Light Novel
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Japanese 盾の勇者の成り上がり
Rōmaji Tate no Yuusha no Nariagari
English The Rising of the Shield Hero
Novel Information
Volumes 19
Status Ongoing
Published August 22, 2013 – present
Genres Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Author Aneko Yusagi
Illustrator Minami Seira
Serialization Media Factory

The Rising of the Shield Hero (盾の勇者の成り上がり Tate no Yuusha no Nariagari) is a Japanese light novel series written by Aneko Yusagi and illustrated by Minami Seira. Media Factory has published 19 volumes since August 2013. One Peace Books has licensed the series in English with the first volume released on September 15th.


Naofumi Iwatani, an uncharismatic Otaku who spends his days on games and manga, suddenly finds himself summoned to a parallel universe! He discovers he is one of four heroes equipped with legendary weapons and tasked with saving the world from its prophesied destruction. As the Shield Hero, the weakest of the heroes, all is not as it seems. Naofumi is soon alone, penniless, and betrayed. With no one to turn to, and nowhere to run, he is left with only his shield. Now, Naofumi must rise to become the legendary Shield Hero and save the world!

Series OverviewEdit

Main series
Volume 1

Cover 1 eng

Buy Now ISBN 978-1935548720

Volume 2

Cover 2 eng

Buy Now ISBN 978-1935548782

Volume 3

Cover 3 eng

Buy Now ISBN 978-1935548669

Volume 4

Cover 4 eng

Buy Now ISBN 978-1935548652

Volume 5

Cover 5 eng

Buy Now ISBN 978-1935548676

Volume 6

Cover 6 eng

Buy Now ISBN 978-1935548560

Volume 7

Cover 7 eng

Buy Now ISBN 978-1944937089

Volume 8

Cover 8 eng

Buy Now ISBN 978-1944937096

Volume 9

Cover 9 eng

Buy at ISBN 978-1944937256

Volume 10

Cover 10 eng

Buy at ISBN 978-1944937263

Volume 11

Cover 11 eng

Buy at ISBN 978-1944937461

Volume 12

Cover 12 eng

Buy at ISBN 978-4040677873

Volume 13

Cover 13 eng

Buy at ISBN 978-4040679655

Volume 14


ISBN 978-4040681214

Volume 15


ISBN 978-4040686387

Volume 16


ISBN 978-4040690513

Volume 17


ISBN 978-4040691909

Volume 18


ISBN 978-4040693545

Volume 19


ISBN 978-4040696652

Spin off series
Volume 1

The reprise of the Spear Hero Vol1

ISBN 978-4040695020

Volume 2

Yari no Yuusha no Yarinaoshi Cover 2

ISBN 978-4040695884

Volume 3

Yari no Yuusha no Yarinaoshi Cover 3

ISBN 978-4040698052