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The Rising of the Shield Hero Season 2 is Slated for Release in Early April

The Rising of the Shield Hero Season 2 is Slated for Release in Early April

Fans of the series were highly disappointed following the postponement of the second season, however, all that is over now as a confirmed date has since been revealed!

The official website for the second season of The Rising of the Shield Hero television anime series has announced the anime’s premiere on April 6.

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The second season will be available to stream as a simulcast title each week via Crunchyroll in North America, Central America, South America, Europe, Africa, Oceania, the Middle East, and CIS. The anime will premiere on the AT-X channel on Wednesday, April 6 at 10:00 pm.

A reason for the postponement was not revealed by either the production team or associated distribution partners but was likely related to ongoing issues with production in Japan caused by the coronavirus pandemic.

Returning Staff & Cast

For the staff, Masato Jinbo (Chaos;ChildFate/kaleid liner Prisma Illya 2wei Herz!) is directing the second season at Kinema Citrus and DR MOVIE, replacing Takao Abo.

Keigo Koyanagi (Regalia: The Three Sacred Stars) is again in charge of series composition. Masahiro Suwa (Chaika the Coffin Princess animation director) is again adapting Seira Minami‘s original character designs for animation. Kevin Penkin is returning to compose the music as well.

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MADKID will perform the opening theme song “Bring Back,” and Chiai Fujikawa will perform the ending theme song “Yuzurenai”.

As confirmed by Crunchyroll, the previous cast members will return for Season 2, with Kana Hanazawa joining the team as a new character called Ost Horai (Druj from The Great Jahy).

About the Anime

This series is described as such:

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Naofumi Iwatani, an uncharismatic otaku who spends his days on games and manga, suddenly finds himself summoned to a parallel universe! He discovers he is one of four heroes equipped with legendary weapons and tasked with saving the world from its prophesied destruction. As the Shield Hero, the weakest of the heroes, all is not as it seems. Naofumi is soon alone, penniless, and betrayed. With no one to turn to, and nowhere to run, he is left with only his shield. Now, Naofumi must rise to become the legendary Shield Hero and save the world!

It is not yet known how many episodes the second season will have, however, fans have still understandably received news of the premiere date with some excitement.

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