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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: Crunchyroll
Studios: Kinema Citrus
Source: Light novel
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 8.301 (scored by 104,190 users)
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Ranked: #2542
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Popularity: #216
Members: 354,173
Favorites: 6,582
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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


Abo, Takao
Director, Storyboard
Gou, Fumiyuki
Sound Director
Awai, Shigeki
Episode Director, Animation Director
Haga, Hitoshi
Episode Director

Edit Opening Theme

#1: "RISE" by MADKID

Edit Ending Theme

#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 (ep 4)
#3: "Atashi ga Tonari ni Iru Uchi ni (あたしが隣にいるうちに)" by Chiai Fujikawa (eps 13-)

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Feb 13, 2019
Eanki (All reviews)
[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 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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