The Rising of the Shield Hero was first made available on mobile devices in Japan on February 24, 2021, with the release of The Rising of the Shield Hero RERISE, however the game's online support is about to be discontinued. The RPG fun will come to an end on July 31, 2023, according to the announcement made by the official account, marking over 2 years of RPG training.
The announcement was made from the game's official social media accounts, which you can check out below:
Check out the trailer below that was originally released ahead of the game's launch:
Crunchyroll describes The Rising of the Shield Hero:
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 fantasy light novel series by Aneko Yasugi's anime adaptation of The Rising of the Shield Hero is currently available to stream on Crunchyroll.
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