(This review may contain minor spoilers. Please continue reading at the risk of spoilers.)
As I was reading the first chapter, I was thinking, Is this just a typical seinen manga about some random person travelling to another world? But boy, was I wrong about this one. It illustrated the meaning of how it was to be downgraded by society but with the essence of fantasy in a different world.
I was captivated by the story. It started with a simple cliché, that somehow lead into something much greater that makes me love this manga so much. It demonstrated the meaning of betrayal and what it meant
to be isolated and hated by others, and the meaning of warmth, strength and love, all in a few chapters.
The art is beautifully illustrated to capture most of what is showcased in this manga, but I believe it doesn`t really capture a true battle scene. However, it was able to fully illustrate the characters emotions and feelings; in all aspects. Like Raphtalia`s loyalty and respect towards Naofumi, and Naofumi`s depression and lack of love in the world; for he was being hated by many around him.
As Naofumi started as an ordinary person and has now evolved into the new person he is, I believe he went through massive events that helped change his character throughout the story. He was betrayed and played by a thief and degraded by those around him, and that rendered him unable to see and enjoy the beauty of life. But that all changed as he met Rapthalia, who later becomes his slave, as he is unable to wield weapons other than his shield.
After the harsh life Raphtalia has lead so far, she was bought by Naofumi, the shield hero. She was afraid of killing monsters at first, but she learned to trust Naofumi and feel needed as she was not treated so before. She tries her best to become of good use to Naofumi, as she learns that he will be the one to protect the people during the Calamity. She goes under a giant growth spurt, and because of that attracts danger to Naofumi but that allows him to be able to experience and see the beauty of the world.
I, personally enjoyed this manga, and those hoping to read the manga, I will tell you this manga has its ups and downs but its REALLY worth it. Even with 8 chapters translated so far, it really surpassed some seinen mangas with more than 20 chapters out there.
(If I made any mistakes, please tell me and I will correct them immediately.)
This is my first review and I really hope I help anyone looking for insight on this manga. I will portray my own thoughts as a critic and hopefully you agree with and enjoy reading my review.
Tate no Yuusha no Nariagari
A seinen fantasy manga about a boy who get sucked into a fantasy game-like world full of magic and swordplay. Right from the start I can't say I haven't seen this before in a seinen manga. My first though was "ugh...here we go again" but there is a lot more to it than that. The story really drives that harshness of society, betrayal, and
the importance of relying on someone. I have to say that the turn of events and journey of the main characters deserves at least an 7, the only thing holding it back being unoriginal. I give the story an 8.5 for it really keeps readers engaged and has incredible flow that doesnt skip a beat and makes everything happening quite logical even though the story itself is a fantasy genre.
Here in 2014 I can say the artwork for manga has gone up considerably in the last few years and unfortunatley...so have the standards. The art in this manga is very clear and well detailed. Did I read the first chapter go " holy F@$% this art is @#$%ing amazing"....no I didn't. I dont really think you can really give art a 10 because you know...its art..... so ill give it an 8 because thats what it is....."very good", this is not a bad thing it is only because nothing stood out in terms of art so dont take it the wrong way.
Ok, so this category right here is why I like Tate no Yuusha no Nariagari as much as I do. Here's why;
1. The characters themselves are quite unique. Im not talking just about the two main characters you'll automatically fall in love with but some of the side characters are really unique as well. Some are hateful and become compassionate, while some are compassionate and become hateful. There are characters that will make you smile and some that will make you furious. I think that when characters bring out emotions within a reader, you have something quite special.
2. The interactions between the characters is logical, realistic, and touching. The thought process of the characters is logical as nothing the characters do doesn't make sense. The interaction between the two main characters is so good and well though-out it really makes this manga what it is.
The characters make you feel and it's almost as if they are real people. For this reason I give it a 9.
I really enjoyed being played by this author. He starts out generic and just rips up you emotions in a few chapters. It was awesome. Please do yourself a favor and read it. Please
This manga is nothing revolutionary, but it is something special. I really believe this story belongs somewhere between very good and great. This manga is still in progress so hopeful they can bring it above the great line with the upcoming chapters. I can tell you one thing last thing.
If you finish this manga, I guarantee you'll want to read more.
Ever since the first chapter was released, Tate no Yuusha no Nariagari has been increasing exponentially in popularity. It is quickly rising up the ranks and it isn't very hard to see why.
Tate no Yuusha no Nariagari is a story of betrayal, revenge, & redemption. The story follows Naofumi Iwatani as he is suddenly brought to another world. There he is deemed as the shield hero, the weakest of the 4 heroes due to lack of attacking power. Because of that, no one wants to be his companion and what's worse is, he's eventually betrayed and framed. Scorned and loathed by the people who
were supposed to be his allies and the people who brought him in the first place, the once happy and caring otaku is now a mistrusting anti-hero hellbent on revenge.
As time goes on, he finds people who actually place their faith in him and see him as a hero. However, as a result of being betrayed, it's going to take a lot of work, before he warms up to anyone. Of course, he is slowly becoming the person he used to be. But there's still one problem, the fact of the matter is, he was betrayed and ridiculed. Who wouldn't be mad after those events? Will he truly live up to the name of a hero? Or will his desire for revenge never subside? Join Naofumi as he embarks on a journey to discover what it truly means, to be in a marching band. Sorry, I just couldn't control myself. Jokes aside, you will experience the adventure of a lifetime as Naofumi fluctuates between the borders of wanting to protect innocent citizens & his companions and wanting to kill those he hates with all his heart.
The story has plenty of action and brutal ones at that. Shield Hero (what I'll call the manga from now) isn't as soft as to not show the likes of blood & decapitation. It's just one big thrill ride; you anxiously wait for those who betrayed him to be killed in the worst ways possible. Nothing of the sort has happened so far, but it only makes your interest stronger. Now, you just can't wait for that time to come.
Just by reading the synopsis, you can already tell, there's going to be drama and there certainly is. We are given back-stories, current situations, etc. It makes for more compelling characters and senseless action is never fun.
Romance is definitely present in the manga. Currently, we only have things like blushing, but soon enough, you will get your ever so nice romance. At this rate, it seems like it's going to be a harem, so if that's not your cup of tea, I'd get off the train now.
Like every story, Shield Hero has flaws. The most one prominent one being that a lot of things that happen are cliche. You could even say it's predictable. But don't you tell me you don't want a heart-warming after everything the protagonist goes through. You know you want that cliche yet adorable moment. So it's flaw may not be as bad as it seems, it doesn't deteriorate the quality of the story by that much.
