As soon as Season 1 of “The Rising of the Shield Hero” came to a close in 2019, viewers of the anime series were left wondering when Season 2 of the series will premiere. Fortunately for them, they won’t have to wait too long before seeing it for the first time. The isekai dark fantasy anime is an adaptation of a light novel series by author Aneko Yusagi, which is set in a dark fantasy world.
With the Legendary Shield as his weapon, the story revolves around Naofumi Iwatami, an otaku who is selected as one of the Cardinal Heroes for a parallel universe and given the Legendary Shield as his weapon. He, along with the other Cardinal Heroes, is entrusted with battling swarms of creatures known as Waves, which they must defeat.
As a result, Naofumi is unjustly accused of sexual assault by his girlfriend and has his stuff stolen from him, which puts him in a precarious position. Naofumi spends a significant portion of the series not only attempting to eliminate Waves but also attempting to restore his public image.
Due to its problematic use of sexual assault as a story factor, “The Rising of the Shield Hero” sparked debate among anime fans as well as critics from websites such as Anime News Network and CBR. Season 1 of The Walking Dead, on the other hand, seemed to be a smash with audiences.
Crunchyroll even noted that the anime series had a major impact on the sales of the books and manga that were included in the series. As a result of the series’ overwhelming popularity, it seemed like a new season was on the horizon.
Release Date Of Shield Hero Season 2
It may have taken some time for the release date of “The Rising of the Shield Hero” to be confirmed in full, but it didn’t take long for Season 2 and Season 3 to be confirmed as a possibility. According to Anime News Network, at the series’ panel at Crunchyroll Expo 2019, it was announced that Seasons 2 and 3 of the anime series will be released, however no release dates for any season were provided at the time. It was then confirmed that Season 2 will be released sometime in 2021 during Crunchyroll’s 2020 Virtual Expo, which took place the following year.
Last but not least, the “Kadokawa Expo 2020” in March of this year stated that Season 2 would be released in October of 2021, therefore narrowing the release date window even more. Even while a precise day in the month wasn’t specified, the series’ debut in October was confirmed by a follow-up tweet from Crunchyroll, which will be streaming the series for free in the United States, much as they did with Season 1. Unfortunately, shortly after that announcement, it was revealed that Season 2 had been postponed until 2022, causing outrage among fans. That was the most recent date available, which was July 2021.
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Cast Of Shield Hero Season 2
“The Rising of the Shield Hero” Season 2 video may have just teased the upcoming adventures of Naofumi and his friends, but it was also quite open with information on who would be appearing in the show’s second season. And, based on what has been revealed so far, it seems like the majority of the Season 1 voice cast will return for this season. The cast will feature Kaito Ishikawa as Naofumi, Asami Seto as Raphtalia, Rina Hidaka as Filo, Yoshitsugu Matsuoka as Ren Amaki, Makoto Takahashi as Motoyasu Kitamura, Yoshitaka Yamaya as Itsuki Kawasumi, and Maaya Uchida as Melty. The film will be released in Japan on March 22nd, 2019.
Ishikawa, Seto, and Hidaka are all scheduled to present on a panel at the 2021 Crunchyroll Expo, which will take place virtually from August 5-7, in San Francisco, California (via ComicBook.com). More information regarding their characters and the series’ future will be revealed at that time.
Season 2’s teaser also indicated that there would be a few changes in the production crew. For starters, Masato Jinbo will take over as director for this season from Takao Abo. As for Season 2, although Kinema Citrus was the animation studio responsible for the first season, they will be working along with South Korean animation company DR Movie for the second. Masahiro Suwa, the character designer for the anime, as well as composer Kevin Penkin, will return to work on the project.
Plot Of Shield Hero Season 2
There has been no official release of a storyline summary for “The Rising of the Shield Hero” Season 2 as of yet. In contrast, the official teaser seems to imply that the new season will definitely start up where Season 1 left off. As part of the Season 1 finale, Naofumi battled Glass, a hero who is similar to the protagonist but who came from another universe and is known as the Fan Hero, in order to save the world. Glass says that she thinks the Cardinal Heroes and the Waves are linked in some way, which she feels is true.
She makes the decision to eliminate the Cardinal Heroes because she believes that doing so would allow her to halt the hordes of monsters and, eventually, preserve her planet from destruction. We can safely assume that Glass will not be seen again in Season 2, despite her withdrawal at the conclusion of the episode.
The continuation of Naofumi’s exploits outside of the kingdom is also likely to be seen in the future. Naofumi and the other heroes were initially unaware of the existence of other countries since the kingdom to which they were sent had kept it a secret from them.
Furthermore, these other countries are coping with the Waves and have not gotten any assistance. Following the announcement by Naofumi of his intention to depart the kingdom at the conclusion of the first season, we’ll most likely get to witness how the rest of this parallel universe has been holding up.
Raphtalia is purportedly 17 years old in the light novel version of the narrative, although even that isn’t proven beyond a reasonable doubt in the story. Many Shield Hero fans are perplexed because, despite the fact that she has the physical appearance and intelligence of a 17-year-old, she seems to be psychologically trapped in the body of a 10-year-old.
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