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The Rising of the Shield Hero Shares Trailer For Season 3

There’s good news for fans of The Rising of The Shield Hero! The anime’s third season will debut this October, and a trailer for it has dropped:

The third season will be directed by Hitoshi Haga, continuing the pattern where each season has a different director. The first season was directed by Takao Abo and the second season was directed by Masato Jinbo. Haga is no newcomer to the series, though, as he’s been an episode director and storyboardist for The Rising of The Shield Hero. Keigo Koyanagi is back to work on scripts, and Kevin Penkin is still the anime’s composer.

The Rising of the Shield Hero franchise started out as a light novel series by Aneko Yusagi and then received a manga adaptation by Aiya Kyu. Both are published in America by One Peace Books, which gave this description for the first novel in the series:

“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!”

Otaku USA has done an exclusive interview with both Yusagi and Kyo through One Peace Books. In it, Yusagi said his favorite part of writing the books is when he gets to “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.”

Check out the whole interview here.

Source: ANN


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