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Tate no Yuusha no Nariagari  
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Naofumi Iwatani, an uncharismatic Otaku who spends his days on games and manga, suddenly finds himself summoned to a parallel universe! He discovers he is one of four heroes equipped with legendary weapons and tasked with saving the world from its prophesied destruction. As the Shield Hero, the weakest of the heroes, all is not as it seems. Naofumi is soon alone, penniless, and betrayed. With no one to turn to, and nowhere to run, he is left with only his shield. Now, Naofumi must rise to become the legendary Shield Hero and save the world!


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Associated Names
Восхождение Героя Щита
방패 용사 성공담
Tate no Yūsha no Nariagari
Tate no Yusha no Nariagari
The Rising of the Shield Hero

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3 Volumes (Ongoing)

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Average: 8.5 / 10.0 (387 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.36 / 10.0
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Last Updated
April 15th 2015, 10:34am PST



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English Publisher
One Peace Books (November 2015)

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I don't even understand how this is so good...   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by renjenny
March 13th, 2015, 2:47pm
After only reading the first few chapters I was hooked on this manga.

The Fantasy genre has always been my favorite, but I've never gotten into any of the 'summoned-to-another-world' types. But in this one... I've enjoyed every step (as painful as the monthly releases are). I would highly recommend this to anyone I know that has a taste for manga. And for those who don't, go read the light novel. I personally am not a fan of reading light novels online, but the few that I've read that I managed to get physical copies of I really like. It's just a different feel holding the book in your hands.

Anyways, this manga reminded of some of my favorite settings for fantasy, such as when the MC has hit the utter rock bottom that she/he almost loses them self in it, but then they find that one thing (or some times it finds them) that rekindles their faith that there is good in the world amongst all the bad.
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first impressions of The Rising of the Shield Hero   
Rating: N/A
by MadDanchi
February 24th, 2015, 12:20am
When I first read manga I was mad when read both ch 1,2 and I really hate the king and draughter and three heroes and donít get me start on spear hero but want get better understanding of why is so good I start read Light Novel first Volume and itís really good and hereís why

The story start were this four boys summoned to another world to become one of the four heroes stop this great evil that was attacking people. so here we have mc whoís Shield Hero who got along with other three heroís but when others talk and word came about if anyone play rpg games Naofumi never played rpg games before so someone over hears that spread rumours about him when time pair up no one join his side which made him mad tell ďif you have problem say itĒ but Mein Sophia decided join him help and king give more money to Naofumi when off to learn more about his Shield with help of Mein Sophia but on third day Naofumi was betrayed, falsely accused, and robbed said teammate. Shunned by everyone from king to peasants, Naofumi thoughts were filled with nothing but vengeance and hatred. First thoughts was god feel sorry for this guys all by himself unable to use attack all alone no one to trust I was mad as hell about it really does have dark story to this but letís keep going.
So we found mc Naofumi using low level equipment and training lv up but he can only fight low lv monster so his pissed off he canít fight demon because of his Shield be a slave selling man offer him deal to sell him lv 75 demi human but he refused he wanted something cheap and itís not broken so he found Raphtalia raccoon demi human most important for him in Melrormarc the manga cut few good parts about Raphtalia changing form 1st form to 2nd and bounding between Naofumi and Raphtalia and him telling about his passed. My thoughts were it was really cool to see two bound help each other it was really nice to see not lot anime do that anymore like build the relationships slow not from what I know.

Finally battle between Shield hero and spear hero when read Light Novel I was really hoping that Naofumi kick shit spear hero but of course the bitch A.K.A Mein Sophia use her fire spell fuck over Naofumi making him lose match tell everyone Mein Sophia she using spell help out spear but know believe him because she none other draughter of king his was loss for words and slave spell was getting removed spear hero run over Raphtalia only to get slap suck on that petty boy punk move on spear hero dumbfounded look on his face after being hit Raphtalia telling spear hero that Naofumi has never done anything bad to her this were cry little so here listen Raphtalia ran over to me.

"S-stay away!"

This... is hell.
A maliciously created world.
Women - no - everyone in this world scorns me as if to torture me.
If she touches me, then I'll just be reliving those bad memories.
Raphtalia witnesses my condition and again glared at Motoyasu.

"I've heard the rumors... that Naofumi-sama forced himself onto his companion, that he is an awful Hero."
"A-Ah. He's a rapist! As a female slave, you should understand that, right!?"
"Why would I!? Naofumi-sama has never once laid his hands on me!"

