The Rising of the Shield Hero is readying to return for its third season, and the anime has launched a new poster to help hype up its comeback! The highly anticipated second season of the anime made its premiere during the Spring 2022 anime schedule, and thankfully it was already previously announced that a third season was already in the works. Confirmed to be on the way following the first season of the series, there’s a question as to how the third season will approach things given the scattered response to the second season’s episodes a few months ago.

The Rising of the Shield Hero has yet to set a release window or date for Season 3 as of this writing, but it was confirmed that Crunchyroll will be streaming the new episodes alongside their release in North America, Central America, South America, Europe, Africa, Oceania, the Middle East, and CIS. To help celebrate this update for this new season (which also confirms some returning staff for the third season), you can check out the first poster for  The Rising of the Shield Hero  Season 3 below that sets up a mysterious new figure: 

What Will The Rising of the Shield Hero Season 3 Cover?

Very little has been confirmed regarding the third season of The Rising of the Shield Hero. However, it’s assumed season 3 will focus on the Fallen Heroes arc of the light novel. Shield Hero Season 2 concluded the New World Arc, where Naofumi’s group go into Kyo’s world.

After the New World Arc, there is more time for Naofumi to ‘relax’ back in Melromarc. One of the criticisms of Shield Hero Season 2 was that it skipped scenes like this that took place before the Spirit Tortoise Arc in the novels, so it remains to be seen how much of this will be animated.

That relaxation is followed by the Fallen Heroes Arc, which is likely to be the centerpiece of  Season 3 . Here, attention in the aftermath of the Spirit Tortoise turns to the other heroes who were left defeated and humbled by events.

The next season of The Rising of the Shield Hero should see much more focus placed on the other three heroes who can be found in various states of distress after events in season 2. For fans of the psychological side of  Shield Hero’s  early episodes and its theme of redemption, the third season holds plenty of promise.

How much of this is covered in Shield Hero’s third season depends on the confirmed number of episodes. However, assuming it’s a single-cour, I would expect the third season to focus on completing this arc.

The Rising of the Shield Hero Season 3 Release Date

There is no official confirmation regarding when The Rising of the Shield Hero Season 3 will be released. However, fans are hopeful of it arriving sometime in 2023. Both  Shield Hero Season 2  and  Season 3  were announced together at Crunchyroll Expo in 2019, which first fuelled speculation that the two seasons would be linked in some form.

Fans were surprised that The Rising of the Shield Hero Season 2 only had 13 episodes, compared to the first season’s two-hour run. This change led to speculation that the second and third seasons would be working in tandem, almost acting like a single split-cour season, with Season 3 also appearing this year.

However, the conclusion of Shield Hero Season 2, while teasing new characters for season 3, did not announce any release window. The Rising of the Shield Hero will likely need to wait until Winter 2023 at the earliest for more adventures with Naofumi and co.

Of course, this is all just speculation right now. As both  Shield Hero Season 2  and  Season 3  were announced together, we should hear rumors or confirmation of a more concrete release window soon. Perhaps we will hear more at the upcoming Crunchyroll Expo in August? A  Shield Hero  panel has been announced, so if there are any meaningful reveals, we will update this page.

The Rising of the Shield Hero Season 3 COUNTDOWN

It’s impossible to provide a countdown to The Rising of the Shield Hero Season 3 until a release window is announced. When we hear any news, we’ll update this page.

How Many Episodes Will The Rising of the Shield Hero Season 3 Have?

The episode count for The Rising of the Shield Hero Season 3 has not been confirmed. However, it’s expected that  Shield Hero Season 3  will have 13 episodes, the same number as  Season 2 .

Again, a large reason for this expectation is the fact that seasons 2 and 3 were announced together. If they somewhat follow each other, then it’s unlikely  Shield Hero Season 3  will be more than a single-cour run.

A single-cour run may also be suggested following the somewhat negative reaction to Shield Hero Season 2 from some fans. Although, it’s unlikely such reactions would influence a season that, we assume, is pre-planned.

Of course, once we get any official confirmation, we’ll update this page

The Rising of the Shield Hero Season 3 Staff

Hitoshi Haga will be directing the upcoming season. Haga worked on the storyboard for five episodes (5, 8, 13, 18-19) in Season 1 of the series and was also episode director for four episodes (1, 8, 13, 19) as well. Keigo Koyanagi (The Rising of the Shield Hero Seasons 1-2) will be handling the script and series composition just as he did for the past two seasons. And the award-winning music composer, Kevin Penkin, will return for Season 3 as well.

The Rising of the Shield Hero Season 2 recently ended this year after the season ran for a total of 13 episodes. The season was previously delayed due to production issues and ended up becoming highly criticized for being rushed and skipping important moments that were in the light novels. Unlike last season, the first season was widely loved by fans of the series and ran for a total of 25 episodes in 2019.

The Rising of the Shield Hero Season 3 Plot

According to the official teaser, there is no doubt that Season 2 will pick up right where Season 1 left off. In the Season 1 finale, Naofumi faced off against Glass, a hero from a different realm known as the Fan Hero, in order to determine who was the better hero.

They are linked together, according to the claim of the Cardinal Heroes of the Waves. She has made the decision to slaughter all of the Cardinal Heroes in order to protect her country. It is reasonable to anticipate that Glass will return in Season 2 if everything goes according to plan.

The Rising of the Shield Hero Season 3 Trailer

There is no official announcement yet received from the makers. Hence, the trailer is also not yet available to watch on Youtube. So, You can see some fan-made trailers & teasers as well as clips available to watch on

Sales & Merchandise

There has been a sale of more than 15,000 copies. DVD/Blu-Ray discs contribute to around 15-20% of the revenue for an anime series. This may sound un-profitable and also made many animes a failure.

Anime Series can promote a lot of products making it a booming industry. Some of the products which were sold as merchandise were:

Some of the figures are beautiful like this  Naruto Men T-Shirts,  and the One Piece Zoro Shirt, Men and Women Also, check out this  Gaming Mouse Pad , Maid Sama Posters one since it looks the best.

There is also plenty of  My Hero Academia Backpack , Hoodies , Kaicho wa Maid Sama Misaki Ayuzawa Cosplay Costume , and even cool stuff like this  Keychain . Naofumi Iwatani Figma Action Figure .

Where to Watch Online?

It’s almost guaranteed that you’ll be able to watch  The Rising of the Shield Hero Season 3  on  Crunchyroll  due to their investment in the series. The second season premiered on AT-X in Japan.