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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?

Series Cast

  1. Kaito Ishikawa as Naofumi Iwatani (voice)

    Kaito Ishikawa

    Naofumi Iwatani (voice)

    50 Episodes

  2. Asami Seto as Raphtalia (voice)

    Asami Seto

    Raphtalia (voice)

    50 Episodes

  3. Rina Hidaka as Filo (voice)

    Rina Hidaka

    Filo (voice)

    50 Episodes

  4. Maaya Uchida as Melty Q Melromarc (voice)

    Maaya Uchida

    Melty Q Melromarc (voice)

    25 Episodes

  5. Hiroki Yasumoto as Elhart (voice)

    Hiroki Yasumoto

    Elhart (voice)

    25 Episodes

  6. Yoshitsugu Matsuoka as Ren Amaki (voice)

    Yoshitsugu Matsuoka

    Ren Amaki (voice)

    25 Episodes

  7. Kikuko Inoue as Mirellia Q Melromarc (voice)

    Kikuko Inoue

    Mirellia Q Melromarc (voice)

    25 Episodes

  8. Makoto Takahashi as Motoyasu Kitamura (voice)

    Makoto Takahashi

    Motoyasu Kitamura (voice)

    25 Episodes

  9. Megumi Han as Glass (voice)

    Megumi Han

    Glass (voice)

    25 Episodes

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Last Season

Season 3


2023 • 12 Episodes

After defeating the Spirit Tortoise, Naofumi has no time for rest. An attack from the next Guardian Beast is imminent, but the three other Cardinal Heroes have gone missing. So, Naofumi and his party set out to search for the legendary trio.

The Ones We Must Protect

(3x12, December 22, 2023) Season Finale

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The Rising of the Shield Hero
The Rising of the Shield Hero


Original Name 盾の勇者の成り上がり

Status Returning Series


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Type Scripted

Original Language Japanese


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