Tate no Yuusha no Nariagari


The Rising of the Shield Hero

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Alternative Titles

Japanese: 盾の勇者の成り上がり
English: The Rising of the Shield Hero
German: The Rising of the Shield Hero
Spanish: The Rising of the Shield Hero
French: The Rising of the Shield Hero
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Type: TV
Episodes: 25
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jan 9, 2019 to Jun 26, 2019
Premiered: Winter 2019
Broadcast: Wednesdays at 22:00 (JST)
Licensors: Funimation
Studios: Kinema Citrus
Source: Light novel
Genres: ActionAction, AdventureAdventure, DramaDrama, FantasyFantasy
Theme: IsekaiIsekai
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older

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Score: 8.011 (scored by 862776862,776 users)
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Ranked: #5622
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #73
Members: 1,373,954
Favorites: 25,356

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Synopsis

The Four Cardinal Heroes are a group of ordinary men from modern-day Japan summoned to the kingdom of Melromarc to become its saviors. Melromarc is a country plagued by the Waves of Catastrophe that have repeatedly ravaged the land and brought disaster to its citizens for centuries. The four heroes are respectively bestowed a sword, spear, bow, and shield to vanquish these Waves. Naofumi Iwatani, an otaku, becomes cursed with the fate of being the "Shield Hero." Armed with only a measly shield, Naofumi is belittled and ridiculed by his fellow heroes and the kingdom's people due to his weak offensive capabilities and lackluster personality.

When the heroes are provided with resources and comrades to train with, Naofumi sets out with the only person willing to train alongside him, Malty Melromarc. He is soon betrayed by her, however, and becomes falsely accused of taking advantage of her. Naofumi then becomes heavily discriminated against and hated by the people of Melromarc for something he didn't do. With a raging storm of hurt and mistrust in his heart, Naofumi begins his journey of strengthening himself and his reputation. Further along however, the difficulty of being on his own sets in, so Naofumi buys a demi-human slave on the verge of death named Raphtalia to accompany him on his travels.

As the Waves approach the kingdom, Naofumi and Raphtalia must fight for the survival of the kingdom and protect the people of Melromarc from their ill-fated future.

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Characters & Voice Actors

Raphtalia

Main
Seto, Asami
Japanese

Iwatani, Naofumi

Main
Ishikawa, Kaito
Japanese

Filo

Main
Hidaka, Rina
Japanese

Glass

Supporting
Han, Megumi
Japanese

Melromarc, Melty Q

Supporting
Uchida, Maaya
Japanese

Melromarc, Mirelia Q

Supporting
Inoue, Kikuko
Japanese

Elhart

Supporting
Yasumoto, Hiroki
Japanese

Melromarc, Malty

Supporting
Bridcutt, Sarah Emi
Japanese

Amaki, Ren

Supporting
Matsuoka, Yoshitsugu
Japanese

Fitoria

Supporting
Tange, Sakura
Japanese

Staff

Abo, Takao
Director, Episode Director, Storyboard, Key Animation
Gou, Fumiyuki
Sound Director
Nakayama, Ryuu
Episode Director, Storyboard, Key Animation
Awai, Shigeki
Episode Director, Animation Director


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1: "RISE" by MADKID (eps 13-19, 22-24)
2: "FAITH" by MADKID (eps 2-3, 5-12)
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Ending Theme

1: "RISE" by MADKID (eps 1)
1: "Kimi no Namae (きみの名前)" by Chiai Fujikawa (藤川千愛) (eps 2-3, 5-12)
2: "Falling Through Starlight" by Asami Seto (eps 4)
3: "Atashi ga Tonari ni Iru Uchi ni (あたしが隣にいるうちに)" by Chiai Fujikawa (藤川千愛) (eps 13-20, 22-24)



Jun 26, 2019
Mixed Feelings
Tate no Yuusha is a thundering disappointment for many fans of the isekai genre. And for those who would not have labeled themselves as such, Tate no Yuusha is a testament to their dislike or indifference, being yet another mediocre, soulless title lurching and tossing throughout a tired genre that is swiftly approaching its death throes. In truth, Tate no Yuusha doesn't please much of anybody.

If there is a reason Tate no Yuusha ever stood out in the first place, it is because of the protagonist and the appalling situation he is soon forced into. Though isekai anime taking a turn for the dark ...
Jun 26, 2019
Countless anime transport you into fantasy worlds filled with excitement and wonder, far from your dreary, everyday life. Then there are anime like Shield Hero’s second season that make you wish you were doing homework instead of watching it.

The Rising of the Shield Hero season two is a significant departure from the first that will disappoint fans, but I’m just here to say, “I told you so.” For starters, Shield Hero has abandoned its revenge fantasy premise. The shield hero has already risen, gained redemption, got his revenge, and now people cheer for him and his overpowered crew like he’s another generic isekai protagonist. ...
Jun 26, 2019
We've come to a point in the anime industry where isekai anime are immediately judged just for being isekai. Due to the apparent "overuse" and "unoriginality" of the genre, some individuals will make a big deal about it or not even watch an anime at all simply because of the genre, even if the isekai elements have essentially no bearing on the narrative whatsoever, as is the case with The Rising of the Shield Hero. Yes, Shield Hero is an isekai, but don't let that blind you from seeing the true themes and merit of this show. At its core, this is an anime all ...

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