English Title: The Rising of the Shield Hero
Japanese Title: 盾の勇者の成り上がり — “Tate no Yuusha no Nariagari”
Author: Aneko Yusagi
Illustrator: Minami Seira
Genre: Fantasy, Adventure
Original Run: August 2013 – ongoing
English Run: September 2015 – ongoing
Japanese Publisher: MF Books (Media Factory)
English Publisher: One Peace Books
Volumes Published in Japanese: 18 (In Progress)
Volumes Published in English: 9 (In Progress)
Average Price Per Volume: Paperback $11 — Kindle $9
Synopsis: 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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