To sum things up, Shield Hero is a roller-coaster of emotions, supplier of top notch action, & generous giver of sweet romance.
The art has a shoujo feel to it. You can't deny that the main guys were drawn to be good looking and the main female lead has remnants of common female shoujo eyes. It's not a bad thing though, the art is actually great. The characters, the fights, the backgrounds, and especially Naofumi's feelings. Whenever he's pissed or angry, his face really shows it. You can tell how mad he is. You get a sense of his blood-lust.
I don't think the plot is the main reason as to why the manga got so popular, the plot isn't exactly new. With that being said, I'd give that award to the characters.
Naofumi isn't your typical shounen protagonist. He isn't crazy altruistic, he has a dark side filled with thoughts of revenge and selfishness. Yet, deep down, he's a caring guy. He just doesn't want to show it, in fear of being betrayed again. In short, Naofumi is a breath of fresh air.
Raphtalia, our main female protagonist, is a great female lead. She's caring and adorable. She's afraid of dying, but isn't afraid of fighting. It's nice to see a female lead who isn't completely useless. She's just a strong and nice girl who'd do anything for Naofumi.
Now, this is where it gets interesting. Those who believed Naofumi committed heinous acts are absolutely hated by the readers. I hate them too, but if you really think it about it, their actions only make them human. Yeah, I hate those guys with every fiber of my being, but who's to say I wouldn't have reacted the same way they did? That goes for all of us. I'm sure a majority of us would've ended up as the enemies of Naofumi too. Everyone knows there's technically no benefits in helping someone who's ostracized and that's why bystanding is a common problem. The only difference between what happened in Shield Hero and what happens in real life is the supernatural aspect. Aside from that, their personalities, thoughts, and actions are all realistic.
While not every character is likable, they are all well-written and for that, I will give this section a 9 by not including my personal feelings.
Shield Hero is a riveting tale of betrayal, revenge, redemption, faith, love, action, and so much more. I assure you, reading Shield Hero is simply a wonderful experience. The story is so enticing, Naofumi's feelings of revenge will be passed on to you. You will be that close with the characters of the story.
Now before reading this series, i was skeptic.At first i thought it was your regular summoned MC with overpowered abilities and destined to save the world. And seeing how the MC gets Shield makes me think that his shield might contain some overpowered abilities,but i was wrong, it caught me off guard and the way the personality of the main character did a 180 completely surprise me
As i have thought i was completely caught of guard by the series and how the story takes another route.You thought this is gonna be another overpowered MC? nope you are wrong the MC is completely powerless
without companions and how the story made the three other heroes look like they took a class for Assholelogy is astonishing.
I really like how the art style looks and how it captures the emotions of each characters and how you can feel their emotions through it
Naofumi is a completely new MC in my eyes, first i thought that innocent smile look of Naofumi before he got betrayed was a surprise to me, his character can make me relate on how would react in his situation.You can say that he is a character force to fight, and he may look scary and bad,only because he is tainted, but inside he is a kind guy.
The other Heroes are the ones you really wanna beat up, the way they are portrayed is great, you can almost feel the hatred and the other characters like the King and The Princess is just awful to look at because of their actions.
Really enjoying how this manga is turning up and would be glad to see more
Only 10 english chapters are out but I only see positive reviews so I thought I'd share a "negative" opinion.
::: TL;DR :::
You should read/like this if:
-you don't look for depth
-you don't question character motives or plot
-you have a victim/persecution complex
If the above is applicable then you'll see a cool anti-hero MC fighting constant adversity in a video game-esque world while slowly surrounding himself with a harem of cute girls.
If the above isn't applicable then you'll see a trite setting with characters and plot points so laughably shallow/incongruous it actually becomes painful to read a times.
Not trolling, I would bet there is a correlation between
liking this manga and liking SAO. If someone knows how to figure that out using the MAL scores database then lmk.
::: Plot :::
Well your average guy gets summoned to a fantasy world with video game elements from opening a book... Hopefully that gets rationalized later, but I'd bet the true reason is to gain more otaku readers.
Once there he, along with 3 modern day gamers, is given the groundbreaking quest of defeating demons that will appear from some fissure. The twist is that, from the get-go, he is discriminated against and becomes unjustly hated by everyone within two chapters.
The twist should make the story more interesting; but the complete lack of rational thought/discussion from all the characters, which leads to events, makes it unbelievable and even comical. No one ever tries to use reason, the MC just goes straight into victim mode and just goes along with the madness whenever he has to give more than one sentence's worth of argument.
::: Characters :::
So an entire world (which you can technically leave without winning) you have absolutely no ties to despises you, you verbally express and emotionally feel hate towards it and its inhabitants whose behavior is just shy of spitting at you on sight, so what do you do?
Well you go through and carry out your given mission to save the world and anyone you encounter with absolutely no second thoughts... Wait what?
That's right the MC wears a perma scowl, constantly complains but pretty much does everything he can to be righteous. Sure he sometimes acts like a rebel, but you can bet he'll follow it up with 1000% righteousness without ever struggling between what is right/wrong.
He reminds me of a character from a manga (forgot which) that permanently glares and acts pissed off while going way overboard in helping anyone that needs it; however, that behavior was played for laughs in a comedy manga...
The other characters aren't really worth mentioning, just standard archetypes. Thus far there is only one known villain of questionable motive who just enjoys being evil to the MC while wearing a smile on their face.
Now in most stories, a random soldier will question an evil order and receive a menacing glare/threat before going through with it; it illustrates he, and likely other characters, don't enjoy persecuting the protagonist but do as they're told for self preservation.
Not here, you get to see an evil smile as an evil order is received; 99% of the population is comprised of sadistic evil dicks, only to the MC though.
::: Art :::
It looks fine? Not sure how you can really grade art sooo moving on.
::: Conclusion :::
Though I score it low and bash it for being shallow mainstream while trying to be edgy different, as mentioned earlier your personal enjoyment will depend on how much depth you want from your fiction. I wanted to bring up the negatives that I observed to go along with the glowing reviews in order to give a complete picture.
It's not a boring read and only somewhat painfully bad at times so I just turn my head off like when I watched SAO1, a show I kept watching, entertained, right up until the Asuna tentacle scene where I thought to myself: "Wow, was that even necessary? Did they really go there? I'm done."
