The Rising of the Shield Hero

Alt title: Tate no Yuusha no Nariagari

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

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

Bell Cranel is just trying to find his way in the world. Of course, in his case, the “world” is an enormous dungeon filled with monsters, below a city run by gods and goddesses who have way too much time on their hands. He’s got big dreams but not much more when a roll on the random encounter table brings him face-to-face with the girl of his dreams – but what’s a beginning adventurer have to offer a brilliant swordswoman? And what if the lonely goddess who sponsors his solo adventuring gets jealous…?!

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etnoe389 etnoe389 says...

one of my favorite manga/light novels ever. both have a main charater that has to level himself up, the both have a super strong weapn and they just have to go from there, the character develoment is great and in Tate No Yuusha Nariagari (Rise of the Shield Hero) the main character who pretty much has to save the world, starts off by being hated by everyone and has to earn everyones trust and respect back for s crime he didnt commit

dmanatunga dmanatunga says...

they are both similar rpg-ish type mangas. Tate no Yuusha no Nariagari is less harem currently though.

RoyalOss RoyalOss says...

Both RPG like manga`s with some harem features, the main characters start out very weak but improve theirselves quickly.

Tate No Yuusha is however darker as Dungeon Motomeru. In Tate No Yuusha the main character is hated by everyone and viewed as a villain while in Dungeon Motomeru the main character is just an unknown person.

Indigobloom Indigobloom says...

Both are RPG based, Tate no Yuussha no Narigari is a bit darker and the main character is more of an anti-hero.  In Is it wrong to try and pick up girls in a Dungeon, the main character is more liked just a bit hopeless.  Both characters start of being discrimated against for being weaker and the stories follow there progression to strenght. 

Konjiki no Moji Tsukai: Yuusha Yonin ni Makikomareta Unique Cheat

Konjiki no Moji Tsukai: Yuusha Yonin ni Makikomareta Unique Cheat

There has been much conflict between the races of the Humas, the Gabranth, and the Evila. To combat the Demon King race Evila, the kingdom summons five high school students from 21st century Japan who have the power of Heroes. However, only four out of five of those students had the status title of 'Hero'. Okamura Hiiro was summoned by accident since he sat near the other four students in class. Unlike them, he did not have the title of a 'Hero' but instead he had the title of 'Word Master' and 'Innocent Bystander'. Seeing through the Humas kingdom's deceit and insanity, Hiiro decides that he has no wish to partake in their selfish war. Leaving the castle, Hiiro decides to join the Adventurer's Guild and does whatever he feels like. Who knows? Maybe there is some merit to being a 'Word Master' and an 'Innocent Bystander'.

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LilyNoel LilyNoel says...

Both center around main characters that are trapped in a fantasy world and quickly outcasted from anyone else that might've come with them. They also both have lolis, "demi-humans" (half-human, half-animal creatures), and rpg-esque stuff (menu screens, levels, etc).

In "Tate no Yuusha no Nariagari", the main character Naofumi quickly has his spirit broken as he is degraded for his status as the "Shield Hero" and then robbed and framed for a crime he didn't commit. His story is more about him recovering from that incident and attempting to find some form of happiness in a world where specific individuals try to manipulate every circumstance in order to make him the villain.

In "Konjiki no Moji Tsukai - Yuusha Yonin ni Makikomareta Unique Cheat", main character Hiiro learns quite quickly that he is an "innocent bystander" in his own story (though they don't break the fourth wall when they point it out). Hiiro was in the same classroom as the four real main heroes and just happened to get caught in the spell that sent them into the story's setting. With no way back to the non-fantasy world, Hiiro sees some sketchiness in the human kingdom and decides that he'd rather travel on his own than fight for a country he has no real business with. His story, like Naofumi's, is also about him building himself up from nothing. Hiiro is much more powerful than Naofumi, however, as his main power is something Hiiro constantly refers to as a "Unique Cheat" (hence the title).

LupaLunae LupaLunae says...

Both characters are summoned with a group from the real world into a fantasy one, and both are immediatly outcasts. Both characters don't discriminate against the other races, even when others do. 

julianabrito12 julianabrito12 says...

Both are about people that were summoned to another world. There it works like an online RPG. in both the main charechter don't just folow what the summunor order, intead they try to learn about the world on their one

CrownlessSwordKing CrownlessSwordKing says...

