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Tate no Yuusha no Nariagari  
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Description
Iwatani Naofumi is summoned to another world to become one of the four heroes, namely the Shield Hero. Starting out with poor popularity and labeled as the weakest, Naofumi found himself betrayed on the third day of his adventure. Having lost faith and money, all that's left is just his shield. Vowing to exact revenge to those who had betrayed him, Naofumi's path is......

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Manga

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Associated Names
Восхождение Героя Щита
盾の勇者の成り上がり
盾之勇者成名錄
Tate no Yusha no Nariagari
The Rising of the Shield Hero

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Status in Country of Origin
1 Volume (Ongoing)

Completely Scanlated?
No

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N/A

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Forum
1 topics, 18 posts
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User Rating
Average: 9 / 10.0 (231 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.72 / 10.0
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Last Updated
October 17th 2014, 6:55pm PST

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Year
2014

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Serialized In (magazine)
Comic Flapper (Media Factory)

Licensed (in English)
No

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Activity Stats (vs. other series)
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Monthly Pos #5 decreased(-2)
3 Month Pos #4 (No change)
6 Month Pos #4 increased(+16)

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On 2490 reading lists
On 440 wish lists
On 9 unfinished lists
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Master and Slave   
Rating: 9.5 / 10.0
by Leafrust
October 11th, 2014, 4:51pm
So far its a good master and slave relationship and looking forwards for more demi-humans comrade..
The Humans have a realistic view in this and that why one can really feel whats going on..
Not to mention a stupid and puppet hero is rare..
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I fell in love with it   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by Kikitaru
October 11th, 2014, 11:38am
I love the art, the setting, the character development, even the plot to some extent. To be honest, I never thought that I'd come to enjoy this manga.

What is awesome about it (to me, anyway) is that Naofumi is portrayed as a humble hero: protecting the people from the shadows, not basking in glory by defeating some boss monster and then expecting some kind of reward.

To be honest, some elements resemble allegories of our contemporary society: manipulation of media to twist the truth; people who actually believe what they are told without further investigation; the corrupted king represents those with power like the government, political figures... Etc.

All in all, I'm looking forward to the future updates!
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A simple manga with simple wish-fulfillment appeal that got monstrously over-rated   
Rating: 7.0 / 10.0
by claudiofd
October 11th, 2014, 6:40am
Currently this manga, with 8 translated chapters (less than 2 volumes), has a rating of 4.95/5.00 (393 votes) on Batoto, an average of 9.1/10.0 and a Bayesian average of 8.78/10.00 here (making it currently the 84th highest rated series of all time be them manga, manhwa, manhua or light novels) and stands at 135 on MAL's manga/manhwa/manhua/light novel ranking. All of this is nothing short of a tremendous over-rate. These ratings give the impression of a literary masterpiece and what you'll get is a piece of severe pandering to video game fans, a series that serves merely as wish-fulfillment. Does that make it bad? No, as a piece of entertainment it served its purpose but it doesn't step ahead of very cheap entertainment.

The whole series is crafted to appeal to video game fans and reclusive nerds in general. It aims for the feelings of 14-18 year old loser kids that feel the whole world is against them in spite of their brilliant smarts and outstanding talent or any adults that went through that phase (or haven't outgrown it yet). The main character finds himself in a world he doesn't belong and everyone he comes across hates him for no good reason. They hate him for just being, just existing. He is betrayed heavily as the tag in bold up there will tell you, just to make people realize - he is surrounded by enemies, everyone hates him, he's a good guy being tortured for no reason at all, damn society, didn't even give him a chance!! This is done to duplicate the feelings that a lot of people feel during their teenage years, some more heavily than others. It's simple pandering, simple cheap entertainment. It is only immersive in the sense that you can see yourself in the main character. This isn't hard either since the main character has no real personality or particularly defining points besides the "I'm so edgy! Everyone hates me! I'll show them!" that he develops after being hated and betrayed for god knows what. Obviously besides that, he is brilliant, brave, kind and yet has that edgy attitude at times. The author couldn't even come up with a decent reason for him to be hated. At several points you'll notice that there is no justification to what is being done, in fact it's just plain illogical, especially considering it's so widespread. It's like looking at the world from the eyes of an edgy 16 year old kid. Simply put it's bad writing and poor world-making.

