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Light Novel 'Tate no Yuusha no Nariagari' Receives Anime Adaptation

by Stark700
Jun 22, 2017 2:48 AM | 156 Comments
A flyer posted on Yoshimi Bookstore's official Twitter account has revealed that the light novel series Tate no Yuusha no Nariagari (The Rising of the Shield Hero) will receive an anime adaptation. A preview is set to premiere on July 1st at this year's Anime Expo in Los Angeles, California.

Synopsis
Naofumi Iwatani was summoned into a parallel world along with 3 other people to become the world's Heroes. Each of the heroes respectively equipped with their own legendary equipment when summoned, Naofumi received the Legendary Shield as his weapon. Due to Naofumi's lack of charisma and experience he's labeled as the weakest, only to end up betrayed, falsely accused, and robbed by on the third day of adventure. Shunned by everyone from the king to peasants, Naofumi's thoughts were filled with nothing but vengeance and hatred. Thus, his destiny in a parallel World begins... (Source: Baka-Tsuki, Edited)

Tate no Yuusha no Nariagari is written by Yusagi Aneko and illustrated by Seira Minami. The fantasy light novel initially began as a web novel series on Shousetsuka ni Narou website with 409 web chapters, until it began publishing under Kadokawa's Media Factory MF Books imprint in 2012. The series currently has 17 volumes in print, with the 18th volume to be released on August 25. The anime will serve as MF Books' first anime adaptation. A manga adaptation drawn by Kyu Aiya has been serialized in Kadokawa's Monthly Comic Flapper magazine since February 2014. Both the novel and the manga has been published in English by One Peace Books.

Source: Otakomu

Tate no Yuusha no Nariagari on MAL

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MABfan11 said:
-ShadowClaw- said:


To sum it up without doing major spoilers
-The MC gets framed and betrayed
-He is isolated and Alone
-His primary weapon is a shield and has no main Weapon
-HE uses his intellect and resourcefulness to overcome obstacles.
-He is not guilable, he is bitter, resentful, untrusting and adaptable but honest persona( still not very trusting of others but good to the ones he is close)
-It has Good Action and Tacticfull Warfare
-Politics and Negotiations are a thing.

These are just some of the qualities that make the story so good.


sounds almost like Re:Zero, though it sounds like the protagonist starts off more capable than Subaru (Subaru can be pretty observant and tactical, but he is rash, hotheaded and arrogant)


If I had to describe it using popular anime then it's like SAO but MC more like Subaru (a bit, complete opposite on some aspects).
Not a good comparsion tho as it's not even remotelly as bland as SAO

Oct 4, 2018 7:02 AM by Bozzzz

-ShadowClaw- said:
mozgow said:
Just as @jc9622 said, can someone, without too many spoilers, explain what is it about?
And what's so good about it?


To sum it up without doing major spoilers
-The MC gets framed and betrayed
-He is isolated and Alone
-His primary weapon is a shield and has no main Weapon
-HE uses his intellect and resourcefulness to overcome obstacles.
-He is not guilable, he is bitter, resentful, untrusting and adaptable but honest persona( still not very trusting of others but good to the ones he is close)
-It has Good Action and Tacticfull Warfare
-Politics and Negotiations are a thing.

These are just some of the qualities that make the story so good.


sounds almost like Re:Zero, though it sounds like the protagonist starts off more capable than Subaru (Subaru can be pretty observant and tactical, but he is rash, hotheaded and arrogant)

Oct 2, 2018 2:09 PM by MABfan11

One year later....
Still waiting for some news
It's not gonna come this year is it ?

Mar 22, 2018 7:59 AM by BigBlueBash

It looks very interesting, PTW.

Jan 31, 2018 4:48 AM by Slarkero

Kinema Citrus did a great job with Made in Abyss recently though

Oct 3, 2017 10:38 AM by citizen169

Anyone know if it's still on track for 2018 January release?

Jul 3, 2017 9:14 AM by Bozzzz

Looking at other Kinema Citrus's adaptation i am not really sure if this adaptation will do great now

Why can't just White Fox doing it

huh why my post here gone?