They are both really good isekai manga's I enjoyed reading. The way they go about the main character is different and is interesting.

Arifureta: From Commonplace to World's Strongest

Arifureta: From Commonplace to World's Strongest

When a classroom of students is transported to another world to act as its saviors, Hajime Nagumo finds himself the weakest link. As his friends and classmates are granted strong classes and impressive abilities due to their existing skills, he is given the weak title of Synergist. When a dungeon quest leaves him separated from his group, Hajime must discover his own talents or be left to rot in this world forever.

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Amadeus01 Amadeus01 says...

Substantially similar development as per the Main Character (MC) in general, was fun to read and quite enjoyable up to the point it currently is.

I personally like both 'The Rising of the Shield Hero' as well as 'Arifureta', because of notwithstansind similar MC development the difference made to such development, between the two MC's storyline details, are indeed enough to allow each to form his/her own distinct impression to the reader.

Although, i do think, that if you liked 'Arifureta' whether having read eithet manga, webnovel or light novel chances are you are going yo like 'The Rising of the Shield Hero' as well.

Denshell Denshell says...

Both mangas have the MC transported to another fantasy world with magic, In each, the Mc is betrayed and uses this betrayal to gain strength and power. The Rising shield hero is less gruesome than Arifureta but each has a lot of excitement and growth that makes you want to read more. If you read this, you must read the other manga. Arifureta will also be getting an anime adaptation later this year, 2018 or next year, 2019. As always, anime is trash and so am I!

BookWorm4ever BookWorm4ever says...

Because the main charecters become the strongest while being misunderstood by the majority of people around them. Both take place after a summoning to a fantasy land with magic and face their own trials and sufferings

DarkmeetsLight DarkmeetsLight says...

Consider weak then frame by princess, become outcast, Crawl they way up to become powerfull, Cheat ability, Great action, MC is thinking, no fan service, beauty companion, not that twisted MC .

The Dungeon Seeker

The Dungeon Seeker

Junpei Takeda, a high school student, is childhood friends with Noriko Tatsumiya and the bully Kido Shouta. One day, during the usual course of bullying Junpei, they were suddenly summoned to a different world by the whim of "God". Summoned Heroes with cheats, or so he thought. But it turns out Junpei's stats were even worse than an average farmer. Tricked into a deathly labyrinth by the only one he trust, he walks the journey for revenge.

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LupaLunae LupaLunae says...

-Both main characters are teleported/transported into a game-like world against their will

-Both start out with lower stats than the people they transfered with

-Both are tricked by a female companion and go on a quest for revenge

-Both become strong later

tiffany2212 tiffany2212 says...

-Both main characters are teleported/transported into a game-like world against their will

-Both start out with lower stats than the people they transfered with

-Both are tricked by a female companion and go on a quest for revenge

-Both become strong later

Novaccentric Novaccentric says...

If you are looking for a transformation manga with betrayal and levelling this is your manga.  

No Game No Life (Light Novel)

No Game No Life (Light Novel)

An urban legend states that those exceptionally gifted at gaming will be sent a special game invitation, and the winners of the challenge will be whisked away to another world. When Sora and Shiro, two hikikomori NEETs who happen to be both siblings and notorious gamers, receive this invitation, they defeat it with ease. And like the legends tell, they're transported to another world where conflicts, peoples' lives and even country borders are decided by competitions and games. Always up for a challenge, the pair quickly take on the obstacles that come their way, whether it be restoring lowly humanity's good name compared with the other races or helping influence who will become the next king.

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MonkeyDDragon MonkeyDDragon says...

While Tate no Yuusha isn't technically strategy based like No Game No Life, they share both game like elements and being taken to a different world.

Stormbrook Stormbrook says...

They both have elements that resemble strategy. The other reason is that they are different flavors of the same genre. So that if you get tired of one this won't spoil the overall effects of likeing VRMMO, or "Off to an island adventure comic."

World Customize Creator

World Customize Creator

Tagami Yusuke, led by a mysterious voice, is summoned to another world, "Caltsio". He was just a young video-game lover, but Fate decided to make him become the "Evil God of Calamity" of this world, obtaining the ability to create and customize everything, Customize Creation.

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Stormbrook Stormbrook says...

