The Rising of the Shield Hero: The Manga Companion Comes to Crunchyroll

Anime series begins streaming in Jan

In anticipation of the upcoming anime The Rising of the Shield Hero, Crunchyroll Manga has joined forced with One Peace Books to bring you Vol. 1 of The Rising of the Shield Hero manga by Akia Yu (based on the original story by Aneko Yusagi with character designs by Minami Seira).


The Rising of the Shield Hero is a new Crunchyroll anime co-production set to begin streaming in Janurary 2019. The manga is a super way to familiarize yourself with the epic adventure before the animation begins! Here are the facts...


The Rising of the Shield Hero: The Manga Companion

Regions: Worldwide except Japan

Available: 12/5 5pm PST



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!

Meanwhile, print editions are also available in the Crunchyroll store!


© Aiya Kyu 2014 © Aneko Yusagi 2014 / KADOKAWA CORPORATION
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