Tate no Yuusha no Nariagari
The Rising of the Shield Hero
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Tate no Yuusha no Nariagari

Alternative Titles

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

Type: Manga
Volumes: Unknown
Chapters: Unknown
Status: Publishing
Published: Feb 5, 2014 to ?
Genres: Drama Drama, Fantasy Fantasy
Theme: Isekai Isekai
Demographic: Seinen Seinen
Serialization: Comic Flapper
Authors: Aiya, Kyu (Art), Aneko, Yusagi (Story)

Statistics

Score: 7.851 (scored by 4117841,178 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #10362
2 based on the top manga page. Please note that 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #98
Members: 104,987
Favorites: 3,037

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Synopsis

Twenty-year-old otaku Naofumi Iwatani is mysteriously transported to the otherworldly kingdom of Melromarc. Appearing before the King, Naofumi and three other summoned individuals learn that they are each one of the Four Cardinal Heroes who are tasked with defeating the malicious "Waves of Catastrophe."

However, Naofumi is given only a measly shield and dubbed the "Shield Hero," the weakest of the Four Cardinal Heroes. Owing to his lack of power, none of the kingdom's mercenaries wish to aid him, except for the country's beautiful princess, Malty Melromarc. But Naofumi soon awakens the next day to find himself robbed of all his possessions and falsely accused of rape by Malty.

Due to his status as a Cardinal Hero, Naofumi is not executed, but instead, his erroneous crimes are made public. Struggling to find hospitality, Naofumi buys a demi-human slave girl named Raphtalia to aid his endeavors, and embarks on a perilous journey to deliver retribution to those who ruined him, learning the secrets of this new world along the way.

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Background

Tate no Yuusha no Nariagari has been published in English as The Rising of the Shield Hero by One Peace Books since November 17, 2015 and in Russian by XL Media since February 16, 2016.

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Characters

Raphtalia
Main
Iwatani, Naofumi
Main
Filo
Main
Glass
Supporting
Melromarc, Melty Q
Supporting
Melromarc, Mirelia Q
Supporting
Elhart
Supporting
Melromarc, Malty
Supporting
Kazayama, Kizuna
Supporting
Amaki, Ren
Supporting

More reviewsReviews

Sep 26, 2014
Preliminary (8/? chp)
(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 ...
Dec 3, 2014
Preliminary (9/? chp)
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

Story: 8.5
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 ...
Jan 2, 2015
Preliminary (11/? chp)
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.

Story: 9

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 ...

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