As The Rising of the Shield Hero season 2 is showing us: May 4 isn’t just for Star Wars. Anime needs some love on that date too. Although there is an official Star Wars anime now, but that’s beside the point. The news for today isn’t about Star Wars, but about this anime‘s impending English dub arrival.

May the 4th Be With Naofumi

At the very least, we can presume the giant tortoise is still going to have the same lines.

Crunchyroll is proud to announce that The Rising of the Shield Hero season 2 will be getting its long-awaited English dub. Right on Wednesday, May 4, 2022 at 5:00 pm ET / 2:00 pm PT; to boot. This is part of Crunchyroll‘s Simuldub program, so as you might expect, you can watch the anime on Crunchyroll. However, you can also watch it on Funimation too, if you so wish.

In either case, though, you’re going to need a paid subscription of either Crunchyroll or Funimation to watch the English dub of The Rising of the Shield Hero season 2. Neither of them offers any free streaming of season 2 nowadays. Not even Crunchyroll, ever since they ended that practice a month ago as of the Spring 2022 anime season. Not only that, but they make no mention of ever making the locked episodes for free at any point in the future. Until we hear anything official from Crunchyroll otherwise, it looks like we’re going to have to shell out our wallets for the foreseeable future for any new anime.

The Rising of the Shield Hero Season 2: English Dub Cast Details

"The Rising of the Shield Hero" season 2 key art.
And now you get to hear Naofumi go on a rampage in English.

To take the sting off of not being able to watch The Rising of the Shield Hero season 2 for free, English dub or not, Crunchyroll is releasing the details on which actor or actress will be voicing who in said English dub. You can check out the full list below, along with links to their IMDb pages for more info:

  • Stephen Fu (Wonder Egg Priority) – English voice of Naofumi Iwatani
  • Erica Mendez (Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba) – English voice of Raphtalia
  • Brianna Knickerbocker (The Seven Deadly Sins) – English voice of Filo
  • Amber Lee Connors (Komi Can’t Communicate) – English voice of Ost Horai
  • Dawn M. Bennet (Black Clover) – English voice of Eclair Seaetto
  • Sean Chiplock (JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Golden Wind) – English voice of Kyo Ethnina

As for what The Rising of the Shield Hero season 2 is about? Well, Crunchyroll has an official synopsis for us that gives some hint as to what Naofumi and co. are going to face next. Check it out below:

“Learning that other nations are enduring the Calamity Waves, Naofumi vows to fight. But before he can begin, word comes that the massive Spirit Tortoise is free. Left unchecked, this rampaging monster could destroy the world. He assembles companions Raphtalia and Filo and a few new allies, one of which reveals scary news—this was no accident. Someone deliberately unleashed the legendary beast!”

Source: Crunchyroll News