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One of the most hotly anticipated titles of the Crunchyroll Spring 2022 Lineup is none other than the continuation of The Rising of the Shield Hero! Naofumi Iwatani’s grand adventure continues when The Rising of the Shield Hero Season 2 goes live today, and you can prepare yourself for the journey in our full spotlight on the series below.  


Official Website


The Rising of the Shield Hero Season 2 




Launch Info


Launch Time: April 6

Territories: North America, Central America, South America, Europe, Africa, Oceania, the Middle East, and CIS

Show Page


Official Trailers 





Iwatani Naofumi, a run-of-the-mill otaku, finds a book in the library that summons him to another world. He is tasked with joining the sword, spear, and bow as one of the Four Cardinal Heroes and fighting the Waves of Catastrophe as the Shield Hero.


Excited by the prospect of a grand adventure, Naofumi sets off with his party. However, merely a few days later, he is betrayed and loses all his money, dignity, and respect. Unable to trust anyone anymore, he employs a slave named Raphtalia and takes on the Waves and the world.


But will he really find a way to overturn this desperate situation?


Characters and Cast


Naofumi Iwatani

VA: Kaito Ishikawa (Tobio Kageyama in Haikyu!!)




VA: Asami Seto (Chihaya Ayase in Chihayafuru)




VA: Rina Hidaka (Milim in That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime)



Rishia Ivyred

VA: Natsuko Hara (Kotonoha Kanade in Science Fell in Love, So I Tried to Prove It)



Ost Horai

VA: Kana Hanazawa (Red Blood Cell in Cells at Work!)



Additional cast members include:


Yoshitsugu Matsuoka as Ren Amaki

Makoto Takahashi as Motoyasu Kitamura

Yoshitaka Yamaya as Itsuki Kawasumi

Maaya Uchida as Melty

Kikuko Inoue as Mirelia





Original Creator

Aneko Yusagi


Original Illustrator 

Minami Seira 



Masato Jinbo (Fate/kaleid liner Prisma IllyaCHAOS;CHILD)


Series Composition

Keigo Koyanagi (Sirius the Jaeger)


Character Design

Masahiro Suwa


Chief Animation Director

Masahiro Suwa

Kota Sera


Design Leader

Takeshi Takakura


Costume Design

Kahoru Fujiki


Motion Graphics

Hidekatsu Uemura


Color Setting

Aiko Matsuyama


Director of Photography

Yukiyo Kajiwara



Hitomi Sudo


Sound Production



Sound Director

Fumiyuki Go



Kevin Penkin


Music Producers

Shunichi Uemura (Nippon Columbia)

Hiromitsu Iijima (IRMA LA DOUCE)


Animation Production

Kinema Citrus




Additional Info


On the long road to season two, we got our share of trailers for specific characters. Check out a closer look at Naofumi, Filo and Raphtalia below! 








Joseph Luster is the Games and Web editor at Otaku USA Magazine. You can read his comics at subhumanzoids. Follow him on Twitter @Moldilox.