List of The Rising of the Shield Hero episodes
|The Rising of the Shield Hero|
|Country of origin||Japan|
|No. of episodes||25|
|Original release||January 9, 2019 –|
The Rising of the Shield Hero is an anime series adapted from the light novels of the same title written by Aneko Yusagi. The anime series is licensed in North America by Crunchyroll-Funimation partnership. An anime adaptation was announced in June 2017. The television series is produced by Kinema Citrus and directed by Takao Abo, with Keigo Koyanagi handling series composition, Masahiro Suwa designing the characters and Kevin Penkin composing the music. The series premiered on January 9, 2019, on AT-X and other channels. It will run for 25 episodes. Both Crunchyroll and Funimation are streaming the anime.
The first opening theme is "RISE," performed by MADKID, while the first ending theme is "Kimi no Namae" (きみの名前) performed by Chiai Fujikawa. The second opening theme is "FAITH," performed by MADKID, while the second ending theme is "While I'm Next to You" (あたしが隣にいるうちに Atashi ga Tonari ni Iru Uchi ni) performed by Fujikawa. For episode 4, Asami Setō sang an insert song titled "Falling Through Starlight" as her character Raphtalia.
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Japanese translated title (Original Japanese title) [a]
|Original air date |
|1||"The Shield Hero"|
Transcription: "Tate no Yūsha" (Japanese: 盾の勇者)
|January 9, 2019|
|While in the library, college student Naofumi Iwatani finds a fantasy book about "Four Heroes"; The Spear, Sword, Bow, and Shield. Naofumi is summoned to another universe with three others to save mankind from The Waves, a series of demonic invasions. When partners are assigned, nobody joins Shield Hero Naofumi believing him to be the weakest of the four; but Myne, a member of the Spear Hero's party, offers to join Naofumi to help him train. Soon afterward, Myne steals his belongings and accuses him of raping her. Naofumi's denials are ignored by all, and he becomes an outcast, shown kindness only by Erhard the weapon-smith who realizes he is innocent. Embittered and enraged, Naofumi begins scrounging for materials and learns how to upgrade his shield with resources he finds in the world. After fighting away some thugs who wanted to rob him, he realizes he can't upgrade without experience or strength. Approached by Slave Trader Beloukas, Naofumi is brought to a slave market so a slave may gain XP and fight for him. In the corner of the room, Naofumi finds a demi-human slave girl cowering in a cage.|
|2||"The Slave Girl"|
Transcription: "Dorei no Shōjo" (Japanese: 奴隷の少女)
|January 16, 2019|
|While Beloukas offers Naofumi a high-level Wolf-man, Naofumi instead buys the much cheaper half-raccoon girl Raphtalia. Placing a slave crest on her, this prevents Raphtalia from betraying or disobeying him without feeling intense pain, while also linking shared experience gained by one to the other. Raphtalia's recurring nightmares of her parents' deaths in the first Wave have deeply scarred her, and she is initially hesitant to kill. Both leave the capital for the small town of Lute for a mine to collect valuable ore, but they are attacked by a high-level dog monster that wounds Naofumi; the same beast type which killed her parents, the monster's appearance sends Raphtalia into shock. Seeing her fear, Naofumi tells her to escape while he buys time; confronting her feelings of regret and helplessness, she summons up the courage to kill the beast. Naofumi comforts Raphtalia, promising not to leave her, and she agrees to help him defeat the Waves so other children won't suffer as she has. Later at dinnertime, Naofumi decorates a toothpick flag to make the Flag of Japan, a sign of his intent to someday return home.|
|3||"Wave of Catastrophe"|
Transcription: "Saiyaku no Nami" (Japanese: 災厄の波)
|January 23, 2019|
