Originally published as a light novel on the user-generated novel site of Shōsetsuka ni Narō, the Japanese series has found major success both as the anime and the manga comics. Although this article is focused on the manga series, if you want to know about the updates regarding the animated series of The Rising of the Shield Hero, figure out every detail of the upcoming season of the hit Japanese anime series here.
Now, onto the manga series. The popular manga that has been adapted from the Japanese LN is published by Media Factory. The adaptation has been carried out by Aiya Kyū as the artist along with character design illustrator Seira Minami.
The Rising of the Shield Hero | New Releases
With as many as 22 volumes of the novel having being published as of June 2019, the manga series from the English publisher ‘One Peace Books’ is still going strong. Having started its run as early as in Feb 2014, The Rising of the Shield Hero manga fanbase has been a patient one.
The ongoing Japanese manga has a list of over 70 chapters adapted from the 18 volumes of the Japanese comic. With the latest chapter being Chapter 79, head over to the chapter list section of The Rising of the Shield Hero for more information.
Synopsis of The Rising of the Shield Hero
The storyline of the manga follows a Japanese high school student, Naofumi Iwatani. Naofumi who spends most of his time on games suddenly finds himself in a parallel reality along with three other men called upon to be the Cardinal Heroes.
Having inherited the legendary shield, the plot follows Naofumi being falsely accused of sexual attack and ultimately leaving him all alone in the new world with nothing but his shield. Join Naofumi Iwatani in his journey as he sets out to train and protect the world in order to regain the trust of the people.
|Volume No.||Chapters Covered|
The Rising of the Shield Hero | Chapter-List
Here is a full list of all the chapters that have been released till now.
|Chapter 79||March 23, 2021|
|Chapter 78||March 23, 2021|
|Chapter 77||March 23, 2021|
|Chapter 76||March 23, 2021|
|Chapter 75||March 23, 2021|
|Chapter 74||March 23, 2021|
|Chapter 73||March 23, 2021|
|Chapter 72||March 23, 2021|
|Chapter 71||November 21, 2020|
|Chapter 70||November 21, 2020|
|Chapter 69||November 21, 2020|
|Chapter 68||November 21, 2020|
|Chapter 67||November 21, 2020|
|Chapter 66||July 20, 2020|
|Chapter 65||July 20, 2020|
|Chapter 64||July 20, 2020|
|Chapter 63||July 20, 2020|
|Chapter 62||February 22, 2020|
|Chapter 61||February 22, 2020|
|Chapter 60||February 22, 2020|
|Chapter 59||February 22, 2020|
|Chapter 58||September 8, 2020|
|Chapter 57||September 8, 2020|
|Chapter 56||September 8, 2020|
|Chapter 55||September 8, 2020|
|Chapter 54||September 8, 2020|
|Chapter 53||June 23, 2020|
|Chapter 52||June 23, 2020|
|Chapter 51||June 23, 2020|
|Chapter 50||June 23, 2020|
|Chapter 49||June 23, 2020|
|Chapter 48||December 10, 2019|
|Chapter 47||December 10, 2019|
|Chapter 46||December 10, 2019|
|Chapter 45||December 10, 2019|
|Chapter 44||May 28, 2019|
|Chapter 43||May 28, 2019|
|Chapter 42||May 28, 2019|
|Chapter 41||May 28, 2019|
|Chapter 40||April 16, 2019|
|Chapter 39||April 16, 2019|
|Chapter 38||April 16, 2019|
|Chapter 37||April 16, 2019|
|Chapter 36||July 17, 2018|
|Chapter 35||July 17, 2018|
|Chapter 34||July 17, 2018|
|Chapter 33||July 17, 2018|
|Chapter 32||May 15, 2018|
|Chapter 31||May 15, 2018|
|Chapter 30||May 15, 2018|
|Chapter 29||May 15, 2018|
|Chapter 28||November 14, 2017|
|Chapter 27||November 14, 2017|
|Chapter 26||November 14, 2017|
|Chapter 25||November 14, 2017|
|Chapter 24||May 16, 2017|
|Chapter 23||May 16, 2017|
|Chapter 22||May 16, 2017|
|Chapter 21||May 16, 2017|
|Chapter 20||October 18, 2016|
|Chapter 19||October 18, 2016|
|Chapter 18||October 18, 2016|
|Chapter 17||October 18, 2016|
|Chapter 16||July 19, 2016|
|Chapter 15||July 19, 2016|
|Chapter 14||July 19, 2016|
|Chapter 13||July 19, 2016|
|Chapter 12||May 17, 2016|
|Chapter 11||May 17, 2016|
|Chapter 10||May 17, 2016|
|Chapter 9||May 17, 2016|
|Chapter 8||April 19, 2016|
|Chapter 7||April 19, 2016|
|Chapter 6||April 19, 2016|
|Chapter 5||April 19, 2016|
|Chapter 4||November 17, 2015|
|Chapter 3||November 17, 2015|
|Chapter 2||November 17, 2015|
|Chapter 1||November 17, 2015|
The Rising of the Shield Hero | Main Characters
With so many characters in the whole The Rising of the Shield Hero universe, we’ll cover the main characters of the manga series.
