I think it was almost a year ago that we got a trailer for the Rising of the Shield Hero Anime, since then I haven’t heard too much buzz around it. Well, today we got another trailer, this time showing us a bit more context to what we can expect.

Once again, if this is your first time hearing about this anime, here the gist of it:

Iwatani Naofumi was summoned into a parallel world along with 3 other people to become the world’s Heroes. Each of the heroes were respectively equipped with their own legendary equipment when summoned. Naofumi happened to receive the Legendary Shield, the sole defensive equipment, while the others received weapons capable of attacking.


Due to Naofumi’s lack of charisma and experience, he ended up with only a single teammate, a beautiful woman, while others had several. Unfortunately, on his third day Naofumi was betrayed, falsely accused, and robbed by the said teammate.

Shunned by everyone from king to peasants, Naofumi’s thoughts were filled with nothing but vengeance and hatred. Thus, his destiny in a parallel world begins…

The anime is set to begin streaming in January 2019. Now, that I got to see more of the Rising of the Shield Hero, it looking to be a great anime to keep up on a weekly basis. The animation seems to be solid and the plot isn’t all to bad too. Lets hope it doesn’t disappoint.

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