|While leveling up in preparation for the next Wave, Naofumi unlocks a huge variety of transformations for his shield, each with a unique ability, while Raphtalia quickly matures into a young woman. To determine the time remaining until the next Wave, Naofumi and Raphtalia visit the local cathedral and its Dragon Hourglass, which measures the time between Waves. While there, much to his chagrin, they meet the three other heroes, who still scorn him and view him as a liability. Rapthalia wonders why the other heroes despise Naofumi, but he refuses to tell her. The next day, the Wave begins. While the other heroes and their allies rush to defeat the main force, Naofumi and Raphtalia head to Lute to help evacuate the civilians. Some knights arrive to help but initially disregard Naofumi's orders, though when they realize he is trying to protect the villagers, some choose to aid him. The others leave to join the other heroes, who defeat the main boss and end the Wave. After the battle, the villagers thank Naofumi for his help. The hourglass resets, starting the countdown for the next Wave.|
|4||"Lullaby at Dawn"|
Transcription: "Akatsuki no Komoriuta" (Japanese: 暁の子守唄)
|January 30, 2019|
|After repelling the Wave of Catastrophe, the Heroes are treated to a state dinner, which Naofumi reluctantly attends. Myne informs Motoyasu that Raphtalia is a slave, prompting him to duel Naofumi for her freedom. Initially refusing, King Aultcray Melromarc takes Raphtalia from Naofumi, forcing the challenge. Despite Motoyasu's higher level, Naofumi's many shields and powers quickly make him better, but Myne openly uses wind magic to trip Naofumi, letting Motoyasu claim victory. When Aultcray reveals Myne his daughter, "Malty," Naofumi realizes they planned his defamation. With Raphtalia's slave seal removed, Naofumi's burning hatred within him unlocks the "Cursed Series." However, Raphtalia slaps Motoyasu, condemning him for his false chivalry and positing that if he truly wanted to free slaves, he'd have some freedmen in his party. Entering the arena, Ren and Itsuki openly condemn Myne's interference, incensed Aultcray would allow such blatant cheating. Raphtalia returns to Naofumi's side, reaffirming her loyalty to him, and the Cursed Series subsides. The next morning, Naofumi eats a breakfast sandwich Raphtalia made him, finding that he can finally taste food again. His confidence and hope renewed, Naofumi is now assured that Raphtalia is truly his ally.|
Transcription: "Fīro" (Japanese: フィーロ)
|February 6, 2019|
|In another land on diplomatic travel, Queen Mirelia Q. Melromarc learns of the duel at the castle. At Beloukas' tent, Raphtalia asks for a new slave seal, and while there Naofumi buys a gatcha monster egg, which later hatches into a Fiolial. naming her "Filo", she immediately imprints on Naofumi, reaching adulthood in a few days due to a skill of his. Visiting Lute Village, Naofumi is shocked by Motoyasu and Myne declaring the village to be under Motoyasu's rule by royal decree. Naofumi, aware of the town's money limitations, attempts to interfere with their heavy taxes, until Mirelia's envoys arrive to deliver a message to Malty. Disturbed with the contents, she challenges Naofumi to a race to possess the village. Naofumi joins when Filo comically kicks Motoyasu into the air, and rides her against Motoyasu's dragon. The soldiers use magic to cheat in Motoyasu's favor, but Naofumi still wins, forcing Malty to relent when Mirelia's envoys expose her cheating. On the way back from Lute, Naofumi and Raphtalia stop to rest. The next day, they are surprised to find Filo transformed into a little girl with wings.|
|6||"A New Comrade"|
Transcription: "Atarashii Nakama" (Japanese: 新しい仲間)
|February 13, 2019|
|Naofumi brings Filo to Erhard the weapon-smith, who sends them to the Dressmaker, who in turn sends them to the Magic Shop Owner to make the magic clothes for Filo. However, the Magic Shop Owner needs a new magic gemstone for her loom, vital to make the magic thread. Escorting a wealthy trader who will help his party, a bandit group attack his wagon and are defeated. When they gloat they will go unpunished, due to Naofumi's defamation, he extorts them into giving him all their loot or Filo will eat them. Impressing the Trader, Naofumi learns new skills and is introduced to new contacts, even gaining a warrant to mine a quarry at discount. As Naofumi's party and the Magic Shop Owner search for a magic gemstone, they find an abandoned alchemist tomb housing a cursed seed, but find the seed missing. After fighting creatures through the tunnels, they locate a gem vein where a Nue has made a nest in it. Killing the beast, and taking the gemstone, the Magic Shop Owner helps Filo make the magic thread, which in turn lets the Dressmaker make Filo a dress that transforms with her body.|