The only problem is all the Fridge Logic you may experience after reading.
There are two things I have heard about this story. Frist, that this is SAO done right, and secondly, that it's got an interesting main character who, thanks to a betrayal at the beginning of the story, becomes an untrusting bitter person. Unfortunately, the manga failed to live up to my (not particularly high) expectations. I have read 25 chapters, but I have little desire to continue. I would like to advise caution to everyone, who wishes to read it because, in my opinion, this manga is not worth more than 4 overall.
Let's start with the main hero. In light of the synopsis, I've expected
him to be a more atypical shonen protagonist, someone who is more of a man of reason, kind of amoral, thanks to what happened to him. Don't be deceived, however, he is as impulsive and as much of a good guy as they come, in the end, he always saves the day. He is just a brooding asshole all the time, outright not listening to reason, which is somewhat understandable, but that doesn't make it less aggravating to watch. Moreover, he isn't all that consistent, he is Ok with some rather suspicious stuff, only to be so untrusting later, that he wouldn't even hear someone out. That's the thing, he seems to be more untrusting when the story needs him to be, more than when it would actually make sense.
This is one of the biggest problems with the story, it reeks of contrivance. Everything has such a convenient explanation. One of the main hooks of the story is the dark and edgy tone set up at the beginning, but funnily enough, that is all but gone by chapter 25. The manga had a strong first few chapter, and I thought: "Well, this might just go somewhere interesting." It didn't, by chapter 25 it became a completely run of the mill fantasy story.
This is where my disappointment stems from, I was more intrigued by the possibilities that all the dark and edgy staff can lead, rather than the actual pain and suffering that it depicts. And with it turning out to be more self-indulgent, it only strengthens the impression that the story just played the ever so convenient (and somewhat cheap) empathy card. I don't personally mind if something is emotionally manipulative, as long as it leads somewhere interesting, after all this is one of the reasons why we read these stories. However without any catharsis, conclusion, or more intriguing plot line to reward my emotional investment, the only thing I am left with is the feeling of being cheated, and ultimately... disappointed.
Just to illustrate my problems with the manga I am going to talk about ch.12 and 13, some spoilers ahead. So in ch. 12 they get attacked by a zombie dragon, and Firo gets crashed in the dragon's jaw, you can see the blood and all, but I am just sitting there unshocked and thinking: "I don't think they have the guts to pull this off, they will probably find a convenient explanation, as to how she survived". In ch.13 we find Firo alive and well, and turns out the blood we saw was actually her lunch, tomatoes... I seriously laughed out loud at that explanation. Also in these chapters when we see Firo "die" and all hope seems lost, the main hero starts hearing an ominous dark voice that offers him power, with which he defeats the dragon, but he momentarily loses himself in the flames of wrath of this newfound power. You mean he has some kind of dark power residing in him, that he can pull out of his ass at critical moments, which offers him immeasurable strength in exchange for his sanity? I wonder where I saw something similar... *cough* Naruto... *cough* Bleach. In these short chapters the manga not only established that it has no guts or intentions of killing any of the characters, which would not necessarily be a problem, if it wouldn't try to lead us to believe otherwise, since the story supposed to have a darker tone, but it also establishes that we can expect random asspull powerups whenever the heroes or the story requires it. In just two short chapters the narrative fucked itself pretty hard, I mean... smashed tomatoes... how am I supposed to take any of this seriously, after something like that?
I consider this manga to be the kind of "turn your brain off" story. Unlike most people, I don't use this label on fun and mindless stories, but on ones where you shouldn't think too hard about the plot. Because the more you think about the plot, the less sense it makes. Did anyone think about why the MC was betrayed in the first place? On how Rapthalia grows a more mature body by leveling up and also becoming more mature in the mind, or why this world needs the heroes when regular residents can level up and become powerful just as fine? Now, I am not someone who couldn’t suspend his disbelief for even a minute, I actually did it at the beginning, but when my overall enjoyment drops significantly, these sort of questions inevitably starts popping up.
I don't really know what went wrong with this manga, I have no idea how faithfully it follows the novel, I didn't read that. Perhaps the author had a good and dark idea about how to kick off the story but didn't know how to follow it up, or maybe he just wanted to create a good old-fashioned fantasy with a unique twist, but couldn't execute it well. The only good thing a can tell about the story is that it moves at a reasonable pace, although it was on the brink of becoming boring by the time I gave up.
As for the upcoming anime adaptation, I think it will flop, it won’t work in a post Re: Zero world. What do I mean by that? The fact that Shield Hero’s main draw, the "unique" twist, is the dark and edgy „sufferporn” that happens at the beginning, means it will inevitably be compared to Re: Zero and that show portrayed the suffering and failure (some would call it sufferporn) much better and more consistently.
I could go on, but to sum it up, Shield Hero has a strong start, that quickly becomes a completely run off the mill shonen action-adventure fantasy. It isn't unique in any notable way, nor its story or its characters are particularly deep and it's misleading dark beginning can easily lead to disappointment.
As for me personally, I think I put it on on-hold and see what the anime will make of it. Depending on that I may or may not pick it up at a later date.
Starting off in the summer of 2014, I was a very bored person. I had no job, not much to do, and overall I was pretty bored. Then however after browsing around on my manga app for my tablet, I noticed that there was a new manga that I hadn't seen before; Tate No Yuusha No Nariagari.
At the time, there was only three chapters, so there wasn't much to go off of, but those three chapters alone, hooked me in for a ride I wasn't expecting. A ride that would lead me to probably, my favorite series in all of manga. (Just a little heads
up, much of my reasoning is backed by the light novel, so bear with me here. Also, some minor spoilers ahead.)
Story - 10
Starting off, you wouldn't expect much from the introduction; main character is forced into another world and is probably going to be wanting to get out because they are home sick. Well, that's a big FAT NO. It turns out that our main character, Naofumi, is off to a bad start which only gets worse as time goes on. The reasoning behind this bad start is quite unknown, in fact at the time of writing this, the manga itself hasn't even explained it in detail... yet.
So, starting off, we are looking at a main character who is broken and betrayed RIGHT at the start of his journey which sounds a bit cliche in a way, yet the manga pulls it off in unique way that eventually leads to quite possibly what Log Horizon would look like if you added in the corrupt politicians, plague, famine, death, etc etc. and the fact that the main character has a bit of a sadistic streak. So for that reason, and for what's coming up ahead, I score this section a 10/10.
