It looks like we’re welcoming two heroines to the cast today.

Earlier today, the official The Rising of The Shield Hero anime website updated with a pair of cast members. The series will add the following:

  • Firo: Rina Hidaka
  • Melty: Maaya Uchida

A visual featuring both characters was also revealed, which you can check out below.

Rising of Shield Hero Character Visual - Firo - Melty

Left: Firo, Right: Melty

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: Ota-suke