The Rising of the Shield Hero (盾の勇者の成り上がり, Tate no Yūsha no Nariagari) is a Japanese light novel series written by Aneko Yusagi. Originally published as a web novel, the series has since been published by Media Factory with an expanded story-line featuring illustrations by Seira Minami. As of February 3rd, 2020, 22 volumes have been published (excluding 2 special volumes).

The novel series was adapted into a manga series by Aiya Kyū and published by Media Factory, with fourteen volumes released as of February 3rd, 2020. Both the novel and manga series were licensed by One Peace Books and were published in North American starting in September 2015. An anime television series adaptation produced by Kinema Citrus is scheduled to premiere in January 2019.

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Iwatani Naofumi was summoned into a parallel world along with 3 other people to become the world's Heroes. Each of the heroes were respectively equipped with their own legendary equipment when summoned. Naofumi happened to receive the Legendary Shield, the sole defensive equipment, while the others received weapons capable of attacking.

Due to Naofumi's lack of charisma and experience, he ended up with only a single teammate, a beautiful woman, while others had several. Unfortunately, on his second day Naofumi was betrayed, falsely accused, and robbed by the said teammate.

Shunned by everyone from king to peasants, Naofumi's thoughts were filled with nothing but vengeance and hatred. Thus, his destiny in a parallel world begins...

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Web Novels[edit | edit source]

Light Novels[edit | edit source]

The Rising of the Shield Hero is a Japanese light novel series written by Aneko Yusagi. Originally published as a web novel, the series has since been published by Media Factory with an expanded story-line featuring illustrations by Seira Minami. As of February, 2020, 22 volumes have been published (excluding 2 special volumes).

Manga[edit | edit source]

The novel series was adapted into a manga series by Aiya Kyū and published by Media Factory, with fourteen volumes released as of February, 2020. Both the novel and manga series were licensed by One Peace Books and were published in North American starting in September 2015

Anime[edit | edit source]

An anime adaptation was announced in June 2017. The television series is produced by Kinema Citrus and directed by Takao Abo, with Keigo Koyanagi handling series composition, Masahiro Suwa designing the characters and Kevin Penkin composing the music. The series premiered on January 2019. Crunchyroll is currently streaming the anime.

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