The Rising Shield Hero panel at Crunchyroll Expo 2022 revealed a new key visual and staff for season 3 of the anime on Aug 7, 2022, since its announcement in 2019.
Season 3 will have a change in the director, just like the other seasons of the anime. Hitoshi Haga will serve as the director for season 3.
Haga is no stranger to The Rising Of The Shield Hero as he storyboarded and directed five episodes from season 1. He will be the third director of the franchise, after Takao Abo (director of season 1), and Masato Jinbo (season 2 director).
Staff involved in The Rising Of Shield Hero Season 3 includes:
- Director: Hitoshi Haga
- Series composition: Keigo Koyanagi
- Music: Kevin Penkin
- Animation Production: Kinema Citrus
MADKID will be performing the opening for season 3.
Additionally, Crunchyroll revealed that they will be streaming The Rising Shield Hero season 3 in North America, Central America, South America, Europe, Africa, Oceania, the Middle East, and CIS.
The Rising of the Shield Hero is a Japanese dark fantasy isekai light novel series written by Aneko Yusagi and illustrated by Seira Minami. Originally published as a web novel in the user-generated novel site Shōsetsuka ni Narō, the series has since been published by Media Factory with an expanded story-line featuring illustrations by Seira Minami.
As of June 25, 2019, twenty-two volumes have been published.
The novel series was adapted into a manga series by Aiya Kyū and published by Media Factory, with twenty volumes released as of February 22, 2022. Both the novel and manga series were licensed by One Peace Books and were published in North America starting in September 2015.
The 25-episode anime television series adaptation produced by Kinema Citrus aired from January to June 2019. A second season, co-produced by DR Movie, aired from April to June 2022
Crunchyroll describes The Rising Of The Shield Hero as:
Learning that other nations are enduring the Calamity Waves, Naofumi vows to fight. But before he can begin, word comes that the massive Spirit Tortoise is free. Left unchecked, this rampaging monster could destroy the world. He assembles companions Raphtalia and Filo and a few new allies, one of which reveals scary news—this was no accident. Someone deliberately unleashed the legendary beast!