The Rising of the Shield Hero Volume 1
Cover 1 eng
Page Count 334 pages
Release Date August 22, 2013
ISBN 978-4840152754
English Release Date September 15, 2015
ISBN 978-1935548720
Volume 2
Volume#: One.Two.Three.Four.Five.Six.


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!


Chapter 1 - A Royal Summons

Naofumi Iwatani, generally, explains his life as a college sophomore prior to his summoning. He says that because of his habits and lifestyle choices, which were formed because of his parents spoiling him, he was a disappointment of a son, therefore his parents shifted their efforts into raising his younger brother properly. During Naofumi's brother's rebellious phase, the family fell into chaos. Naofumi was able to save his family by introducing his younger brother to otaku culture which ended his rebellious phase. Because of this, Naofumi's parents were quite thankful and proceeded to spoil him even more. In his excessive free time, when his allowance was running low, Naofumi would visit the used book store and library to pass the time.

Chapter 2 - The Heroes

Chapter 3 - A Heroic Discussion

Chapter 4 - Specially-Arranged Funding

Chapter 5 - The Reality of the Shield

Chapter 6 - A Backstabber Named Landmine

Chapter 7 - False Charges

Chapter 8 - Ruined Reputation

Chapter 9 - They Call it a Slave

Chapter 10 - Kids’ Menu

Chapter 11 - The Fruits of Slavery

Chapter 12 - What’s Yours is Mine

Chapter 13 - Medicine

Chapter 14 - To Take a Life

Chapter 15 - Demi-Humans

Chapter 16 - The Two-Headed, Black Dog

Chapter 17 - Preparing for the Wave

Chapter 18 - Barbarian Armor

Chapter 19 - The Dragon Hourglass

Chapter 20 - The Sword

Chapter 21 - The Wave of Destruction

Chapter 22 - The Clash of Spear and Shield

Chapter 23 - All I’d Wanted to Hear


Special Extra Chapter 1 - The Spear Hero’s Buffoonery

Motoyasu Kitamura is the Spear Hero. As he invite a girl into his party, he introduce his party member: Malty S. Melromarc (a red hair girl whom he saved from shield otaku), Lucy (Malty's friend, whose slightly less pretty), Elena (last member of party who join a week after the others). He taken on the quest to deliver food to a drought village. The new girl joined but after awhile Malty said the new girl (Rino) cannot keep up and leave the party. The spear hero asked a bunch of people to travel with him from the beginging, but they always left shortly after. They always said that they didn´t feel they fit the group. To celebrate 3 week of his summon, Motoyasu cook for the party, but he was surprise with the leftovers. After getting village, Motoyasu though to get an artifact from a maze to solve the drought problem. They went and defeat the guardian golem, as he open the chest the maze collapsed. Wondering why he the maze collapse, he told others the condition to clear is to defeat the golem before the torch at the entrance went out, but Malty say that she thought we don't need the torch so she blow it out. As the maze collapse the party got separated, Motoyasu heard Malty and others talking about how his food is terrible, how they had sold the last girl who tried to join them as a slave, and how he sexual harass them all the time, telling himself that it is the monster trying to confusing him, he continue to search for his party. He reunions with the party and left the maze. Returning to the village and gave the artifact seed to mayor and telling that it will solve the food shortage. As Malty and other getting close to level 40, they started to head back to Melromarc.

Special Extra Chapter 2 - The Flag on the Kid’s Meal


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