1. Naofumi Iwatani
First up, we have the lead protagonist of the Japanese comic series, Naofumi Iwatani.
Appearance: Naofumi rocks short black hair along with green eyes. Along with that, he can be seen wearing Barbarian armor throughout most of the series.
Personality: Although he is cynical of the world, he masks it well behind his calm personality. After the betrayal, Naofumi becomes distrustful towards the whole world until he meets Raphtalia and Filo in his journey.
Abilities: Apart from the various defensive abilities of the legendary shield, Naofumi also boasts offensive abilities including Energy Blast, Night Terror, Shield Bash along with being an excellent Potion crafter and even an animal whisperer.
Quotes: “I hoped the whole place burned to the ground, the whole damn world.”
Up next, we’ll be looking at the lead female protagonist of The Rising of the Shield Hero manga series.
Appearance: While she has gone through significant changes from her early days, the adult Raphtalia can be seen dressed as a warrior with a full-sized sword instead of the previous small knife. Apart from that, she also has dog-like fluffy ears along with a bushy tail.
Personality: Even though Raphtalia was quite shy and fearful due to her initially slave status, she eventually became Naofumi’s first real companion after the latter bought her and cared for her as her own daughter.
Abilities: Apart from magic abilities including Drifa Light, Illusion, and Zweite Hide Mirage, Raphtalia also became the Katana Hero after obtaining the Vassal Katana with attacks such as Crescent Moon Sword, Powder Snow, Misty Moon, Shadow Strike, and many more.
Quotes: “Please believe me… You are the great Shield Hero, and I am your sword. No matter how rough the path, I will follow you.” – to Naofumi Iwantani
After Raphtalia, we have Filo as the next main character of the popular manga series.
Appearance: Filo has two transformable forms with blue-colored eyes in both forms. While in the human form, she resembles a young girl with wings on her back, in the final Filolial form, Filo appears like an owl with a size larger than an ostrich.
Personality: After gaining the transforming ability, Filo’s personality changed from a normal animal to a spoiled child. Apart from that, Filo also has a pretty good judgment of character.
Abilities: Filo’s magical abilities include Spiral Strike, Drifa Tornado, Zweite Wind Cutter, Typhoon, Fire Song alongside the Demon Dragon Magic.
- Motoyasu The Spear Hero
- Ren The Sword Hero
- Itsuki The Bow Hero
- Kizuna The Hunting Hero
- Aultcray The Staff Hero
- Fohl The Gauntlet Hero
- Rishia The Projectile Hero
- Glass The Fan Hero
- L’Arc Berg The Scythe Hero
- Ethnobalt The Book Hero
- Raphtalia The Katana Hero
- S’yne The Sewing Hero
Writer and Illustrator
Aneko Yusagi served as the writer of the Rising of the Shield Hero. His notable works include the spin-off manga series of The Reprise of the Spear Hero.
All the character design of the manga as well as the light novel is carried out by Seira Minami. Seira has also worked on the Spear hero spin-off manga alternatively known as Yari no Yūsha no Yarinaoshi.
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