The Rising of the Shield Hero

Tate no Yuusha no Nariagari

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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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English: The Rising of the Shield Hero
Japanese: 盾の勇者の成り上がり
Type: TV
Episodes: 25
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jan 9, 2019 to Jun 26, 2019
Premiered: Winter 2019
Broadcast: Wednesdays at 22:00 (JST)
Producers: Glovision, Kadokawa, Crunchyroll SC Anime Fund
Licensors: Crunchyroll
Studios: Kinema Citrus
Source: Light novel
Genres: Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
Duration: 24 min per ep
Rating: PG-13 – Teens 13 or older
Resolution: 480p, 720p, 1080p
Type: Dual Audio, Eng Sub, BD


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

OP1: “RISE” by MADKID (eps 2-12)
OP2: “FAITH” by MADKID (eps 13-19, 22-24)
ED1: “Kimi no Namae (きみの名前)” by Chiai Fujikawa (藤川千愛) (eps 2-3, 5-12)
ED2: “Falling Through Starlight” by Asami Seto (ep 4)
ED3: “Atashi ga Tonari ni Iru Uchi ni (あたしが隣にいるうちに)” by Chiai Fujikawa (藤川千愛) (eps 13-20, 22-24)

Episode List

01: The Shield Hero
02: The Slave Girl
03: Wave of Catastrophe
04: Lullaby at Dawn
05: Filo
06: A New Comrade
07: The Savior of the Heavenly Fowl
08: Curse Shield
09: Melty
10: In the Midst of Turmoil
11: Catastrophe Returns
12: The Raven Invader
13: The Devil of the Shield
14: Everlasting Memory
15: Raphtalia
16: Filolial Queen
17: A Promise Made
18: A Conspiracy Linked
19: The Four Cardinal Heroes
20: Battle of Good and Evil
21: Naofumi’s Triumphant Return
22: Four Heroes Council
23: Cal Mira Archipelago
24: Guardians of Another World
25: The Rising of the Shield Hero



A modern masterpiece inspired by a millennium-old question from decades-old hieroglyphics: What if Kirito played Shield Art Online instead?


Finally, an Isekai that accurately shows how DPS always blame the tank…




BEGONE THOT! Stand firm weebs. Don’t let those females ruin your eventual isekai adventure you are destined for.


Interesting take comparing to most isekai series, worth checking out in my opinion.


What happens when your isekai fantasy betrays you? Turn to the dark side! I’m looking forward to see how screwed up things can get.


Can’t you just hit someone with the edge of the shield…



    can i kwill u plis 🥺🥺