Jul 3, 2017 5:42 AM by ZBlastHistory

I knew it will someday get an anime adaptation. I'm glad it was finally announced.

Jul 2, 2017 6:07 PM by Magito

Amiluhur said:
Could never get past the first arc. The excessive, convenient victimising just for the sake of darken the main dude just made me cringe.

Overall i just lump this together with arifureta and mushoku as being "nah, whatever"


Can agree it did seem like a lot of baseless targeting of one character for no reason, but as you get further into the story you get to hear about a lot of background information on shield heros. Stuff like people being very unwelcoming of past shield heros, religions(cults) that exclude the shield hero from being worshiped like the other three heros, and information that in the past the Shield hero favored the Demi-humans (who are hated by regular people and as you probably know enslaved a lot). So when you take all that in you can understand their blind hate towards the main character a bit more.

I mean if your people had bad history with a specific type of person, then you could understand them having prejudice towards that type of person in future encounters, but all the same it was a tad bit much with how they did it right from the get go. Though you'll find that besides how it was done, the fact that it was done does help shape the main character's personality, and in the end it makes him a lot more interesting and charming (at least in my opinion).

Jul 1, 2017 11:03 PM by Kohta

Could never get past the first arc. The excessive, convenient victimising just for the sake of darken the main dude just made me cringe.

Overall i just lump this together with arifureta and mushoku as being "nah, whatever"

Jul 1, 2017 9:11 PM by Amiluhur

Omg, yes! I've been needing this in my life for so long. I just hope they don't water down his spiteful attitude.

Jul 1, 2017 2:28 PM by Kohta

I've no idea what LN is this but the Sypnosis is interesting. :)
Also, the guy looks like Takane-san :D :D :D

Jun 29, 2017 6:05 PM by Castinate

This is my favorite light novel and the book that got me into reading manga so I am super happy hope it gets a good studio and good voice actors for Nafoumi and Rapthalia.

Jun 29, 2017 5:23 PM by G4gilito

Kuma said:
oh yeah, if this succes, will ubel blatt get adaptation too?

I don't think so. How can you compare these two series in the first place. Tate no yuusha is not nearly as edgy as uber blatt. Seconsly with all the violence and nudity they'll have to censor the hell out of it or probably have to make it an ova series , which won't bring that much income. On the other hand, adapting Drifters brings a bit of hope on the table, soooo we may never know

Jun 28, 2017 2:31 PM by ani147

The manga used to be quite edgy at the beginning and went downhill afterwards, turning into a harem, which made me lose interest and dropped it. I hope the anime don't take the same path as the manga. Still, I don't know if the series gets better at the newer chapters so Idk if the anime will be any good at its second half

Jun 28, 2017 2:22 PM by ani147

This is actually the first LN series that I've bought and read and I was just talking to my friends about how wonderful would it be if Shield Hero got a TV anime. Turns out it's been already announced OMG lol.

I think they'll probably cover the first 4 books with around 24-26 episodes (possibly a split-cour)
My only worry now is the studio.

Jun 27, 2017 8:55 AM by Shinsuke_Sama

I don't get why people call him edgy for acting angry, vengeful, and distrustful towards other people. I mean he was falsely accused of rape and was one-sidedly got judged as guilty by the people (even the other heroes) without proper trial. Do you expect him to just go "you know what? You accused me of rape but that's fine because it's not like getting accused and being guilty of rape is a big deal right?"

I really don't get why people would classify such a natural reaction as a result of edgyness.

Jun 26, 2017 12:28 PM by Huex3

Another Isekai adaptation and Hoshi no Samidare is still getting dusty in the shelf for anime adaptations... Trigger / Gainax CMOOOOON

Jun 26, 2017 6:09 AM by Nostalgik

OMGGGGGG AMAZING NEWS// I can't wait! hopefully this year

Jun 26, 2017 1:20 AM by KnightA

so... Shieldman leader like in Luck & Logic, or aggro tanks in Log Horizon?

Jun 26, 2017 1:17 AM by gophercg