Introducing Anime: The Rising of the Shield Hero (Premiered Jan 9, 2019)

ANIME TITLE: The Rising of the Shield Hero

SYNOPSIS: "The Weakest Hero will Rise to Save the World!
Naofumi Iwatani is summoned to another universe, and learns he is one of four heroes equipped with legendary weapons tasked to save the world. The weakest one must rise to become the legendary Shield Hero!"

1 Hour After Japan
Premiere: 9 Jan, WEDs 23:00 [22:00 id/th]
New Episode: WEDs 23:00 [22:00 id/th]
Encore: THUs, 18:00 [17:00 id/th]

1. Ranked #1 Popular New Title for Winter 2019 on LiveChart, a seasonal anime chart.

2. An isekai (protagonist gets transported to another world) series, which is a popular trend among anime fans in recent years. And the action fantasy genre has always have a strong appeal.

3. Stars voice actors Kaito Ishikawa and Asami Seto, who are the two leads from previous simulcast series on ANIPLUS: Rascal Does Not Dream of Bunny Girl Senpai.