The Rising of the Shield Hero Season 3 gets premiere date and cool poster

After a bit of a delay in releasing the premiere date of the upcoming anime The Rising of the Shield Hero, Season 3, the anime’s official Twitter account has finally given us a date.

That date is October 6th, 2023, with a broadcast premiere of the first episode via AT-X, TOKYO MX, and Sun TV in Japan and with the anime premiering on Crunchyroll for international viewers soon after.

The tweet also features a gorgeous The Rising of the Shield Hero, Season 3 poster with all of our favorite characters front and center, and with Naofumi looking more than a little serious.


Details for The Rising of the Shield Hero, Season 3

The Rising of the Shield Hero, Season 3 will be a 12-episode season and will follow on from the events of Season 2.



Like the first two seasons, the action adventure isekai anime is being animated by Kinema Citrus.


Hitoshi Haga (Episodes director for Season 1) is directing the anime, with Keigo Koyanagi back in charge of series composition and with Sana Komatsu, Franziska van Wulfen, and Masahiro Suwa in charge of character designs.

All the main character voice actors are also reprising their roles.

Composer Kevin Penkin (Made in Abyss) will also be back with the same style of gorgeous soundtrack music for Season 3 that he composed for the first two seasons.

Watch the The Rising of the Shield Hero, Season 3 official trailer below, and mark your calendars for October 7th, which is when the popular anime series is likely to begin streaming on Crunchyroll.


Michelle Topham