First key visual for the season with new director Hitoshi Haga
Kodoani.com – Anime production team The Rising of The Shield Hero revealed a new trailer and first main visual for the anime’s upcoming third season on Friday. The trailer announces the season’s premiere in October 2023.
Hitoshi Haga, who wrote the script for 5 episodes and directed 4 episodes from the first season of the anime, is the new director of the third season. He is the third director of the series after Takao Abo from the first and Masato Jinbo from the second. Keigo Koyanagi continues to write and supervise the series’ scripts. Kevin Penkin also returns to produce music and Kinema Citrus returns to produce animation.
Franziska van Wulfen and Sana Komatsu joined Masahiro Suwa in designing the characters, and previous series chief animation director Kōta Sera is now credited for collaborating on the design.
The Rising of the Shield Hero 2, the second season of the television anime series The Rising of The Shield Hero, premiered on AT-X on April 6, 2022. The previous anime was delayed, due to the original projection. Expected to launch in October 2021.
The Rising of The Shield Hero anime series premiered with a two-hour special in January 2019 and lasted 25 episodes. Crunchyroll premiered the first dub episode at Crunchyroll Expo in September 2018 with guests from the anime.
One Peace Books is publishing Aiya Kyu’s original novel and manga adaptation in English. The publisher describes the first volume of the novel:
Naofumi Iwatani, an uncharacteristic otaku who spends her days in games and manga, suddenly finds herself summoned to a parallel universe! He discovers himself as one of four heroes armed with legendary weapons and tasked with saving the world from prophesied destruction. As the Hero of the Shield, the weakest of the heroes, things are not as they seem. Naofumi is soon lonely, penniless and betrayed. With no one to turn to, and nowhere to run, he was left with only his shield. Now, Naofumi must rise to become the legendary Hero of the Shield and save the world!