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 — アネコユサギ
Illustrator: Minami Seira — 弥南せいら
Genre: Isekai, Adventure, Harem
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: 19 (In Progress)
Volumes Published in English: 12 (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!
There will be an anime for The Rising of the Shield Hero. Release date TBA.
If you liked The Rising of the Shield Hero, you might also want to try…
- The Reprise of the Spear Hero — companion series, also written by Aneko Yusagi (upcoming release)
- Death March to the Parallel World Rhapsody — trapped in a fantasy world, harem
- Arifureta: From Commonplace to World’s Strongest — trapped in a fantasy world, harem
- The Magic in This World is Too Far Behind! — trapped in a fantasy world, harem
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