The Rising of the Shield Hero

Alt title: Tate no Yuusha no Nariagari

Vol: 11+; Ch: 47+
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4.45 of 5 from 2,202 votes
Rank #311
The Rising of the Shield Hero

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!

Source: One Peace Books

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Noriko Aug 14, 2014
Score 7/10

This review is only for Vol1 of the manga, I might update it once more volumes are out. For some reason, this manga caught my attention, and so I read 2 chapters. So let's see ^^ STORY The story seems interesting, even though it's FAR from original. It has that No Game No Life/Sword Art Online vibe where the main character is suddenly inside a world he has never seen before, and somehow everything is a video... read more

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puyu Sep 14, 2018
Score 6/10

This story is an underdog story in a typical isekai setting. The art is good and the story would have potential for something interesting, but The Rising of the Shield Hero in my opinion fails horribly when it comes to characters and especially our main character. Spoilers below. The MC gets mentally abused a lot in this manga and at no point does it feel like it's leading up to anything. Our MC... read more

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