The Rising of the Shield Hero

Alt title: Tate no Yuusha no Nariagari

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Goblin Slayer

Goblin Slayer

Rumor has it that, in a certain guild in the middle of nowhere, there is an extraordinary man who has climbed all the way to the Silver rank just by killing goblins. At the same guild, a priestess who's just become a new adventurer has formed her first party... and the man who ends up rescuing that party when they get into trouble is none other than the Goblin Slayer.

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Fluffs Fluffs says...

Both of these shows belong to the dark fantasy genre and they deal with some sensitive topics. Goblin Slayer isn't isekai, but it has the "another world" feeling to it 

TitaniumTits TitaniumTits says...

Both are fairly dark stories but we see the evolution of their relationship as the story progresses. Shield hero is an isekai but it feels very similar to the adventuring style of Goblin Slayer. Both also have great fight scenes.

Jaimefm Jaimefm says...

Both anime have dark themes. Shield Hero is an isekai and Goblin Slayer is for more mature audiences, but both have similar adventuring styles. 

checkchu checkchu says...

well both the protogonist are intresting and both has someting new to show 

both are harem both are LIGHT NOVEL ADAPTION

nightfall0 nightfall0 says...

Both main charachters don't have a good relationship with people but indifferent ways, however with the help of people around them they start to grow.

The main character in rising of the shield hero/tate no yuusha is outcasted because of something he does not have control of and faces a mental struggle because of it. Whilst the mc in goblin slayer is silent and blunt he has the struggle of getting on with others on a basic level as his sole focus is goblins.

They are both the unknown hero type that gets slowly brought to light.

rollingbones rollingbones says...

Both stories are dark in their essesnse and the protagonist suffers a cruel fate but is systematically overcoming hurdles in order to move forward

AstronViolence AstronViolence says...

The Rising of the Shield Hero and Goblin Slayer, both the mc's want revenge, and they are set in a world of monsters. The 2 MC's both get conpanions on the way and they're both pretty OP.

Grim034 Grim034 says...

Both anime feature a quiet closely-guarded protagonist. Both the Shield Hero and the Goblin Slayer struggle with issues of rage and revenge/forgiveness. Good character development.

Large elements of the importance of friendship and teamwork, and the advantages of forming a party. (both for adventuring and for ones-wellbeing). Both anime are dark fantasy featuring graphic fantasy violence. 

Both anime have moments of comic relief but the tone remains dark and serious throughout. 

Both anime should come with a trigger warning for sexual violence. Goblin Slayer especially.

scrimnick scrimnick says...

they both have a lot of simalaritys in the mcs personalaty. and there both dank....................................

Cvadinig Cvadinig says...

Good action solid story... easy character development 

Great graphics and scene change.......seemless

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Anime19999 Anime19999 says...

ya I agree if you liked gobin slayer then you will like rising of the shiled hero, and viseversa

How NOT to Summon a Demon Lord

How NOT to Summon a Demon Lord

An elite but socially-stunted gamer finds himself in another world, inhabiting the body of his character Diablo. But despite his powers, his awkwardness keeps getting in the way–so he decides to pretend to be a Demon Lord and soon finds himself with a pair of slaves: a well-endowed elf and a cat girl. Together, they struggle with everything from interpersonal relationships to diabolical beast battles!

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fantasiesfinale fantasiesfinale says...

It has a lot of the same themes though it is much more comedic. The story is similar where  the main protagonist goes to another world and ends up getting slaves. It's actually not bad so don't drop it just because it's an ecchi.

Kakajoju Kakajoju says...

Both anime include a shut-in person that gets transferred into another world. In both of these anime the said person gets cute girl slaves and adventures with them.

niotabunny niotabunny says...

here we have yet another "shut-in otaku" where they get "transported" to another realm where it's different from their own, thus facing all sorts of magical and mystical aspects such as dragons, goblins, and spell casting.

walsellers walsellers says...

Both involve a decent person from Japan being summoned to a word similar to a video game. People in both worlds are surprised at how reliable the summoned person is. Both wind up with girls feeling attached to him.

InsaniacDuo InsaniacDuo says...

Same isekai genre, same "guy gets summoned into another world and now there's pretty ladies everywhere" story. 

Jayage Jayage says...

Both anime are about a guy that goes to another world. In both of these anime the main character gets two cute girl slaves and has adventures with them the different between the two is How not to Summon a Demon lord is more of comedy ecchi anime well The Rising of The Sheld Hero is a Drama.

MythicalTurkey MythicalTurkey says...

In both Demon Lord and Shield Hero, a character is summoned to another world just like any isekai anime and is seen as somewhat of a villain, the story follows each's ascent into relevance by the rest of the world and their acquiring of a harem of sorts. If you like isekai, these two are for you.

