Tate no Yuusha no Nariagari Season 3

The Rising of the Shield Hero Season 3

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Synonyms: Tate no Yuusha no Nariagari 3rd Season, The Rising of the Shield Hero 3rd Season
Japanese: 盾の勇者の成り上がり Season 3
English: The Rising of the Shield Hero Season 3
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Type: TV
Episodes: 12
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 6, 2023 to Dec 22, 2023
Premiered: Fall 2023
Broadcast: Fridays at 21:00 (JST)
Licensors: None found, add some
Studios: Kinema Citrus
Genres: ActionAction, AdventureAdventure, DramaDrama, FantasyFantasy
Theme: IsekaiIsekai
Duration: 23 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 7.111 (scored by 108296108,296 users)
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Ranked: #37092
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Popularity: #534
Members: 434,393
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Though he has successfully repelled the latest Wave of Catastrophe, Naofumi Iwatani—the Shield Hero—has no time to rest. Naofumi is spurred back into action when Queen Mirelia Q Melromarc tells him that the three other Cardinal Heroes have disappeared without a trace, and she tasks him with finding them.

With no clues regarding their whereabouts, Naofumi tackles a more pressing issue: the worsening slave trade of demi-humans. Determined to right this injustice, he and his friends find their way to Zeltoble, the country of mercenaries, where the illegal sale of demi-humans has become a lucrative business. To gather money to free the slaves, Naofumi and his comrades disguise themselves and take part in underground coliseum brawls, purposely throwing matches to manipulate the odds and eventually secure an enormous payout. However, with the threat of another Wave of Catastrophe looming on the horizon, the Shield Hero must stick to his mission of finding the missing heroes if he wants to protect those he loves.

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Ending Theme

1: "Suki ni Natte wa Ikenai Riyuu (好きになってはいけない理由)" by Chiai Fujikawa (藤川千愛) (eps 2, 5-12)
2: "Kirakira Kyu (キラキラキュっ)" by Filo (CV: Rina Hidaka) (ep 4)

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Dec 22, 2023
After the absolute disaster that was Tate no Yuusha season 2 was, the only way this franchise could go was up, and luckily it did. Season 3 is an improvement in every way over season 2, and as a massive fan of the books I’d place it over the first season as well. Sadly, it may have been too little too late.

Tate no Yuusha took the anime world by storm in 2019 with a gripping revenge narrative, a cool world, a unique mechanic with the MC only being able to defend, an awesome Kevin Penkin OST and one of the most popular waifus in recent ...
Dec 22, 2023
Mixed Feelings
Of all of the nearly limitless isekai out there, Shield Hero always seemed like it stood out from the rest. In hindsight, even early on it did not do all that much differently than other isekai, but it was the first time I saw the revenge subplot executed decent enough. Because the author was able to create such a gripping and interesting story in the first season, I was excited to see what they would be able to cook up in the next seasons when revenge and retribution were no longer the goals of the Shield Hero. Needless to say, the second season was awful, ...
Dec 22, 2023
Second chances are typically so rare in the entertainment industry. This is only natural considering that creative writers are always bidding for the favor of the audience, so massive flops generally turn into IP suicide as audiences are quick to fuck off to the next big thing. However, a rare second chance is precisely why you and I are watching the third season of Shield Hero, and at the end of it all, I can genuinely say that this series thoroughly squandered this opportunity to correct the absolute stinker of the second season.

I’m not even going to pretend that this season is downright ...

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