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The Rising of the Shield Hero

Release Date 2022-06-29
Runtime 24 minutes
Genres Animation, Action & Adventure, Sci-Fi & Fantasy, Drama
Stars Kaito Ishikawa, Asami Seto, Rina Hidaka
Directors Ryo Hirata, mikitail, Kahoru Fujiki, Masaru Sato, Naomi Ogura

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?

1. A New Roar


Mysterious monsters appear as Naofumi is preparing for the next Wave. At the same time they show up, the Wave countdown stops. The Queen summons the Four Cardinal Heroes, and tells them that the Spirit Tortoise has revived.

2. Footprints of the Spirit Tortoise


The leaders of all the nations’ militaries gather in the Spirit Tortoise Kingdom. Naofumi is there as well, and promises to offer his help as one of the heroes. But just before they decide on a plan, a mysterious woman appears…

3. Shaking Land


The Spirit Tortoise begins its march once more, appearing at the border of the kingdom bearing its name. Naofumi volunteers to lure away its familiars while the army tries to bring it to the mountains. The Spirit Tortoise’s familiar, Ost, fights alongside the humans…

4. Ruins in the Fog


The Spirit Tortoise’s head was cut off, but Ost, its familiar, is still alive. It could revive at any moment. The allied armies need to get back into fighting shape, and fast. Naofumi makes the risky move of heading onto the Tortoise’s back with only a small group, and tries to find its true weak spot.

5. Ost Hourai


Naofumi is met by L’Arc, Glass, and Therese. They’re after the person who broke the Spirit Tortoise’s seal and is controlling it. L’Arc proposes teaming up again…

6. Racing to Catch Up


Fitoria appears when the Spirit Tortoise revives, and with her help, Naofumi attempts to destroy its heart and cut off its head at the same time. L’Arc arrives as well, but all of them are helpless before Kyo’s overwhelming power.

7. Infinite Labyrinth


Naofumi wakes up in a strange prison to find him and his party at level 1, and Filo missing. They start to raise their levels in order to escape, but things quickly turn against them when a dangerous monster suddenly appears…

8. A Parting in the Snow


Naofumi’s party heads for the Dragon Hourglass of Mikakage, in order to get to Sikul, the country that summoned Kizuna. Along the way, he sells rare healing items to make a hefty profit. He hears a rumor about a genius mage…

9. Humming Fairy


Naofumis party is teleported to Sikul, where Kizuna introduces the Vassal Weapon Hero, Ethnobalt. He soys he can use a piece of Raphtalia's hair and Naofumis blood as a catalyst that can create a shikigami to find her. He creates the shikigami, and they find.

10. Katana Hero


Raphtalia is imprisoned in a Raybul Kingdom prison. She’s wary of L’Arc’s team, who is also imprisoned there, but asks them for help in escaping. Glass is weakened by the draining power of the prison. Raphtalia has a plan to escape, but…

11. Kizuna


Naofumi's party is overjoyed to be reunited with Raphtalia. Kizuna criticizes Glass for invading another world. Glass and L'Arc swear they won't fight Naofumi anymore, and instead find another way to solve their problem. Meanwhile, Kyo's plot proceeds.

12. Reason to Fight


The Wave appears before its scheduled time. Kizuna's group is teleported to it while Naofumi and his party head for Kyo's lab on Ethnobalt's ship. There, they see the true depths of Kyo's wickedness...

13. Flowers Offered in Recollection


Raphtalia recalls having to buy clothing for her smaller self. Kizuna remembers being alone for so long. Rishia remembers Ost trying to give advice.