|7||"The Savior of the Heavenly Fowl"|
Transcription: "Shinchō no Seijin" (Japanese: 神鳥の聖人)
|February 20, 2019|
|Tasked by the Trader to deliver herbicide, Naofumi's party discover the village overrun by a monstrous plant. They learn that the seed from the tomb is what Spear Hero Motoyasu used to end the famine, but the sprouted plant came alive attacking the villagers. With Motoyasu gone, they turn to Naofumi, who defeats the monster plant and alters the seeds to be safe. With the villagers unable to pay him for the seeds, he takes them to the Trader for sale, who gives him a job to deliver merchandise to a hot springs' village. Staying the night, Raphtalia is jealous of Naofumi and Filo spending time together, but learns of a special gem a local bird collects. Venturing off to get the gem for Naofumi, but is joined by Filo who wants the bird eggs. On the way, a silver boar attacks them up to the nest, knocking the jewels off the cliff and trampling over the eggs. Enraged, the two kill it and sell the body, taking the proceeds to buy a special tool which they give to Naofumi to use in his gem work.|
Transcription: "Noroi no Tate" (Japanese: 呪いの盾)
|February 27, 2019|
|Learning of mysterious disease on a village, Naofumi's party learn the disease began after Sword Hero Ren killed a Dragon nearby and left the body to rot instead of properly disposing of it. Monsters had gathered around its corpse and the air had picked up molecules of the decomposing body and become toxic, poisoning a nearby village. Naofumi's party set out for the corpse, which resurrects into a zombie dragon. During their fight, the dragon swallows Filo, seemingly killing her, which triggers Naofumi's despair and rage to activate his cursed "Rage Shield"; which repels the dragon's attacks with strong defense and passive flames at the cost of Naofumi losing his composure. When Naofumi recovers, he realizes Raphtalia was burned trying to bring him to his senses. To their surprise Filo bursts out of the dragon's belly, having eaten the internal crystal empowering it. Filo finds another crystal and gives it to Naofumi, but his level isn't high enough to use the shield it unlocks. Back at the village, Naofumi learns Raphtalia's wounds from the cursed shield can only be cured with high-grade Holy Water and regrets having put his companions in trouble, determined to make himself and his party stronger.|
Transcription: "Meruti" (Japanese: メルティ)
|March 6, 2019|
|Naofumi's party head to the capital for Holy Water to heal Raphtalia, and comes across a blue-haired girl named Melty with some Filolials. Melty quickly befriends Filo, who brings Melty to Naofumi, asking to accompany them to the capital. Once there, Filo and Melty go their own way as Naofumi and Raphtalia go to the Church. The clergy attempt to scam Naofumi with their lowest-quality Holy Water, but the Pope cordially grants Naofumi High Grade Pure Holy Water when the Hero points out the issue. In the town square, Motoyasu attacks Naofumi having learned about Filo, demanding her freedom from being his slave; unaware Filo is Naofumi's Filolial. Despite refusal, Motoyasu starts attacking with reckless abandon as Malty permits it, but Melty arrives to order them to stop as Filo, remembering Motoyasu's insults, transforms and kicks him away. Meeting at Erhard's shop, Melty explains to Naofumi's party that she is the second princess who was made heiress apparent by Mirelia due to her older sister Malty's toxic personality. Before she can continue, Naofumi states his distrust towards the royal family and dismisses her.|
|10||"In the Midst of Turmoil"|
Transcription: "Konmei no Naka de" (Japanese: 混迷の中で)
|March 13, 2019|
|Dejected, Melty goes to her father to talk as Naofumi is met by a small party wishing to join after he saved Lute Village, their hometown. Naofumi will only allow it if they pay 150 silver coins to prove their loyalty. As Raphtalia and Filo are ready for Class Upgrades (level cap increases), a royal decree forbids the Shield Hero's party from using Melromarc's Dragon Hourglass. On advice by Beloukas, Naofumi plans to head for neighboring Shieldfreeden for their Hourglass, but the next Wave will strike before they reach it. While scouting towns, Naofumi happens upon starving refugees who fled a revolution started by Itsuki. Returning for the next Wave, Naofumi encounters Ren and Itsuki, who accuse him of stealing their rewards. Naofumi explains Itsuki's "revolution" only put in a new government just as corrupt as the old one, and Ren leaving the slain dragon's corpse behind caused a plague. Ren sees Raphtalia's wounds and believes him, but Itsuki remains adamant that Naofumi is lying. Later, Erhard gives Naofumi upgraded armor and the Lute party returns with 150 silvers. Naofumi has them buy better gear with the money, accepting them. The next Wave is 24 hours away.|
