‘The Rising of the Shield Hero’ season 2 will premiere in October 2021. Kadokawa Light Novel Expo 2020, and Crunchyroll’s Twitter account confirmed it on Saturday.
Cast and Production
While the production committee has not yet made any specific changes but has revealed that Masato Jinbo (Chaos; Child, Fate/Kaleid Liner Prisma Illya 2wei Herz!) will be directing the second season at Kinema Citrus and DR MOVIE, replacing Takao Abo and the rest of the staff members will reprise their roles. As for the character designs, Masahiro Suwa (Blast of Tempest, Bungo Stray Dogs, Noragami key animation director) will be again adapting Seira Minami’s original illustrations and character designs for animation.
Other Main Staff
Series Composition: Keigo Koyanagi (Regalia: The Three Sacred Stars)
Animation director: Masahiro Suwa ／ Kota Sera
Design leader: Takeshi Takakura (Made in Abyss, Macross Frontier, Infinite Stratos)
Costume design: Kahoru Fujiki (Fate/stay night: Heaven’s Feel I, DARLING in the FRANXX)
Art Director: Masaru Sato (ERASED, Gintama, Neon Genesis Evangelion, Mobile Suit Gundam Wing)
Sound Director: Fumiyuki Go (Overlord, Deca-Dence)
Music: Kevin Penkin ( Best Score winner of 2018 and 2021 Crunchyroll Anime Awards)
Naofumi Iwatani: Kaito Ishikawa
Raphtalia: Asami Seto
Filo: Rina Hidaka
Ren Amaki: Yoshitsugu Matsuoka
Motoyasu Kitamura: Makoto Takahashi
Itsuki Kawasumi: Yoshitaka Yamaya
Lecia: Natsuko Hara
Melty: Maaya Uchida
Mirelia: Kikuko Inoue
“The Rising of the Shield Hero” will be broadcast in October 2021. Following Season 1, Crunchyroll will simultaneously stream this anime worldwide.
About The Show
Written by Aneko Yusagi, The Rising of the Shield Hero is a dark fantasy Isekai light novel series that tells the story of Naofumi Iwatani, a sophomore Otaku who spends most of the time playing video games and reading manga, suddenly finds himself summoned to another world as one of four legendary heroes and tasked with saving the world from an inter-dimensional swarm of mysterious monsters that came into the world by a sacramental, reoccurring phenomenon called waves. However, in an ironic twist of fate that robbed his honor and pride as a hero, he suddenly became the lone penniless, hated, rapist from being the honorable legendary hero after being falsely accused of an attempted non-consensual sex act with a princess. With no one to turn to and nowhere to run, he is left with only his shield, a slave raccoon girl Raphtalia, and the bird-like monster Filo.
As of April 2019, the light novels and manga have sold a combined 6.2 million copies in Japan.