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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.



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




Original Creator

Aneko Yusagi


Original Illustrator 

Minami Seira 



Masato Jinbo (Fate/kaleid liner Prisma IllyaCHAOS;CHILD)


Series Composition

Keigo Koyanagi


Character Design

Masahiro Suwa


Chief Animation Director

Masahiro Suwa

Kota Sera


Design Leader

Takeshi Takakura


Costume Design

Kahoru Fujiki


Motion Graphics

Hidekatsu Uemura


Color Setting

Aiko Matsuyama


Director of Photography

Yukiyo Kajiwara



Hitomi Sudo


Sound Production



Sound Director

Fumiyuki Go



Kevin Penkin


Music Producers

Shunichi Uemura (Nippon Columbia)

Hiromitsu Iijima (IRMA LA DOUCE)


Animation Production

Kinema Citrus


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?




Joseph Luster is the Games and Web editor at Otaku USA Magazine. You can read his comics at subhumanzoids. Follow him on Twitter @Moldilox.