Tate no Yuusha no Nariagari

The Rising of the Shield Hero

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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


Score: 8.011 (scored by 874293874,293 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #5492
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #70
Members: 1,391,180
Favorites: 25,323

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Preliminary Spoiler
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
Welcome to Shield Art Online, the latest popular trapped-in-a-video-game light novel adaptation. You've seen this show a dozen times before, but this is the most degenerate one so far. Not only is this dogshit a shameless loli-harem, but it is also a slavery harem, a power fantasy, and 100% incel approved.

Do people actually think The Rising of the Shield Hero is above other isekai harem fodder? Naofumi is yet again another blank slate protagonist who builds his harem by "saving" a bunch of lolis. Rather than developing any of them, the show just adds a new loli to avoid writing compelling characters. Naofumi is a ...
Feb 13, 2019
Preliminary (6/25 eps)
[Spoiler Warning]

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 ...
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 ...
Jun 26, 2019
Who are we? Every person ever. And what do we want? Throw shit at Naofumi. And when do we want it? Every second, non-stop, 247.

Modern problems require modern solutions. If society humiliates you, lets you down, you get accused of crimes you didn't commit, the general public turns against you, the game is rigged, system corrupted, you are bullied, isolated and alone, you see the worst in people and proceed to turn against the world and enter a safety mode where you become something of the sort of a "cynical little animal." Or that's what I would do.... unless... there was a cute animal-eared ...
Feb 13, 2019
Preliminary (6/25 eps)
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 ...
Feb 13, 2019
Preliminary (6/25 eps)
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 ...
Feb 13, 2019
Preliminary (6/25 eps)
(Esta reseña también tiene una versión en español más abajo)
This is the typical Isekai of each season that the community says is different but it is the same generic Isekai garbage as always, with an MC that is surrounded by beautiful girls so that people with low self-esteem can self-insert and feel that they are special.
The problems of this Isekai are:

1) The protagonist is the owner of the truth.
Anyone who is against him is the bad guy and everyone who is with him is the good, black and white that simple.
Like any empowerment fantasy, the story makes the protagonist is right in everything he does ...
Feb 20, 2019
Preliminary (6/25 eps)
It's amazing how whenever social justice warriors get irrationally angry over a work of fiction, their impotent rage serves as almost a guaranteed stamp of approval that said work of fiction is likely good.

Very few examples of this are as accurate as with Shield Hero. The characters and plot are fantastic, and the emotions shown feel more real than any Isekai in years. Nothing feels forced. Solid writing. I haven't looked forward to the next episode of a series this much in a very long time.

So what made the virtue signalling crowd of harpies so infuriated by this show? Quite simple really, because it ...
Feb 13, 2019
Preliminary (6/25 eps)
I'm the kind of guy who very rarely reads manga. I rather wait for years sometimes and watch the animation when it's available. Besides titles like One Piece, I never really read the manga of titles that are currently airing so I can have a better experience when watching the anime without knowing what's going to happen.
That being said, after watching only the first episode of Tate no Yuusha no Nariagari (aka rising of the shieldbro) I knew something different was coming my way so I went ahead and read the entire manga in one sitting. Yes, it's that good.
It's the kind of anime that ...
Feb 24, 2019
Preliminary (7/25 eps)
In all honesty, Isekai is a pretty sick genre with unlimited potential, sporting endless thematic possibilities that a normal setting could never offer. Want to tell a story that juxtaposes two different societies outlook on slavery? Your options are make a boring civil war movie or make an isekai were a dude gets transported to a world full of Kanye Wests and Jesse Lee Petersons (this won’t be the last time I mention Kanye in this review). The problem with most isekai’s is that they have a tendency to be lazy in the writing department… and the themes ...
Jun 26, 2019
If someone told me that we need a shield hero in some chaotic world filled with corruption and flaws, I’d be laughing. There’s a saying that not all heroes wear capes but now, we have one that wield a shield. Naofumi Iwatani, the present day otaku fits for a typical protagonist and in our modern times, his transportation to a fantasy world is an overused trope. There’s probably a good dozen shows I can think off from the top of my head with similar gimmicks. Naofumi happens to be the oddball armed with a shield than your RPG crafted sword.

