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Tate no Yuusha no Nariagari (Novel)  
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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 losing faith and money, all that left is just his shield. Vowing to exact revenge to those who had betrayed him, Naofumi's path is......

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Восхождение Героя Щита (Novel)
盾の勇者の成り上がり (小説)
盾之勇者成名录 (小説)
Tate no Yusha no Nariagari (Novel)
The Rising of the Shield Hero (Novel)

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8 Volumes (Ongoing)
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Average: 8.7 / 10.0 (235 votes)
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Everyone's wrong except him   
Rating: N/A
by Immortal bear
January 25th, 2015, 3:13am
The problem is that they have to force such fake character conflict so readers can ignore his utter lack of character. We know next to nothing about Naofumi when he was in our world and he shows no true character flaws of his own. He would paraded around on a white horse as the next messiah if the writer didn't make the population hate him by default. Then there is the rape subplot that clashes horribly with the setting. You can't just have a RPG fantasy parody and then suddenly throw RAPE! into the story. The tone of this story changes from lighthearted comedy to dark adult fantasy at the drop of a hat.

He also has no foil. Sure, there are the other three knights but they are clueless morons that exist to make Naofumi look better by comparison. For once, I would like a character that could oppose or defy him without looking utterly evil or act like a total ass. Want a resolution to a problem? Ask Naofumi. He's the only one with half a brain. The story also makes the audience hate the majority of the characters that aren't in Naofumi's hare-, I mean party, defeating any reason to care about this save the world subplot. In other words, if you aren't kissing this guy's ass, then you are another moron that Naofumi can beat to prove his moral superiority,

Its the shallowest kind of nerd fantasy, in which the perspective can only be aligned with the main character and self worth is measured by the number of cute girls you can collect and the status of the people you beat up.

... Last updated on January 25th, 2015, 3:19am
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it's okay but the some of the comments here are hilarious   
Rating: N/A
by nugro
January 24th, 2015, 1:54am
Imagine being suddenly thrown into a foreign country with only your clothes and no one to rely on because everyone who lives there, who are also strangers for you, think that you're a sex offender criminal.

It's easy to sweep the story behind the safety of your anonymity while sitting on your ignorant ass but put yourself in his shoes or just try to go abroad as an illegal immigrant and see how that work out for you.
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Retarded betrayal and poor execution   
Rating: 1.0 / 10.0
by Kuranz
January 19th, 2015, 9:37pm
When I heard this was about betrayal, I thought it'd be interesting to see how the story develops with a betrayal right at the beginning. But it turned out you can only sympathize with the betrayal if you are suffering from chuunibyou. The guy wants to deliver absolute revenge for some stolen clothes and money and rape accusations that he wasn't exactly punished for....just wtf? It doesn't help that the MC is a whiny, insecure prick the rest of the time.

Read a few chapters. If you don't get interested, just drop it. It doesn't get any better.

... Last updated on January 20th, 2015, 12:53pm
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Best LN WN ever   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by TheMagicKnight
December 19th, 2014, 5:25am
I dont understand why comments say this webnovel is bad I enjoy
this novel if u ask me this is 20x better that SAO and LH its unique story
of betrayal and hatred is what hooked me on it
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Hate the MC   
Rating: 2.0 / 10.0
by Rhados
December 14th, 2014, 8:57am
First of all, that betrayal is by far too exaggerated.
Spoiler (mouse over to view)
So the MC gets Money from the King ...for free
Kings daughter steals it and claims the MC raped her.
To punish him King spreads some bad rumors about him.
If that's realy that bad, than Las Vegas should be a war-zone.
To sum it up: Other heroes get stuff for free and I don't. -BETRAYAL

So our, oh so poor and betrayed MC, goes to buy a slave. As the other heroes (who look down on him) see that, are trying to release her with an unfair duel in which the MC gets his ass whooped. (That whole thing could be avoided if he just said "she's not a slave but my partner")
And after that "duel" our "Hero" breaks down wheeping to be consoled by his slave, who by the way had her parents killed and ripped apart, than was enslaved and tortured again and again before she was bought by MC, and never even complained once.

