The business producer of the show allegedly claimed on a Reddit AMA that the popularity amassed by the anime in the west, and particularly in China, was simply mindblowing.
There are several genres in anime, out of which fans love 'ISEKAI' the most because the idea of normal people being transported to another world is extraordinary. Who wouldn't want to leave their usual space and experience the unknown? 'The Rising of the Shield Hero' is one of the best 'ISEKAI' genres which brings rarity and newness in perspective. The show originally is adapted from a series of light novels written by Aneko Yusagi in 2013. The 'Rising of the Shield Hero's' anime adaptation is produced by Kinema Citrus and helmed by Takao Abo. After fans got to see the first season of the show, they are eagerly waiting for the second season. Here's everything we gathered about the renewal of 'The Rising of the Shield Hero'.
Going with everything that has been reported lately about the renewal, the chances are good. It mostly depends on how popular the show gets on Crunchyroll according to Kadokawa producer, Junichiro Tamuro. Also, Kodakowa has already announced that the anime profits in Q1 2019 largely rose. The credit goes to Naofumi, Filo and Raphtalia's anime adventures. Manga and light novel publisher, Kadokawa apparently co-produced the anime alongside Crunchyroll, which as Tamura explained "tipped" him off to the series. The producer also believes that the book publisher "would like to animate all of Shield Hero." However, he also accepted and admitted the fact that it all depends on how much support fans give, and how much the show is loved in terms of facts and figures.
The possibility that 'The Rising of the Shield Hero' will get the second season looks higher, as the first season is nearing its completion, fans got to see a new anime visual that released on Twitter. The new post promises a new battle for Iwatani Naofumi to rage against. The tweet was tweeted by a Twitter User PHJD818 who revealed the latest poster for the 'The Rising of the Shield Hero' in which we can see our main character fighting against the 'Scythe Hero'.
Tamura said, “Definitely with everyone’s continued support. … I am very pleased [with] how the show has performed beyond my expectations, especially overseas in the US and China. I would like to thank everyone for the support you have shown for the show,” Tamura responded. “Regarding Season 2, it all depends on our fans and how much support they continue [to] give the series. … Please continue to watch Shield Hero legally on sites such as Crunchyroll and purchase Shield Hero goods/Blu-rays once they become available.”
He explained further, “Overseas streaming services such as Crunchyroll have a larger effect each year on the financial success of anime, "Tamura explained. “I do think international demand has a huge impact on production decisions and will have even more as we move forward.”
The series is described as: "Iwatani Naofumi, a run-of-the-mill otaku, finds a book in the library that summons him to another world. He is tasked with joining the sword, spear, and bow as one of the Four Cardinal Heroes and fighting the Waves of Catastrophe as the Shield Hero. Excited by the prospect of a grand adventure, Naofumi sets off with his party. However, merely a few days later, he is betrayed and loses all his money, dignity, and respect. Unable to trust anyone anymore, he employs a slave named Raphtalia and takes on the Waves and the world. But will he really find a way to overturn this desperate situation?"
The first season of the anime series released on January 9, 2019, and ended its 25 episodes on June 26, 2019. Therefore, as far as the second installment is concerned, Junichiro Tamura, the business producer of the show apparently claimed on a Reddit AMA that the popularity gained by the anime in the west and in China has completely shocked him in a good way. Therefore, we can definitely expect for the second season and if everything goes as planned, we can expect 'The Rising of The Shield Hero' season 2 to come sometime in 2021.