The opening and ending themes have also been revealed
The wait was long, but we finally have an official trailer for The Rising of the Shield Hero season 2!
A series that got delayed due to a number of factors, Shield Hero was originally set to premiere in October. Along with the trailer, a key visual and opening and ending themes have been revealed. Check out the image below:
Trailer and songs
The trailer opens with Naofumi Iwatani talking about their new home base. They had cleared the massive Wave of demons, and used the reward they earned to build a new home. It is in Lurolona Village, Raphtalia’s home. Naofumi’s new resolution is to stay here and clear every wave, and protect his friends and villagers.
This is when Queen Melromac tells them about the legendary Spirit Tortoise’s revival. Naofumi, Raphtalia, and Filo are tasked to go to the Spirit Tortoise Kingdom to stop something dangerous. The revival of the tortoise happens every few hundred years, and is said to bring unprecedented disaster to the world.
We are then introduced to some new characters and also see the main trio in action. This includes a mysterious hooded woman who pleads to the Shield Hero to kill her. Additionally, the opening theme “Bring Back” by vocal group MADKID is played. They had also played the opening in the first season. The ending theme “Yuzurenai” by Chiai Fujikawa was separately announced.
Season two will bring back animation studio Kinema Citrus. They will be joined by South Korean animation studio DR Movie.
While an exact date wasn’t revealed, The Rising of the Shield Hero season 2 will come out on April 2022. Let’s hope no further delays happen afterwards.