Transcription: "Saiyaku, Futatabi" (Japanese: 災厄、再び)
|March 20, 2019|
|Equipping Raphtalia and Filo and annexing the Lute Party with Knight Ake as their unit captain, the Wave starts and Ake's Unit help civilians as Naofumi's party kills monsters. Seeing an elderly woman, who Naofumi healed during his travels, easily defeat monsters, she reveals herself to be a retired adventurer. After three hours, Naofumi worries about the other heroes' progress, so he leaves Ake's party with the elderly woman to protect the civilians. Finding the other Hero parties haphazardly attacking a Dutchman, Naofumi chastises their inattention, having Raphtalia expose the hidden Boss: a massive Soul Eater. Naofumi resorts to using his Cursed Shield, but the Zombie Dragon's soul inhabiting the Shield is furious for Ren killing it and Naofumi incorporating it into his gear. The attempted takeover sends Naofumi and Filo into a fury against the Soul Eater, but Naofumi remembers his mission and regains control to use a new power for the win: (Iron Maiden). Victorious, Naofumi returns to normal, but a second Soul Eater appears and is easily killed by a new enemy: Glass, a woman in a black kimono wielding twin-bladed War Fans, the true enemy of this Wave.|
|12||"The Raven Invader"|
Transcription: "Shikkoku no Ihō-sha" (Japanese: 漆黒の異邦者)
|March 27, 2019|
|Glass easily defeats the other three hero parties, and challenges Naofumi's party. Even against Naofumi's many shields with Raphtalia and Filo's support, they can't land a single blow. Calling for tactical retreat, Glass attempts long range attacks, but retreats when the Waves' time limit hits, ending on a stalemate. After the battle, Naofumi ponders the Wave's time limits and their true purpose when he is summoned back to the castle. Aultcray demands he reveal the secret behind his abilities, but Naofumi demands Aultcray kneel and beg. Enraged, Aultcray extorts Filo and Raphtalia, but Naofumi threatens him with a worse outcome should he try. As he leaves, a woman covertly warns Naofumi about the Church conspiring against him, Naofumi noting her outdated manner of speech. Melty attempts to convince her father to reconcile with Naofumi, but Malty exacerbates the situation. After Erhard provides them with travel gear and supplies, Naofumi's party departs to Shieldfreeden for Raphtalia and Filo's Class Ups. While en route, they are met by Melty, who wants Naofumi to reconcile with Aultcray. Naofumi senses something is wrong moments before one of Melty's bodyguards attempts to assassinate her, but Naofumi protects her.|
|13||"The Devil of the Shield"|
Transcription: "Tate no Akuma" (Japanese: 盾の悪魔)
|April 3, 2019|
|Protecting Melty, the attacking knights accuses him of taking her hostage, but are repelled. Naofumi finds the pendant on a guard for the Church of Three Heroes, which hates the Shield. At the Royal Palace, wizards edit the recording of Naofumi "kidnapping" Melty, making him a fugitive. Planning to protect Melty to fix their situation, Naofumi's party hike the mountains to reach nearby Siltvelt. At night, a loose rock alerts nearby guards, and other three Heroes. As Melty explains the situation, Myne orders they ignore her, claiming Naofumi has a brainwashing shield, despite lack of evidence; the Heroes fall for this. Naofumi attempts to flee with her, but Motoyasu uses a magic shackle to stop Filo. While using his Rage Shield to escape, Itsuki and Ren begin to doubt Myne when she openly attacks without regard for Melty's safety. Naofumi gives Ren the Church pendant, calling for an investigation as he departs. After removing Filo's shackle, the one of Mirelia's Emissaries who warned him of the Church requests a direct meeting with Mirelia. Planning to alter course to meet Mirelia, Raphtalia detects a forest fire nearby; started by Myne.|
