Tate no Yuusha no Nariagari

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Tate no Yuusha no Nariagari / The Rising of the Shield Hero (盾の勇者の成り上がり)a Japanese web novel written by Aneko Yusagi (アネコユサギ). The web novel was adapted into a manga drawn by Aiya Kyuu (藍屋球) and published by MF Books. The light novel was illustrated by Minami Seira (弥南 せいら) with 6 volumes and ongoing.

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Iwatani Naofumi was summoned into a parallel world along with 3 other people to become the world's Heroes. Each of the heroes were respectively equipped with their own legendary equipment when summoned. Naofumi coincidentally received the Legendary Shield as his weapon. Due to Naofumi's lack of charisma and experience, he ended up with only a single teammate while others have several. Unfortunately, on his third day Naofumi was betrayed, falsely accused, and robbed by the said teammate. Shunned by everyone from king to peasants, Naofumi's thoughts were filled with nothing but vengeance and hatred. Thus, his destiny in a parallel World begins...



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Recent Updates

  • September 15th, 2014 - Chapter 20 Completed
  • September 10th, 2014 - Chapters 22-23 (Wave 1) and Chapters 24-25 (Wave 2) Completed
  • October 12th, 2014 - chapter 21 Completed
  • September 15th, 2014 - Chapter 20 Completed
  • September 10th, 2014 - Chapters 22-25 Completed

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Tate no Yuusha no Nariagari by Aneko Yusagi

  • Please do note that there are differences between the light novel and web novel. These translations are based on the web novel.

Wave 1

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Wave 2

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Wave 3

Wave 4 et +

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Original Web Novel

Original web published novel can be found here: 盾の勇者の成り上がり

Series Overview

  • 盾の勇者の成り上がり 1 - 334 pages (August 22, 2013) ISBN 978-4840152754
  • 盾の勇者の成り上がり 2 - 316 pages (October 24, 2013) ISBN 978-4040660496
  • 盾の勇者の成り上がり 3 - 313 pages (December 21, 2013) ISBN 978-4040661667
  • 盾の勇者の成り上がり 4 - (February 25, 2014) ISBN 978-4040663210
  • 盾の勇者の成り上がり 5 - (April 25, 2014) ISBN 978-4040667188
  • 盾の勇者の成り上がり 6 - (June 25, 2014) ISBN 978-4040667904
  • 盾の勇者の成り上がり 7 - (September 25, 2014) ISBN 978-4040669960