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The Rising of The Shield Hero Anime Casts Rina Hidaka, Maaya Uchida

posted on 2018-11-06 04:45 EST by Egan Loo
Filolial Queen Filo, Melty roles cast in January anime

The official website for the television anime of Aneko Yusagi's The Rising of The Shield Hero (Tate no Yūsha no Nariagari) fantasy light novel series unveiled the voice cast and designs for two additional main characters on Tuesday.

Rina Hidaka as Filo, a Filolial Queen and a member of the avian species known as Filolial

Maaya Uchida as Melty, a girl Naofumi Iwatani met among the Filolials

The anime's first pomotional video last month announced the January 2019 premiere date and also previews the character voices.


One Peace Books is releasing the novel series and Aiya Kyū's manga adaptation in English. The publisher describes the novels' first compiled book volume:

Naofumi Iwatani, an uncharismatic otaku who spends his days on games and manga, suddenly finds himself summoned to a parallel universe! He discovers he is one of four heroes equipped with legendary weapons and tasked with saving the world from its prophesied destruction. As the Shield Hero, the weakest of the heroes, all is not as it seems. Naofumi is soon alone, penniless, and betrayed. With no one to turn to, and nowhere to run, he is left with only his shield. Now, Naofumi must rise to become the legendary Shield Hero and save the world!

The main voice cast includes:

Kaito Ishikawa as Naofumi Iwatani, the Shield Hero

Asami Seto as Raphtalia, a demi-human

Yoshitsugu Matsuoka as Ren Amaki, the Sword Hero

Makoto Takahashi as Motoyasu Kitamura, the Spear Hero

Yoshitaka Yamaya as Itsuki Kawasumi, the Bow Hero

Takao Abo (Norn9) directs the anime at Kinema Citrus. Keigo Koyanagi (Regalia: The Three Sacred Stars) is in charge of series composition. Masahiro Suwa (Chaika the Coffin Princess animation director) is adapting Minami Seira's original character designs for animation.

The main staff also includes:

Crunchyroll will stream the anime with both English subtitles and dubbing as it airs in Japan, after premiering the first dubbed episode at Crunchyroll Expo on September 3 with guests from the anime.

MF Books published the novel series' 19th compiled volume in January. One Peace Books released the 12th volume in August.

Kyū launched the manga adaptation in Media Factory's Monthly Comic Flapper magazine in 2014, and Media Factory released the eighth volume on April 22. One Peace Books released the sixth volume on May 16.

Sources: The Rising of The Shield Hero anime's official website, Comic Natalie

Update: Name spellings and grammar corrected. Thanks, Lobokendo, Catsplay, and Taskforce


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