Besides Madkid returning to perform the new opening, it was announced that the Japanese pop singer Chiai Fujikawa will perform the ending theme song for The Rising of the Shield Hero season 2. She previously performed both ending songs for the anime show’s first season, “Kimi no Namae” and “Atashi ga Tonari ni Iru Uchi ni”. You can see the official announcement (in English):
The first season of The Rising of the Shield Hero anime had 25 episodes and ended after Lecia (from the Bow Hero’s party) joined Naofumi. They released character trailers for Naofumi, Raphtalia and Filo ahead of season 2, which was delayed several times.
Aneko Yusagi writes the original light novel. It follows Naofumi as he gets transferred to another world and forms a party after a rough experience. Besides him, there are 3 other “heroes”, but things get pretty complicated. One Peace Books publishes the light novel in English, and they describe the story of volume 6 (where season 2 will continue):
After their battle with Glass, Naofumi and his friends work to revitalize the Cal Mira islands before returning to the castle. On the ship back to Melromarc, they meet a young girl named Rishia, who claims to have been tricked and abandoned by her companions. Naofumi, sympathizing with her fate, agrees to listen to her story, and she joins the party. Eventually, Naofumi discovers that she has a talent for transformation magic, but before they can discuss it, someone comes running to beg the heroes for assistance. A monster wearing something like a turtle shell needs to be chased off. The monster is so powerful that even the mightiest adventurers cannot defeat him—so what hope is there for Naofumi?
Fans of The Rising of the Shield Hero are already familiar with Chiai Fujikawa, and we’ll get to hear her new ending theme song in season 2 soon!
Source: Official Twitter
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