Art - 9
For as much as I would like to give this section a 10/10, the art itself isn't all that unique. I mean yes, it's quite hilarious to see a manga version of (and I'm not lying here) Chocobos, and to see the occasional comedic relief panel, but for a manga that started in 2014 and is still on going here a year later with periodic releases of every month or twice a month (at least from what I can find raw or no), it's great, but not enough to give it a 10... Mostly because color pages are far and few between but are REALLY well done when seen.
Characters - 10
This is BY FAR the most interesting part of the story. The characters are unique in every sense imaginable, even the filler ones such as villagers have a unique story to them. Naofumi seems to be your typical Shounen character that would later develop into a Seinin guru of sorts, but they sort of skipped that whole starting off easy part. At first he seems hopeful and cheerful, but not even into the third chapter, that character is almost NEVER seen again. Right off the bat, our main character goes from happy, "Cool, I'm in a game!" main character to one that borders sadistic, yet caring and charismatic at the same time. This is especially shown when we meet our female lead Ralphtalia who would need a whole other section of her own when it comes to her development and relationship with our main character, but to keep it short and sweet: innocent, yet VERY "persuasive", even to the point she sometimes scares Naofumi. Then there's Firo who is also unique, however explaining her would spoil the fun in finding out who this third person of the main trio is.
Now that I've given a small overhead view of the main cast, looking over to the other 99.9% of the world of Tate No Yuusha No Nariagari, you have your run of the mill characters such as a black smith Naoufumi frequents who has quite the interesting back story, the magic shop owner, the apothecary, and the masochistic slave dealer that Naofumi has more than one run in with. All of whom have unique stories to them, and you begin to understand them more as the story progresses. (Sorry, but a lot of these things will be explained in later chapters, however there are subtle hints within what's out there at the moment.)
With the main story, it is QUITE clear people dislike... Actually, to be blunt, they HATE Naofumi, in fact, it gets to the point, the reader themselves pity him and grow to dislike the characters that hate Naofumi. However it gives a proper insight to how people think; "Our ruler says he is bad, so he must be bad." mob mentality, or as I prefer to call them, "Sheeple" since most of them, unless some sort of situation or event happens, have the same dislike of Naofumi as the ruler does. In fact the reasoning why this all started though, stems BEFORE chapter 1, however there's some pretty large spoilers in there, so I'll let the reader find out for their own... When the manga puts a spot light on it other than the small clues it gives out.
Enjoyment - 10
So as someone who was bored when they started this series, it would be fair to claim that there's a bit of bias as I write this section of the review, however anyone who has read the manga and/or the light/web novel (I am guilty of all three here...), would agree 100% that the story pulls you in within the first two or three chapters. It gets to the point, and we aren't just reading the manga, we are part of the manga and experiencing it first hand.
In fact, for me personally, it's gotten to the point that if there's no new chapters, I hunt down the raws for the manga, just so I can see how the story is progressing in the manga because I love this manga and series so much. It's one heck of a ride, and I hope people won't bail on it because of how long it takes in between chapters, which is reasonable considering most chapters are 35-50 pages a pop.
Overall - 10
Aside from the fact that the art is great looking, but common for the current time, this manga scores 10/10 across the board for me. The story is captivating and you can't put it down... well unless you reach chapter 16 since that's the latest chapter, but in a lot of cases people would go to Baka Tsuki to read the light novel online because the manga is slow to update, but it's glorious when it does.
The characters are amazing and unique, and you begin to understand them right off the bat, be it the Shield Hero Naofumi or the slave Ralphtalia, the chocobo Firo, or even John/Jane Doe that talks to any one of the trio since all of them have a unique story to be told, which makes it all the more enjoyable since it really feels like a JRPG or MMORPG where every character has something to say or tell.
So in the end, I score this series 10 out of 10 as the manga has plenty to offer, and if that's not enough the 378 chapter light novel that tells the ENTIRE story.
Also, for those who want a tl;dr version of this review: Read it, it's worth your time.
(sorry for the bad grammar as this is the first post that i made in english here)
Good point of this manga:
#story: one thing that i like from being in 2014 is, the author become more creative and excellent at elaborating plot line, as it is become eminent that the plot of this manga had a bright future of plot, though i still don't know about the next chapters, but definetly i will wait it to release soon.
#art: now days art is sky and earth comparision, escpecially with this kind of art, it's hard in 2010 to found manga like this, but suddenly it burst up
in 2014. well done 2014 manga
# Characters: if you feeling fucked up with normal manga, that only contain grow up, stronger, then lose, then training , then win, this manga is recommended for you, as the characters had a promising future, with the darkness in the hearth, yet it captivating us by how hard to become a useless bum shield hero. But still, it's still doing his best to do whatever he can do. this manga is likeable for everyone
#enjoyment: can't be put in the word.
#overall: as long as the author don't mess up, it will had a bright future of it.
i will wait for anime of this manga in summer 2016/2017.
Spoiler free review:
With the release of the anime adaptation (with an amazing first episode btw) I finally decided to give Tate no Yuusha no Nariagari a read. I personally really enjoy Isekais and the first few chapters are one of the best out there for the Isekai genre. The story is quite different than other Isekais out there and it got me hooked with just the first few chapters. The MCs motives and story are also something I really enjoyed.
Sadly after the first dozen chapters I started to realize that this Manga started to become a more and more generic Isekai with the typical
harem scenario. But that sensation soon fades away and becomes something new and fresh once again. It was still a quite an enjoyable read with a dope story and art style.
This story is awesomesauce! Many stories have problems with constantly screwing over their hero but this one has no such qualms. The main character practically wakes up and gets punched in the dong just for existing. While you might feel bad for him and wish Thor to smite the villains with lightning's justice, it helps keep the reader guessing and keep tension. Also not to cause any spoilers but the series depicts what being accused of a certain crime is like for an innocent.
There is however a few problems with this series. The biggest one is the current love interest is a little girl.
If you didn't see this coming you haven't read enough manga but the little ten year old girl that gets saved by the main character gets a crush on him. The author then attempts to solve this by aging her body...which means she's mentally still a child...which she even says. WTF are you serious? I'm sorry but no matter what voodoo bs you try and pull she is still a ten year old that hit puberty way too quickly, 13 going on 30 style. That is the definition of jailbait, just don't.
Overall I will sing the praises of this series with opera style gusto. I just hope it doesn't go the way I'm thinking it might go romantically, but then this series has already surprised me once so it could very easily do it again.