After that MC buys some monster to raise, Turns out that monster is intelligent and can trasform into a 10 years old (mentaly and physicaly) loli. So to controll its tranformation that scumbag of a MC, uses some magic seal to inflict pain on it (she didn't realy do anything bad).
His reasoning:"Selfishness has parts where it can be forgiven and parts where it can't." ...-yes, you are right, thats how you raise children, you beat them...

After that I droped that novel.
Its just pissing me of every time the MC does something (anything).

... Last updated on December 14th, 2014, 9:45am
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Okay.... I guess?   
Rating: 7.0 / 10.0
by gimeyop
November 27th, 2014, 2:14pm
I`m going to compare this to LMS is it`s VERY similar
Faults in both novels:
1. Overpowered exploits are handed to him on a silver platter
2. Everything bad that happens to him are so over exaggerated making him look like he`s not the luckiest piece of shit on earth
3. NO character development personality wise. (at least til chapter 122)
4. Everybody except for protagonist and co. are basically retards
5. A lot of inconsistencies (for example: the protagonist is a tank that literally cannot do damage except one of his skills (and its upgrades) can 1 shot bosses)
6. Author's misuse of the class system. (there is no point in introducing your protagonist as a sculptor or tank if they excel others in dps and combat anyways.)

Anyways... as you can probably tell, I dislike this genre of novels. Why read a novel that tells you: the protagonist's damage increased by 5!
skill level increased by 2!
1h sword mastry level is now 127/200!
when you can just play a single player game and turn on cheats. It's litera-... figuratively the same thing.
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Shoujo. ??????   
Rating: N/A
by dharmox
November 25th, 2014, 4:10pm
Below me have very hilarrious comment, i dont think theres shoujo in this story. Theres no heartbreaking story, only a revenge, and revenge is shoujo.... woowww..... For 600 chapter this story having great translator not only 1 group theres a lot group who workin out the translation some of them using machine some using manually translated chapter,and afterall it consist 2 story shield bro and spearbro, so actually it only about 300 chapter. And look how fast the translator workin on that wn....
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Cliched as Shoujo   
Rating: N/A
by reanseih
November 24th, 2014, 4:39pm
Well, I dropped the novel at 2 chapters, the manga at 7. That should say enough about my impression.

It might not be as cliched if you only look in translated novels, but if you count all the novels on the site, well yea. Summoned! Betrayed! Slaves and harem! Road to the strongest! That alone I can name a dozen. To top it off RPG settings! Argh... The only unique part is that he cannot use weapons. Sticking a peacock feather on a goose? Oh sure, that makes it different. You know how you feel when you start reading those very cliched shoujo mangas? For some reason, they have one single unique part that really has nothing to do with the story.

Then again, this is only impression from someone who obviously hasn't read far. If it gets better, I wouldn't know. The concept itself is not as close to interesting as I would have liked. I kinda just gave up when I saw it was at over 600 chapters... There's no way I'll be patient enough to finish this one.
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Great start..   
Rating: N/A
by hammertalkers
October 27th, 2014, 12:36pm
Is about the best thing this series have going for. Unfortunately the LN is filled with boring and irrelevant chapters that I have to give this series a 8.

Still worth reading for the couple scenes that are done well, but expect long, drawn out arcs and pointless chapters.
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Come on   
Rating: 4.0 / 10.0
by bnad
October 24th, 2014, 9:25pm
So, to save the world, you (either its the Gods, or the summoner fault, mostly the author) decide to summon, exclusively 4 Japanese student.

Japanese student...

Even pure Japanese, instead of other cross country candidates, it was already enough to brake the suspension of disbelief, but then, they decided to go for students? Really? Yeah, they do play VR-RPG. But so does Zelda William and Kim Ung-Yong if they live in a parallel world where Virtual Reality actually exist.

So instead of going for someone like them. You know, college educated VR player, with a good track record of not being a jerk, they went for immaturity. That would help win the war.

Come on...

... Last updated on October 28th, 2014, 3:44am
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