Basically have extremely similar beginnings but that's about it where they resemble each story. It's not exactly a MMORPG because the storyline kinda is more about the characters falling into a plotline rather then they initiating the whole sequence. Both are dark stories that have some meaning and anthropological ideas. (Like Star Trek.)

charicner charicner says...

I completely agree, these two are very similar.

I dont understand the 100 character limit to agree that these manga are similar. I like both of the manga in qestion and think that if you like one you will more than likely enjoy the other. Just trying to reach 100 characters now.

That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime

That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime

Mikami’s middle age hasn’t gone as he planned: He never found a girlfriend, he got stuck in a dead-end job, and he was abruptly stabbed to death in the street at 37. So when he wakes up in a new world straight out of a fantasy RPG, he’s disappointed but not exactly surprised to find that he’s not a knight or a wizard but a blind slime demon. But there are chances for even a slime to become a hero …

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JESSETHEBUSH JESSETHEBUSH says...

Both very similar style with protagonists both starting in a new world with seemingly bad special abilities/starting position (one is a slime and one cannot weild a weapon) but they both turn out to actually be powerful and quickly gain power away from the main society

tiffany2212 tiffany2212 says...

-Both main characters are teleported/transported into a game-like world against their will

-Both start out with lower stats than the people they transfered with

-Both are tricked by a female companion and go on a quest for revenge

-Both become strong later

The Ancient Magus' Bride

The Ancient Magus' Bride

Chise Hitori was a child nobody wanted. Told by her own mother that she should never have been born and passed from one neglectful guardian to the next, the young girl has grown up feeling lost, hopeless and emotionally numb. At age fifteen she sells herself into slavery, desperate for a home where somebody- anybody- actually wants her to be there, and is purchased by a mysterious being with a skull for a head. He whisks Chise off to his home in England and introduces her to a world of talking animals, dragons and faeries, declaring that she is to become his apprentice in magic... and also his bride!

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kunekoeyes kunekoeyes says...

Change in perspective story telling. Both follow the human's story but each has a non human either demon or demihuman for main characters.

Naofumi is the human brought to another world due to betrayal he can only rely on a demihuman slave who developes strong ties to him even without the bond of ownership. In return for her swordskills he protects her from any harm.

Mahou is the story of a girl with great magic potential born in an age where humans with magic are in high demand and few are born. The girl, Chise, is sold into slavery and purchased by the wizard Ellias. She sees him as her remaining tie to life and gives her loyalty to him. In return he protects her and has a plan that will keep her alive longer. 

Both have magicical quests or challenges for the main characters to complete. Minor angst with a bit of humor. Both intersesting reads.

Only Sense Online

Only Sense Online

Utilizing a system called "Sense," each player aims to create their unique character in the VRMMORPG "Only Sense Online." Joining this realm is Yun, an absolute beginner in the world of gaming, equipped with some of the worst customized "Sense" ever. While his two sisters, both veterans in this world, criticize his choices of equipment, he continues to delve into the skill sets he has acquired. Along his way, he meets the art of "production" and people that have mastered this art. Watch as a total novice creates a revolution in the gaming world and create the "ultimate" support class.

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Stormbrook Stormbrook says...

They are both about characters being stuck in an island type world. They are both offbeat compared to other (Mainstream) manga and anime like SAO, and Log Horizon. This anime likes to explore creating things. While Tate no Yuusha no Nariagari is more about the adventure side of things.

Tate no Yuusha no Nariagari is not necessarily a comedy but it has some dark comedy aspects while Only Sense online is completely about comedy and exploration of stuff.

Meisters

Meisters

Looked down upon for only possessing two skills, Reckledam has given up on his childhood dream of becoming a warrior and has instead taken a job as a miner to support his chronically ill brother. But when his boss calls upon him to help defeat a monster rampaging deep in the mines, the people who mocked him learn that Reckledam hasn't merely learned the two skills he possesses, he's MASTERED them. Can he be persuaded to rekindle his dream and use his superior talents for the good of the world?

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Yakoz Yakoz says...

Atypical stories with unique main characters. The reason? Instead of having overpowered boys/young men who are going to dominate the series right from the start, we have two guys who are introduced as underdogs and treated unfairly by a repulsive society. Oh, I almost forgot the main feature. They're both characters that wield a shield as main "weapon". Don't make this fool you, they can be really powerful. Dark vibes in a fantasy world, enjoy the treat!