The Rising of the Shield Hero (Tate no Yuusha no Nariagari) is an anime series that many viewers have already watched. This popular anime has a big fanbase because the show is very interesting & attractive. The Plot, Characters, and Character Development are at a high level.
Here are the ratings of this anime series (Season 01).
- IMDb Ratings: 8.1/10
- MyAnimeList: 8.01
- Crunchyroll: 4.7/5
The Rising of the Shield Hero – AKA Tate no Yuusha no Nariagari
The Rising of the Shield Hero Season 1 released in 2019. It has 25 episodes. A good story to see if you have time. Actually, It’s a really beautiful anime show.
This is not a full review of that Anime Series, this is some kind of a brief introduction. But let me give you a little description.
In short, four people from other worlds are invited to one world. It looks like that they are in a Video Game, but it’s not. They were summoned as the successors of the so-called heroes who are there to protect that world. Each hero has a special weapon. They cannot use other weapons. It is a Bow, a Sword, a Spear and a Shield. And each weapon has very special abilities and powers.
So their duty is to protect this world from the invasions that come from other worlds/dimensions from time to time. Also there are actually other worlds with similar events as happening here. You can find out about it at the end of the first season. I’m not going to say that in a way that loses that curiosity because there may be people who haven’t seen it yet. So, I am not going to spoil too much.
The first episode gives a devilish kickstart. Also, the feelings of the main character Naofumi Iwatani have been made to feel the same way to those who watch it. Especially Anger. I am pretty sure you will be able to watch the entire show without getting bored. There is an interesting storyline. There are a lot of different, amazing characters in this. Raphtalia and Filo are the main members of the Shield Hero’s team.
Raphtalia is a Demi-Human Raccoon / Tanuki Girl.
(“You are the great Shield Hero, and I am your sword. No matter how rough the path, I will follow you.” – Raphtalia)
Filo is a Filolial, adopted/raised by the Shield Hero. A very cute character… If you gonna watch this, it would be better if you can watch the original Japanese Dubbed version (with English Subtitles).
Shield Hero’s Adventure throughout the story is great. There are also many heart touching emotional moments. Anyway, that’s a special feature of most anime. This show belongs to the Dark Fantasy genre. In addition to the anime, also there are Manga and Light Novel series too.
Among the Films, Animation Movies, and TV Series we watch, there are those that we would like to watch more than once, without getting bored. Let me give you an example; Avatar: The Last Airbender.
(⚠ : – This is just one example. There are many more. And this does not mean that this Anime Series is as good as ATLA.)
The Rising of the Shield Hero – Season 02 Release Date
The Adventure continues to a few more seasons. The Rising of the Shield Hero Season 2 was supposed to be released in 2021. But due to the COVID-19 pandemic situation, the release date of The Rising of the Shield Hero Season 2 has been delayed to 2022. Currently, The Rising of the Shield Hero Season 2 has been postponed to April 2022.
Also, there is a Funny Meme with this Series. “Something is Rising, and it’s not the Shield Hero.” Don’t worry if you don’t understand the real meaning of this phrase.
This is ‘The Rising of the Shield Hero,’ one which I’ve watched again and again. Anyway, this is a fantasy. There is no point in applying logics while watching because this is not Science Fiction or something like that. So, it makes no sense. Just enjoy it! You just need to watch and get that experience. One of the reasons I like this is because it is interesting, and a bit of a short anime series that can be watched and finished quickly. And also there are much more anime like this. You can easily explore them if interested.