One of the very first things that I wanted to know before I read this amazing Novel was " Whats THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THE NOVEL AND THE MANGA " Then the question " WHATS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THE WEBNOVEL AND THE LIGHT NOVEL", If you want to know just scroll down to the lower half of the review.
Story and characters : the story about an average Otaku who is drawn to a world and becomes a hero and then is betrayed and becomes a hatefull cold amazing human being , One of the best traits about this novel/manga is that the protagonist is a character
with so many human flaws , you sense he is a bastard from earth ,Not an imaginary character who is so Full of shit, the rest of the characters are unique in their own way breaking the forth wall sometimes , from a swindling merchant to a hero with big family .
The anime references are massive in this novel, specially those of the fist of the north star.Characters break into those with a natural flow , the writer has an amazing ability , and i cant wait for his next work.
For story development , the story in the LN/MANGA is going smoothly and it is getting a good touch on the editing , the character development as an ending is so great with a really satisfying ending, you will never regret reading till the end .
Art: as I read the webnovel, the art is acceptable although it isnt the best art but it was good.
Enjoyment : The enjoyment in this novel is topnotch , it is really funny and energetic , something that i couldnt find in many mangas/novels and the best thing is that there are many side stories so the tale will never end such as that of christmas of the shield and the valentine version ,
most of my enjoyment came from FIROO-TANN !!! AND MOTOYASO , amazing characters, with amazing reactions, it was really fun to read and interact with each action , The romance only at the end, not ruining the story with uncalled for barfing romance , filled with heartwarming =chapters .
should you waste your time reading this?
Yes you definitely should , its worth to read to the last chapter and never give up in the middle.
Now answering your questions , the difference between the manga and LN ?
But!! the LN and Web Novel is HUGE!!
Starting with this , The web novel is like the unattended side of the story filled with many events and things that you think is a waste of time, its funny but you will get to say what am I doing around vol 7-vol 12 .
The WN is full of thorns but reading it to the end is worth it as it is fully translated on websites and easy to get,the story if finished and its one hell of an ending , The ending in LN and Spine of story is almost the same , so it is a good read.
FOR THE LIGHT NOVEL: (Spoilers alert)
Its currently on vol 6 JP and vol4 ENG, The story branches around the vol 2 in the LN AND MANGA as Naofumi goes across the borders to meet Raphs previous owner and get kiel (Loinclothed dog ) freed , which didnt happen in the WN as he bought Kiel from the slave dealer, Meeting FItoria the queen of filorials there ,who forces them to reconcile with the heroes which did not happen in the WN as She just tests Firos growth as a FILORIAL QUEEN.
I found info about meeting a vassal hero ,one of the seven heroes in cal mira island around vol4 which did not happen in The WN.
SIMPLY: the web novel had many flaws such as not introducing the seven heroes earlier or not even giving info on them until later volumes, they needed to introduce new characters around vol4 and that change was made in the LN , Naofumi Never went to silt wilt or another demi human land (except zeltbur ) which was frustrating for me and looked like flaw for me ,After saying he would visit so many times, I hope they change that in the LN as they are solving so many flaws.
In the end Thank you for reading atleast one of my words as I am but an amateur reviewer who enjoyed this Novel and still on the manga ,In the end I would like to say Fueeee!!
Tate no yuusha no nariagari is an exciting read and deserving of recognition as one of the most interesting and captivating stories currently ongoing. It does many things well and is capable of getting you hooked in it's story after only reading the first chapter.
The story is about a man that gets summoned into a medieval era as one of four heroes which destiny is to save the world and that way the protagonist named Naofumi becomes a hero which weapon would be the shield that way becoming the shield hero. The shield hero isn't as revered in the kingdom as the rest of
the heroes and the person that leads the kingdom tries to make living a suffering for our hero eventhough he hasn't really done anything deserving of condemnation, Naofumi devastated goes through a journey that will take him to meet the adventure he had never meet before. Along the way he meets people such as Raphtalia and Filo that would be an essential help for him in order to meet his goals and expectations in his adventure.
The art is good and fits well with the story, it isn't the best art but it couldn't have been more fitting for the kind of story this series offers, the characters have a noteworthy design especially Raphtalia eventhough it is indeed simple.
The characters are well developed as every character seems to have a motivation and purpose in the story and aren't in the series for the sake of being in it but for the plan of attaining a goal and making their objectives a reality. Naofumi is a very cool protagonist and the people that accompany him help him to be better in order to be able to be at the level of the expectations put in him, Raphtalia is an awesome girl in the story because she is one of the biggest factors involved in the success and improvement of the protagonist, Filo is a lovely girl that always bring joy ad the rest if the cast is incredible in it's own way.
This series is really enjoyable and captivating making it able to get more and more people involved in it and followers of it's interesting story.
Tate no Yuusha no Nariagari.
Where do I start... oh right.
Some people consider this as a somewhat typical storyline.
The "hero" is taken from his world to another to fight against "Waves" of monsters that spawn once an hourglass in the center of the town turns to 0.
It's a manga with heavy RPG elements and a pretty good plot.
The art is amazing.
Characters are well drawn, with beautiful backgrounds.
The action is clean, and I love the way the armor and weapons of the different heroes are depicted.
The main character is far from the typical selfless hero.
He's cynical with a negative outlook on the world around
Raphtalia, the "slave" he purchased has trauma from being a survivor of the Waves.
The main "antagonists" are indeed the monsters in the Wave, but there's another side for the antagonists, which you'll quickly find out.
This is an amazing manga. It's an RPG fantasy with amazing art, great characters, and a pretty good story even if it's somewhat cliché.
It's a must-read for everyone.
Tate Yuusha is not your average hero story, that's what I want to emphasize from the start. If you expect things started great/awesome from the beginning, and can't tolerate a little bit drama, I suggest you to look away, as you'll be disappointed anyway. I think it's clear from the synopsis too.
Okay lets move to the actual review, I think this could be one of the best isekai(another world) stories I've read or watch until now. If you have a lot of experience in isekai anime/manga, you'll find this to be unique. This might remind you a lot to real life, where tyrant and corrupt
scum sometimes become ruler in our world. our MC won't experience glory or rosy life in the world he's summoned into. He will face humiliation because of the scum I've mention before. But I assure you that's only in the beginning. If you think your heart can take it and don't have problem with a little bit revenge story, you should read this. Because even though the main course is about revenge, I find a lot more sweet and glorious deeds on hero of the shield journey.
