The Rising of the Shield Hero (盾の勇者の成り上がり, Tate no Yuusha no Nariagari) is a light novel series composed by Aneko Yusagi, and then adjusted into a manga by Aiya Kyū and distributed by Media Factory, with fourtheen volumes released starting at July 23, 2016.
Both the novel and manga arrangement was authorized by One Peace Books and were distributed in North America starting in September 2015. An anime adaptation has been released on January 9, 2019.
The story centers around Naofumi Iwatani (岩谷 尚文), a Japanese college student and an uncharasmatic otaku who spends his days on games and manga, when he all of a sudden winds up summoned to a another world. Things seem to be looking up for him, he’s been summoned to be a legend : One of the four incredible Heroes who will save the kingdom and the world from the destruction.
But soon he realizes that he is actually the Shield Hero, the weakest one amoung the legends! Naofumi is soon left alone on the dust in Tate no Yuusha no Nariagari, poverty-stricken and betrayed. With no one to go to and nowhere to run, he is left with only a shield. While the other 3 chosen heroes get spoiled with gold and love.
The Rising of the Shield Hero is a dramatic story with ups and downs where just as you start to build report with the happy version of the manga with the help of his new companions and friends Raphtalia (ラフタリア) and Filo (フィーロ), the disaster and the bad luck strikes one more time our Shield Hero.