After several delays, Crunchyroll finally dropped the first episode of season two for the hit anime ‘The Rising of the Shield Hero.’ The second AND third seasons of the show based on a series of light novels and manga from Japanese writer Aneko Yusagi were announced as far back as 2019.
Originally planned for October 2021, several issues relating to the production and later pandemic problems caused the show to be pushed back, but it is now available for streaming on the Crunchyroll app.
The show follows Naofumi, an otaku who gets pulled into a different dimension to be a hero, but is accused of a crime he did not commit. Despite being shunned, he recruits Raphtalia, Filo, and more in the ever-growing team to fight the extra-dimensional waves that are plaguing the world of the Melromarc Kingdom. Though Naofumi expressed a desire to return to his own world, he assured his friends that he would not leave them and would continue to help fight the waves.
They previously released a poster to celebrate the occasion:
The Rising of the Shield Hero is produced by Kinema Citrus and directed by Takao Abo. It is broadcasted in Japan and in the United States. Initially, SJWs were whining about the themes in the anime show, it soared to popularity, creating a loyal fanbase on at least two continents. It quickly became my personal favorite anime as I watched his adventures.
Check out the trailer below:
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