Tate no Yuusha no Nariagari

The Rising of the Shield Hero

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


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
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 8.011 (scored by 458014458,014 users)
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Ranked: #5212
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Popularity: #89
Members: 806,383
Favorites: 16,593


Both male protagonist faces a situation where they were back-stabbed by people they thought were allies. After facing the horrific consequences of being back-stabbed, the male protagonist sets out on a solo journey and meets female side-kicks, basically kick starting a harem. Both stories revolve around hero being summoned by magic, using magic and fighting demons who are threatening humanity. 
report Recommended by Aleron
They are both isekais with good for nothing main characters that goes through conflict after conflict after conflict after.... in order to get things done.  
report Recommended by SeekingWaylander
Both are stand out shows in their seasons for being Isekai's that both play with the viewer expectation in a simple way. Changing the status quo in small ways that aren't particularly mind-blowing, but effective and utilized to each of their strengths  
report Recommended by Alufei
Both are your regular "guy gets transported from modern world into RPG-like world" except they have this gimmick where instead of being op right from the start they start from the bottom as one of the weakests. Of course, they get their super abilities (not so much) later anyway. Grimgar protagonist still stays relatively weak though, in a good way. 
report Recommended by abystoma2
Both have MC's stuck or transported to another world fighting on the front lines to try and save the world. 
report Recommended by Scrom
Set in MMORPG/MMORPG-like world, the main character specializes in shield class with abilities specialized for defense. They keep gaining new skills by fighting and fullfiling hidden requirements. Just be warned that one is moe and the other one is angst. 
report Recommended by abystoma2
They are both iconic game isekais with a well defined atmosphere where the main character is pretty much overpowered and takes part into the conflicts of the game world.  
report Recommended by SeekingWaylander
~ genre: action, adventure, fantasy. ~ Tate no Yuusha Nariagari and Rokka no Yuusha. Yuusha means "rising/brave"(something that have to do with heroes)". Their opening kinda a bit same too. ~ both have heroes that are called to fight the monster. ~ feel sad for the both main character in each anime. Iwatami Naofumi (Tate no Yuusha Nariagari) & Mayer Adlet (Rokka no Yuusha) because framed for something that he didn't do.. 
report Recommended by kawaii36
something with the promise similar to that of the anime 
report Recommended by Leonalves
Both male MCs have the shield as a weapon, which make their way of fighting somewhat unique. They have a lot of females around them (harem). MCs want power to protect what they hold dear even if it means losing their humanity and becoming something even more. 
report Recommended by iwsifakismag
If you enjoy fantasy genre anime with a well structured hero's journey, then you will most likely love both of these shows. Both follow a protagonist who was an outsider in our world, and after an unfortunate series of events, has ended up inside a fantasy world which they must save. Both of these shows absolutely engrossed me with their fantastic world building and relatable main characters. 
report Recommended by ekarp
Isekai anime about overly serious main characters with ridiculous amounts of ability.  
report Recommended by DoubleTTB22
Both anime are about a guy that goes to another world. In both of these anime the main character gets two cute girl slaves and has adventures with them the different between the two is How not to Summon a Demon lord is more of comedy ecchi anime well The Rising of The Sheld Hero is a Drama. 
report Recommended by Jayage
Isekai medieval fantasies, that focus a lot more on the actual RPG elements (HP, MP, Skills, etc...) rather than casually ignoring them. Both also feature harems forming due to the MC's heroic efforts  
report Recommended by Short_Circut
Both main characters start off weak and get stronger progressively through the story. Both shows have a leveling and stat system similar to those of a video game 
report Recommended by will-E
Both series deal with MMORPG becoming a reality, with all the quirks - levelling up, parties, food. Very similar drama/comedy balance as well.  
report Recommended by sajagi
They are both about an underdog with awe-inspiring power that is hard to control. They both have a secondary character that remains with the main character even when being pushed away. They have similar settings. 
report Recommended by Wildfire14
Both start with the main characters being drawn into a book and ending up in another world in which they need to fulfill some kind of prophecy while not being the only one from another world. Main characters need to find companions on their journey. While it's about four different heroes in Rising of the Shield Hero, it's about four different nations with a priestress each in Fushigi Yuugi (although only two of them get some real meaning during the main series). Both series include lots of intrigues against the main characters.  
report Recommended by Haptism93
MCs from both series are filled with resentment and hatred as a result of them being ostracised. They are rude and unapproachable young men who have their own way of doing things and seeing the world around them. And yet, they are both dependable and (deep inside) kind, so they help people around them. 
report Recommended by JustEugene
Undergod protagonist that is considered to be weak by others and is frequently discriminated against, fighting his way through. Now if you liked Rakudai Kishi you'll probably like Tate no Yuusha too, but the otherway isn't so certain as Rakudai Kishi is more heavily centered around fanservice. 
report Recommended by abystoma2
Both MCs are outcasted by those they trusted and then after become OP badasses. 
