The Rising of the Shield Hero (Light Novel)

Alt title: Tate no Yuusha no Nariagari (Light Novel)

Vol: 21+
2013 - ?
4.337 out of 5 from 380 votes
Rank #907
The Rising of the Shield Hero (Light Novel)

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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MonkeyDDragon Apr 26, 2015
Score 10/10

AWESOME manga/LN. It's nice to read something unique every once in a while. The story is quite interesting, and there's very good development of the characters involved. The Shield Hero is initially ridiculed and made fun of, but he ends up being the strongest due to his attention to details. The fight seens are quite intense too read more

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Epimondas Jan 17, 2019
Score 10/10

It’s hard to evaluate something so well done justly.  While I do not agree with or find everything about it favorable, it is pretty close to perfection as any light novel can get.  The translations are not perfect since I frequently find a few grammatical errors or misspellings, but it’s better than average and very readable.  What’s most refreshing about this series is the... read more

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