Watching The Rising of the Shield ...
Feb 16, 2019
Preliminary (6/25 eps)
This is your typical lets feel pity for the protagonist just because we say so type anime. The writers go out of their way to try to justify the actions of the protagonist even when the protagonist is clearly in the wrong. Ep 2 he takes a slave girl (Raphtalia) as his companion and the writer justify this by claiming "his a kind master". The slave falls in love with him simply because his kind giving the typical submissive female feel.
Meanwhile the slave being clearly underage the try to justify this bs by saying demi-humans automatically grow to adulthood once they level up.

The ...
Jun 26, 2019
The phrase, “That which does not kill us makes us stronger”, is one that has been made popular over the last century through various means. Originally coined by ‘entry-level’ philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche, paraphrased later by the likes of award-winning artist Kanye West and only last year, happened to be used by me: one random person on the internet, in reference to the anime community and its initial reaction to the 2018 anime, Goblin Slayer. With it I pleaded to the community, fans and haters alike, to learn from the controversy it garnered off a single implied rape scene lasting no more than 15 seconds. To ...
Feb 23, 2019
Preliminary (7/25 eps)
Harem trash. The setup, which at first seems interesting and unusual in the main character's early and severe downfall, soon turns out to just be pretense. The female harem 'characters' (if you can even call them that) don't have personality that extends beyond loving the main character and being excited about food.
Also, it doesn't really seem to matter what kind of animal the main character takes into his party, it is going to magically evolve into a demi-human harem girl. Why, you ask? No reason. Just the writer peddling to otakus who have never had a real conversation with a woman and who like ...
Mar 30, 2019
Preliminary (10/25 eps)

I normally dislike writing previews, but Shield Hero is so odd I don't want to wait another few months. Shield Hero is impossible to avoid on social media. Every week it pisses off an entirely new group of people and generates enough controversy that it DEMANDS we rubber neck and bare witness to the train wreck. When you get past the outrage culture it's just kind of a garbage Isekai, but it's provided a wild ride so far!

Le Elephant in the room:

Firstly, let's talk about the initial outrage that boosted Shield Hero to fame. The very first episode features a greedy, gold-digging whore that falsely ...
Mar 10, 2019
Preliminary (6/25 eps)
Try to walk and you may stumble.

Cringe - that's the first word that pops into my mind when thinking of Tate no Yuusha.
It's poorly written, lazy, offers nothing unique or interesting, but at least they kicked the cheese into overdrive.

It starts out as your generic isekai nonsense; some random, average dude gets summoned into wonderland. This is *not* necessarily bad, but it ain't gonna win points for creativity either. But the show immediately begins to crumble. Where other shows take the effort to provide a semblance of explanation as to why MC gets selected and transported, this one says 'no' and skips it ...
Jun 26, 2019
Mixed Feelings
That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime was great. It was a show that brought me back to the isekai train after watching a certain broken heap of an isekai anime from the Summer 18 season that shall not be mentioned. The story was fun and nicely written. The characters were fun and enjoyable especially Rimuru.
The visuals were beautiful and the music, as well as voice acting for both languages, were great. It's was the best isekai anime that I watched despite its few faults.
Naturally, I decided to check out Shield Hero as I thought it would be the next best iskeai anime that ...
Mar 21, 2019
Preliminary (10/25 eps)

There was a deposit for a good anime at first, but with each episode, the anime scored a stud in its coffin.
This does not mean that it is so bad that it can be dropped immediately, but so weak that it doesn’t cause the experienced animefan to cause the same effect when you don’t think that it is anime, but simply watch the development of the plot with enthusiasm and wait, that very day week, when the series will be released.
at first, primitiveness didn’t trigger so much and there was a certain interest in plot development, but later the anime turns more and more into ...
Mar 1, 2019
Preliminary (6/25 eps)
"Everybody Hates Naofumi" is your obligatory seasonal Isekai that went viral just like its predecessors because it tried to bring something else to the table. This time, its not about time travel but the victimization of our protagonist in the most exaggerated (and almost comical) way imaginable. But before we get to the "twist" that made this show unlike any other Isekai you've seen, let's take a moment to talk about the elephant in the room: the protagonist everybody hates in the story, including me.

Naofumi, your ordinary Otaku, gets summoned to a fantasy world against his will. Instead of actually voicing his opinion on ...