Key points for Shield Hero Season 3 First Impressions:
- Episode 1 of Shield Hero Season 3 excels in expanding the show’s world, delving into the political aftermath and economic repercussions of recent events.
- The protagonist aims to buy and free demi-human slaves, adding a layer of depth to the narrative as he navigates challenges, including participating in underground Colosseum matches.
- The episode impresses with quality animation, especially in the opening sequence, and features a notable soundtrack by Wizkid. The article concludes with a solid 7/10 rating, expressing anticipation for the rest of the season.
I am pretty sure a lot of people are still burnt out from Season 2. Even though Season 2 wasn’t that bad as a whole, I do acknowledge that the Spirit Tortoise arc was pretty horrendous. And I really do hope that Shield Hero Season 3 doesn’t go down that same route,
To be fair, the content we are covering this time is pretty damn good. That being the Fallen Heroes arc. I talked about it in detail in a dedicated article. I know that the anime version will differ slightly from the LN version but it is still worth reading if you want to know why this arc is considered to be good.
Either way, welcome back to another first impressions article. Let’s talk Shield Hero Seaosn 3 today!
What do I think of Shield Hero Season 3 Episode 1?
This was true even in Season 2 but, this episode really nails just how much world-building this show has. We not only go over the political aftermath of the recent events and the three heroes disappearing, but we also learn how recent events have been affecting the economy. As weird as it sounds, the slave system and economy were pretty detailed, to begin with, but this episode just added a lot more to it all.
Why, you ask? Well, Naofum aims to buy out and set all demi-human slaves free. And then let them live in his town. But the thing is, his town is so famous now that the sellers make their slaves lie about being a native of Lurolona village. Because of how much of a big deal Naofumi is at this point, Lurolona is kind of a brand now. Obviously, he doesn’t have enough money to buy all the slaves… so what does he do? He joins the Colosseum to fight in underground matches. Hides his identity and even bets on himself to maximize his income.
Let’s see how far that plan will take him. The plot and all that aside, the art looks pretty good. The opening in particular looked fantastic, I hope that they pump out that quality of animations for the important scenes coming up. Wizkid is back with another banger track for the opening theme. I swear the show feels incomplete without Wizkid at this point.
That is all for now!
All in all, it was a decent episode. I kind of expected more, to be honest. But I don’t mind because of all the world-building and aftermath of stuff we got in the episode. Seriously, there was a lot of information in this episode alone. Let me know what you guys think in the comments. For me, the episode was a fair 7/10 and I look forward to the rest of the season. With that said, I will take my leave here. See ya!
Also, check out my thoughts on Goblin Slayer Season 2 here!