Stories of old tell of four otherworldly heroes—wielding the sword, spear, bow, and shield—who defended the land from wave after wave of calamity. With the fate of the world in balance, the kingdom of Melromarc summons these legendary figures; in modern-day Japan, the call is answered, and the unwitting heroes are transported to this fantasy universe.
Thrust into Melromarc and given the title of "Shield Hero," otaku Naofumi Iwatani is labeled the weakest due to his lack of offensive capability and apparent inexperience. When the heroes part ways to start their journeys, he only has one willing companion: the beautiful princess Malty Melromarc. However, she soon betrays him, steals all his money, and accuses him of taking advantage of her.
For his alleged crimes, Naofumi is branded a criminal and made outcast of society. With hatred filling his heart, he sets out alone, vowing vengeance against those who wronged him.
First review was taken down so figured I would try again.
This is a really good series and I highly recommend it, "why?" because it has unique twist to the transported to another world story that you can’t help but feel drawn to and it has amazing characters that you will appropriately hate or love depending on the authors intention. I can't recommend this enough for I truly love reading this and I feel anybody could pick it up and love it with its high amount of detail and unique twists so hope on the shield hero express and try it out.
Rough outline- A random
dude is thrown into another world and proclaimed a hero but after a false accusation arises it turns from a dream come true into a nightmare he can’t escape prompting him to change his mind set about trusting others, how will our protagonist survive alone and surrounded by potential enemies?
I have read 150 web novel chapters by this point and rate it a 9.5 out of 10, I would tell you more but I feel you should experience it for yourself.
Tate no Yuusha has become tied with Sword Art Online as my favorite Japanese Light Novel as of writing this review.
The basis behind Tate no Yuusha is fairly simple. Four heroes are summoned from different Japans in order to fight against the invasion of monsters from something called the "Wave." At periodic intervals marked by a special hourglass, the monsters will attack and it is up to the four summoned heroes to defeat the monsters. However, what separates it is the fact that the main character, Naofumi, is rejected as a hero and quickly chooses to become an anti-hero due to circumstances. We also see
how pride and pre-existing beliefs cause problems. These beliefs are criticized and called into question on multiple occasions. Over time though, he begins to develop some of the more heroic qualities and we see how people change over time, something that a lot of series fail to do properly. Tate no Yuusha does a good job of showing Naofumi's growth and connects events together fairly well.
Since this is a light novel, there's not much art, but the ones that are there are great. They show off the characters at key points in the story and their faces and expressions in these pages contribute greatly to the feeling of the story. Also, they're not always focused on the action sequences, which is a nice break from what other light novels often try to do.
The character development in this series is one of the best by far. The series follows Naofumi and it shows how he goes from someone with good intentions to a complete jerk who only shows traces of the kindness that existed in his heart before. However, he begins to recover over time, and we get to see the events that lead to him slowly becoming a heroic figure that is gradually earning the respect of the people. This limits the number of out of character moments despite being quite a long series so far. Each character also has to deal with the consequences of his or her own actions, and this leads to some interesting moments.
Overall, I recommend this series to people. It does not seem like a lot of people read it, and I believe more people should. It shows how an anti-hero can be created, but how an anti-hero can also become a true hero.
Tate no Yuusha no Nariagari is something like a mix of akame ga kill, Sword art online/Log horizon, Dungeon Ni Deai Wo Motomeru No Wa Machigatteiru Darou ka and a main character that you can't dislike (almost like in Yahari ore no seishun love comedy wa Machigatteiru). Plot is just like in some other light novels about being sent to another world and that's the part that really grasped my heart, that the main character is just (more or less) like a normal person. You can see that he's not a hero type but yet, he's getting popular with everyone even after being framed and
mocked of just by living normal way. I said that the hero is the best part of this novel but it is accompanied by a great plot, even if it sometimes seems like a totally cliché copy-paste it can still draw your attention and keep you engrossed for some time. It also has many amusing moments that are motivating to read even more and with each chapter it is getting better. I tried to not spoil much of a plot beacuse it is definitely worth reading (at least novel, beacuse manga skips many moments during his trip, which i do not a prove >.
Mod Edit: This review may contain spoilers.
When I first read manga I was mad when read both ch 1,2 and I really hate the king and draughter and three heroes and don’t get me start on spear hero but want get better understanding of why is so good I start read Light Novel first Volume and it’s really good and here’s why
The story start were this four boys summoned to another world to become one of the four heroes stop this great evil that was attacking people. so here we have mc who’s Shield Hero who got along with other three hero’s but when others
talk and word came about if anyone play rpg games Naofumi never played rpg games before so someone over hears that spread rumours about him when time pair up no one join his side which made him mad tell “if you have problem say it” but Mein Sophia decided join him help and king give more money to Naofumi when off to learn more about his Shield with help of Mein Sophia but on third day Naofumi was betrayed, falsely accused, and robbed said teammate. Shunned by everyone from king to peasants, Naofumi thoughts were filled with nothing but vengeance and hatred. First thoughts was god feel sorry for this guys all by himself unable to use attack all alone no one to trust I was mad as hell about it really does have dark story to this but let’s keep going.
