Anime Review: Tate no Yuusha no Nariagari

New season new anime! Finally, some of anime winter season started airing a few weeks ago. Tate no Yuusha no Nariagari is one of them. Another isekai genre anime, however, I think this one has a different plot and I like it.


As you might know, isekai means another world. So, Tate no Yuusha no Nariagari is an anime that the main characters got transferred to another world. Often they got transferred to the world where monsters, demon, or another fiction creature exist.

There are many cases why the main characters are transferred to another world. For example, they die and transferred to another world/reincarnated or they got called from someone in another world.

In this anime, the main character transferred to another world because he got summoned. There are 4 people, and they have their own weapon as a hero, from spear, bow, and sword. However, the main character got a shield which is not a weapon to attack.

A hero that has a shield always underrated in that kingdom. Moreover, he got scammed and betrayed and soon he lost his money and reputation as a hero.

The Story

Tate no Yuusha no Nariagari

The story is focusing on Naofumi the tate no yuusha (shield hero) after got betrayed and scammed he decided not to believe anyone and leveling up alone. He has to defeat “the wave” if he wants to go back to his own world, so he has no choice other than leveling up and defeat the wave as soon as possible.

Realizing his attack is weak and he only has a shield, then a slave trader offered him a slave to buy and use it for leveling up. He finally found a demi-human and started a journey with her.

His shield has a unique skill that allows him to change his shield shape according to the skill. The ability of each shield also will be different, as I have seen on the opening song there will be a dark shield and I suppose that is like a demon shield.

Even though Naofumi is a shield hero because he got betrayed and ruined his reputation he became such an anti-hero and wants to take revenge to everyone that betrayed him.


I really recommend Tate no Yuusha no Nariagari. It has a different plot, I really like when the main character is like an anti-hero. It is cool and exciting to see the main character progress and kick everyone ass. It is almost similar like Tensei Shitara Slime Datta Ken, however, the main character is strong from the beginning. Meanwhile, Naofumi is not strong from the beginning, I’m sure he will be the strongest as well.

I’m pretty sure that this anime is not an average isekai anime. Many people also said the same thing, I love this anime since the first episode. Also, the first episode is more like 2 episodes duration which is not many anime does. It has only 2 episodes at the moment, so you better hurry up and watch!


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