Crunchyroll announced during their industry panel at Anime Expo 2018 that it will host the worldwide premiere of The Rising of the Shield Hero at Crunchyroll Expo 2018. The upcoming convention will be held during September 1 through 3 at San Jose, California. Guests involved with the series will also attend the worldwide premiere.
Produced by Kinema Citrus (Made in Abyss), The Rising of the Shield Hero is an adaptation of the light novel series of the same name, written by Aneko Yusagi. Takao Abo is directing the series, with compositions by Keigo Koyanagi and character designs by Masahiro Suwa.
One Piece Books, the English publisher of the series, describes the series:
Naofumi Iwatani, an uncharismatic otaku who spends his days on games and manga, suddenly finds himself summoned to a parallel universe. He discovers he is one of four heroes equipped with legendary weapons and tasked with saving the world from its prophesied destruction. As the Shield Hero, the weakest of the heroes, all is not as it seems. Naofumi is soon alone, penniless, and betrayed. With no one to turn to, and nowhere to run, he is left with only his shield. Now, Naofumi must rise to become the legendary Shield Hero and save the world.
Additional details are expected to be announced during Crunchyroll Expo 2018.