Crunchyroll announces when fans can stream the first episode of the second season of The Rising of the Shield Hero.
Kodoani.com – The long-awaited second season of The Rising of the Shield Hero will premiere on Crunchyroll at exactly 6:00 a.m. PST (Pacific) on April 6.
The anime was previously confirmed to premiere on April 6, the same day that the anime will air in Japan, but as a testament to how much a new sequel to the isekai series is expected, Crunchyroll has announced specific time that the anime will take place. available for streaming on its platform.
The anime will return about two years after completing the show’s 25-episode first season. When it debuted in 2019, the series received some criticism for using false accusations of sexual assault as a plot point, but since then, the series has become a hit with both fans and many. critics, with praise for the memorable cast of characters and a major step forward for the isekai anime genre. The first season was so successful that the anime’s producers immediately announced that the series was being renewed for a second and third season, a rarity among anime works. The second part was originally slated to premiere in the fall of 2021, but was delayed to its current release date.
The second season will see some notable changes to the crew: while the first season is directed by director Takao Abo, who previously worked on the Mecha Macross Frontier and Eureka Seven anime, instead In that case, the second part will be directed by Masato Jinbo. Production of the second season will be split between Kinema Citrus, which produced the anime’s first season, and South Korean studio DR Movie. The voice cast from the first season will return to reprise their roles for Season 2, where they will join Kana Hanazawa and will voice the mysterious Ost Horai, the latest addition to Naofumi’s adventure team .
The new season of the anime sees Naofumi, the Hero of the Shield of the same name, and his two most trusted companions, Raphtalia and Filo, embark on a journey to stop the rampage of a giant legendary monster, Turtle God.
The Shield Hero franchise originally started in 2012 as a web novel series by author Aneko Yusagi. Yusagi’s original work has since been adapted into a manga and a light novel series, available in English from One Peace Press.