The Rising of the Shield Hero

The Rising of the Shield Hero (2019)

Our regrets make us stronger.

  • Genre: Animation, Action & Adventure, Sci-Fi & Fantasy, Drama
  • First Air Date: 2019-01-09
  • Last Air Date: 2022-06-29
  • Total Seasons: 3
  • Total Episodes: 38
  • Status: Returning Series
  • Episode Runtime: 24 min.
  • Production Company: Kinema Citrus
  • Production Country: Japan, South Korea
  • Network: AT-X
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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?

  • Keywords: saving the world, based on novel or book, magic, anti hero, training, dysfunctional family, romance, betrayal, religion, sibling rivalry, dragon, parallel world, dark fantasy, seinen, anime, corrupt church, isekai
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    The Rising of the Shield Hero Seasons

    Season 1

    First Air Date: 2019-01-09
    25 Episodes

    Season 2

    First Air Date: 2022-04-05
    13 Episodes

    Season 3

    First Air Date:
    0 Episodes

    The Rising of the Shield Hero Episodes

    Title Air Date Duration
    Season 1Episode 1The Shield Hero60 min
    Season 1Episode 2The Slave Girl30 min
    Season 1Episode 3Wave of Catastrophe30 min
    Season 1Episode 4Lullaby at Dawn30 min
    Season 1Episode 5Filo30 min
    Season 1Episode 6A New Comrade30 min
    Season 1Episode 7The Savior of the Heavenly Fowl30 min
    Season 1Episode 8Curse Shield30 min
    Season 1Episode 9Melty30 min
    Season 1Episode 10In the Midst of Turmoil30 min
    Season 1Episode 11Catastrophe Returns30 min
    Season 1Episode 12The Raven Invader30 min
    Season 1Episode 13The Devil of the Shield30 min
    Season 1Episode 14Everlasting Memory30 min
    Season 1Episode 15Raphtalia30 min
    Season 1Episode 16Queen of the Filolials30 min
    Season 1Episode 17A Promise Made30 min
    Season 1Episode 18A Conspiracy Linked30 min
    Season 1Episode 19The Four Cardinal Heroes30 min
    Season 1Episode 20Battle of Good and Evil30 min
    Season 1Episode 21Naofumi's Triumphant Return30 min
    Season 1Episode 22Four Heroes Council30 min
    Season 1Episode 23Cal Mira Archipelago30 min
    Season 1Episode 24Guardians of Another World30 min
    Season 1Episode 25The Rising of the Shield Hero30 min
    Season 2Episode 1A New Roar30 min
    Season 2Episode 2Footprints of the Spirit Tortoise30 min
    Season 2Episode 3Shaking Land30 min
    Season 2Episode 4Ruins in the Fog30 min
    Season 2Episode 5Ost Hourai30 min
    Season 2Episode 6Racing to Catch Up30 min
    Season 2Episode 7Infinite Labyrinth30 min
    Season 2Episode 8A Parting in the Snow30 min
    Season 2Episode 9Humming Fairy30 min
    Season 2Episode 10Katana Hero30 min
    Season 2Episode 11Kizuna30 min
    Season 2Episode 12Reason to Fight30 min
    Season 2Episode 13Flowers Offered in Recollection30 min
    Season 3Episode 1Episode 130 min
    • Kaito Ishikawa

      as Naofumi Iwatani (voice)
    • Asami Seto

      as Raphtalia (voice)
    • Rina Hidaka

      as Filo (voice)
    Art Ryo Hirata Prop Designer
    Art mikitail Prop Designer
    Costume & Make-Up Kahoru Fujiki Costume Designer
    Art Masaru Sato Art Direction
    Art Naomi Ogura Art Designer
    Visual Effects Hiroshi Go 3D Director
    Visual Effects Aiko Matsuyama Color Designer
    Directing Masato Jimbo Series Director
    Production Rita Wang Executive Producer
    Production Sho Tanaka Executive Producer
    Production Yoshiki Usa Executive Producer
    Art Chiho Wada Assistant Art Director
    Production Kousuke Arai Producer
    Production Masakatsu Umeda Producer
    Editing Kazumi Taniguchi Online Editor
    Sound Chiai Fujikawa Theme Song Performance
    Sound Koji Shimizu Sound Mixer
    Sound Kyohei Akezuma Foley Artist
    Visual Effects Ryan White Opening/Ending Animation
    Visual Effects Ryoko Amisaki Opening/Ending Animation
    Visual Effects Takashi Hashimoto Opening/Ending Animation
    Visual Effects Takayuki Onoda Opening/Ending Animation
    Visual Effects Haruto Takahashi Opening/Ending Animation
    Visual Effects Mitsuhime Nitta Opening/Ending Animation
    Visual Effects Hiroo Nagano Opening/Ending Animation
    Visual Effects Kohada Opening/Ending Animation
    Visual Effects Lin Kewei Opening/Ending Animation
    Visual Effects Yuri Ichinose Opening/Ending Animation
    Visual Effects Noriyasu Murata Opening/Ending Animation
    Visual Effects Hiroto Nishizawa Opening/Ending Animation
    Visual Effects Hiroshi Yoneda Opening/Ending Animation
    Visual Effects Takanori Yamamoto Opening/Ending Animation
    Visual Effects Mika Tomiya Opening/Ending Animation
    Visual Effects Saeko Fujita Opening/Ending Animation
    Visual Effects Miharu Nagano Opening/Ending Animation
    Visual Effects Sennin Yatsunami Opening/Ending Animation
    Visual Effects FireB Opening/Ending Animation
    Visual Effects Kohei Tokuoka Opening/Ending Animation
    Visual Effects Masahiro Suwa Opening/Ending Animation
    Visual Effects Takashi Watanabe Opening/Ending Animation
    Editing Hitomi Sudo Editor
    Production Haruki Satomi Executive Producer
    Production Makoto Hojo Executive Producer
    Production Fumihiko Shinozaki Executive Producer
    Production Satoshi Kobayashi Executive Producer
    Production Asuka Yamazaki Executive Producer
    Production Shun'ichi Okabe Executive Producer
    Production Masahide Tsuji Executive Producer
    Visual Effects Masahiro Suwa Character Designer
    Camera Yukiyo Kajiwara Director of Photography
    Sound Fumiyuki Goh Sound Director
    Sound Shota Yaso Sound Effects
    Sound Hiromitsu Iijima Music Producer
    Sound Shunichi Uemura Music Producer
    Art Emi Akao Assistant Director of Photography
    Editing Chika Ishii Online Editor
    Production Nobuhiko Kurosu Producer
    Production Kenichi Tokumura Producer
    Production Hiroyasu Taniguchi Producer
    Production Toyokazu Nakahigashi Producer
    Production Yasuhiro Nakajima Producer
    Production Naoki Kishida Producer
    Production Sho Nakata Producer
    Production Takashi Tachizaki Producer
    Writing Keigo Koyanagi Series Composition
    Sound Kevin Penkin Original Music Composer
    Writing Aneko Yusagi Novel