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.
A new teaser visual and the 3rd trailer for the anime was released today on the official website of the anime! (Trailer above)
Are you excited for the anime? Stay tuned for more!
Source: Shield Hero Website