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The Rising of the Shield Hero Season 4 Confirmed

First Rising of the Shield Hero S3 Trailer Revealed

There’s good new for fans of The Rising of The Shield Hero series. The anime’s fourth season is officially going to happen, and Crunchyroll has already confirmed that it’s going to stream the new episodes.

It’s still early on, so we don’t yet have a date for when we might be able to expect this debut. We also don’t have cast or staff confirmed. However, the director and a number of the actors have put out messages relating to the announcement, which seems to indicate they will continue to take part in the series.

The Rising of the Shield Hero started out as a light novel series by Yusagi Aneko, and it also has a manga adaptation by Aiya Kyu. Both the light novels and manga (as well as audiobooks for the light novels) are being published in America by One Peace Books. One Peace Books gave this description of the first novel:

Naofumi Iwatani, an uncharismatic otaku who spends his days on games and manga, suddenly finds himself summoned to a parallel universe! He discovers he is one of four heroes equipped with legendary weapons and tasked with saving the world from its prophesied destruction. As the Shield Hero, the weakest of the heroes, all is not as it seems. Naofumi is soon alone, penniless, and betrayed. With no one to turn to, and nowhere to run, he is left with only his shield. Now, Naofumi must rise to become the legendary Shield Hero and save the world!

In 2022, Otaku USA interviewed Yusagi Aneko and Aiya Kyu about their work, and you can check that out here. At the time, Yusagi said, “I really have fun when I finally reveal scenes that I’ve been stealthily foreshadowing. It’s fun to see how stealthily I can foreshadow things without anyone realizing what’s going to happen.”

Source: ANN


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