report Recommended by Demonic_Nemesis
Both series the main character summoned to another world to fulfill a mission and they can be back to their world after completing their mission 
report Recommended by mhkr
Both are about Innocent characters having to adapt to the brutal world around them because of some sort of tragedy  
report Recommended by Soulzz
Well, in both these animes, the society/royalty is depicted as bad. in Akame ga kill! The hole kingdom the story takes in is a very sh*tt* place. And in TnYnN, The protagonist is getting abused due to quick judgement, laziness, lying (maybe corruption). In both these animes, it's all about the rebellion, and in a Fantasy setting like these, They are really enjoyable. Code Geass may be a better anime story wise, but enjoyment and *hype* wise these 2 blow everything. 
report Recommended by Oradio10
I really enjoyed these two shows. And if I can find a lot of animes like Tate no Yuusha, DrStone is difficult to link with another one. But here is what I found: 1) The story begins into a new world for both MC. And I must precise that they start with (almost) nothing. 2) They both use their intellect to face situations and find allies when they need to. 3) Senku and Naofumi are totally outnumbered by a huge opponent. 4) It's basically two adventures shows; you discover new places, new knowledge, and it's really enjoyable! 
report Recommended by DrMoe
Both deal with main characters that have been ostracized from society because of factors they cant control. In Naruto, the titular character (Naruto) is hated by society because a destructive fox beast was sealed within him, while in Shield Hero, it's more of a set up by higher ups to keep the main character disliked and disadvantaged. However, over time, they come to gain the respect of the people who once doubted them. Nothing is handed to the main characters of these anime. They have to fight and prove themselves worthy of respect despite overwhelming odds. Both great stories of redemption and have good manga  read more 
report Recommended by TheJCLoser
Similarities: -Guy got transported into another world by some magical instrument. -Both instances, guy has to adapt to the new world he is in. -Both have the same situation where guy has to use his wits if he is to survived that world.  
report Recommended by JiangHaoyi1979
- Both contain trade and travel in a medieval, large scale world - Both contain kemono best girls, with ears and tail (Tate: Tanuki, Ookami: Wolf) - Both contain interaction with common people, as compared to heros and nobility - Both have a plot which is driven by both individual decisions and world-level external factors outside the influence of the protagonists - Both contain a human-kemono love story 
report Recommended by inim
These 3 very smart but ignorant people are very funny. Each character has its own humor, especially the MC. This Comedy is what makes this anime feel  
report Recommended by Monodami
Both are Isekai's anime, in which the protagonist is sent to another world for some purpose; Both the protagonist forms a group; Both are a fantasy universe; Both the protagonist has missions given to him.  
report Recommended by Joao_Jacques
Both are action fantasy dramas with characters fighting the good fight against the forces of evil. Both will also trick you into thinking they are anything more than harem anime. 
report Recommended by McKemzie
Both have main characters whom were pretty much anti heroes that doesn't correspond to the usual protagonist arch type where they're pretty much presented as the untouchables. 
report Recommended by JiangHaoyi1979
Plunderer shares a few similarities to Shield Hero; Firstly in Shield Hero, the characters Naofumi and Raphtalia can be contrasted to their Plunderer equivalents; Hina and Licht. Licht and Naofumi share the similarity in the fact they are an OPMC, Naofumi maintains a legendary shield ability that absorbs material in the world whereas Licht has superhuman strength and extreme agility - both characters are somewhat looked down upon or pursued because of their legend but the way each character obtains their abilities are a bit different. Both characters also have a main antagonist they are either trying to fight at times or full blown trying  read more 
report Recommended by ST63LTH
the same action adventure genre where it involves guy finding himself in alternate world were survival is the name of the game. 
report Recommended by JiangHaoyi1979
-Both has MC who transferred into another world -Both MC is not a teenager -Both MC is given a strong potential of their power -Both isekai has a similar systems function -MOST IMPORTANTLY, it has FILO and RAPHTALIA looked-alike character. Those anime are pretty simillar, you better try it if you like The Rising of Shield Hero. 
report Recommended by Playay
The struggle is real. This show is amazing! DO NOT let these horrible reviews dissuade you. These thirsty weebs are just mad that there aren't a bunch of half naked school girls in this show. 10/10 all day 
report Recommended by ZenStarwalker
The same anime with an Isekai theme, that has action, fantasy and magic, but SAO was more like of a cyberpunk where guy is attached to a virtual world, while in Tate the guy is in some kind of other world where he has to survive in reality.  
report Recommended by JiangHaoyi1979
- Fantasy world - Protagonist seen as a traitor, as a villain, keeping in himself the power of anger, being the good of history, although they may doubt him, with the encounter with a young woman he will find on whom to lean. 
report Recommended by OtakuNote87
If you're watching Shield Hero and enjoying the lighter moments of Naofumi crafting & helping people, then Atelier is a fantasy JRPG franchise entirely about crafting & helping people and Escha & Logy is its only anime adaptation. That said, Shield Hero also gets quite dark whereas Atelier is very lighthearted. 
