The Rising of the Shield Hero (盾の勇者の成り上がり Tate no Yuusha no Nariagari?)​​​​​ is an anime series by Kinema Citrus based on the light novel series of the same name by Yusagi Aneko. The worldwide premiere of episode 1 of The Rising of the Shield Hero anime debuted at Crunchyroll Expo on September 1st. The Crunchyroll co-production will be available to members worldwide except for Asia when the series kicks off as part of the winter 2019 anime season.


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 an outcast of society. With hatred filling his heart, he sets out alone, vowing vengeance against those who wronged him.[1]


  1. The Shield Hero
  2. The Slave Girl
  3. Wave of Catastrophe
  4. Lullaby at Dawn
  5. Filo
  6. A New Comrade
  7. The Savior of the Heavenly Fowl
  8. Curse Shield
  9. 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. (episode 21)
  22. (episode 22)
  23. (episode 23)
  24. (episode 24)
  25. (episode 25)




  • When Aiya Kyu was asked about the character designs and art for the Shield Hero anime, the manga artist replied, "I believe the illustrator for the novels, Minami Seira, is overseeing the whole thing in detail."[2]



TVアニメ『盾の勇者の成り上がり』PV|2019.01 ON AIR

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  1. Written by MAL Rewrite
  2. Interview with The Rising Of The Shield Hero manga artist Aiya Kyu