The official Twitter account for the anime The Rising of The Shield Hero recently tweeted out that the English Dub is now available to watch on Crunchyroll after an unexpected delay pushed it back a couple of episodes.
Starting @ 1 PM PDT, we'll be launching episodes 1-6 of "The Rising of the Shield Hero". Catch the Instant Dub same time as the dub next week. pic.twitter.com/iXsC76wn6V
— The Rising of the Shield Hero (@ShieldHeroEN) February 13, 2019
For those who don’t know, during Crunchyroll was set to do a Dub The Rising of The Shield Hero in English with a same-day release on their platform. However, when it came time for the show to make its debut, the English Dub was nowhere to be found, and the company tweeted out a statement later that day:
Due to unforeseen circumstances, we will not be able to share the dubbed episode of The Rising of the Shield Hero with all of you tomorrow as planned. Thank you for understanding – we hope you enjoy the premiere of the subtitled release!
In addition to the sudden release of the English Dub, Crunchyroll also tweeted out a promotional video which confirms their current English cast and displays footage that compares the Sub and Dub side by side.
Catching all the differences between sub & dub is the best part ~
— Crunchyroll (@Crunchyroll) February 14, 2019
The main cast:
- Billy Kametz as the Shield Hero Naofumi Iwatani.
- Erica Mendez as the cute raccoon demi-human Raphtalia.
- Brianna Knickerbocker as Filo (a member of the avian species known as Filolial).
- Alan Lee as the Sword Hero, Ren Amaki.
- Xander Mobus as the Spear Hero, Motoyasu Kitamura.
- Erik Scott Kimerer as the Bow Hero, Itsuki Kawasumi.
Crunchyroll currently has all six episodes of the English Dub available to watch on their platform as well as it’s subbed counterpart, adding more whenever another episode is released.
We actually did a first impressions article on the show which you can
read here. Personally, I find the show very intriguing and I think it has a lot of potential.
So, what do you think about Crunchyroll’s attempt at a same-day Shield Hero Dub? Will you be watching the Dub? Let us know in the comments down below and as always, feel free to leave any feedback or suggestions in the comments.
Thanks for reading!
Further Reading / Sources
Rising of the Shield Hero English Dub Debuts, Future Episodes to Debut Simultaneously With Japan (Update): https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2019-02-13/rising-of-the-shield-hero-english-dub-debuts-future-episodes-to-debut-simultaneously-with-japan/.142452