It has been just over a month since the conclusion of The Rising of the Shield Hero Season 2 but excited fans are craving more. A reason for this can be that the second season is half the length of the first and has failed to stay up to the mark of the audience’s demand. Compared to its first season, The Rising of The Shield Hero received a lot of mixed reviews this time even though Episode 12 ended on a high note. In this article, we shall discuss The Rising of the Shield Hero Season 3.
Episode 13 had no links with the actual plot and ended the season with fillers, except for some dialogues that gave us indications for the future adventures of these characters, including Filo who misses her ability to fly in L’Arc Berg’s world, and Kizuna the Hunting Hero. We can witness The Rising of the Shield Hero Season 3 anytime in the fall of 2023. Let’s recap this thrilling story and help us share more details of The Rising of the Shield Hero Season 3 with you!
Season 2 Ended With a Satisfactory Response from the Audience!
After a successful first season consisting of 25 episodes, The Rising of The Shield Hero returned this April with 13 brand new episodes, which is almost half of the first season. It was expected that the story will have fewer fillers and will stick to the mainstream but it failed to satisfy the wait and craving of the audience and even the spectacular Episode 12 couldn’t save the show.
Naofumi is preparing for the next Wave but is encountered by several mysterious monsters and the Wave countdown stops at the same time. Four Cardinal Heroes are summoned by The Queen and they are informed that the Spirit Turtle is revived. The leaders of the militaries of all the nations accumulate in the Spirit Tortoise Kingdom along with Naofumi. He promises to help as a Hero to this problem but meanwhile, a mysterious woman appears who grabs the attention of all.
Something is terribly weird in this town as Naofumi continues his quest to find his missing companions. The Spirit Turtle is being controlled as a Puppet by an unexpected mastermind. We also witnessed the truth of Ost Hourai revealed in front of Naofumi which leaves him in a heavy dilemma. The season witnessed Kyo going to commit something notorious while Naofumi goes on to stop that. After this plot end, we witness the 13th episode based on filler stories.
The Returning Cast of The Rising of The Shield Hero
Also known as Tate no Yūsha no Nariagari in Japanese, The Rising of The Shield Hero is a popular dark fantasy isekai light novel series written by Aneko Yusagi and illustrated by Seira Minami. The series got adapted into manga and later into an anime series whose second season is directed by Masato Jinbo.
Animated by DR Movie, the series is licensed by Crunchyroll and Plus Media Networks Asia while Aniplus Asia serves as the English network. Currently, the anime series has given us two seasons with a total of 38 episodes after debuting back in 2019. The main cast of this anime includes:
- Naofumi Iwatani is voiced by Kaito Ishikawa (Japanese); Stephen Fu (English)
- Raphtalia is voiced by Asami Seto (Japanese); Erica Mendez (English)
- Fino is voiced by Rina Hidaka (Japanese); Brianna Knickerbocker (English)
- Motoyasu Kitamura is voiced by Makoto Takahashi (Japanese); Xander Mobus (English)
- Ren Amaki is voiced by Yoshitsugu Matsuoka (Japanese); Alan Lee (English)
- Itsuki Kawasumi is voiced by Yoshitaka Yamaya (Japanese); Erik Scott Kimerer (English)
- Kizuna Kazayama is voiced by Miyu Tomita (Japanese); Lizzie Freeman (English)
- Rishia Ivyred is voiced by Natsuko Hara (Japanese); Kira Buckland (English)
- Aultcray Melromarc XXXII is voiced by Yutaka Nakano (Japanese); Jamieson Price (English)
The Rising of The Shield Hero Season 3 Release Expectations
No doubt, The Rising Of The Shield Hero Season 3 is happening. The third season was already announced at Crunchyroll Expo 2019. Also at Virtual Crunchyroll Expo 2020, the Kodakawa producer provided the confirmation for The Rising Of The Shield Hero Season 3. We don’t think that it will take much time now compared to the gap between its previous two seasons.
As of now, there are no confirmations about the official release date for the third season but we can expect the season to release in the Fall of 2023. An anime generally announces the release schedule for its upcoming season 3 to 6 months before the decided release date. Hence, a proper and official release schedule can be expected anytime in 2023.
The announcement for The Rising Of The Shield Hero Season 3 can be the highlight also for the Crunchyroll Expo 2022 which is scheduled at the San Jose McEnery Convention Center in San Jose, California from August 5 to August 7, 2022. We know fans were a bit disappointed this time with The Rising Of The Shield Hero Season 2 but have faith in the team and wait for them to rise back with the third season. Naofumi still has a long way to go and we will be accompanying his return next year.
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