Talking about world-making, this is - as you probably already noticed - another entry in the increasingly irritating video game-related stories that have cropped up in the world of anime and manga like a bad fungus or infection that you just can't get rid of (considering the number of LNs with this premise is also ludicrous, this is a trend that'll last at least another 3-5 years as more and more of those LNs get adapted to manga and anime). Seems to me that authors nowadays are incapable of writing fantasy. Or maybe they're just lazy - after all it's too much work to create an original world. What they do is use the excuse of "They went inside a video-game" or "This world works like a video-game" to create a cheap as hell premise and just execute a fantasy story without having to bother with any kind of complicated world-building that would come along with it. They just use a bunch of video-game tropes and elements which are easy to portray and are "free" to include as many cliche elements as they want. I mean who can criticize that, they're inside a video-game remember? It's cliche because it's a typical video-game! The backstory is lame and cliched because it's a typical video-game! The villains are cliche because it's a typical video-game! Perfect excuse for the half-assed world-building. Tate no Yuusha is another one of these (though it isn't the worst of them, not even close, it's actually among the better ones). The world is cliche and has cliche problems. This adds to the problem I've mentioned before. This half-assed world makes this less immersive than it should have been.

The story is very cliche (it's a typical video-game, after all). It hasn't shown much so far, it could have its turns later on but for now it seems very typical and fairly predictable. The whole world is against this guy, either it makes sense or not. Yet, he is actually very heroic and worries about the people. From here and knowing that there is some evil that attacks periodically (because that is so effective) you should be able to see most scenes coming.

Now... Is it bad? Not exactly - I gave this a 7 in spite of all my ranting above. It is cheap entertainment but it does keep you entertained so in that sense it's successful. I don't pretend to be some kind of superior human being and I was a loser during my teenage years so I can't help but feel this emotional ease to feel some scenes that the mc goes through from up close. It's a bit more of a guilty pleasure than a solid entertainment series. The series is cute and funny and the emotional gratification that you feel as the mc goes through things makes it more engrossing than it should be considering how half-assed a lot of its elements are.This is not a good series but is it enjoyable and isn't a waste of time if you're looking for fun and fun alone. It is far from being the worst of the cheap video-game related series out there and probably stands as one of the better ones in that respect. That being said it doesn't come even near to justify the rankings and ratings I mentioned. Said numbers should be reserved for series with legitimate quality and solid writing that have deeper elements and much more work put into them.

... Last updated on October 11th, 2014, 6:45am
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Great read.   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by Cone1234
October 8th, 2014, 12:52pm
This is a great manga so far really enjoying it and can not wait to read more hope they make a anime version of this soon.

Would but if available in my country.
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Great series, needs an anime adaption   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by great_k
September 13th, 2014, 3:44am
I am really surprised by how much i like this manga.
There are a number of manga's on the market that start of in the same way: average guy sent to fantasy world with rpg game elements.
The hero can only use a shield as his weapon, which falls in line with current trends of Japanese manga/anime of underpowering lead male characters.
However, the story is really good so far with all the betrayal and subterfuge. The other heroes, the king and the princess are self centered enough that you really feel for the lead character. The main character also has a vast variety of magic shields at his disposal that make his battles very interesting and his interaction with his companion Raph is very cute.
I look forward to Naofumi's future deeds as he gains more companions and shows the world just what a true hero is.
Definitely my favorite new manga of 2014.
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Even though it just started..   
Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by BlackMarchie
September 13th, 2014, 12:58am
Its great. I hope it ends well long way down the road. As of this writing, it makes my blood boil. The drawings are crisp and the writing conveys realistic behavior to the circumstances.
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The spear hero and co are really really really really pissing me off. That, and everyone's attitude. Even the mc piss me off at times but he's understandable...unfortunately.
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Iwatani character   
Rating: 9.5 / 10.0
by oiXio
September 12th, 2014, 11:53pm
1. "If someone do bad things against you, you either hate them or become strong to prove your innocence"... OR behave like MC. It is the most basic behavior in case of bullying in real life.
2. Because of bullying people usually have trust problems. MC "doesn't have faith in his only comrade(or u can say slave) then also he constantly worries about his slave". While MC have problems with trust, it IS normal, after what happened to him, but it doesn't change the fact that he is a normal human. He still wants someone to accept him, even if he tries to push those fillings deep inside him. That's why he wants to protect Raphtalia. BTW would you ever want to become like the ones you hate?

I wrote all of this based on my own real life experience. It's not just "kind of logical", it's based on facts.
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Going good so far   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by SSJR2
August 23rd, 2014, 9:29pm
Well this is pretty good so far, i generally like RPG manga and this one seems like it has a lot of potential. im curious to see how the plot goes and how the main character gains more skills. Also something happens that kinda darkens the main character's personality but it made me like this more cause i know i wont be getting a boring super goody-goody lead; i like it when the lead or a some characters are a little more gray vs black or white. Especially in a world where you must kill to get stronger and survive.

... Last updated on August 23rd, 2014, 9:32pm
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