Crunchyroll has uploaded a new trailer teasing the season two finale to The Rising of the Shield Hero. The trailer features past moments from both the first and second season of the fantasy anime series so far, with some new footage from the upcoming 13th episode.
The season two finale is scheduled to air on June 29, 2022, with an English dub of the episode to be released on July 27, 2022. The first episode aired on April 6, 2022. Crunchyroll is currently streaming both seasons on its service platform.
Previous voice cast members from season one have all reprised their roles for the second season. Miyu Tomita joined the voice cast as Kizuna Kazayama and Kana Hanazawa as Ost Hourai.
The returning production staff consists of Masato Jinbo (Restaurant to Another World Season 2) as director, Keigo Koyanagi as series composer, Masahiro Suwa as character designer, and Kevin Penkin as music composer. Kinema Citrus and DR Movie are in charge of the animation production for the second season.
The original light novel series is written by Aneko Yusagi and illustrated by Seira Minami. The first volume was published by Media Factory on August 22, 2013 with 22 total volumes in print so far. One Peace Books licenses the light novels in English for North America.
The first season premiered in January 2019 and ran for 25 episodes until June. Crunchyroll describes the anime’s 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?