The Rising of the Shield Hero

Alt title: Tate no Yuusha no Nariagari

TV (11+ eps)
2019 - ?
Winter 2019
4.579 out of 5 from 4,839 votes
Rank #29

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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Episode 1

The Shield Hero

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Episode 2

The Slave Girl

Wave of Catastrophe image

Episode 3

Wave of Catastrophe

Lullaby at Dawn image

Episode 4

Lullaby at Dawn

A New Comrade image

Episode 6

A New Comrade

The Savior of the Heavenly Fowl image

Episode 7

The Savior of the Heavenly Fowl

Curse Shield image

Episode 8

Curse Shield

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Episode 9


In the Midst of Turmoil image

Episode 10

In the Midst of Turmoil

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Episode 11

Catastrophe Returns

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Crua9 Mar 3, 2019
Score 9/10

To be honest, I'm not sure why many are hating this due to what happens in the first EP. That crap happens in real life, and it or something like it is needed to help move the story. The overall story is pretty generic. Some person or group gets zap to a fantasy game like world. They have to do xyz to get out. During the time they can pretty much live their life like they want. The difference between this and... read more

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M1KO Mar 20, 2019
Score 9/10

I wish for Filo to die.  read more

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