Transcription: "Kesenai Kioku" (Japanese: 消せない記憶)
|April 10, 2019|
|Myne's knights start a forest fire to force out Naofumi's party, blaming them for it too. The next morning, the border to Siltvelt is closed by Royal decree, leaving Naofumi no choice but to meet Mirelia. As they travel, Melty knows Nobleman Van Reichnott who rules the area, and by surprise they are met by him. Bringing them to his manor, Rechnott is informed of their situation, and invites them to stay the night. Come dawn, Reichnott is arrested, while the maids hide Naofumi and Raphtalia in the kitchen pantry, as Melty distracts the knights. Their leader, Nobleman Idol Rabier, arrives and escorts Melty to his manor. Seeing Raphtalia's anxiety with Rabier, Naofumi calms her to let Melty's plan work. Once Rabier leaves, Naofumi finds Filo, and they make their way to Rabier's estate. As demi-humans loyal to Reichnott besiege the gates for his release, Naofumi uses this to infiltrate the castle, where Reichnott is tortured in front of Melty for Rabier's amusement. Inside, Naofumi uses his Chimera Viper Shield on a guard to find Melty, and his powers easily render Rabier incapacitated. Raphtalia confronts Rabier, who pitifully begs for mercy.|
Transcription: "Rafutaria" (Japanese: ラフタリア)
|April 17, 2019|
|In the past, Raphtalia's home village was destroyed by the first Wave, and the villagers were enslaved by Melromarc troops. She and her best friend Rifana were sold to Idol Rabier. Raphtalia ultimately broke as Rifana died from illness and Rabier sold her to Beloukas, leading her to Naofumi. In the present, remembering her past, Raphtalia is about to strike when Naofumi reminds her how much she's grown. Realizing killing Rabier would bring her no peace, she spares him. Insulted, Rabier fights to kill her, but using her Mana Sword she wounds him, and he falls back out of a window. Helping Reichnott, Raphtalia guides them to the underground prison, finding demi-humans survivors; including her old friend Keel. Raphtalia breaks down upon finding Rifana's remains, left in the cell to rot, believing she abandoned her. To restore her spirits, Naofumi admits that he finally started to trust again because of her, and how she saved him from darkness. Reassured, Raphtalia promises to go home someday to rebuild and give Rifana a proper burial. In the courtyard, a still living Rabier frees a sealed away ancient Tyrannosaurus-like Dragon monster, which promptly kills him and heads for Naofumi.|
Transcription: "Firoriaru no Joō" (Japanese: フィロリアルの女王)
|April 24, 2019|
|As Naofumi's party confront the Rex-Dragon Rabier released, Melty sees Filo and the monster glow with the same light, deducing how to bait it to a large lake. There they fight the monster, but their attacks have no effect until a massive Filolial Queen appears and easily defeats it. The Filolia Queen takes a human form, introducing herself as Fitoria, and spirits them to a Filolial sanctuary in far away ruins. Asking how the Rex-Dragon was released, Naofumi asks about Filo; Fitoria answers Filo's growth is due to a Hero raising her, and Naofumi informs her of his story. Frustrated by Heroes infighting, Fitoria informs Naofumi about the Waves ravaging the entire world, not just Melromarc. Fitoria has been protecting the other nations alone to fulfill the last wish of the Hero who raised her, but knows she will soon perish. Urging Naofumi to make amends with the other Heroes, he refuses. Fitoria explains that if the Heroes can't unite, she has no choice but to kill them so four new Heroes can be summoned. Meanwhile, Ren and Itsuki follow Naofumi's lead to investigate the Church, discovering a hidden library, unaware Myne is observing them.|
|17||"A Promise Made"|
Transcription: "Tsumugareru Yakusoku" (Japanese: 紡がれる約束)
|May 1, 2019|
