The Rising of The Shield Hero Season 2 Reveals New Trailer & Key Visual

the rising of the shield hero season 2 key visual
© 2021 Aneko Yusagi/KADOKAWA/Shield Hero S2 production committee

KADOKAWA has released a new key visual and trailer for the upcoming second season of The Rising of the Shield Hero. The visual and English subbed trailer features new characters set to debut in the new season, as well as new storylines and development.

The sequel to The Rising of the Shield Hero was set to debut last October, but was delayed to April 22 for “various reasons.” Kinema Citrus is joined by South Korean animation studio DR Movie for animation production. 

The second season’s opening theme “Bring Back” will be performed by Japanese vocal group MADKID. The ending theme “Yuzurenai” will be sung by singer-songwriter Chiai Fujikawa. 

The anime’s staff includes Masato Jinbo (Chaos;Child) as series director, Keigo Koyanagi (Regalia: The Three Sacred Stars) as screenwriter, Masahiro Suwa (Chaika the Coffin Princess) as character designer, and Kevin Penkin (Tower of God) as music composer. 

the rising of the shield hero season 2 key visual
© 2021 Aneko Yusagi/KADOKAWA/Shield Hero S2 production committee

The Rising of the Shield Hero is based on the light novel series written by Aneko Yusagi and illustrated by Seira Minami. The anime adaptation premiered in January 2019 and ran for 25 episodes.

Crunchyroll streamed the first season and describes the story as:

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?

Source: KADOKAWA Anime Official Twitter

William Moo is a freelance writer who has previously written for OTAQUEST and MANGA.TOKYO. He also contributes work to the website Yatta Tachi. He enjoys watching lots of anime every season and reading from time to time. You can follow him on Twitter @thewriterSITB.
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