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Rise of the Shield Hero Anime's 2nd Season Premieres in October With Crunchyroll Streaming

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1st season premiered in January 2019

The first day of the "Kadokawa Light Novel Expo 2020" event revealed on Saturday that the second season of The Rising of the Shield Hero television anime series will premiere in October. Crunchyroll also confirmed on Saturday that it will stream the anime starting in October under the title The Rising of the Shield Hero 2.

Masato Jinbo (Chaos;Child, Fate/kaleid liner Prisma Illya 2wei Herz!) is directing the second season at Kinema Citrus and DR MOVIE, replacing Takao Abo. Keigo Koyanagi (Regalia: The Three Sacred Stars) is again in charge of series composition. Masahiro Suwa (Chaika the Coffin Princess animation director) is again adapting Seira Minami's original character designs for animation. Kevin Penkin is returning to compose the music.

Crunchyroll had announced in 2019 that the anime would have a second and third season.

One Peace Books is releasing the original novel series and Aiya Kyū's manga adaptation in English. The publisher describes the novels' first 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 The Rising of the Shield Hero anime series premiered with a two-hour special in January 2019 and ran for 25 episodes. Crunchyroll streamed the series as it aired in Japan. Crunchyroll premiered the first dubbed episode at Crunchyroll Expo in September 2018 with guests from the anime.

Sources: Kadokawa Light Novel Expo 2020 livestream, The Rising of the Shield Hero anime's Twitter account, Crunchyroll's Twitter account


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