Crunchyroll revealed The Rising of the Shield Hero season 2 English dub will begin appearing on May 4, 2022. Though Funimation is now part of Crunchyroll, the dub will still appear on it as well. The announcement also confirmed the English cast for the new season. This includes the new voice actor for lead character Naofumi Iwatani.
Here is the updated cast for The Rising of the Shield Hero season 2. Raphtalia and Filo’s voice actresses return. They’ll be joined by new folks voicing Naofumi, Eclair, Ost, and Kyo.
- Naofumi Iwatani: Stephen Fu
- Raphtalia: Erica Mendez
- Filo: Brianna Knickerbocker
- Eclair Seaetto: Dawn M. Bennet
- Kyo Ethnina: Sean Chiplock
- Ost Horai: Amber Lee Connors
In season one, Billy Kametz voiced Naofumi. On April 26, 2022, he announced he has stage four colon cancer. As such, he’s stepping back from voice acting. A GoFundMe campaign opened on his behalf on April 29, 2022. It is designed to help with his bills. It passed over $100,000 as of May 2, 2022.
The Crunchyroll Spring 2022 anime lineup is now ongoing with new shows for the season. In addition to the The Rising of the Shield Hero season 2 English dub, simuldubs for shows like Spy x Family are available.