The Rising of the Shield Hero, an anime series adapted from a Japanese manga of the same name by Aneko Yusagi, premiered with its 2nd season last month. Its 7th episode, titled ‘Infinite Labyrinth,’ will be released on May 8th, directed by Ippei.
The anime follows the story of Naofumi Iwatani, who gets summoned to another universe in a quest to become one of the World’s Cardinal Heroes and fight monsters ‘Waves’ to save the world. Naofumi is called the shield hero because he is the only one with defensive powers out of the four heroes.
The anime received great reception for its fantasy element, interesting and rich characters, and loyal to its source material. Here’s all you need to know about the anime before watching it.
The Voice Actors
The anime has also received great reviews for its amazing voice actors. Asami Seto plays Raphtalia, Billy Kameez voices Naofumi, Rina Hidaka lends her voice to Filo, and Sarah Emi Bridcutt portrays Myne. There are also some other known names in the case – Maaya Uchida, Hiroki Yasumoto, and Yoshisugu Matsuoka, who voices Melty, Elhart and Ren, respectively.
Episode 7: What Happened So Far?
In the last episode (Episode 6), the spirit Tortoise turns out to be a bigger threat than anyone thought it to be, though the one behind it is Kyo. L’arc and his team join Naofumi as reinforcements. However, Kyo’s powers far exceed theirs, and they easily get overpowered.
Luckily for them, Rishia manages to fight the gravity spell, and Naofumi receives the power of the spirit Tortoise by Ost, which enables them to ultimately destroy the head and heart of the spirit after breaking the others free of Kyo’s hold.
It’s too soon to celebrate, though, since Naofumi cannot use the Shield of Wrath (as he does not carry the hatred required to activate it), which again gives Kyo the upper hand.
All is well for the time being because he ultimately managed to unlock the Spirit Tortoise Heart Shield and defeats Kyo, who uses the last remains of the soul energy to escape to his world. Naofumi and his party are given the power to travel across the world (courtesy to Ost), and life returns to Wasteland as the spirit Tortoise remains are brought to it.
Episode 7: Time And Platform
Episode 7 of the second season of The Rising of the Shield Hero is all set to premiere on May 18th at 10:00 PM in Japan, so 6 AM EST. It would be available to stream on Netflix.
What To Look Forward To With Episode 7?
We would be seeing the heroes return to the Queen after the closing of the last arc, and their new mission would begin in the next arc, and by the title, it’s pretty clear that the next location is to be a labyrinth. Plus, it is to be an Infinite one! The next arc is sure to be exciting, so stay tuned!