In case you missed it, The Rising of the Shield Hero anime will be getting a season 3. It was announced along with season 2 at the Crunchyroll Expo in 2019. There is still no information regarding the third season, but we might be hearing some news about it soon enough, since the second season just ended with a total of 13 episodes on June 29, 2022.
Masato Jinbo directed the second season at studios DR Movie and Kinema Citrus. Season 1 was animated by Kinema Citrus only in 2019, with Takao Abo as the director, and it had a total of 25 episodes. You can watch the entire series on Crunchyroll.
The anime is based on Aneko Yusagi’s The Rising of the Shield Hero light novel series. Media Factory has been serializing it with Seira Minami’s illustrations since 2013, and it currently has 22 volumes in circulation. A manga adaptation by Aiya Kyu is being published by the same publisher since 2014, and as of now, it has 9 volumes available. The cumulative copies of both manga and the light novels have already exceeded 11 million copies. One Peace Books licensed the original The Rising of the Shield Hero light novel series in English. The adaptation of the 3rd season will start at volume 10, and you can read the synopsis below:
Finishing the battle with Kyo, Naofumi and his friends return safely to their world. The queen of Melromarc wishes to reward Naofumi for saving the world from the Spirit Tortoise.
“Then can I have my own land?”
After thinking about what he could do for his friend and partner, Raphtalia, Naofumi decides the best thing for their future would be the establishment of their own settlement–and he decides to build it on the ruins of Raphtalia’s old hometown! The start of a whole new chapter in our hero’s life begins here, in volume ten of this otherworld revenge fantasy!One Peace Books
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