Raphtalia then grabbed my hand.

"L-let go!"
"Naofumi-sama... How can I earn your trust?"
"Let go of my hand!"

Everyone in this world accuses me of a crime I didn't commit.

"I didn't do it!"


Something covered my frienzied self.

"Please calm yourself Naofumi-sama. Please hear me out and give me a chance to earn your trust."


"...Or is it that you cannot trust anyone but a slave who can never disobey nor betray you? In that case please let's go to that place where we first met. So you can put a new curse on me. "

"Y-you're lying!... This is another trick to deceive me!"

What was that!? Who?! This voice... these words... how come they managed to force their way into my heart?

"No matter what happens, I will always believe in you, Naofumi-sama"

"Shut up! You people are just going to pin more crimes on me!"

"...I don't believe those rumors. You are a person who would never do such a thing."

Ever since I arrived in this world, it was the first time... that I had heard the words I have been wishing for.

Slowly the darkness that obscured my vision cleared out.
And I could feel the warmth of another person.

"Even if the whole world unites to blame you, Naofumi-sama. I will not... No matter how many time it takes, I will tell them all: Naofumi-sama did not do it."

When I lifted my head, what laid in front of me was not a little girl, but a young woman around the age of seventeen.
While her features looked like those of Raphtalia, she was an unbelievably cute girl.
What should have been dry, cracked skin was now a healthy complexion, with beautiful hair that was slightly dusty in color.
The body that was once all skin and bones was now curvy with a fit, robust figure.
Most prominently, her eyes were no longer filled with hopelessness, but brimmed with a strong will.
I could not recognize a girl like her.

"Naofumi-sama, now let's go and place the curse on me again."
"W-who are you?"
"Eh? What are you saying? It's me, Raphtalia."
"No-no-no, isn't Raphtalia a little girl?"

She claimed to be Raphtalia. Troubled, she tilted her head while trying to convince me.

"Geez, Naofumi-sama is always treating me like a child."

That voice... is definitely the voice of the Raphtalia I remember.
However, her body was completely different.
No-no-no, this is strange even if she was Raphtalia.

"Naofumi-sama, I'll say this due to the circumstances."
"When young Demi-humans raise their level, their bodies also mature quickly in order to match their level growth."
"Demi-humans are not like humans. It is the same with monsters."

Embarrassed, the girl who claimed to be Raphtalia continued.

"Although my... my mind is still that of a child, my body has already become similar to an adult."

While telling me this, Raphtalia once again buried my head into her voluptuous chest.

"Please believe me. I believe that Naofumi-sama has not committed any crimes. You are the great Shield Hero who has saved my life, given me precious medicine, taught me how to survive and how to fight. I am your sword, and I will follow you no matter what hardships we may face."

Those were... the words that I wanted to hear.
The words spoken ever since Raphtalia swore to fight alongside me.

"If you don't believe me, then make me your slave or do whatever you wish with me. I will always stay with you."

From the first kind words that I received since arriving in this world, I unwittingly began to weep.
Although I felt that I shouldn't cry no matter what, I couldn't stop the tears from falling.

"Uuu..... uuuuuuuuu..."
(;_wink I cry there what i got from that was mother hug feel form that.

so to guys do read light novel i it's really good down side for manga is they didn't really cover lot in light novel if they follow light novel i thing give it 5 out of 5 but here how i score
light novel 4.8/5
manga 3.5/5 the art styles is good but manga really rush everything
guys leave feedback and i be starting my youtube channel soon and it be called Mad Danchi
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Pleasantly surprised   
Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by RockoDyne
December 31st, 2014, 8:47pm
With all the negative comments, I was expecting this to be horrible, but I ended up finding it pretty decent so far.

The protagonist is established damn near instantly as an anti-hero. It got somewhat dark quick, but it's still pretty lighthearted. The first jokes that poke fun of the fact that he has a crappy gift and doesn't give a damn are great. The tone has stayed nicely between dark, but not overly brooding or angsty, and lighthearted, but never slapstick.

More than anything, it has done well to pace itself properly for a manga. It's not full of completely unnecessary technobabble and generic fantasy worldbuilding like every other light novel adaption out there, and individual chapters have a decently worked plot structure to them.

