Rising of the Shield Hero Season 2 Episode 8 was very interesting.
After escaping the infinite labyrinth, the Shield Hero Naofumi, along with his party of Raphthalia, Rishia, and the hunting hero Kizuna set for the capital of the country.
Even in this dimension, there is magic dragon glass which tells the cardinal heroes and the vassal wielders of this dimension about the waves and when they will strike.
But, the dragon hourglass can also be used by the Cardinal Heroes to teleport from one place to another.
So without any resources, our heroes begin their journey to reach the Capital.
They must earn money to facilitate their accommodation and buy food. Also, they must maintain their secrecy to avoid any conflicts as they cannot allow themselves to be caught again.
Rising of the Shield Hero Season 2 Episode 8 Recap: How will the Shield Hero Naofumi survive in this dimension?
After escaping the infinite Labyrinth with the Hunting Hero Kizuna, Naofumi and Kizuna have decided to go to the country’s capital and use the dragon hourglass to warp to another place.
This is their only option as they do not have much time because the next wave is set to hit in 10 days.
Also, they have barely managed to escape now and cannot move towards the border of the country where the security would be tight.
So the dragon hourglass is their only escape route.
But, the capital is away, and it is over three days journey on foot.
Our heroes also need to earn money to manage food and accommodations.
Naofumi, being used to this, devises a plan to earn some money by selling his soul-soothing potion.
He manages to sell huge quantities of it and later on the auction it for much higher rates the next day.
Thanks to his trading skills and experience, they manage to earn enough money to buy food and weapons for their journey ahead.
Rising of the Shield Hero Season 2 Episode 8 Recap: How did Naofumi level up in this dimension?
The monsters in this dimension are too strong for Naofumi. He, Rapthalia, and Rishia have been reset to Level 1 and thus cannot fight monsters on their own.
On the other hand, the Hunting Hero, Kizuna, is a cardinal hero in this dimension, so she can easily fight monsters.
Naofumi discovered that the items he could produce from his shield when used by Kizuna gave her different abilities and weapons; meanwhile, her items helped Naofumi to level up and gain exp points exponentially in this dimension.
Thus their mutual trade helped Naofumi and Kizuna to level up.
Now Naofumi stands a better chance at fighting the guards in the capital with his developed shield and new armour.
Rising of the Shield Hero Season 2 Episode 8 Ending Explained: How did Naofumi and his party infiltrate the castle to reach the dragon hourglass?
Naofumi, Rapthalia, Rishia, and Kizuna set to infiltrate the castle at midnight.
But, to their surprise, they run into a trap set by Kyo, the wielder of the Book Vassal weapon.
The dragon hourglass had been shifted to another location inside the castle, and many guards attacked them.
Rapthalia, though short, was skilled with her sword and managed to make a way out through the guards.
After many efforts, they managed to reach the dragon hourglass, but one of Kyo’s men lay there in wait along with many guards.
They tried to stop Naofumi but failed. Soon enough, Kizuna managed to reach the hourglass and use its power to teleport.
But unfortunately, Rapthalia could not be teleported.
It was Kyo’s trap to capture Rapthalia as a demi-human cannot travel through the power of the dragon hourglass.
Rapthalia blocked the guards so that Naofumi, Rishia, and Kizuna could escape.
She told Naofumi that she was happy to be his sword, and after turning into a child, she got to be cared for by Naofumi and with tears in her eyes, she bid him goodbye.
Meanwhile, Naofumi desperately tried his best to take Rapthalia along with him.
What will happen in Rising of the Shield Hero Season 2 Episode 9?
Rising of the Shield Hero Season 2 Episode, 9 is titled “Humming Fairy” and is set to release on the 1st of June 2022.
In the upcoming episode, we might get to see Filo as Naofumi, Rishia, and Kizuna manage to escape using the dragon hourglass.
Also, it won’t be surprising if Glass and L’Arc also join them in the quest to capture Kyo and return back to their dimension.
What do you think will happen to Rapthalia now? Will she be safe, or will Kyo kill her? Where is Filo, and why did Kyo separate her from Naofumi? Does he have any other evil plans? And what is exactly this dimension?
Put down your thoughts about Rising of the Shield Hero Season 2 Episode 9 in the comments below. And make sure to watch the upcoming episode on 1st June 2022.