The Rising of the Shield Hero season 2 anime will confront the characters with a new kind of threat. Photo credit: Studio Kinema Citrus

Crunchyroll has confirmed that the UK dub release date of The Rising of the Shield Hero Season 2 is May 4, 2022 at 5:00 PM EST / 2:00 PM PST. In addition, it has been confirmed that season one voice actor for Naofumi, Billy Kametz, will be replaced by VA Stephen Fu.

The Shield Hero Season 2 dub will be streamed on both Crunchyroll and Funimation. The two anime streaming services were both purchased by Sony. As such, the content on Funimation is slowly shifting to Crunchyroll as the two platforms merge into one.

In the past, the English dub of Shield Hero was released on the same day as the new episodes in Japan. The first season of the Shield Hero dub was delayed in the dubbing process and it appears that the dub of The Rising Of The Shield Hero Season 2 will not keep up with the Simuldub schedule on the same day.

New dub episodes of The Rising of The Shield Hero season 2 are released weekly on Wednesdays. The latest simulcast episodes from Japan will be streamed on Crunchyroll and Funimation on Wednesdays at 6:00 AM PST.

Previously, Crunchyroll had announced that the Shield Hero season 2 dub will also include English, Latin American Spanish, Brazilian Portuguese, French, German and Russian.

Naofumi Voice Actor Changes For The Shield Hero Season 2 English Dub

Billy Kametz, the LA-based voice actor, was recently diagnosed with stage 4 colon cancer. Fans of the anime series The Rising of the Shield Hero will be familiar with Billy’s work as he was the English dub voice behind Naofumi Iwatani in Shield Hero Season 1.

Recently, Billy has been undergoing chemotherapy and will be taking time off from work. Due to his condition, he had to retire from the voice acting roles, but he wants fans to support the shows and the voice actors that will replace him.

Kametz’s voice acting career in anime is impressive. He voiced Josuke Higashikata in JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Diamond Is Unbreakable, Mikhail in Sirius the Jaeger, and Seiya Ichijo in Sword Gai, among many others.

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Billy Kametz voices Naofumi Iwatani from The Rising of the Shield Hero season 2.
Billy Kametz’s voice acting skills brought Naofumi Iwatani to life. Pic credit: Glovision/Kinema Citrus

The Rising of the Shield Hero Season 2 English Dubcast

The Rising of the Shield Hero Season 2 dubcast includes:

The ADR director is Steve Staley (Magia Record).


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