So we found mc Naofumi using low level equipment and training lv up but he can only fight low lv monster so his pissed off he can’t fight demon because of his Shield be a slave selling man offer him deal to sell him lv 75 demi human but he refused he wanted something cheap and it’s not broken so he found Raphtalia raccoon demi human most important for him in Melrormarc the manga cut few good parts about Raphtalia changing form 1st form to 2nd and bounding between Naofumi and Raphtalia and him telling about his passed. My thoughts were it was really cool to see two bound help each other it was really nice to see not lot anime do that anymore like build the relationships slow not from what I know.
Finally battle between Shield hero and spear hero when read Light Novel I was really hoping that Naofumi kick shit spear hero but of course the bitch A.K.A Mein Sophia use her fire spell fuck over Naofumi making him lose match tell everyone Mein Sophia she using spell help out spear but know believe him because she none other draughter of king his was loss for words and slave spell was getting removed spear hero run over Raphtalia only to get slap suck on that petty boy punk move on spear hero dumbfounded look on his face after being hit Raphtalia telling spear hero that Naofumi has never done anything bad to her this were cry little so here listen Raphtalia ran over to me.
This... is hell.
A maliciously created world.
Women - no - everyone in this world scorns me as if to torture me.
If she touches me, then I'll just be reliving those bad memories.
Raphtalia witnesses my condition and again glared at Motoyasu.
"I've heard the rumors... that Naofumi-sama forced himself onto his companion, that he is an awful Hero."
"A-Ah. He's a rapist! As a female slave, you should understand that, right!?"
"Why would I!? Naofumi-sama has never once laid his hands on me!"
Raphtalia then grabbed my hand.
"Naofumi-sama... How can I earn your trust?"
"Let go of my hand!"
Everyone in this world accuses me of a crime I didn't commit.
"I didn't do it!"
Something covered my frienzied self.
"Please calm yourself Naofumi-sama. Please hear me out and give me a chance to earn your trust."
"...Or is it that you cannot trust anyone but a slave who can never disobey nor betray you? In that case please let's go to that place where we first met. So you can put a new curse on me. "
"Y-you're lying!... This is another trick to deceive me!"
What was that!? Who?! This voice... these words... how come they managed to force their way into my heart?
"No matter what happens, I will always believe in you, Naofumi-sama"
"Shut up! You people are just going to pin more crimes on me!"
"...I don't believe those rumors. You are a person who would never do such a thing."
Ever since I arrived in this world, it was the first time... that I had heard the words I have been wishing for.
Slowly the darkness that obscured my vision cleared out.
And I could feel the warmth of another person.
"Even if the whole world unites to blame you, Naofumi-sama. I will not... No matter how many time it takes, I will tell them all: Naofumi-sama did not do it."
When I lifted my head, what laid in front of me was not a little girl, but a young woman around the age of seventeen.
While her features looked like those of Raphtalia, she was an unbelievably cute girl.
What should have been dry, cracked skin was now a healthy complexion, with beautiful hair that was slightly dusty in color.
The body that was once all skin and bones was now curvy with a fit, robust figure.
Most prominently, her eyes were no longer filled with hopelessness, but brimmed with a strong will.
I could not recognize a girl like her.
"Naofumi-sama, now let's go and place the curse on me again."
"W-who are you?"
"Eh? What are you saying? It's me, Raphtalia."
"No-no-no, isn't Raphtalia a little girl?"
She claimed to be Raphtalia. Troubled, she tilted her head while trying to convince me.
"Geez, Naofumi-sama is always treating me like a child."
That voice... is definitely the voice of the Raphtalia I remember.
However, her body was completely different.
No-no-no, this is strange even if she was Raphtalia.
"Naofumi-sama, I'll say this due to the circumstances."
"When young Demi-humans raise their level, their bodies also mature quickly in order to match their level growth."
"Demi-humans are not like humans. It is the same with monsters."
Embarrassed, the girl who claimed to be Raphtalia continued.
"Although my... my mind is still that of a child, my body has already become similar to an adult."
While telling me this, Raphtalia once again buried my head into her voluptuous chest.
"Please believe me. I believe that Naofumi-sama has not committed any crimes. You are the great Shield Hero who has saved my life, given me precious medicine, taught me how to survive and how to fight. I am your sword, and I will follow you no matter what hardships we may face."
Those were... the words that I wanted to hear.
The words spoken ever since Raphtalia swore to fight alongside me.
"If you don't believe me, then make me your slave or do whatever you wish with me. I will always stay with you."
From the first kind words that I received since arriving in this world, I unwittingly began to weep.
Although I felt that I shouldn't cry no matter what, I couldn't stop the tears from falling.
(;_wink I cry there what i got from that was mother hug feel form that.
so to guys do read light novel i it's really good down side for manga is they didn't really cover lot in light novel if they follow light novel i thing give it 5 out of 5 but here how i score
light novel 4.8/5
manga 3.5/5 the art styles is good but manga really rush everything
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