That's a little bit more about the story, another strong point of this manga will be the characters. There are huge developments here, even though on few characters only. What we can see from Naofumi, Raphtalia, and some characters when they're first introduced will change greatly as the story progressing. Most of them will experience hardship, and they won't just play around with super OP ability like some other protagonist.
Finally, I will recommend this as either fantasy or drama isekai manga. I find some news that there will be anime of this, and I can't wait too see it.
It's an interesting and different story from all the other adventure-action series. The characters are memorable and NOT ANNOYING. The relationships seems legit and the plot is definitely outstanding. The series has some minor issues but it's nothing to fret over. The art style is good, the main characters are likable, the plot is original, and I HIGHLY recommend it.
Our hero finds himself in a game-like world where he and some others are heroes. Unfortunately he is betrayed and turns into a "villain." With the help of some people and monsters he is able to help innocent lives when the Royal Kingdom will not. He
remains a villain in the eyes of the public but his heart is in a good place.
Will he succumb to his rage and betrayal or stay true to himself?
Tate no Yuusha no Nariagari is a great manga based on a web novel and it was truly one, if not the most favourite manga for some time because of the story and the main character.
Story may seem cliché as the setting which is used here is very common but it has some terrific moments.
What I liked in the main character is that he was presented as a normal boy. Well, of course he is MC so there has to be something special to him but what I meant by saying "normal" is the way in which he is presented. Normal boy in different world
who is struggling to survive.
If I it was my favourite manga then why is the overall score so low ? Story. Story was killed by the manga adaptation. I read web novel after 20 chapters of manga or so, and I found out how much they've skipped. Whole story arc (200+ pages in A4 more or less), almost at the very beggining was reduced to not even a single page in manga adaptation. I had a feeling that they've cut it a bit but what they did with it is way beyond that.
If you can, read web novel, from what I see it is fully translated into english now, don't even bother with manga and the remnants of the plot. It is really not worth it as the plot is really one of the strongest pros here.
Waste of time...
Besides starting as your generic edgy isekai manga the characters are just white and black, never gray.
MC will be the " good guy " who had to endure injustice. Meanwhile all the other characters will be jerks. They won't ever have any single redeeming quality.
Okay so let me explain a little bit further. Our MC is transferred into this stupid world with RPG elements (because otherwise how would you ride on isekai wave right?) along with 3 other people as heroes. I said heroes but only MC would be called hero. The other 3 are just useless piece of shi-
nevermind, I just find this wrong. They all should have been main characters of this story but instead they are all useless in battles and their personalities are trash.
The only good character is our almighty MC being a Gary Stu in every chapter of the series. Oh also let me tell you some of the MC's traits
-He is very good at cooking (because why not)
-Alcohol never affects him no matter how much he takes (he should have died at this point but no he didn't even get drunk)
-He is super strong and will gain stupid skills all the time that will save his ass later.
They have tried to make an edgy isekai but failed so they just threw a few "waifu" characters. Avoid this series
Overall is an 8/10. I can sympathize with the main character and was impressed once the reveals started coming in. When I say the story begins opening up after 20 or so chapters, I do mean that. In fact, I suggest skipping to chapter 14 if you find his initial state displeasing. You might question a few things at first, but you will have skipped most of the unpleasantness without missing the key points.
I give the story an 8/10:
This is a story in which the hated shield hero must develop and grow to save a country. He asks for no pity as he quickly
becomes jaded and begins fending for himself. He has no other choice but to save the country as he will die as well if it falls. Watching his development and his oh so classy remarks toward those that ostracized and hazed him for wielding a shield are the main points of the first 15 chapters. After getting passed all this the story starts to widen up and explore more ideas. I must say that the premise initially seems quite weak, but the author introduces reasons for everything. It is not that everyone blindly hates shield users, it's just spoilers I can't say.
The art is a 7/10
It does well in that I never felt it took away from the experience. I can't say much else as I don't critique art much.
The characters are 7/10
The other three heroes are narcissists that project the games they used to play onto their new reality. Because they're so full of themselves, they blindly join in on the hazing of the shield hero. People the shield hero directly helps do not ignore his contributions and instead opt to stop believing the lies spread of him. If you consider how effective propaganda can be, the reactions of almost everyone in the story begin to make sense. No one ignores what''s right before their eyes, but until then they can only believe what they've heard. As for the hero himself, he is extremely jaded, but also kind. He still helps innocents, but has no intention of being pushed around. It is a reaction I can wholeheartedly see myself taking and why I read 42 chapters in one go. As for the others, once questions started getting answered, I started thinking they weren't badly written reactions.
Below is a description of the characters.
Royalty: the presiding king seems to exist for no other purpose than showing disdain for the shield hero.
Three offensive heroes: These three are all narcissists who believe no one but themselves can be right. They are obsessed with their game logic and often don't consider consequences for their actions. They show disdain for the shield as being a weak gamer class and join in the hazing of the him whole hardheartedly once the shield is framed for the first time. They essentially expect everything to be black and white with themselves permanently in the white.
The masses are then split in two. Those that see the shield hero enact good praise him and are kind. The rest haze him to the maximum extent they are able.
The shield hero's eventual party is filled with good people. They are close knit and bare scorn for those who seek to frame and ostracize the shield hero at every turn.
The Shield hero himself is rather human in my opinion. He was hazed to no end and bore a grudge that became a hatred he had trouble controlling. He helped the innocent while making sure he got paid and developed his powers while cleaning up the mistakes of the other three heroes. While he was backed into a corner and adapted to make sure he could survive, he also never stopped wanting to save the lives of the innocent.
At first glance this looks like your typical cliched isekai manga, I read the synopsis all like 'hero seeking revenge...?' 'he saves a slave girl...?' 'loli type characters everywhere?? no way this will be good' but thank the lord it was actually good, great even.
The main thing to take away from this manga is that yes, it does have cliched parts everywhere- However the execution of these cliches is done very well through realistic characters. Even the bad guys don't come off as that unrealistic since they aren't bad for the sake of it but are instead victims of deliberate misinformation, believing that they are
actually in the right all along. The main characters' goals are continually being reached and are justified in the scope of the story. No character is there for the sake of it, nor any plot thread left behind. The hero's revenge is actually completely justified, the slave girl actually becomes a hero and not mere romantic sideplot, the loli type girls-- okay I can't really justify that but there's no fanservice and it's always cool to see a bunch of kids beat up monsters.
