Hold onto your shields, folks, because The Rising of the Shield Hero is returning triumphantly for its highly anticipated third season! Here’s everything you need to know about The Rising of the Shield Hero Season 3.
The Rising of the Shield Hero (Jap: Tate no Yuusha no Nariagari) adapts Yusagi Aneko’s adventure fantasy light novel of the same title, which originally launched on the Shousetsuka ni Narou website in October 2012. Kadokawa began publishing the novel with illustrations by Seira Minami the following August. The novel reached a cumulative circulation of 7.8 million copies with the release of the 22nd volume on June 25.
Will there be The Rising of the Shield Hero Season 3?
The official Twitter account of the anime adaptation, The Rising of the Shield Hero, sent fans into a frenzy with the exciting announcement that the new season The Rising of the Shield Hero Season 3 will hit Japanese television screens in October.
The Rising of the Shield Hero Season 3 Release Date
It was announced that The Rising of the Shield Hero Season 3 would start on Japanese television in October 2023 for Fall 2023 lineup, but a specific date has not been announced yet. Also, a new teaser visual was also released with this information which can be found below.
Director Hitoshi Haga, who previously showcased his talents as an episode director in the second season, takes the helm for the creation of this third installment at the prestigious Kinema Citrus studio. The screenplay is once again in the capable hands of Keigo Koyanagi, while the character designs are masterfully crafted by Franziska van Wulfen (Animation Director at Bocchi the Rock!) and Sana Komatsu (Animation Director at Lycoris Recoil).
Reprising their roles from the previous seasons, the talented voice cast will breathe life into the beloved characters. The musical genius Kevin Penkin, the mastermind behind the captivating score of Made in Abyss, returns to orchestrate the melodic symphony that accompanies our heroes on their epic journey. And fear not, international fans, Crunchyroll will be offering the new episodes with English subtitles in simulcast, ensuring that no Shield Hero enthusiast is left in the dark.
For those unfamiliar with the series (where have you been?), the initial 25-episode season of The Rising of the Shield Hero graced Japanese television screens between January and June 2019, followed by a thrilling 13-episode second season that premiered in April 2022. Thankfully, both seasons are readily available on Crunchyroll, allowing viewers to dive into this captivating world at their leisure.
The Rising of the Shield Hero Season 3 Teaser:
The Rising of the Shield Hero Season 3 Teaser: Brace yourself for a tantalizing glimpse of the upcoming season, where treachery and monsters abound. Prepare for an adrenaline rush like no other.
The Rising of the Shield Hero Season 3 Visual:
The Rising of the Shield Hero Season 3 Visual: Feast your eyes on the stunning visual representation of the forthcoming season, a tantalizing hint of the adventures that await.
The Rising of the Shield Hero Plot:
Step into a world where Naofumi, an ordinary soul, is summoned to fulfill the role of the legendary Shield Hero, tasked with defending a kingdom against the relentless waves of monstrous creatures. But beware, for the path of heroism is paved with betrayal and deceit, as Naofumi soon discovers when he is backstabbed by those who called upon him.
Get ready, dear readers, for a gripping tale of redemption, resilience, and a shield-wielding hero determined to overcome all obstacles in his path. The Rising of the Shield Hero Season 3 promises to take us on a rollercoaster ride of emotions, leaving us hungry for more.