The Rising of the Shield Hero (盾の勇者の成り上がり/ Tate no Yuusha no Nariagari) is an isekai fantasy anime based on the light novel that goes by the same name. Season one of the anime had 25 episodes that aired from January 9, 2019 to June 26, 2019.
The anime follows the story of the Four Cardinal Heroes who are a quartet of regular men living in modern-day Japan. They have been recruited to Melromarc to save the country. Melromarc has been afflicted by the Waves of Calamity for ages, which have wrecked the region and caused calamity to its residents. To defeat the Waves, the four protagonists are given a sword, spear, bow, and shield, accordingly. An otaku named Naofumi Iwatani is saddled with the title of “Shield Hero.” Naofumi is disparaged and derided by his companion heroes as well as the citizens of the country owing to his mediocre offensive skills and uninspiring disposition.
After being betrayed by the only companion that he had, he meets Raphtalia, who is a slave beast girl. Together with her and his other companions, Noafumi goes out on a journey to fight the evils and to save the country from the catastrophe.
It was announced that season two of the anime will have only 13 episodes. This has been confirmed via the blu-ray that was released in Japan as well as the official website of the anime. This news has surely soured the mood of all the Tate no Yuusha fans, however, all we are hoping is that there will be a part two, similar to how the recent seasons of famous animes such as Tensura and AOT were divided.
What do you guys think? Are you satisfied with just 13 episodes? Stay tuned for more!