Another thing I need to point out is the main character's power: the shield. He also has some regenerative abilities but that is his main power and it does not change. Which is so so so nice to see because I'm just sick and tired of overpowered main characters with stats of 999 after like 2 chapters. The MC's powers can be unique at times but works with his weapon- for once it looks like the author actually planned the story with the heroes weapon in mind. Seeing him fight with a shield is not boring or frustrating but actually exciting to see as how he turns the battle in his favour.
If there's one word that would describe this manga it would be: satisfying. Wholly and completely satisfying. The villains get such a good end, each character's goals are reached (or close to it), and as a whole it's just an enjoyable read if you like isekai manga but are tired of all the fanservice or overpowered main characters. Give it a shot.
Shield Hero is one of those going in I wasn’t really sure what to expect since it was based off a Isekai Light Novel series. And at the time I had also just got done reading about 16 chapters Arifureta which was basically every Isekai trope ever. So I wasn’t too keen on reading yet another Isekai, but at the same time I was open minded enough to give it a shot, and also because Condifiction is pretty darn good at recommending me only the best Anime and Manga. But I do want to say right now that this is an incomplete review, the manga
is nowhere near being finished and these are my thoughts after reading just 36 chapters of the manga. So because of this I will not be giving this manga a score, I will be instead giving this manga a recommendation of a “Go Out Of Your Way To Read It”, “Read” or a “Skip”. Enjoy the video everyone!
The Rising of the Shield Hero’s story is by Yusagi Aneko, who is known for the Light Novel Ore dake Kasereru Class Teni. Originally this manga is actually based off the original Light Novel The Rising of the Shield Hero. And since we’re here already, this manga has a ridiculously long title of “The Rising of the Shield Hero: The Manga Companion”. As you can guess, this is simply another option to consume this series if you want to. I personally have not read the Light Novel as of this time, but I may plan to if there is interest in doing so. But anyways, the art is also done by Kyu Aiya, She is known for; Mofu Men, Code Age Archives and Persona 4 Ultimate manga. Shield Hero’s Light Novel was originally published in 2013, while the alternate Manga version has been published since 2014 in Comic Flapper. Currently at the time of this writing there are 17 volumes of The Rising of The Shield Hero. There is also an anime adaptation announced and is will be handled by the same studio who did Made in Abyss, Kinema Citrus.
Shield Hero is a tale you wouldn’t expect would be so good with the other “Other World” trope that has been driven into the ground in the last couple of years. But Shield Hero, while being an “Other World” manga and having many RPG inspired elements like the mentions of XP and frequent mention of quests. Shield Hero really isn’t taking those aspects and making it the whole manga. Instead, Shield Hero is more about a tale of Revenge and Redemption after a brutal betrayal from an allie. But not only that, it’s about Naofumi finding himself in this new world and raising Raphtalia and Firo correctly as before they were both slaves. I won’t say this story is one of the best manga ever, but I will say it’s one of the best “Other World” manga out there right now. And with its eventual anime adaption it may take the top spot that Re:Zero currently occupies.
Let’s now talk about the most controversial topic when people bring up this series, and that’s Raphtalia’s age versus her actual appearance. So let’s do a little set up here before get into the details. Raphtalia is in reality a 10 year old girl, and because of the way the world works, when leveling up Raphtalia grows in physical age. To put it simply, the higher level she is, the more matured her body becomes. This to me is actually pretty great, it’s a unique character that has the body of an adult, but is a kid in mind and age. But here is where the problem starts to arise and something I hope they don’t do. It’s obvious through the writing on the series that Raphtalia is “the one” for Naofumi. Naofumi doesn’t reciprocate yet in the series, but it’s made apparent that Raphtalia likes Naofumi. Naofumi is 20 years old, double the age of Raphtalia. Now you see the problem and why I hope they don’t go down this route where Naofumi starts banging a 10 year old. This has already made me a little uncomfortable, but depending on how it’s handled it can make or break the story between the two. Because right now in the series their partnership is quite enjoyable, I enjoy their interactions as characters. And thankfully right now these little glimpses of this are very small and hard to gauge exactly where it’s headed. But if Naofumi and Raphtalia start bangin’ when she’s just 10, I may have to lower my final rating once this series is finished.
But there is one thing that I think at the beginning may turn people away. And that’s the fact that there is no real explanation as to why Naofumi is summoned. It seems like the author really just wanted to rush the very beginning because the beginning of Isekai are usually such a drag and cliched. But this one I have a feeling the author felt by doing this he would please the readers of this manga and opted to just go ahead and skip the beginning. To me this is a HUGE problem in the beginning. Now I know what you’re saying “Re:Zero never introduced Subaru and opted to rush past the beginning”. To which I have to say it makes sense with that series, as Subaru’s backstory being a mystery is one of the reasons for Subaru being so compelling. With Naofumi I wanted that little bit of extra characterization for him in the sense of a backstory. I just can’t get fully invested in him, and he’s not a Subaru type. Like I said, it’s a huge problem and it feels amateur and rushed.
But, if you’re into the Isekai genre of manga or Light Novel, then you’ll enjoy your time with Shield Hero. It’s a well paced story with great characters and it knows when and when not to introduce elements or plot point to not rush and overwhelm the reader. But the one thing I do dislike is sometimes the scale of the things that happen do feel a little unimportant when they should be huge altering things. For example, they summon a huge dangerous ass T-Rex that before in the past was extremely destructive. But it doesn’t feel that way, sure they explain what this creature did, but it doesn’t come off as world altering as it should be. But other than that it’s a very well rounded fun manga that has a pretty complex story that in the future will seem to delve into different countries and their own politics. For example, they teased one country that is ran by Demi-humans and uses Humans as slaves. I hope they go to those places too, as I want to see how they’d handle not only from a writing perspective, but from a character perspective as Naofumi has a squad of only Demi-Humans.
Shield Hero though is a surprisingly nuanced series in my opinion, let’s take for example our main character Naofumi. He’s a man that was betrayed at his most vulnerable point, not even 24 hours spent in the new world he was just learning. He was taken advantage of, and because of this the story really revolves around that one pivotal moment. Everything from then on (so far) has the Shield Hero and his companions doing anything they can to get Redemption. Because of this we get to experience some really great moments in the story, for example, I love the first chapters that focus on Raphtalia. She is a young demi-human who has obviously experienced some terrible things in her young life, being tortured, her parents being killed. The things Naofumi takes for granted, Raphtalia cherishes. The first time she eats a full meal, she doesn’t know what to think, she’s confused. She thinks, “Why would Naofumi do this for me?” many times during these initial chapters she’s introduced. Because of this we can really appreciate and get behind this character, Raphtalia. She’s had a tragic history, she’s cursed, it’s not a story most would want to experience for themselves, but a nice underdog story.
