After the broadcast of the third episode of »The Rising of the Shield Hero Season 2«, there were severe criticisms of the animation quality on various social media platforms. An official video of the hotly debated scene can be found at the end of this article.
CGI under criticism
Since the airing of the first season of »The Rising of the Shield Hero«, the anime has quickly become one of the most popular Isekai titles. Consequently, shortly after the end of the first season, there was also the announcement of a second and third season.
Due to various production problems and postponements, also in connection with the COVID-19 pandemic, the sequel only celebrated its premiere in the current spring season of 2022, around two and a half years after it was announced. The fans were all the more disappointed with the animation quality of the third episode after a long production time.
But what is it exactly? In the third episode, the ghost turtle finally makes its debut, but it’s exactly here that started this shitstorm. Although their performance and fight scene only lasts a few minutes, it was enough to cause many fans to express their dissatisfaction with the use of CGI on social media channels announced, as we show below:
- “I can’t believe Shield Hero already got the third season and 86 didn’t.”
- “Kinema Citrus should be ashamed to present something like this after a six-month postponement.”
- “The questionable pacing of the story, as well as the poor design and animation, already made the anime torture to watch. And then there’s the chilling CGI. It is said that even the author regrets this arc – now you can see why.«
- “Shield Hero Season 2… where did they dig up that 90’s CGI?”
- “The CGI turtle from Shield Hero just looks awful.”
- “I’ve never felt better as a Shield Hero hater.”
- »But the main thing is that the damn turtle is in 2D in the opening.«
- “Hey, Shield Hero Macher, what’s up with this CGI?”
- “That’s it for one of the best isekai of all time. Now it’s just Naofumi and his waifus.”
- »What happened to Shield Hero? I know CGI sucks in Japan, but not that bad.«
- “I don’t like season 2 of Shield Hero at all. I really hope it gets even better.«
Have you already started »The Rising of the Shield Hero Season 2« and seen the third episode? Let us know what you think about the anime so far in the comments!
One day, Naofumi is summoned to another world where he, as the hero of the shield, is tasked with protecting a kingdom from horrific waves of monsters. But he is soon betrayed by the very people who summoned him.