Rising of the Shield Hero is another popular trapped-in-a-video-game light novel adaptation whose Season 1 aired last year 2019 from January to June. After the massive popularity of Season 1, Fans have been eagerly waiting how the adventures of our main hero Naofumi Iwatani will continue in upcoming two seasons.
In September 2019, Producer Junichiro Tamura confirmed the next two installments of the franchise which is already in Production Stages. However, there is no clarity about an exact release dates.
At Virtual Crunchyroll Expo 2020, Staff behind the series hosted a special panel where they teased new trailer and visual of long-awaited Rising of the Shield Hero Season 2.
It is confirmed Season 2 will be releasing next year but there is no confirmed release date yet
Also, Staff revealed the battles sequences of the second season were going to be much bigger in scope than the first during the panel. Other than that, they also revealed that Naofumi would be adding two more members to his party which can be seen in Visual too.
Makers have already confirmed that there is going to be season 3 for sure. Kadokawa producer Junichiro Tamura announced the wait for the third season will not be as long as the wait between the first two seasons.
Fans have to wait until season 2 ends for new information and updates regarding Season 3.
The Rising of the Shield Hero is a Japanese light novel series written by Aneko Yusagi. It’s anime adaptation was announced in June 2017. Season 1 has total of 25 episodes which aired from 9 Jan to 26 June, 2019.
IMDB states it’s plot as :
Stories of old tell of four otherworldly heroes – wielding the sword, spear, bow, and shield – who defended the land from wave after wave of calamity. With the fate of the world in balance, the kingdom of Melromarc summons these legendary figures; in modern-day Japan, the call is answered, and the unwitting heroes are transported to this fantasy universe. Thrust into Melromarc and given the title of “Shield Hero,”
Otaku Naofumi Iwatani is labeled the weakest due to his lack of offensive capability and apparent inexperience. When the heroes part ways to start their journeys, he only has one willing companion: the beautiful princess Myne Melromarc. However, she soon betrays him, steals all his money, and accuses him of taking advantage of her. For his alleged crimes, Naofumi is branded a criminal and made outcast of society. With hatred filling his heart, he sets out alone, vowing vengeance against those who wronged him.
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