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The Rising of the Shield Hero Season 3 Anime Unveils Visual, Director Change

posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Hitoshi Haga is season 3's new director

The official website for The Rising of The Shield Hero television anime series unveiled a new visual and main staff changes for the anime's upcoming third season.

Hitoshi Haga, who storyboarded five episodes and directed four episodes from the anime's first season, will be the third season's new director, becoming the series' third director after Takao Abo from the first season and Masato Jinbo from the second season. Keigo Koyanagi will continue to write and supervise the series' scripts. Kevin Penkin also returns for the music, and Kinema Citrus returns for animation production.

The Rising of the Shield Hero 2, the second season of The Rising of The Shield Hero television anime series, premiered on the AT-X channel on April 6. The anime was previously delayed, as it was initially slated to premiere in October 2021. Crunchyroll is streaming the anime alongside the Japanese airing.

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.

One Peace Books is releasing the original novel series and Aiya Kyu'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!

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

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