The Rising of the Shield Hero

Alt title: Tate no Yuusha no Nariagari

Vol: 12+; Ch: 53+
2014 - ?
4.441 out of 5 from 2,837 votes
Rank #383
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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LupaLunae Oct 30, 2016
Score 9/10

The story is pretty good. It's about a guy who gets transported into an RPG -like universe along with some of his classmates. This is a pretty common set-up so far as fantasy manga with game-like worlds go, but there's twist. He's an outcast, since the world's religion worships the three heroes who will save the world, and he's the unwanted fourth hero. I also liked that he doesn't act like a good guy. (MINOR... read more

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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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