The only thing I have to argue about is that I have no idea how anyone sees this as wish fulfillment. The protagonist gets shit on by the second page of the manga (technically the first page if the point about the shield hero isn't seen as a jab), so I don't see any fulfillment in the MC. I suppose there is the part about being stuck inside of a game, but it's not like it's anywhere close to Sword Art Online or Log Horizon in terms of wish fulfillment (yet neither of those are close to the level of unholy Sue found in Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei, so whatever).
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Rating: 1.0 / 10.0
by ayami123
December 11th, 2014, 6:56pm
Come to me Haters I RATE THIS 00000000!!!

oh well just to put it. this way People judge to easily. they base it on first few chapters.
they want it to be explain in just 1 2 or 3 chapters.
in short they want a fast pace Story.
Sorry dude this is from the novel.
so don't expect the situation and explanation to be in the first few chapters.
i think the manga is just making a cliffhanger thing.
i just wish this manga be at monthly so i won't wait for a very long time for it to be released.
anyway just i'm saying. don't read this crap until it probably reach around chapter 30 hehe > biggrin
about the novel it's around 600 chapters so don't expect it to have no explanation in the manga

... Last updated on December 12th, 2014, 1:15am
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Good manga, but could've been so much more   
Rating: 7.0 / 10.0
by Desperate Joker
November 20th, 2014, 8:55am
By no means do I think this is bad. I think this is a great manga but as stated before, it fits the shounen category more than the seinen one.

One of my fellow reviewers stated this already but it seems the author was trying to turn a typical "normal guy is summoned to a fantasy world to be the hero" story into something new by adding more to it. Betrayal and rejection, that is.
Indeed, the main character gets permanently annoyed at the king and the other heroes for betraying him and becomes asocial... but that's it ?

I mean, the author is trying to emulate a realistic reaction to such a betrayal ? I don't think he tried to put himself into the shoes of the MC as much as he should've... this guy has been betrayed by his only teammate, the whole kingdom thinks of him as a disgusting guy, he has no funds to begin with and is treated like pest wherever he goes... and yet he still tries to save those people ? No one in their right mind would do that in reality.

Yes, the MC behaves anti-socially but yet he still tries to save all those idiots, that's so unrealistic. And then later he gets a harem...

This manga is excellent nevertheless thanks to its originality and it has a good artwork. However, there was potential for the author to do so much more.
It started with an original plot but bit by bit, it gets more and more cliche'd.

You will see, this manga will have a good romcom harem ending with all the other heroes apologizing. I'm not spoiling because I haven't read the novel but it's obvious that's how it's going to end up.

... Last updated on November 20th, 2014, 8:55am
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Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by DragonAndLance
November 18th, 2014, 12:43am
Unjustified? Who are you to say that? Especially as if its fact.. Hey buddy, learn something about opinions: their subjective. You may not like this manga, but guess what? Some people do. Oh no right? Someone likes something I don't? I better bash them, it, and everything else and act like my opinion is the end all.

He literally joined just to post this too, wow..

Ignoring him, despite being only a few chapters in and having the story advance fairly quickly, I seriously like and enjoy this manga. The characters have developed nicely so far, and not everyone
is evil or right. Its setting up the story nicely.

... Last updated on November 18th, 2014, 12:45am
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Pfft. Why am I not surprised by the BS rating..   
Rating: 6.0 / 10.0
by 39inns
November 15th, 2014, 2:20pm
Note: Although I feel that this manga's overall rating is unjustified, it's still no where near as bad as some other mangas in the genre. Though, those mangas also have fittingly lower ratings..

Very very cringeworthy. Also, the slave-master relationship that develops later on... ha ha, no.

"Oh woe is me, **** the world. I'll just become the true hero no one appreciates, working hard behind the scenes for the good of the people of some random world! Beware of me and my icy glare and antisocial demeanor!" (Not too atypical for a person at that middle school-high school age but that doesn't make reading about that kind of MC any less irritating)

I wouldn't classify this as seinen. Tate no Yuusha no Nariagari is more of an unrealistic fulfillment-type shounen.

7-7.5 max. I would personally give it a 6 or so. Pretty good art and the plot isn't a complete mess so it doesn't really deserve any lower than a 5. Anything 9 or higher is over the top... just because the manga is "pretty good" as some commenters have mentioned doesn't mean it deserves a "10." It's not a masterpiece. Plot OR art wise.

... Last updated on November 15th, 2014, 2:28pm
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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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