KEY POINTS

  • "The Rising of the Shield Hero" Season 2, Episode 8 is airing Wednesday
  • The episode will stream on Crunchyroll
  • The anime is based on the original work by Seira Minami and Yusagi Aneko

Naofumi and his team aim for the dragon-shaped hourglass in "The Rising of the Shield Hero" Season 2, Episode 8. The new episode is titled "A Parting in the Snow."

The official synopsis suggests Naofumi and his comrades are on a business trip to the Country of Shikuru. Kizuna has managed to teleport Naofumi, Raphatalia, Filo and Rishia to her country.

Kizuna is happy to be back and she will introduce Naofumi and the others to the leaders of the country.

In the previous episode of "The Rising of the Shield Hero" Season 2, titled "Infinite Labyrinth," a young girl in a forest saw something glowing fall from the skies and she rushed to see what it was.

The scene changed to Naofumi and Rishia in a prison cell, while Filo and Raphtalia were nowhere to be found. Naofumi saw a shield but wasn't able to recognize it.

He also noticed that his and Rishia's power levels have dropped to one. Naofumi said Kyo was responsible for their present condition. 

"Naofumi wakes up in a strange prison to find him and his party at level 1, and Filo missing. They start to raise their levels in order to escape, but things quickly turn against them when a dangerous monster suddenly appears…," read the synopsis of "The Rising of the Shield Hero" Season 2, Episode 7, according to Crunchyroll.

The cast of the anime includes Asami Seto as Raphtalia, Kaito Ishikawa as Naofumi Iwatani, Yoshitsugu Matsuoka as Ren Amaki, Yoshitaka Yamaya as Itsuki Kawasumi, Rina Hidaka as Filo, Kana Hanazawa as Ost Horai, Kikuko Inoue as Mirellia Q. Melromarc, Maaya Uchida as Melty Q. Melromarc, Makoto Takahashi as Motoyasu Kitamura and Natsuko Hara as Rishia Ivyred.

The series is based on the original work of Yusagi Aneko and Seira Minami. The opening theme of "The Rising of the Shield Hero" Season 2, titled "Bring Back," is performed by MADKID. The ending theme, called "Yuzurenai," is by Chiai Fujikawa.

"The Rising of the Shield Hero" Season 2, Episode 8 is releasing Wednesday. Fans in the U.S. can watch the second season on Crunchyroll. The new episode will stream in Japanese with English subtitles.

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