The Rising Of The Shield Hero Season 2 and 3 were both confirmed to be in production. The announcement event was at Crunchy-roll Expo 2019. The surprise announcement of Rising Of The Shield Hero Season 3 was made during a special stage panel.
Considering that Crunchy-roll is directly involve in the production as one of the producers. It made sense for Shield Hero Season 2 and 3 to be announced at Crunchy roll Expo.
The Crunchyroll Expo Shield Hero special stage panel scheduled for September 1st included character designer Masahiro Suwa, producer Junichiro Tamura, voice actor Sarah Emi Bridcutt, and opening music artist MADKID. The band did a performance.
The anime has suffered from extremely critical reviews in the Western world. Since the story is about the main character overcoming overwhelming obstacles after being falsely accuse of rape.
Regardless, the anime has scored well above average with anime fans on MyAnimeList. It also ranked number one with AT-X anime subscribers for the first half of 2019. In addition, Tamura claims “there have not been any controversies regarding the series in Japan.”
The biggest factor which decided the fate of The Rising Of The Shield Hero Season 2 and 3 is its popularity on streaming platforms. In the past, the determining factor for a producer green lighting an anime sequel was DVD and Blu-ray sales in Japan. Now, the market for the anime industry has shifted in the direction of international streaming and merchandise sales (figurines, etc).
The Rising of the Shield Hero Season 2 Release Date
As of the last update, Kadokawa or Crunchy roll has not officially confirmed the Season 2 release date. The production of the sequel and Shield Hero Season 3 was confirm in September 2019. The release time frame for either seasons.
Once the news is officially confirmed, this article will be updated with the relevant information. In the meantime, it’s possible to speculate about when, the Season 2 premiere date will occur in the future.
Anime projects take years to develop. To put Shield Hero into perspective, Season 1 was first announced alongside an early English trailer by Kadokawa. This was during Anime Expo 2017. It’s still interesting to watch, especially since it glosses over why Naofumi is in the “depths of despair.” However, in the best-case scenario Shield Hero Season 2 could come out in 2020. What’s more, since the third season has already been announce to be in production. The Rising Of The Shield Hero Season 3 release date could be on schedule for 2021 or 2022.
The Rising of the Shield Hero Season 3 Release Date
Season 3 will come close to season 2.