Another Underdog story is Naofumi though, continuing on with him like I said before he was betrayed and now spends his time going back and forth on whether to be what the people now expect of the Shield Hero, or be a better man, taking the high road. Morally speaking, Naofumi does some really awful stuff to people, demanding a reward from a poor town that could barely afford it and had to collect money from everyone to reach his demands. But you learn that throughout Naofumi is man that truly has a heart of gold that he grows into throughout the series. Chapter 1-5 Naofumi is completely different from Chapter 20-30 Naofumi so to speak. Naofumi in a way is a character that doesn’t understand his own rage either, this is presented throughout the manga multiple times. Moments where Naofumi is consumed by rage are great because we get to what Naofumi truly feels. This is because throughout the manga the reader gets the sense that Naofumi isn’t kinda an asshole, but at the same time you don’t get the feeling he’s expressing even half of what he truly feels. He’s in many ways mysterious because of this, but mysterious in this way only though. When it comes to revenge and rage, he is 100% transparent.
Continuing with Naofumi, I think his arc is one that so far is extremely compelling. Outcasted as the Shield Hero, Naofumi is forced to grit his teeth and deal with the lies told about him. Even when he seemingly has friends, that may I add visibly show they deeply care about him. He still feels so betrayed by watch happened in the first chapter that he never really opens up at all. Even when he is raising Raphtalia in the beginning he still treats her harshly, and she may be the closest person to Naofumi. He even seemingly takes on the “burden” (saying that in air quotes) of raising Raphtalia as his own daughter. It goes to show that Naofumi is a person that will take on the burdens of others, or just soldier on and try to bury whatever he felt and continue with what he needs to do. It’s a pretty great character in that way, because that’s kinda what being a human is about. You have to just deal with life and move on as best as you can.
Another character we can talk about before moving on is Firo. Now surprisingly this character paper should be one of the worst characters of this series. “A Bird that eventually turns into a young lady and looks like an angel”. Well that doesn’t seem compelling at all, how does that even work? Well her character thought great explanation and writing turns out to be the most fun of the characters. She was an egg purchased from the same slave trader Naofumi bought Raphtalia from who hatched and turns into a legendary breed of Philo Rial that can turn into a human whenever she wants. She has no real tragic back story, and she is the most pure of the characters, which also fits into her design of an angel (which by the way is a great character design). In a way she serves to be the comedic relief of the series as sometimes this manga can get a little dark at times. Later on though in the series her character really does shine in some great moments. No spoilers of course, but Firo has an appetite and Pilo Rial are known to be able to eat almost anything. That is all.
Kyu Aiya does an amazing job with the art direction here. This may be the most crisp manga I’ve read in a good while. Everything is clear, and even in action scenes where it’s ramped up to 11, you can still easily make things out, even distant actions. Backgrounds are even better too, for example there is a pub they regularly go too and every time they go there it’s incredibly detailed. Even simple things like a camp fire shared by a weak Raphtalia and Naofumi is great to look at. You can see how the light of the first fills the panel, but at the same not too much. Giving this scene more depth to it overall.
Character designs are a real treat though, in my opinion, the best design overall is Firo. Firo in her Philo Rial form looks like a fat Chocobo, which if you don’t know, Fat Chocobo’s are the cutest things on to ever be thought up. So Firo kinda follows that example, she’s a giant bird who absolutely loves to pull carts and eats anything organic. In this form, the art design for her is really well done. We can see feathers, her claws which are detailed and her stupid bird face which is totally not a Chocobo you guys.
Raphtalia’s design is great too, she is a Demi-human from the raccoon race, and as far as I’m aware there aren’t too many raccoon anime boys/girls. So Raphtalia having Raccoon ears is a nice little change that’s refreshing. I also feel she’s heavily inspired by Holo, The Wise Wolf from the series Spice & Wolf. She has long flowing hair, a tail and protruding ears, but this is only in design only. In terms of personality, she’s a pretty innocent girl. Also, I like how she looks like she’s in her 20’s, but in reality because of how many times she’s leveled up, she just looks that and is actually just a 10 year old girl. I think this adds to not only her character because it’s interesting but it’s also a nice little tidbit of world building in the art. Sure you can be a 5 year old with a fully grown body if you level up enough. It makes sense logically and also within the world too, which is important.
Naofumi is pretty great too though, he’s a little generic starting out, but later on in the series he does seem to have more of a seasoned warrior look to him. I’m not saying I’m comparing Guts to Naofumi, but I am, and only in the sense that it follows the same progression visually, but much less extreme than Guts. But chapter 30 you can tell Naofumi is seasoned and he’s been through a bit. He doesn’t show scares or anything, but instead through his changing outfit and his Shield. Since his shield has different types depending on what the shield consumes and replicates, it changes the way it looks. So a good example, and a simple one is the Rope Shield. It’s basically as it sounds, it’s a rope shield that’s used to rappel, climb, or possibly tie up enemies. This is great visually though because with the way the art is so detailed with can see the finer intricacies going on here with each type of shield. Thinks like the jewel in the middle of the shield always being a main stay, or each version of the shield having certain visual accents that visually designate what kind of shield it is.
Shield Hero is for me one of my favorite experiences reading a manga. The story was incredibly easy to follow and while being layered presenting you the layers of it slowly enough for you to not be overwhelmed. The characters are great too, I especially love the demi-human characters a lot because they’re treated differently within the world, so they interact to it differently than say, Naofumi. Which is a testament to it’s overall quality in world building. Shield Hero isn’t going to be a revolutionary manga though, it doesn’t need to be it’s an Isekai for christ sake. But in my opinion, currently right now, Shield Hero is easily in the top 3 Isekai series I’ve ever read or watched, easily in some areas better than Re:Zero, which may be the best one. If you enjoy Isekai, then this manga will 100% be for you, and if you don’t enjoy them you may skip it. But I urge you all to find a copy of it or however you consume manga and read it.
The Rising of the Shield Hero gets a seal of approval by me, so read it!