Part 4 of The Rising of the Shield Hero was officially announced with teaser images. No other details about the new announcement were mentioned in this article.
The first season of the anime Shield Hero aired from January to June 2019 with 25 episodes. Studio Kinema Citrus animated it under the direction of Takao Abo and series production by Keigo Koyanagi. The second season is scheduled to air in October 2021, airing from April to June 2022 with 13 episodes. Korean DR Films did the animation together with Kinema Citrus. It was directed by Masato Jinbo and Keigo Koyanagi in writing the series. The third season aired from October to December 2023, directed by Hitoshi Saga while Keigo Koyanagi handled both scriptwriting and series composition.
Crunchyroll is currently streaming the anime (in both subbed and dubbed versions) and describes the plot as follows: Iwatani Naofumi, a lowly otaku, finds a book in the library that summons him to another world . He is tasked with wielding swords, spears, and bows as one of the Four Cardinal Heroes and fighting the Calamity Wave as the Shield Hero. Excited at the prospect of a great adventure, Naofumi sets out with his group. However, just a few days later, he was betrayed and lost all his money, dignity and respect. Unable to trust anyone anymore, he hired a slave named Raphtalia and took over the Waves and the world. But can he really find a way to turn this desperate situation around?
The Rising of The Shield Hero anime is based on the Japanese light novel series by Aneko Yusagi, with illustrations by Seira Minami. Media Factory has been publishing it since 2013, as well as Aiya Kyu’s manga adaptation since 2014.
Source: Official website ©2021 Aneko Yusagi / KADOKAWA / Shield Hero S3 Production Committee