The Rising of the Shield Hero (Light Novel)

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

Vol: 19+
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4.338 of 5 from 345 votes
Rank #842
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's avatar
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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Pokeswap Jan 9, 2019
Score 10/10

This was the first light novel I have read. I’ve read manga and have seen almost 10,000 episodes; however, no light novel has ever kept me so entertained so as to read the entire series in 3 days. The characters all had their own intentions and beautifully evolved throughout the series. Even when the point of view character went crazy we experienced it with him.  Art: I loved the couple of pictures... read more

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