The long-awaited second season of the fan-favorite anime ‘The Rising of the Shield Hero’ has been bit by another delay, this time being pushed to 2022.
Funimation wrote on their blog, “Heads up, The Rising of the Shield Hero fans! The highly anticipated Season 2 now has a new release window: April 2022!” They also confirmed that a third season was in the works.
Crunchyroll confirmed the delay citing “various reasons.”
“There’s no specific date beyond that,” they said after confirming the spring goal. “… but further details will be revealed on the official website when they’re ready.”
Funimation added, “The first season, directed by Takao Abo (Norn9) at studio Kinema Citrus and featuring music by Kevin Penkin (Made in Abyss) and character designs by Masahiro Suwa (Chaika –The Coffin Princess- animation director), aired for 25 episodes in the first half of 2019. Masato Jimbo (Restaurant to Another World) will be taking over the director’s chair for Season 2.”
The official English Twitter account also seemingly confirmed that fans will have a longer wait for the continuation of the isekai show.
The Rising of the Shield Hero Season 2 Postponed to April 2022
— The Rising of the Shield Hero (@ShieldHeroEN) July 8, 2021
This comes on the heels of the announcement that ‘The Rising of the Shield Hero’ and its spin-off ‘Reprise of the Spear Hero’ will be getting an audiobook release by their English publisher Yen Press.
As previously reported by D-Rezzed, the audiobook is currently available on Audiobooks, BookBeat, Hoopla Digital, Libro and YouScribe with plans to release it on Audible and iTunes.
“We are excited to finally have the opportunity to offer fans The Rising of the Shield Hero in an audio format,” One Peace Books told Otaku USA in a statement. “Volume 1 is available now at select stores and will be available everywhere soon! We were lucky enough to have Kurt Kanazawa do the reading for us. Kurt’s performance is phenomenal! We really hope returning fans and new fans alike will fall in love with Shield Hero for the first time, or all over again, in this new performance of the first volume of The Rising of the Shield Hero!”