The Rising of the Shield Hero Anime will be making a comeback with the release of the series’ 3rd season, this fall season (2023).
News about the rising of the shield hero season 3 is surfacing with the anime getting an official release confirmation which is due for this fall season. However, the expectations from this season will also be higher as the 2nd season was a big letdown, in comparison with the 1st. Though, I believe that it was bound to be as season 1 focused majorly on the development of the rising of the shield whereas the 2nd was just the follow-up of what he does after developing his character. From a story perspective, I feel that it was justified. But that may not be enough to change the mass perspective.
Do not worry, I will only be covering information on the 3rd season of The Rising of The Shield Hero. The discussion on season 2 is a topic for later.
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The Rising Of The Shield Hero Season 3 Release Date
Many fans (including me) of The Rising of The Shield Hero had been waiting eagerly for the release of season 3. Finally, we received confirmation on the rising of the shield hero release date. The clock has started ticking and is set for October 2023. As for the exact date, it is yet to be revealed.
Apart from the release date, we also received a new teaser for the anime, confirming the series‘ production. Here is The Rising of the Shield Hero Season 3 trailer:
Staff & Cast
The staff and the cast are also returning for the series. The following is going to be the official staff for season 3 of the anime.
- Aneko Yusagi – Original Author
- Seira Minami – Original Illustrator
- Hitoshi Haga – Director
- Keigo Koyanagi / Kinema Citrus – Head Writer
- Sana Komatsu / Franziska van Wulfen / Masahiro Suwa – Character Designer
- Animation – Kinema Citrus
- Design Advisor – Kota Sera
- Music – Kevin Penkin
As for the returning cast, Kaito Ishikawa, Asami Seto, and Rina Hidaka will be the voice for the central characters Naofumi, Raphtalia, and Filo respectively. Natsuko Hara will give voice to Lecia, whereas Yoshitsugu Matsuoka will be the voice of Ren. For the full list of characters and their cast, you can check out the official website of The Rising of The Shield Hero Season 3.
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The Rising Of The Shield Hero Wiki
|Japanese Title||Tate no Yūsha no Nariagari|
|Genre||Dark Fantasy, Isekai, Adventure|
|Writer||Aneko Yusagi (Light Novel)|
Aiya Kyū (Manga)
|Publisher (Original)||Media Factory|
|Publisher (English)||One Peace Books|
This section of the article will cover all the relevant information related to the series. You can either skip it (if you already know) or keep reading to know more about the series which is more than just an anime.
The Rising Of The Shield Hero is originally a light novel series by Aneko Yusagi. It follows the, recently popular, Isekai trope and adds a dark theme to it which is rare in the Isekai genre. The series first came out as a web novel on the novel site Shōsetsuka ni Narō. The series was later adapted into a manga series as well, which was written by Aiya Kyū.
The license of the anime series in North America is currently with Crunchyroll. You can find all the episodes of the series officially on their platform.
Also, the light novel and manga series are finished with 22 volumes released for each, so far.
The Rising Of The Shield Hero Wiki
The story focuses on the shield hero who is among one of the four cardinal heroes in the series. Naofumi Iwatani, the protagonist of the series, is summoned to another world alongside three others from different worlds. The purpose of summoning was to bring the cardinal heroes to fight the waves of monsters and save the world. Each subsequent wave gets tougher, however, the waves are not the only thing that the heroes have to fight.
Naofumi assumes the role of Shield Hero, equipped with the legendary shield. A spear, sword, and arrow were the other three legendary weapons.
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Unfortunately, the shield hero is not regarded as a hero and gets treated harshly. It gets even worse when the princess of the kingdom who summons the heroes falsely alleges him of sexual assault. From that point on begins the real story of the shield hero who has to fight more than just the waves of monsters.
This is the story of the shield hero fighting to protect the people who treated him with disrespect. The journey also showcases how he regains his honor alongside his trustworthy mates Raphtalia and Filo.
It is among one of the best Isekai series I’ve seen so far. I’d even go so far as to say it is among the best anime series for me. The story is engaging and makes you involved deeply that you can not resist watching it. I also loved each of the characters and the story depiction was pretty amazing, despite the second season being slower and not as interesting as the first.
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Now that the 3rd season of the rising of the shield hero is in production, are you excited about it? Do share your thoughts on the series in the comments.
NOTE: I do not own any of the visuals used in this article. They are used only for illustration purposes only and belong to their respective owners.
Which section of the light novel will season 3 cover?
The Rising of The Shield Hero season 3 will continue the series from where it left off in Season 2. From the perspective of light novels, the series will start from the 10th volume.
Is The Rising of Shield Hero Finished?
The anime series the rising of shield hero has two seasons covering content up to volume 10 of the light novel series. As for the light novels, the series has 22 volumes with a “completed” status.
Where to watch The Rising of The Shield Hero anime?
The anime adaptation of Rising of the shield hero is officially available on Crunchyroll and the 3rd season will also be premiering there.
Is Naofumi the strongest hero?
Even though the shield is only a weapon for defense, the legendary shield is different and as it levels up it gives Naofumi different forms and abilities. As for the status from season 2, it would be safe to say that Naofumi is the strongest among the 4 cardinal heroes.