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The Rising of the Shield Hero

The Rising of the Shield Hero

Jan 09, 2019 24m JP
856 votes
  • Animation
  • Action & Adventure
  • Sci-Fi & Fantasy
  • Drama

Seasons and episodes


Iwatani Naofumi, a run-of-the-mill otaku, finds a book in the library that summons him to another world. He is tasked with joining the sword, spear, and bow as one of the Four Cardinal Heroes and fighting the Waves of Catastrophe as the Shield Hero. Excited by the prospect of a grand adventure, Naofumi sets off with his party. However, merely a few days later, he is betrayed and loses all his money, dignity, and respect. Unable to trust anyone anymore, he employs a slave named Raphtalia and takes on the Waves and the world. But will he really find a way to overturn this desperate situation?

Title The Rising of the Shield Hero
First Air Date Jan 09, 2019
Last Air Date Jun 29, 2022
Episodes 38
Seasons 2
Companies Kinema Citrus, Good Smile Company, Nippon Columbia, Glovision, Kadokawa Media House, NTT Plala, Frontier Works, Sammy, DR Movie, Kadokawa Media House
Keywords saving the world, based on novel or book, magic, anti hero, training, dysfunctional family, romance, betrayal, religion, sibling rivalry, dragon, parallel world, dark fantasy, seinen, anime, corrupt church, isekai
Kaito Ishikawa

Kaito Ishikawa

Naofumi Iwatani (voice)
Asami Seto

Asami Seto

Raphtalia (voice)
Rina Hidaka

Rina Hidaka

Filo (voice)