Kodansha released the first anime trailer for The Rising of the Shield Hero.

The Rising of the Shield Hero

The core staff for the adaptation was also announced:

  • Takao Abo (Norn9 director) – Director
  • Keigo Koyanagi (Regalia: The Three Sacred Stars series composition) – Series Composition
  • Masahiro Suwa (Chaika – The Coffin Princess chief animation director) – Character Designer
  • Kinema Citrus – Animation Studio

The Rising of the Shield Hero is a popular isekai light novel series written by Aneko Yusagi and illustrated by Minami Seira. The story follows Naofumi Iwatani, an uncharismatic otaku who spends his time playing games and reading manga. One day, he is transported to a fantasy world with three other “heroes” and is tasked with saving the world from destruction.

The Rising of the Shield Hero

Naofumi is equipped with a shield and is dubbed The Shield Hero: the weakest of the group. A quick betrayal leaves Naofumi penniless and alone. Without a way to return home, Naofumi is left with no choice to forge forward and to prevent a prophesied calamity.

Kodansha will announce a premiere date at a later time.

The Rising of the Shield Hero

Are you excited for the anime adaptation of The Rising of the Shield Hero?

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