Shy season 2 episode 1: Release date and time, where to watch, and more

The official website for the series has announced that Shy season 2 episode 1 will be released on Tuesday, July 2, 2024 at 12:30AM JST. Fans are eagerly anticipating the new adventures of the Japanese superhero, as the titular heroine has grown since the first season.

Despite fans’ hopes, it is highly improbable that any leaks of Shy season 2 episode 1 will occur before the official release date and time. However, we can rely on the confirmed information from the series’ official Japanese website to know exactly when the upcoming installment will be released.

Get the inside scoop on everything we know about Shy season 2 episode 1, including a detailed breakdown of release information and our predictions for what the episode will bring.

Shy Season 2 Episode 1: Release Date and Time

Teru will have new battles to fight in Shy season 2 episode 1 and beyond (Image via 8-bit Studios)
Teru will have new battles to fight in Shy season 2 episode 1 and beyond (Image via 8-bit Studios)

The first episode of Shy season 2 will premiere on local Japanese networks on Tuesday, July 2, 2024, at 12:30AM JST. For some international fans, this will be on Saturday night in their local time. However, most international fans, like Japanese viewers, will have to wait until Sunday morning for the episode to become available in their local time. The exact release time may vary depending on the region and timezone.

The first episode of season 2 of Shy will be broadcasted in Japan at the scheduled times according to the respective time zones below:

Time zones

Local date and time

Pacific Daylight Time

8:30AM, Monday, July 1, 2024

Eastern Daylight Time

11:30AM, Monday, July 1, 2024

British Summer Time

4:30PM, Monday, July 1, 2024

Central European Summer Time

5:30PM, Monday, July 1, 2024

Indian Standard Time

9PM, Monday, July 1, 2024

Philippine Standard Time

11:30PM, Monday, July 1, 2024

Japanese Standard Time

12:30AM, Tuesday, July 2, 2024

Australia Central Standard Time

1AM, Tuesday, July 2, 2024

Where to Watch Shy Season 2 Episode 1

Iko and Teru's friendship is likely to play a key role in Shy season 2 episode 1 and beyond (Image via 8-bit Studios)
Iko and Teru’s friendship is likely to play a key role in Shy season 2 episode 1 and beyond (Image via 8-bit Studios)

International viewers will be able to watch the episode on Crunchyroll after its broadcast in Japan, as confirmed by the streaming service in their Spring 2024 lineup announcement. Along with the original Japanese version, Crunchyroll will also offer dubbed versions in English, Latin American Spanish, Brazilian Portuguese, and German.

Plot summary

The anime series “Shy”takes place in a world where superheroes emerged during a global crisis, preventing a Third World War from erupting. Once the crisis was averted, each hero returned to their respective countries to assist with domestic issues. The Space HQ space station serves as a central hub for these heroes to convene and address matters on Earth. The series centers on Teru Momijiyama, a 14-year-old girl from Japan who goes by the superhero moniker “Shy”due to her timid nature.

Despite being chosen as Japan’s hero, she struggles to deliver a public speech and is filled with embarrassment. This only adds to her distress when she fails to save Iko Koishikawa from a broken roller coaster, resulting in Iko’s severe injuries. The public blames Tero for the failure, causing her to fall into a state of deep depression and lose her powers. Thankfully, her close friend Russian Hero Spirit is able to lift her spirits and motivate her to continue being a hero.

After rescuing a woman and child from a burning building, Iko is reassigned to Teru’s high school, which is more conveniently located near her home. As they both express gratitude to each other, Iko and Teru begin to form a friendship. However, Teru’s determination to fight against the malicious Amarariruku organization, led by Stigma, remains strong as they strive to create a utopia for children.

Predictions for Shy season 2 episode 1

After defeating Stigma and Amarariruku, Teru appears to be on track to encounter new characters as seen by the numerous new cast members announced for the second season. It is probable that Teru’s attention will shift towards domestic affairs in Japan, as these new characters may play a role in setting up her upcoming challenges.

Shy season 2 episode 1 may hint at the ongoing battle against Amarariruku, despite the apparent defeat of the villainous group in the previous season. Viewers can anticipate fresh challenges and storylines, but it is likely that the show still has some unfinished business to resolve.

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