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.
Launch Time: April 6
Territories: North America, Central America, South America, Europe, Africa, Oceania, the Middle East, and CIS
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?
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)
VA: Natsuko Hara (Kotonoha Kanade in Science Fell in Love, So I Tried to Prove It)
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
Masato Jinbo (Fate/kaleid liner Prisma Illya, CHAOS;CHILD)
Keigo Koyanagi (Sirius the Jaeger)
Chief Animation Director
Director of Photography
Shunichi Uemura (Nippon Columbia)
Hiromitsu Iijima (IRMA LA DOUCE)
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.