Rising of the Shield Hero is a Japanese light novel series falling under the genres of dark fantasy and isekai. These novels were initially published as a web novel on a novel site called Shōsetsuka ni Narō. Other than its availability in the form of manga and novel series, there also exists an anime series written by Keigo Koyanagi and directed by Takao Abo.
It premiered on 9th January 2019 and finished its first season with 25 episodes on 26th June 2019. The original networks include AT-X, Tokyo MX, TVA, KBS, SUN, TVQ, and BS11. It’s English version is available on Toonami, an American programming block which also aires other Japanese programs in their English dubbed versions. The anime series is licensed in North America by the Crunchyroll Funimation partnership.
1) Naofumi Iwatani voiced by Kaito Ishikawa
2) Raphtalia voiced by Asami Setō
3) Malty S. Melromarc voiced by Sarah Emi Bridcutt
4) L’Arc Berg voiced by Jun Fukuyama
5) Filo voiced by Rina Hidaka
6) Rishia Ivyred voiced by Kira Buckland
7) Motoyasu Kitamura voiced by Makoto Takahashi
8) Aultcray Melromarc XXXII voiced by Yutaka Nakano
9) Ren Amaki voiced by Yoshitsugu Matsuoka
10) Itsuki Kawasumi voiced by Yoshitaka Yamaya
Rising of the Shield Hero Season 2
Rising of the Shield Hero Season 2 was confirmed at the Crunchyroll Expo 2019. The makers of the anime made this announcement on their official Twitter as well as Instagram handle. Even though no official date of the trailer or the series is given out yet, but rumors suggest that it will be available by the end of this year, not the forget the slowdown of all activities caused to die the global lockdown to fight the widespread Coronavirus.
As for the plot, they are making an assumption is difficult without access to any teasers or trailers. However, the second season will most likely continue from where the first season finished. The characters of Naofumi Iwatani, Motoyasu, Ren, etc. will reappear in the new season as well.