The release date of The Rising Of The Shield Hero (Tate no Yuusha no Nariagari 2) season 2 has been confirmed for 2021! And it has already been announced that the third season will be released soon after.
At the Virtual Crunchyroll Expo 2020, the trailer for Tate no Yuusha no Nariagari season 2 was released with a new key visual.
In addition, it has already been confirmed that the third season of The Rising Of The Shield Hero will be produced at a special panel at Crunchyroll Expo 2019. And now, in September 2020, Kadokawa producer Junichiro Tamura revealed that anime fans won’t have to wait long between seasons.
Tamura had been teasing the possibility of a sequel since the first season in January 2019, but the announcement of Shield Hero’s third season at the same time was a surprise. Earlier in 2019, Kadokawa announced that its anime profits in the first quarter of 2019 had increased largely due to the adventures of Naofumi, Raphtalia and Filo.
Manga and novel publisher Kadokawa co-produced the anime with Crunchyroll, which Tamura says “tipped him off” about the series. The producer says the publisher “would like to animate the entire Shield hero,” but he admits that these projects all depend on fan support.
Tamura spoke about the Tate no Yuusha no Nariagari anime in a Reddit Ask Me Anything in February 2019. Tamura is an anime producer for the Kadokawa publishing house, which is known for works like KonoSuba, Overlord, and many others.
In addition to bringing Shield Bro to the masses, Tamura has also worked on Bungo Stray Dogs, Chio’s School Road, and the Prisma Ilya series.
The Rising of the Shield Hero Season 2 anime is produced by Studio DR MOVIE and Kinema Citrus, which also produces Made in Abyss the Movie: Dawn of the Deep Soul (and hopefully Made In Abyss Season 2).
The director of the first season, Takao Abo, is replaced by director Masato Jinbo of Fate/kaleid Liner Prisma Illya. But most of the main team members are back.
Author Keigo Koyanagi is back to compose the series. Character designer Masahiro Suwa is back. Music composer Kevin Penkin is back.
The music for the opening theme song (OP) and ending theme song (ED) of The Rising Of The Shield Hero season 2 has not yet been announced.
In the past, the English dub of The Shield Hero was released on the same day as the new episodes in Japan. The first season of the Shield Hero dub suffered a delay in the dubbing process, but we hope that the English dub of The Rising Of The Shield Hero Season 2 will follow the schedule of the dubs.
The number of episodes has not yet been announced. The second season could be a two episode anime season. A “court” is a three-month television broadcast unit based on physical seasons, and anime usually has between 10 and 13 episodes per court.
The Rising Of The Shield Hero Season 2: Release Date
As of the last update, Kadokawa, Crunchyroll, Kinema Citrus, or any company related to the production of the anime has not officially confirmed the exact release date of The Rising Of The Shield Hero Season 2. However, The Rising Of The Shield Hero Season 2 release date was delayed to Spring 2022.
Once the news is officially confirmed, this article will be updated with the relevant information.
In the meantime, it is possible to speculate on the release date of Tate no Yuusha no Nariagari Season 2.
Kinema Citrus is known to produce only a handful of projects per year (unless they are co-hosted with another company). The anime Made In Abyss was their first hit in 2017, and then in 2020 they released Made in Abyss the Movie: Dawn of the Deep Soul.
(Given the popularity of this anime, it is likely that they will end up producing Made In Abyss Season 2 as well.)
Such a schedule has pushed The Rising Of The Shield Hero Season 2 back to 2021. Besides Shield Hero Season 3, the only other project they have announced for the future is Show by Rock! Stars!!!, which will be released in January 2021.
In the best case scenario, Shield Hero Season 2 could be released in summer or fall 2021. Since Kadokawa producer Tamura is already promising anime fans that they won’t have to wait long between seasons, it’s possible that The Rising Of The Shield Hero season 3 release date could be late 2021 or early 2022.