The followup to The Rising of the Shield Hero anime is finally almost upon us, and the latest update is here with broadcast timing for Japan. The Rising of the Shield Hero Season 2 is officially set to kick off on AT-X, TOKYO MX, KBS Kyoto and other stations in Japan on April 6, with Crunchyroll to simulcast the episodes shortly after they debut.
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— TVアニメ『盾の勇者の成り上がり』Season2 2022年4月6日より放送開始 (@shieldheroanime) March 10, 2022
As previously reported, MADKID will perform the opening theme, “Bring Back,” and Chiai Fujikawa will perform the ending theme, “Yuzurenai.”
The previously announced cast and staff follows:
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
Maaya Uchida as Melty
Kikuko Inoue as Mirelia
Masato Jinbo (Fate/kaleid liner Prisma Illya, CHAOS;CHILD)
Chief Animation Director
Director of Photography
Shunichi Uemura (Nippon Columbia)
Hiromitsu Iijima (IRMA LA DOUCE)
Crunchyroll announced in March 2021 that the second season of The Rising of the Shield Hero will be available to users in North America, Central America, South America, Europe, Africa, Oceania, the Middle East, and CIS. The series was originally scheduled to premiere in October 2021, but was rescheduled to April 2022. The series is described as such:
Iwatani Naofumi, a run-of-the-mill otaku, finds a book in the library that summons him to another world. He is tasked with joining the sword, spear, and bow as one of the Four Cardinal Heroes and fighting the Waves of Catastrophe as the Shield Hero.
Excited by the prospect of a grand adventure, Naofumi sets off with his party. However, merely a few days later, he is betrayed and loses all his money, dignity, and respect. Unable to trust anyone anymore, he employs a slave named Raphtalia and takes on the Waves and the world.
But will he really find a way to overturn this desperate situation?
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