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The Rising of The Shield Hero Gets New Extended Trailer


So, if the shield hero rises, does this mean that the Shovel Knight does as well?

Earlier today, the official The Rising of The Shield Hero anime website updated with a new teaser trailer. The two-minute teaser offers a brief plot overview, with character dialogue delivering the main story beats.

The Rising of The Shield Hero will air in January. Crunchyroll will stream the series as part of their digital lineup.

The Rising of The Shield Hero Key VisualThe title adapts Aneko Yusagi and illustrator Minami Seira’s novel series of the same name. Takao Abo (Norn9) will direct the project at Kinema Citrus, with Masahiro Suwa providing character designs. Keigo Koyanagi is in charge of series composition.

The confirmed voice cast includes:

  • Raphtalia: Asami Seto
  • Naofumi Iwatani: Kaito Ishikawa
  • Motoyasu Kitamura: Makoto Takahashi
  • Itsuki Kawasumi: Yoshitaka Yamaya
  • Ren Amaki: Yoshitsugu Matsuoka

Kadokawa describes the title as:

Naofumi, an ordinary student, is summoned into another world as a ‘Shield Hero‘. What is waiting for him in this world? The popular novel series is being adapted into an anime!

Source: Comic Natalie

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