That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime

That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime

Lonely thirty-seven-year-old Satoru Mikami is stuck in a dead-end job, unhappy with his mundane life, but after dying at the hands of a robber, he awakens to a fresh start in a fantasy realm...as a slime monster! As he acclimates to his goopy new existence, his exploits with the other monsters set off a chain of events that will change his new world forever!

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Yain Yain says...

I must admit that I was very surprised with either animes. Let me explain why.First of all, I am the kind of person that has gotten very bored with the "Virtual world" plot that we have been fed massively ever since the initial release of Log Horizon (which is really good let's not deny it) and Sword Art Online (which is quite good plot-wise but overly extended to my mind). I was in a dire need of seeing something different. The Rising of the Shield Hero is an anime that starts in this Virtual World//Parallel World setting which really is a fantasy land and the plot slowly evolues in something that isn't quite what we had expected, in a manner quite similar to That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime. 

What I enjoy is that it isn't your average "aventure", but instead focuses a lot on the Character evolution and both animes explore thoroughly the sides of their characters. 

If you liked either of these, you are sure to enjoy the other one! 

Grizz Grizz says...

If you liked this, then you will probably like this too. As they are both isekai fantasy stories, though one takes a darker turn than the others comedic and cheerful take.

MaxymusPrime MaxymusPrime says...

both are incradible shows period.They are in the same genra but they have a diffenrent take on the Isekai genra. Both well executed and deserve a watch.

sacrimony sacrimony says...

Both feature protagonists that have great power, strategical skills and know how to utilise battle formats for best battle results

nucl3arGzus nucl3arGzus says...

They are both about fantasy video-game worlds. Both have an interesting world, charismatic characters, blood-pumping protagonists. But beware: Slime is an uplifting comedy, while Shield Hero is a little dark.

AKA75 AKA75 says...

If you're a fan of Isekai settings then I would say both That Time I Got Reincarnated and Shield Hero as among the best ones out there. 

Both have:

  • Harem elements
  • Incredibly interesting main characters
  • Ikemen

However, both series are in fact very different. That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime is more light hearted and comedic while The Rising of The Shield Hero explores the main character's hatered and rage. In addition, Rimuru (That Time I Got Reincarnated) begins as an overpowered character, in contrast Naofumi (Shield Hero) struggles to gain power in the begining.

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GATE

GATE

On August 20XX, a gate suddenly appears in Tokyo's Ginza district, unleashing a portal where monsters, medieval knights and other fantasy beings come from another world and wreak havoc on Tokyo. The Japanese Defense Force take action against these monsters and push them back into the "Gate". Third Reconnaissance Team is dispatched to the "Special Region" lead by officer (and otaku) Youji Itami. On their travels, they are joined by a beautiful elf girl who is a survivor from the dragon's rampage and guide the group across the dangerous new world. 

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EruOtaku94 EruOtaku94 says...

The Initial premises are very similar- MC is an otaku with a penchant for fantasy. Main difference with GATE being that it tkaes place both in the modern human world and the fantasy world, with the two clashing. Both seasons of GATE are an adventure, if you like Shield Hero, elves, demi humans etc. you'll love GATE.

niotabunny niotabunny says...

if you're into an "otaku" venturing into an unknown realm in order to understand what they are up against, with some interesting aspects to said "otaku" world, then you've come to the right spot.  the only difference is the rising of the shield hero tends to be a bit darker to watch shading wise whereas Gate has a much brighter ability to see what you're viewing.  so remember to keep that in mind if you're watching shield hero on a bright screen, the darkness factor could be a bit "blinding".  otherwise it's a very similar story line with different heroes facing up against other worldly creatures such as dragons, goblins and so forth.

Grizz Grizz says...

If you liked this, then you will probably like this too. As they both feature a Isekai fantasy stories where the main characters have to adapt to the new world so that they stand a chance at surviving their missions. Be it danger from the new world, or from the residents within it.

Oblithian Oblithian says...

Adventure anime in a an unknown fantasy world. Good characters in both, subterfuge and deciet play some role in both.

Re:ZERO -Starting Life in Another World-

Re:ZERO -Starting Life in Another World-

Natsuki Subaru, an ordinary high school student, is on his way home from the convenience store when he finds himself transported to another world. As he's lost and confused in a new world where he doesn't even know left from right, the only person to reach out to him was a beautiful girl with silver hair. Determined to repay her somehow for saving him from his own despair, Subaru agrees to help the girl find something she's looking for...

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Muffan Muffan says...

Another isekai where the main character starts from nothing (or worse) and builds his way up in the world. Similar settings, re:zero goes much more into the misery of it all and has much more interesting adventures. Better animated too, besides background characters in a few places.

Virtual3441 Virtual3441 says...

The Rising of a Shield Hero is transporting to another world with everyone going against you. Re:Zero has that twist where most people like you so it's fun to see the different point of views since some people were not suppose to be summoned to begin with anyways.

