defeat the inter-dimensional threat and rebuild his reputation among the public.
Is The Rising of the Shield Hero Season 2 Coming to Crunchyroll?
It all started with the Crunchyroll Expo 2019, where it was announced that a second and third installment of the anime series was approved and confirmed. Crunchyroll took to Twitter to share and confirm the news, saying “Crunchyroll, the world’s most popular anime brand, is excited to announce that The Rising of the Shield Hero is coming back for two more seasons.”
Even the director revealed on Twitter that the new season would premiere somewhere between late 2020 and early 2021 (which clearly wasn’t the case).
In the following Crunchyroll Virtual Expo event in 2020, the panel revealed that the upcoming sequel would be released in 2021. A teaser trailer was also revealed by the panel during the 2020 virtual expo.
The previous plan to release season 2 was narrowed down to October 2021 during the Kadokawa Expo 2020 event in March 2021. This time again, Crunchyroll took to Twitter to confirm the news of The Rising of the Shield Hero Season 2 coming to its platform in October of this year.
However, the latest update regarding the upcoming sequel came on July 8, where the previously confirmed scheduled plan was delayed from October 2021 to April 2022 due to ‘various reasons’.
Are there any spoilers for the plot of The Rising of the Shield Hero Season 2?
The Rising of the Shield Hero Season 2 will likely pick up from the events of the first season’s finale where Naofumi fought against a hero from another world, Glass. The sequel will continue the story with the main cast unraveling the mystery of the Waves.
Along with the existing cast, Masato Jinbo (the director), teased the addition of new members (Rishia and Kizuna) in Naofumi’s party in a special message during the virtual edition of the Crunchyroll Expo for 2020. Jinbo also teased that the growing party will face many new challenges and even be transported to another world as part of their upcoming adventures.
It was further revealed that Naofumi and friends will more than likely confront a giant enemy called Spirit Turtle. How, exactly, will they deal with multi-dimensional threats? All the mysteries will unfold in time when Season 2 actually premiers.
Is there any trailer for The Rising of the Shield Hero Season 2?
Check out the trailer for Season 2 as released by Kadokawa.
Is there any change in production staff for The Rising of the Shield Hero Season 2?
With quite a few changes in the production staff for the second installment of The Rising of the Shield Hero such as director Masato Jinbo taking over Takao Abo (first season’s director), and the South Korean animation studio, DR Movie, teaming up with the Kinema Citrus, here is the list of the announced staff:
|Production Field||Appointed Staff|
|Original Creator||Aneko Yusagi|
|Original Illustrator||Minami Seira|
|Series Composition||Keigo Koyanagi|
|Character Design||Masahiro Suwa|
|Chief Animation Director||Masahiro SuwaKota Sera|
|Design Leader||Takeshi Takakura|
|Costume Design||Kahoru Fujiki|
|Motion Graphics||Hidekatsu Uemura|
|Color Setting||Aiko Matsuyama|
|Director of Photography||Yukiyo Kajiwara|
|Sound Director||Fumiyuki Go|
|Music Producers||Shunichi Uemura (Nippon Columbia) Hiromitsu Iijima (IRMA LA DOUCE)|
|Animation Production||Kinema Citrus DR Movie|
Who’ll be in the cast for The Rising of the Shield Hero Season 2?
As per the official trailer, it seems that much of the voice cast from Season 1 will reprise their respective character roles for the upcoming season. The following list includes the speculated voice cast for both the Japanese and the English dubbed version:
|Character||Japanese Voice Cast||English Voice Cast|
|Naofumi Iwatani||Kaito Ishikawa||Billy Kametz|
|Raphtalia||Asami Seto||Erica Mendez|
|Filo||Rina Hidaka||Brianna Knickerbocker|
|Motoyasu Kitamura||Makoto Takahashi||Xander Mobus|
|Ren Amaki||Yoshitsugu Matsuoka||Alan Lee|
|Itsuki Kawasumi||Yoshitaka Yamaya||Erik Scott Kimerer|
|Glass||Megumi Han||Morgan Berry|
|Melty Q. Melromarc||Maaya Uchida||Jackie Lastra|
This concludes our article. We hope that you gained some insight into the release date of The Rising of the Shield Hero Season 2 coming to Crunchyroll along with some possible plotlines for the upcoming season. Let us know your thoughts about the delayed season in the comment section below.