The first dubbed episode of The Rising of the Shield Hero anime did not stream on January 9, 2019 as scheduled. According to Anime News Network, Crunchyroll said the episode is delayed and that the company would “share more info soon.”
Crunchyroll previously announced plans to debut the dubbed episodes on the same days as the subtitled versions. FUNimation Entertainment was also scheduled to premiere the simuldub of the series on January 9, 2019 in the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia, and New Zealand.
The series was scheduled to launch on Crunchyroll on January 9, 2019, but the site streamed the first 45-minute English-subtitled episode early on January 5, 2019. New episodes will stream on Wednesdays worldwide outside of Asia. The company is producing the dub as its first simultaneous dub title, and it plans to debut dubbed episodes on the same day as the subtitled episodes.