One of the most popular isekai series returns!
The Rising of the Shield Hero has been renewed for a third season.
Need to know where and when you can watch it? We’ve got you covered!
- January 11, 2023: Complete rewrite for improved readability.
- October 5, 2022: Initial publishing.
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The Rising Of The Shield Hero Season 3 Release Date
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Countdown to June 1, 2023 at 12:00 AM (UTC)
In an unprecedented move at the 2019 Crunchyroll Expo, it was announced that both Seasons 2 and 3 of The Rising of the Shield Hero were in production!
Since the second season finished airing in June 2022, it is safe to say that Season 3 of The Rising of the Shield Hero could have a June 2023 air date.
Although there is no official airing date as of September 2022, this article will be updated with the latest news as it is reported!
The Rising Of The Shield Hero Season 3 Trailer
Although The Rising of the Shield Hero is confirmed for Season 3, there is no official trailer at this time.
StudioLux on YouTube lists possible airing dates and the potential length of the series.
When the Season 3 trailer premieres, this article will be updated with the latest!
The Rising Of The Shield Hero Story
The Rising of the Shield Hero is an isekai light novel series created by Aneko Yusagi, originally published as a web novel in Japan. The series has been republished in novel form with adjustments by Seira Minami.
The series follows Naofumi Iwatani, a typical Japanese university student, who is transported into another world after he finds a book about four heroes.
Naofumi, along with three others, discovers they have been summoned to become the “Cardinal Heroes” to find waves of monsters and protect the land.
Each hero receives legendary equipment, with Naofumi receiving the Legendary Shield.
Despite his initial optimism, Naofumi is betrayed by his partner and abandoned. With no prospects, Naofumi is alone in this new world with no allies to turn to and nowhere to go.
One day he runs into a trader and decides to buy a young half-raccoon/half-human girl. The girl, Raphtalia, begins to overcome her past trauma alongside Naofumi.
Together, Naofumi and Raphtalia begin their new journey in the new world!
The Rising of the Shield Hero garnered critical acclaim for its story and characters; Raphtalia won the “Best Girl” award at the Crunchyroll Anime Awards in 2020.
As of 2022, over 20 novels have been published, and The Rising of the Shield Hero has expanded into manga and anime.
The anime was first announced in 2017 and premiered in 2019 on Crunchyroll. Season 1 of the series was produced by Kinema Citrus, known for Made in Abyss.
The second season was animated by DR Movie, who animated series from overseas, including High Guardian Spice and The Batman.
The Rising Of The Shield Hero News
Season 3 of The Rising of the Shield Hero is on the horizon, and Crunchyroll unveiled some news about the new season.
At the 2022 Crunchyroll Expo, The Rising of the Shield Hero received a panel discussing the series and upcoming news. Crunchyroll unveiled a new visual for the third season.
Along with the visual, Crunchyroll confirmed that Season 3 of the series will simulcast weekly on their website.
The director for Season 3 has changed and is now Hitoshi Haga. Haga has served as a key animator for many series, including Gosick, RahXephon, and Soul Eater.
The animation production returns to Kinema Citrus for the third season; MADKID is confirmed for the opening.
Wait for more The Rising of the Shield Hero news and reveals in the future!