The anime The Rising of the Shield Hero has released a new key visual showing main characters Naofumi, Filo, and Raphtalia, a second promotional video including a clip of MADKID’s opening theme ‘Rise’, the Japanese broadcasting schedule and even three additional character visuals and descriptions.
The Rising of the Shield Hero airs on AT-X at 22:00 on 9 January 2019. The first broadcast will be a special episode and about one hour long. It has also been revealed that the anime will run for two cours.
Main (VA: Sarah Emi Bridcutt)
She is shield hero Naofumi’s first companion.
She is an unreserved and gentle girl…
Aultcray Melromarc XXXII (VA: Yutaka Nakano)
Aultcray Melromarc XXXII is the king of Melromarc, the other world in which Naofumi and the others got summoned to. He sees an enemy in Naofumi and treats him with an unfair attitude.
Erhard (VA: Hiroki Yasumoto)
He is a weapon shop owner in Melromarc and a father in good physique. He makes custom-made barbarian armors and more. Erhard owns one of the best weapon shops and is therefore trusted by Naofumi and the others.
The very ordinary otaku university student Naofumi Iwatani finds a book in the library that summons him into an alternate world. He receives a mission as ‘hero of the shield’, one of four heroes, the others being sword, spear, and bow. Their mission is to shake off the disaster called ‘Wave’ that brings chaos to the world. Naofumi is excited about this great adventure and begins his journey with his fellow comrades.
However, he is betrayed after some days and loses money and his position, simply everything. Just when he thinks he can’t trust anybody else anymore, he meets the slave Raphtalia, employs her, and together they try to stand against the ‘wave’ and the world.
Will they be able to overcome this hopeless situation? This is a heroic fantasy story, showing how Naofumi rises again from the bottom.