Crunchyroll began streaming the first episode of The Rising of the Shield Hero (Tate no Yūsha no Nariagari) anime on January 5, 2019. The first 45-minute episode is available now to Crunchyroll premium members only. The series will officially launch on Crunchyroll on January 9, 2019, with new episodes on Wednesdays.
Crunchyroll is streaming the series worldwide outside of Asia with both English subtitles and dubbing as it airs in Japan. The company is producing the dub as its first simultaneous dub title, and the dubbed episodes will debut on the same day as the subtitled episodes.
FUNimation Entertainment will also stream the simuldub of the series starting on January 9, 2019 in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia, and New Zealand.