The heavily anticipated arrival of Rising of the Shield Hero Season 2 is less than a day away, and fans are incredibly excited. The follow-up season to the hit Winter 2019 anime has seen delays in its release schedule, but is finally ready to premiere.
Rising of the Shield Hero Season 2 has proven to be one of the most highly anticipated anime sequels in recent history. The first season made a splash in the Isekai genre for its unique storytelling and writing, as well as its portrayal of the protagonist as one of the weaker warriors in his clique.
Follow along as this article breaks down the upcoming season’s release date and time along with what viewers can expect, and more.
Rising of the Shield Hero Season 2 finally arrives on April 6, 2022
Release date and time, where to watch
As mentioned above, Rising of the Shield Hero Season 2 is finally set to debut on April 6, 2022 in Japan on the AT-X network. The premiere episode will be available to stream on Crunchyroll and Funimation as the season arrives in Japan.
The premiere episode will be available to watch at each of these times in the corresponding time zones:
- Pacific time: 6.00 AM PDT
- Central time: 8.00 AM CDT
- Eastern time: 9.00 AM EDT
- British time: 2.00 PM GMT
- Indian time: 2.30 PM IST
- European time: 3.00 PM CEST
- Australian time: 6.30 PM ACDT
- Philippines time: 9.00 PM PHT
- Japanese time: 10.00 PM JST
What to expect
Rising of the Shield Hero Season 2 will continue following the adventures of protagonist Naofumi Iwatani, as well as his companions Filo and Raphtalia. The season will most likely see them continue to search for information regarding the origins of the Waves of Calamity.
The Waves of Calamity were slowly introduced throughout season one, with its end seeing them make landfall on the world. The Waves occur when two worlds collide with one another, as this is where the conflict can end with one growing stronger and the other getting destroyed.
As the Shield Hero, Naofumi discovers throughout season one that it is his responsibility, as well as that of his fellow heroes, to repel the Waves. Rising of the Shield Hero Season 2 will most likely be centered around the efforts of Naofumi’s party to discover information about these Waves, ranging from their origins to how they can be stopped.
Rising of the Shield Hero Season 2 has been one of the most highly anticipated TV anime continuations in the last few years. With more than three years between the first and second seasons, fans have waited long enough to celebrate the occasion.
With much of the first season’s cast and staff returning for production of the second, fans can expect a similar quality and charm. While the exact story content remains to be seen, it’s safe to assume that the season’s events will center around the waves of calamity.