If you are someone who loves to watch anime, you might have heard or watched the popular Isekai anime – The Rising of the Shield Hero. In case you are wondering what Isekai is, you are not alone. It is a sub-genre of anime in which the protagonist is transported to some other world, a parallel universe.
Upon the anime release, it received widespread appreciation from both viewers and critics alike. Soon after the release of the first season, fans were looking forward to the next one and wondering when the second season would come out.
The Crunchyroll Expo in 2019 brought in some good news for the fans. The anime is all set for two more seasons in the coming years.
The Rising of the Shield Hero Season 2 Release Date 2021
The Rising of the Shield Hero Season 1 Episode 1 came out on January 9, 2019. The first season was just 25 episodes long, with each episode coming in at 23 minutes long. The last episode aired on 26 June 2019. In the US, the anime is available to watch on Crunchyroll and Funimation.
The Crunchyroll Expo announced the extension of the anime for two more seasons. The virtual Crunchyroll Expo 2020 announced that the next season would come out sometime in 2021. A Tweet by the official handle of the anime also confirmed the same. The Rising of the Shield Hero Season 2 anime release date is set sometime in October 2021.
The Rising Of The Shield Hero English Dub will come to Funimation after Crunchyroll airs simuldubs.
The Crunchyroll Expo 2020 also announced that The Rising of the Shield Hero Season 3 was also under production.
The Rising of the Shield Hero Season 2 Plot
Last year’s virtual Crunchyroll Expo also unveiled some details about the second season of the popular anime. Masato Jinbo, the director of the anime, released some images and a message for the fans.
The two part message reads,
According to sources, the second season of the popular anime might explore the story of Glass, whose motivations are still unclear at this point. We might also get to explore the relationship between Naofumi and Raphtalia.
Viewers also expect to learn more about Waves, their source of origin, and what their connection to the Cardinal heroes is. In the upcoming season, the series might also explore other nations and the way they dealt with these interdimensional monsters.
The first season surely leaves a lot of questions for its viewers, hitting all the right spots and keeping them gripped on what will happen next.
The Rising of The Shield Hero Season 2 Characters
Season 2 has retained the cast of Season 1 with names as below. There will be few more characters joining them.
Season 2 – Japanese Version
- Kaito Ishikawa as Naofumi Iwatani
- Asami Seto as Raphtalia
- Rina Hidaka as Filo
- Yoshitsugu Matsuoka as Ren Amaki
- Makoto Takahashi as Motoyasu Kitamura
The Rising of The Shield Hero Season 2 – English Version
- Billy Kametz as Naofumi Iwatani
- Erica Mendez as Raphtalia
- Brianna Knickerbocker Filo
- Alan Lee as Ren Amaki
- Xander Mobus as Motoyasu Kitamura
The Rising of the Shield Hero
Season 1 of The Rising of the Shield Hero follows the protagonist, Naofumi Iwatani. Three other people along with Naofumi are brought into a parallel universe. They are responsible for fighting Waves, a race of interdimensional monsters who come in hordes. All of them want to be the Legendary Hero by saving the planet from the monsters.
All heroes are equipped with legendary weapons that can be summoned on will. Unlike other heroes who are backed by their respective kingdoms and numerous allies, Naofumi is on his own.
His only ally, the princess, accuses the hero of being a sexual offender. Apart from being betrayed by his only ally and friend, he is also stripped of all his belongings. As a result, Naofumi is on his own to train and even struggles to make ends meet. Not only our protagonist has to win the battle against Waves, but he also has to win back society’s trust.
Takao Abo, the director of the anime, was criticized for using maltreatment as one of the main plots of the series. Even with all the controversy and criticism surrounding the anime, it quickly became one of the most successful anime all over the world.
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