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Tate no Yuusha no Nariagari

Alternative Titles

English: The Rising of the Shield Hero
Japanese: 盾の勇者の成り上がり


Type: TV
Episodes: 25
Status: Currently Airing
Aired: Jan 9, 2019 to ?
Premiered: Winter 2019
Broadcast: Wednesdays at 22:00 (JST)
Licensors: None found, add some
Studios: Kinema Citrus
Source: Light novel
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 8.391 (scored by 71,884 users)
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Ranked: #1792
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Popularity: #291
Members: 286,864
Favorites: 4,504
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Stories of old tell of four otherworldly heroes—wielding the sword, spear, bow, and shield—who defended the land from wave after wave of calamity. With the fate of the world in balance, the kingdom of Melromarc summons these legendary figures; in modern-day Japan, the call is answered, and the unwitting heroes are transported to this fantasy universe.

Thrust into Melromarc and given the title of "Shield Hero," otaku Naofumi Iwatani is labeled the weakest due to his lack of offensive capability and apparent inexperience. When the heroes part ways to start their journeys, he only has one willing companion: the beautiful princess Malty Melromarc. However, she soon betrays him, steals all his money, and accuses him of taking advantage of her.

For his alleged crimes, Naofumi is branded a criminal and made outcast of society. With hatred filling his heart, he sets out alone, vowing vengeance against those who wronged him.

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Characters & Voice Actors


Abo, Takao
Director, Storyboard
Gou, Fumiyuki
Sound Director
Haga, Hitoshi
Episode Director
Koyanagi, Keigo
Script, Series Composition

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#1: "RISE" by MADKID

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#1: "Kimi no Namae (きみの名前)" by Chiai Fujikawa (藤川千愛) (eps 2-3, 5-)
#2: "Falling Through Starlight" by Asami Seto (ep 4)
#3: "Atashi ga Tonari ni Iru Uchi ni (あたしが隣にいるうちに)" by Chiai Fujikawa

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Feb 13, 2019
Eanki (All reviews)
There are two things I noticed that are problematic with this show: 1.) it shoots its pacing and it ignores good storytelling methods to try to hurry up its narrative to the part it wants to tell and comes off as scared the calibre of its writing is not enough to keep its audience interested so it must rush as hard as it can to immediately show its gimmick; 2.) It’s trying to have its tanuki loli slave cake and eat it too. We’ll naturally go over that over the course of the review.

I want to tackle first its main potential, how it wastes it, read more
Feb 13, 2019
Johan_Liebert_ (All reviews)
I’ve never been a fan of the “isekai” genre. It was never alluring for me and neither is it now. The mere fact that a person was “transported” to another world, for me, invalidated everything that happened to the said person in that “another world”. I could never fathom (and I still can’t) why the hero can’t start off as a regular person in the fantasy world instead of being transported there from our world. Originality is lost in this process as the “another world” of most isekai anime are basically the same with similar power system and the same old cliched stereotypes that have read more
Feb 13, 2019
Drokster (All reviews)
The Isekai genre in anime has grown by a large number ever since SAO became popular. Due to it being over popularized, some people have long since gotten sick of it . And if you are one of those people, trust me you are really missing out by not watching this anime.

Tate No Yuusha is another Isekai anime where the Main Protagonist : Iwatani Naofumi
gets send to another world along with 3 other male characters. Each of them were summoned to fight The Waves of Calamity in this RPG game liked world, which is a mysterious phenomenon that occur every so often in the read more
Feb 13, 2019
KANLen09 (All reviews)
Hoooooo bois n gals, after Tensei Slime (going downhill now at the time of this review), another popular isekai is here to take over the isekai space, and that is the ever-beloved Tate no Yuusha. Similar to how Tensei Slime took off with the human protagonist getting warped off to another world after some wizardry sucked-in magic of an unfinished magical-legendary storybook, this fairly young university adult called Naofumi Iwatani is going to experience life-changing moments and challenge his open-minded perception that twists the people and even the summoned world to its knees.

Before starting the review proper, I just wanted to say that I really read more


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