The Rising Of The Shield Hero Season 2 concluded back on June 29, 2022, and fans are eager to know about The Rising Of The Shield Season 3. Will it return? Well, the second season ended on a cliffhanger note that leaves the door open for the second season. Further, fans liked the concept. It received a positive response from the anime series fans. It was a highly critically acclaimed series of spring slates. Hence chances for The Rising Of The Shield Hero Season 3 are high.
Inspired by Aneko Yusagi’s light novel series, The Rising of The Shield Hero is produced by Kinema Citrus. The anime series was announced back in June 2017. Takao Abo directed it, while Keigo Koyanagi handled the series composition. Speaking of the anime series, at 2019’s Crunchyroll Expo, the producer announced that the series would return for the second season, which aired from April 6 to June 29, 2022.
The Rising of The Shield Hero Season 3: Renewal Status
We have pleasant news for the anime series fans. At 2019’s Crunchyroll Expo, the studio behind the anime series renewed the series for the second as well as the third season. Besides, the post-credit scene of The Rising of The Shield Hero Season 2 finale further hinted that the journey would continue. Well, it came out as no surprise. This is because the anime series gained positive acclamation. It received 8/10 on IMDb and 6.6/10 on MyAnimeList.
Is There Enough Source Material?
As mentioned above, Aneko’s light novel series inspired The Rising of The Shield Hero. The light novel started published on Shosetsuka ni Naro. Since then, the series has been published by Media Factory. So far, it has twenty-two volumes. The second season covered nine out of twenty-two volumes. However, the early renewal of The Rising of The Shield Hero Season 3 already hints at the availability of the source material. But unlike the first season, the second failed to escalate the sales of the light novel. Despite that, there are chances that the third season would still return due to its popularity.
The Rising of The Shield Hero Season 3: What Will Happen Next?
In the second season finale, the country rewarded Mirelia for fighting with the spirit Tortoise. Naofumi and his crew decided to continue their quest to explore the rest of the world. But Rishia believed it wasn’t a good idea to leave Keel-kun alone. But the Shield Hero reassured that he discussed this with Eclair, and they decided to help them. Meanwhile, Rishia recalled something that helped her bond with Kizuna. Later Rishia asked the Hunting Hero about her time with Infinite Labyrinth. Although she remained reluctant, she finally revealed the time she spent there.
Now in The Rising of The Shield Hero Season 3, Naofumi and his group will go to the country of mercenaries famous as Zeltoble. He will soon learn about the Coliseum, where warriors compete with each other for fortune and fame. However, he wasn’t into this. But the Shield Hero will decide to participate in it after learning about a cruel slave market that runs beneath the Coliseum. But rescuing them won’t be that easy.
As for Raphtalia, she will meet Sadeena, an old friend. Sadeena was away when an interdimensional horde of monsters brutally killed their family. So Raphtalia and Sadeena will have a face-off in the Coliseum. But after their fight, Naofumi will help in freeing herself from Zeltoble. Soon she will end up developing romantic feelings for the Shield Hero and will open up about her feelings. But Naofumi will reject it. Meanwhile, the Shield Hero will kill some assassins. He will focus on finding Cardinal Heroes and helping them.
The Rising of The Shield Hero Season 3: Premiere Date
The Rising of The Shield Hero Season 2 was set to release in 2021. But due to the COVID-pandemic, the series faced delay, hinting at the delay in The Rising of The Shield Hero Season 3 return. However, the third season will take less time to return to our screen. So we expect the third season to air in the spring of 2023. Stay tuned. The Anime Daily will keep you updated.