The staff of ‘Tate no Yuusha no Nariagari’ (The Rising of The Shield Hero) anime announced at a panel at the Virtual Crunchyroll Expo event on Friday, Sept 4, that the show’s second season will premiere in 2021. Series composition writer Koyanagi Keigo, character designer Suwa Masahiro, and producer Tamura Junichiro appeared during the panel. The panel also revealed a key visual.
A new promotional video, was also revealed the video after the panel ended.
The official website for the anime also revealed the full staff for the second season. Masato Jinbo (Chaos;Child, Fate/kaleid liner Prisma Illya 2wei Herz!) is directing the second season at Kinema Citrus and DR MOVIE, replacing Takao Abo. Keigo Koyanagi (Regalia: The Three Sacred Stars) is again in charge of series composition. Masahiro Suwa (Chaika the Coffin Princess animation director) is again adapting Seira Minami‘s original character designs for animation. Kevin Penkin is returning to compose the music.
Crunchyroll had announced at last year’s Crunchyroll Expo that the anime will have two more seasons.
The Rising of The Shield Hero anime series premiered with a two-hour special in January 2019 and ran for 25 episodes. Crunchyroll streamed the series as it aired in Japan. Crunchyroll premiered the first dubbed episode at Crunchyroll Expo in September 2018 with guests from the anime.
The franchise also inspired a stage play that was supposed to run in March and April, but was postponed in April due to the new coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic.