Get ready, anime fans, because the highly anticipated Season 3 of “The Rising of the Shield Hero” is set to make its grand debut on October 6th at 9:00 p.m. JST, starting with a bang on AT-X before making its way to other stations. If you’re a dedicated fan, you might recall that the anime had its first-ever screening at Anime Expo on July 3rd. But the excitement doesn’t stop there; it’s going on a world tour with premieres in cities like Paris and Austin in July, Mannheim, Germany, and Toronto in August, and finally back to Tokyo with the full cast on October 1st.
Now, what’s even more exciting is the change in direction for this season. Hitoshi Haga, the mastermind behind five storyboarded episodes and four directed episodes from the anime’s first season, takes the helm as the new director for Season 3. This marks the third director in the series, following Takao Abo from the first season and Masato Jinbo from the second. And don’t worry about the story – Keigo Koyanagi is back to write and supervise the series’ scripts, ensuring that the narrative remains as captivating as ever.
Do you know that Yuzuru Tachikawa, the filmmaker famed for hits like “Mob Psycho 100” and “Death Parade,” is back with an intriguing new anime film called “Blue Giant?” GKIDS recently announced that this film will be released on October 8th and 9th in select U.S. theaters:
Musically inclined viewers will be delighted to know that Kevin Penkin is returning to create the enchanting music for Season 3. Animation aficionados can also rest easy knowing that Kinema Citrus is back to handle the animation production. But there’s more – this season introduces fresh character designs by Franziska van Wulfen and Sana Komatsu, alongside the experienced hand of Masahiro Suwa. Kōta Sera, the chief animation director from the previous seasons, has also lent a hand to collaborate on these new designs.
And let’s not forget the music that sets the tone for each episode. MADKID takes the stage to perform the opening theme song for Season 3, titled “SIN.” Meanwhile, Chiai Fujikawa serenades us with the ending theme song, “Suki ni Natte wa Ikenai Riyū” (The Reason I Cannot Love You). Both of these talented artists are returning from the previous seasons, ensuring that the music remains a highlight of the series.
So mark your calendars, gather your fellow Shield Hero enthusiasts, and get ready for a thrilling adventure as “The Rising of the Shield Hero” Season 3 takes us on another epic journey beginning on October 6th. It’s a date you won’t want to miss!