|The next morning, Fitoria takes Melty hostage to coerce Naofumi to make up with the heroes. To test his convictions, she fights Filo with both limited to human form. While outmatched, Filo is soon able to break Fitoria's magic defense. Satisfied, Fitoria passes Filo, naming her as successor and granting base stat increases. Fitoria force-unlocks many Filolial Shields for Naofumi, which he can't use yet. After everyone goes to sleep, she asks Naofumi to work with the other heroes; who still think him guilty for assault. Fitoria warns Naofumi that saving "the world" is far different than saving "the people", and the Heroes will eventually have to make that choice later. Additionally, Fitoria notes the Heroes are too weak to defeat the Waves properly, and if they don't unite, she will make good on her promise. She enchants Naofumi's armor to better resist the negative effects of the Rage Shield. Based on her actions and behavior, Naofumi deduces a previous Shield Hero raised Fitoria, but she can't remember after living for so long. In Melromarc, Ren and Itsuki's parties find a hidden cave, but a trap sets off and collapses the cave.|
|18||"A Conspiracy Linked"|
Transcription: "Tsuranaru Inbō" (Japanese: 連なる陰謀)
|May 8, 2019|
|Fitoria takes Naofumi and his party to a place near one of the heroes so that he can start reconciling with them. Parting ways, Naofumi's party arrives at an outpost where they meet Motoyasu, who Naofumi attempts to reason with. But Motoyasu refuses to listen, accusing Naofumi of killing Ren and Itsuki as he attacking him. As Naofumi tries to question him, Myne affirms a Church official found evidence against Naofumi. Their fight escalates into a full battle between Naofumi and Motoyasu's parties, with Naofumi's side winning despite the severe level gaps. Suddenly, Filo senses impending danger from above and convinces Naofumi to use multiple shields to defend against a massive ray of light that soon after incinerates everything around them. The attack was sent by the Pope Balmus and his followers, revealing he ordered Ren and Itsuki's deaths, as part of his plan to kill the "false heroes" and the princesses in order to overthrow the monarchy. Pope Balmus then draws a magical sword and prepares to attack both parties.|
|19||"The Four Cardinal Heroes"|
Transcription: "Shisei Yūsha" (Japanese: 四聖勇者)
|May 15, 2019|
|Melty recognizes Pope Balmus wields an ancient weapon which replicates all the Four Cardinal weapons, supposedly lost long ago. Naofumi and Motoyasu are unable to breach the weapon's defenses as it is powered by hundreds of Balmus' loyalists. Just then, Ren and Itsuki appear to help, explaining they were rescued by Mirelia's special forces, The Shadows. They also reveal an army, personally led by Mirelia, is coming to subdue the Church, who refuse to surrender. While The Heroes join forces against the Pope, Naofumi refuses given the harm they caused, detailing their consequences, lack of coordination, and how he had to rectify them. Naofumi explains they were ignorant of how to be heroes and properly clean up, leading the Church to see them as fakes and plan a coup d'état. The Pope takes advantage of their discussion to fire an attack, which Naofumi blocks. Naofumi equates the other Heroes to the Pope, but agrees to work with them only out of his promise to Fitoria. Now, the Four Cardinal Heroes stand together, but Pope Balmus responds by enclosing the battlefield inside a magical cathedral.|
|20||"Battle of Good and Evil"|
Transcription: "Seiya Kessen" (Japanese: 聖邪決戦)
|May 22, 2019|
|The Four Heroes have no success in breaking through Balmus' Cathedral Spell and Naofumi finds his Rage Shield's curse effect is greatly nullified within The Cathedral. Pope Balmus endangers the lives of his followers by siphoning more mana from them to charge a larger attack. In order to block it, Naofumi takes the risk of releasing the Dragon Soul in his Rage Shield. Donning new Berserker armor and struggling to keep control while his rage fuels him, Raphtalia, Filo, and Melty snap him out of it, though they are all burned by the cursed flames. A focused Naofumi blocks Balmus' attack and the loss of many of his followers prevents him from quickly regaining mana. With the Three Heroes' coordinating an attack to break Balmus' defenses, Naofumi charges on Filo, setting Balmus ablaze. However, Balmus uses an advanced counter ability and nearly wins until Queen Mirelia's arrives to support them. Using the opportunity, Naofumi uses his Blood Sacrifice power, severely draining his own blood to power it, to kill Balmus and destroy his Replica Weapon. As Mirelia's army arrests the Pope's followers she properly introduces herself to the Heroes and promises to save the dying Naofumi's life.|
|21||"Naofumi's Triumphant Return"|
Transcription: "Naofumi no Gaisen" (Japanese: 尚文の凱旋)
