This season marked the long-awaited premiere of The Rising of the Shield Hero Season 2, and now the English dub has a launch date. Crunchyroll announced timing for the dub along with the main cast, so read on to see who’s getting in on the series below.
As previously reported, Billy Kametz is taking a break from all work following his recent cancer diagnosis. In his place, Stephen Fu (Noé in The Case Study of Vanitas) will be taking on the role of protagonist Naofumi Iwatani.
Other cast members include Erica Mendez as Raphtalia, Brianna Knickerbocker as Filo, Amber Lee Connors as Ost Horai, Dawn M. Bennett as Eclair Seaetto and Sean Chiplock as Kyo Ethnina. Steve Staley is on the crew as ADR Director.
The Rising of the Shield Hero Season 2 English dub kicks off on May 4 at 2:00pm Pacific Time.
Iwatani Naofumi, a run-of-the-mill otaku, finds a book in the library that summons him to another world. He is tasked with joining the sword, spear, and bow as one of the Four Cardinal Heroes and fighting the Waves of Catastrophe as the Shield Hero.
Excited by the prospect of a grand adventure, Naofumi sets off with his party. However, merely a few days later, he is betrayed and loses all his money, dignity, and respect. Unable to trust anyone anymore, he employs a slave named Raphtalia and takes on the Waves and the world.
But will he really find a way to overturn this desperate situation?