report Recommended by kasarn
While for shield hero we are introduced to four lads finding themselves in the kingdom of Melromarc where they are immediately assigned to the holy quartet of warrior classes ranging from sword, spear, bow, and shield respectively, in Rayearth there are three schoolgirls summoned on behalf of the elemental trinity system of fire, water and wind in order to fight for the land of Cephiro. The common tropes of having evolving weapons, multiple heroes, each with differing social and educational background from modern day Japan unwillingly finding themselves braving common rpg classes based on their individuality within a fantasy realm on the brink of imminent destruction  read more 
report Recommended by HibiChika
Masters who command "servants" must protect the universe from external/unavoidable doom. There are different classes and specialties-- a different history and a different path for the MC. Who would have thought "the weakest link" is carrying the weight of a world on their shoulders? Build a harem, or don't... it's the life of a hero. Neither shows are too original or especially unique, but it's filled with comedy and tsunderes. 
report Recommended by Kaguyachinchin
Fantasy adventure series with a cynical twist. That aside, Shield Hero's Filo and Chaika's Fredrica are blonde loli monster girls whose violent solution to most problems serves as comedic relief. 
report Recommended by kasarn
Action adventure fantasy isekai series in which the MC is summoned to the world to be the saviour hero and given a legendary weapon to wield. There's animal girls and riding giants birds and content that's everywhere from edgy suffering to stuff that'd be more at home in a saturday morning kids shows If you watched Shield Hero and wished there were more cute animal girl headpats, then check out Dog Days. If you watched Dog Days and wished it took its grimdark setting seriously, then check out Shield Hero. 
report Recommended by kasarn
Both shows are somewhat different genre wise. While Shield Hero is more of a RPG based anime Guilty Crown focuses in Sci-Fi elements. What makes them similar is the fact that the male protagonist at some point is considered evil while the female protagonist is loyal and always by their side. 
report Recommended by Nyanda
When it comes to the final fantasy games, the base concept is the 4 warriors of light fighting chaos, in which FFU is hugely inspired and based off of. Shield hero has this same base concept of 4 heroes within the same world to fight against an entity of chaos. FFU is a classic in this genre which has been getting popular in recent times. Both anime has the characters meeting new monsters and fighting monsters, as well as meeting characters with their own set of powers. Both anime features a giant bird-like creature in which people can ride or use ĺike a horse. Both use a  read more 
report Recommended by chronofantasy
Main characters main a shield and are treated as outcasts. In both show the main character have to form parties. 
report Recommended by recall92
In the aspect that the protagonist both have "trails" in their experiences that each has to go through. You personally might disagree but this is more so on a wide and vague way. Overall, a similar theme of perseverance though fate and destiny. 
report Recommended by Alufei
-Human MC transported to new world (in Tate no yuusha the guy was transported and became a hero while in Inuyasha the girl was transported because she got dragged by a monster) -They both travel and villager seek help from them. -Main girl is a demi-human while in Inuyasha the main guy is a Half-human Half-Demon. There's a lot more similarity about these two and I probably missed out some of them but I totally recommend this a must watch.  
report Recommended by Shuroro
The Rising of the Shield Hero reminded me alot on Black Bullet, simply because of the two main characters. The protagonist saves a cute little girl (almost lolilike) and they start to share a deep friendship 
report Recommended by Kong38
Both Shield hero and Made in Abyss are fantasy world but different. Made in Abyss is in Abyss world whereas Shield hero is in Isekai. Similarities: - Both were made by the same studio (Kinema Citrus) - Both were made by the same music composer (Kevin Penkin) 
report Recommended by Kong38
Both animes are about the heroes that are misunderstood. The MCs are despised and claimed worthless by fellow heroes and by the general public despite being the most capable amongst their comrades. Naofumi is the only one having the right attitude and understanding of their mission while Saitama is Just OP. Both meet several trusted allies or friends who deeply respect them. 
report Recommended by JustEugene
In both shows, the protagonist is backstabbed quite early on and does a total 180 in personality, where they find it hard to trust anybody, even having doubts in the ones that do grow close to them. It’s through the interactions with the minor characters in the settings that they try to establish a better perspective, but the looming unfairness of their world’s society keeps putting them in danger. Both shows have a rather heavy focus on the reality of discrimination and scumbaggery within human society, which in turn, can inadvertently make the antagonistic figures seem shallow when they really aren’t supposed to be deep individually. The  read more 
report Recommended by Ryuseishun
- both have a main character who has to deal with problems cause the kingdom doesn't want them - both find new friends/comrades on their journey - in both anime they have to flee - romance aspects 
report Recommended by Krawl1ng
In both shows the weapon make the hero. Both MCs have weapons with special powers which make them special too. They fight against "evil" to protect those they care about. 
report Recommended by iwsifakismag
- Fantasy world with video game features - Prota transported to another world which is customary with time. - Prota, one of those who could save humanity, even if it is an outcast. 
report Recommended by OtakuNote87
Both series turn their genres on their heads. Shiled Hero, is NOT your typical cookie cutter generic Isekai anime in the same way: Goblin Slayer, is NOT your average fantasy anime with some unexpected twists 
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