The Rising of the Shield Hero Season 3 Releases New Key Visual, Extra Cast, Theme Song Details

©AnekoYusagi_Seira Minami/KADOKAWA/Shield Hero S3 Project

A second key visual has been released for The Rising of the Shield Hero Season 3.

Additional cast members were also announced, including:

Ami Koshimizu as Nadia
Kouhei Amasaki as Fohl
Konomi Kohara as Atla 
Maria Naganawa as S’yne

©AnekoYusagi_Seira Minami/KADOKAWA/Shield Hero S3 Project

The theme song details for the show were revealed as well. MADKID is performing the opening theme “SIN” while Chiai Fujikawa is performing the ending theme “Suki ni Natte wa Ikenai Riyuu.”

The Rising of the Shield Hero Season 3 is set to premiere this October. Hitoshi Haga (Made in Abyss assistant director) is directing instead of Season 1’s Takao Abo or Season 2’s Masato Jinbou. Other new staff additions include Franziska van Wulfen (Bocchi the Rock! animation director) and Sana Komatsu (The Rising of the Shield Hero animation director), who are credited for character designs with the previous seasons’ Masahiro Suwa. 

Returning staff include Keigo Koyanagi as series composer and Kevin Penkin as music composer. Animation production company Kinema Citrus is sharing series composition and scriptwriting credits with Koyanagi. Season 2’s co-production company DR MOVIE is no longer listed in the main animation production credits.

The Rising of the Shield Hero is based on the Kadokawa-published light novel series written by Aneko Yusagi and illustrated by Seira Minami, which began began in 2013 and has 22 volumes as of 2019. The books are published under the MF Books label.

One Peace Books describes the light novel series as:

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!

The Rising of the Shield Hero was originally a web novel that debuted on Shousetsuka ni Narou in 2012. A manga adaptation of the light novels by A. Kyu began in 2014. The series has also inspired spin-offs, a stage play, video games, and more.

The first two seasons of the anime premiered in 2019 and 2022.

Source: @shieldheroanime

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