Filerist Filerist says...

Both of these animes are about a guy who gets transported to another world. The rising of the shield is a bit more about the gaming aspects of RPG's such as grinding, leveling up and so on. But for Re:Zero it's about a guy who get's transported to another world and when he dies he is revived at the last checkpoint. If you like one the other shouldn't be very far off.

xanderpies88 xanderpies88 says...

Very similer and same genre. both have darker moments. one is betrayed and the other is dying A LOT and getting revived at certain checkpoints before their death.

ANIME SPOILERS!!!!!

in rising of the shield hero, those that betrayed him before are punished epicly and in an amazing way. not saying anything else ;)

KonoSuba – God's blessing on this wonderful world!! 2

KonoSuba – God's blessing on this wonderful world!! 2

Second season of KonoSuba – God’s blessing on this wonderful world!!

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EruOtaku94 EruOtaku94 says...

This recommendation goes almost without explanation. Briefly, KONOSUBA is a satire of Seiyu anime exactly like Shield hero- A fantasy videogame world where the MC is expected to become a hero via special abilities or weapons, with powerful friends. 

SammoPlays SammoPlays says...

Just add comedy and really useless party members and shake.

Sucessful anime series that is emding with a movie this year.

My takeaway from this anime: don't take the goddess with you if you are reincarnated.

Johntobi Johntobi says...

I love when people in the anime are teleported to other words and have to evolve into there new life and have to feel out stuff or learn some time I like when they have to level up and other time there overpowered.

Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon?

Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon?

Is It Wrong to Try and Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon? is set in the world of Orario, where adventurers band together and look for treasures in an underground labyrinth known as Dungeon. However, for Bell Cranel, fame and riches are secondary to what he wants to find the most: girls. He soon finds out though, that anything can happen in Dungeon, and winds up being the damsel in distress instead!

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EruOtaku94 EruOtaku94 says...

There are many anime I could recommend that are similar to Shield Hero in many respects, given that Seiyu is a vast genre. DANMACHI, as it's called in shorthand (Is it wrong to try to pick up girls in a dungeon?) is more dungeon centric but, like shield hero, has an MC following the hero-2-zero path. Like SH it si filled with fantastical monsters, demi humans, also elves and even demigods. If you enjoy yhebmore comedic situations and also subtle harem antics, you'll love it. 

SammoPlays SammoPlays says...

What it lacks in genuine heavy hearted hits it makes up for with fanservice, comedy, and well thought out drama.

This series has taken the veiwpoints of multiple characters and written it in a way that draws your attention to the big picture.

I would reccomend this for anyone a fan of dungeoneer anime titles.

The Master of Ragnarok & Blesser of Einherjar

The Master of Ragnarok & Blesser of Einherjar

Yuuto Suoh is a boy from modern times who accidentally ended up in the warring world of Yggdrasil. In a world where various clans fight for supremacy and survival of the fittest rules supreme, Yuuto managed to use his modern knowledge as a weapon and the age of sixteen, managed to become a Patriarch with a force of thousands. Welcome to an exhilarating battle fantasy chronicle about a young man who became a king in a parallel world and the beautiful battle maidens who swear absolute fealty to him!!

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Grimms Notes the Animation

Grimms Notes the Animation

In this mysterious world, everyone is granted a Book of Fate. These powerful books chronicle everything that is and will be about a person’s life. But the sinister Chaos Tellers are rewriting people’s destinies to include catastrophic events. The only ones who can stand against them are a select few who possess blank books of fate.

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Shizuka97 Shizuka97 says...

Both are fantasy anime with the first more about fairy tales and the second about a hero who sets off on his own story.

Radiant

Radiant

Seth is an aspiring wizard living in a pastoral village under the watchful eye of his mentor. Like all wizards, he is an “infected”—one of the few people that has survived contact with a Nemesis, creatures that fall from the sky and contaminate all they touch. His encounter gave him powers and led him to choose a path that seemed to be perfect—to become someone who hunts and fights the Nemesis. But Seth longs for a quest that goes beyond the simple hunt for monsters. He wants to find the place they come from, Radiant, and destroy it. Along with other wizards, he travels the world in search of Radiant, under the sinister eye of the Inquisition…

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Epimondas Epimondas says...

The Radiant  series, while it may not precisely be a “from another world story”, it has an air of such.  Seth has no memories, so whether he is or isn’t, can’t be certain.  However, irreguardless, people with the curse or demon infection or magic powers are treated as if strangers from another world.  Like shield, the enemy comes from waves or intruders from another unknown source in the sky.  Both leads are uprooted from their home to a new location that seems or actually is a different world.  Both protagonists face religious fanatics who oppose their existence.  Both leads ostensibly use weapons or tools as their source of power, though that isn’t entirely true for either shield hero or Seth.  Neither is exactly a genius but are curiously adept at combat in situations most residents would not expect possible.