|May 29, 2019|
|After three days recovering, Queen Mirellia apologizes to Naofumi for all the troubles the Three Heroes Church, Myne and Aultcray had caused him, claiming that she was abscent due to the commotion caused by them once they summoned all four heroes, as they originally intended to have a hero summoned by a different nation to fight the Waves arround the world. The next day, she dethrones Aultcray and puts a slave sigil on Myne to force her to confess all her crimes. For their transgressions, Mirellia removes all of Myne and Aultcray's royal privileges and sentences them to death. However, just as they are about to be executed, Naofumi, realizing that Myne is truly pleading for her life, interrupts the execution and proposes that both Myne and Aultcray should be spared, but having their names officially changed to "Bitch"/"Slut" and "Trash" respectively, mandating all citizens not address them otherwise, and the Queen declares that Three Heroes Church will be abolished, and the original religion that worshipped all four Heroes will be reinstated. Afterwards, Naofumi's party bid farewell to Melty, who decides to remain at the castle as princess whilst they fight the Waves. After they leave, Mirellia reveals to Melty she was going to sacrifice herself to appease the public opinion and stop the execution had Naofumi not intervened on his own. Exiting the city, The Shield party is bid farewell by the Melromarc citizens and Naofumi finally accepts his role as the Shield Hero.|
|22||"Four Heroes Council"|
Transcription: "Yūsha Kaigi" (Japanese: 勇者会議)
|June 5, 2019|
|Oddly, The Shield Party's Class Ups are automatically given for unknown reasons. Mirellia speculates Fitoria's blessing is interfering somehow- revealing herself a Filolial Otaku. During a banquets, The Four Heroes have a private meeting whist Raphtalia fights a drunken Bow Party member, Mald, for insulting Naofumi; causing a brawl amongst the Hero parties. Meanwhile, Melty thwarts Bitch (Myne) attempting to poison Raphtalia's and Filo's food. During the meeting, Mirellia informs the Heroes of the upcoming special Cal Mira Archipelago event, where everyone gains bonus experience points, giving them opportunity to level up before the next Wave. To help each other, the Heroes elaborate about their weapons' hidden functions, including a special weapon copy system. However, they devolve into arguing over the better power leveling method, so Naofumi leaves in disgust. The next day, Naofumi copies all of Erhard's shields before visiting Raphtalia's abandoned village to pay respect at Rifana's grave. As he ponders rebuilding the village someday, Naofumi briefly encounters a pair of travelers. The next morning, as the other Heroes took most of the ship's cabins, Naofumi's party must share a room with the aforementioned pair of travelers: L'Arc Berg and Therese Alexandrite.|
|23||"Cal Mira Archipelago"|
Transcription: "Karu Mira-tō" (Japanese: カルミラ島)
|June 12, 2019|
|Introducing themselves, the duo think Naofumi's name is an alias, having heard of the despicable Shield Hero; L'Arc can tell 'Naofumi' is a nice guy. Upon arrival, Governor Habenburg escorts Naofumi's party to the Resort Inn, while the other Hero Parties recover from seasickness. Learning a new Boosting Spell, Naofumi takes his party for XP Grinding across the archipelago, fashioning new weapons from monsters for Raphtalia and Filo. At night, a concerned L'Arc and Therese find Naofumi's party and take them to a party at a diner to end the day. After Therese patrons Naofumi for an accessory, he crafts a beautiful item with a rare gem; much to Therese's jubilation. The following day, co-oping with L'Arc and Therese to grind XP, Naofumi also learns Therese's magic flames actually heal him when engulfed. By sunset, the duo take their leave, thanking Naofumi for the day and hope to meet again soon. As Naofumi's Party are relaxing at the beach, Filo discovers an Undersea Temple; piquing Naofumi's curiosity to investigate. Upon arrival, Naofumi's Shield opens the door, where a Dragon Hourglass resides and by linking to it, he learns the next Wave is due at Cal Mira in 48 hours.|
|24||"Guardians of Another World"|
Transcription: "Isekai no Shugo-sha" (Japanese: 異世界の守護者)
|June 19, 2019|
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