The Rising of the Shield Hero

The Rising of the Shield Hero

The Rising of the Shield Hero

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: 10 (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!

Volume 1
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Released September 15, 2015 — ISBN-13: 978-1935548720

Volume 2
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Released October 20, 2015 — ISBN-13: 978-1935548782

Volume 3
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Released February 16, 2016 — ISBN-13: 978-1935548669

Volume 4
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Released June 14, 2016 — ISBN-13: 978-1935548652

Volume 5
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Released August 23, 2016 — ISBN-13: 978-1935548676

Volume 6
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Released November 22, 2016 — ISBN-13: 978-1935548560

Volume 7
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Released April 18, 2017 — ISBN-13: 978-1944937089

Volume 8
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Released June 13, 2017 — ISBN-13: 978-1944937096

Volume 9
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Released November 15, 2017 — ISBN-13: 978-1944937256

Volume 10
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Released March 20, 2018 — ISBN-13: 978-1944937263

Upcoming Releases

Reviews of The Rising of the Shield Hero
Anime News Network: Vol 1Vol 3Vol 4Vol 5Vol 6Vol 7Vol 8Vol 9
English Light Novels: Vol 1
Raito Noberu World: Vol 1

Illustrations Sampler

Anime Adaptation
There will be an anime for The Rising of the Shield Hero. Release date TBA.

Manga Adaptation
MAL Entry — Published February 2014 – ongoing (English release by One Peace Books)
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22 responses to “The Rising of the Shield Hero

  1. Pingback: Guest Review: Rising of the Shield Hero (Vol 1) | English Light Novels·

  2. To those looking to buy this volume in the UK, at the time of writing it can be ordered here, and as far as I can tell, absolutely nowhere else:
    https://forbiddenplanet.com/145232-rising-of-the-shield-hero-light-novel-1/
    Postage is £2.00.

    Wordery has the manga companion but not the light novel, book depository it is out of stock, amazon marketplace and ebay have sellers (in the US) but only at extortionate prices, waterstones has no relationship with OPB, Anime On Line doesn’t stock it, rakuten doesn’t stock it, amazon doesn’t stock it, Foyles doesn’t stock it (yes I was getting desperate)…

    Anyway, I’ve placed my order. Here’s hoping that the book is worth all that hassle.

  3. I really hope this gets a complete translation. I’ve read about half of the first volume now and it’s one of my favorite light novels already.

    • Four volumes are already planned for release, so I imagine if those sell well enough One Peace Books will continue on with the rest of the series.

  4. Hi there! I am looking for Manga & Anime bloggers and stumpled across your blog. I couldn’t find your email here, could you please shoot me an email: alysonburston[at]live.com — It’s regarding writing about Anime/Manga type of offer. This isn’t spam by the way. Thank you.

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    • Hmm, I’m still reading August 23rd on Amazon (US), B&N, and Book Depository. But it doesn’t really matter at this point — it’s out now either way.
      Glad to hear you enjoyed the first volume!

  7. Just curious, but why does it not have “Similar Premise (sent from real world to fantasy world)” under the Suggestions?

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