Doubt, distrust, and suspect everyone.
All the world is the enemy.

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Story

Introduction

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?

The curtain rises on a fantasy adventure
about the rise of a man who has lost it all.

01

The Shield Hero

College student Iwatani Naofumi is reading a book titled "The Records of the Four Cardinal Weapons" in the library when he is suddenly summoned to another world and told he has to save the world as the Shield Hero, one of the Four Cardinal Heroes. And one morning, he finds all his money and equipment gone.

02

The Slave Girl

Naofumi follows the slave merchant to his store, where he looks for a partner to act as his sword. But all he has the money to buy is a diseased demi-human girl named Raphtalia, whom he then forces into an incredibly harsh battle.

03

Wave of Catastrophe

Naofumi has obtained a whole load of abilities and skills, and his teamwork with Raphtalia is reaching perfection, too. To prepare for the incoming Wave, he upgrades their equipment and heads to the dragon hourglass to find out exactly when it will arrive. But there, he runs into Motoyasu and the other heroes once again.

04

Lullaby at Dawn

The Wave is gone, but Naofumi's relief is short-lived as Motoyasu challenges him to a duel in the middle of the celebratory banquet held in Melromarc Castle. Motoyasu insists that owning a slave is unbecoming for a hero and that Naofumi free Raphtalia at once.

05

Filo

After Aultcray reluctantly offers Naofumi a paltry reward, he heads to the slave merchant to redo the slave crest as per Raphtalia's wishes. He also buys a monster egg there, which hatches a few days later and gives him a new party member. Meanwhile, Myne shows up in Lute Village, where they're staying.

06

A New Comrade

The mysterious girl that showed up out of nowhere was actually Filo. She's a filolial queen with an advanced transformation ability, and she can even take human form thanks to it. However, her clothes get ripped every time she transforms, meaning Naofumi has to get her some magic clothes if he doesn't want to go broke. The party leaves on a new adventure to gather the materials required.

07

The Savior of the Heavenly Fowl

After hearing of a village that's in immediate need of herbicide, Naofumi and his party head there to do business. The village has been overrun by plants that have turned into monsters, and its residents were forced to abandon it. These plants can even take root in humans, and apparently Motoyasu is the one who released them into the wild.

08

Curse Shield

After hearing of a village in the East that's being ravaged by an epidemic, Naofumi and his party head there to deliver medicine. The epidemic was caused by the corpse of a dragon that had been killed a month before and left there to rot. Naofumi's party accepts a job request to clean the corpse and head to the mountains where it lies.

09

Melty

In the Eastern village, Naofumi meets a girl named Melty. She instantly becomes friends with Filo and then requests to accompany the party on their journey. It seems she got separated from her guards. They travel together for a while, but when they reach the capital, they find...

10

In the Midst of Turmoil

After refusing to hear Melty out, Naofumi switches to planning for the next Wave. When a bunch of young soldiers ask to join his party, he agrees, but on a certain condition. At the same time, he also tries to upgrade Raphtalia's class after she hits the level cap, but all he receives is harassment.

11

Catastrophe Returns

Naofumi faces another Wave, this time in a remote village. With the help of the soldiers who volunteered to join him, he's able to secure the safety of the villagers, but the Wave shows no signs of letting up. He heads to fight with the other heroes, only to find a giant ghost ship floating in the sky.

12

The Raven Invader

A mysterious woman showed up out of nowhere and destroyed the second Soul Eater in a single blow. She then proclaimed the start of the "true battle of the wave" and blew away the other three heroes when they attacked her. With Naofumi's party proving ineffective as well, he decided to use the Rage Shield one more time.

13

The Devil of the Shield

Naofumi foils the attempt to take Melty's life and fights off the royal knights, but he's then framed for abducting Melty and killing several knights, so the party is forced to go on the run. With security tightened and checkpoints everywhere, the party receives a further blow that only makes things even worse.

14

Everlasting Memory

Due to Myne recklessly starting a forest fire, Naofumi and his party are forced to flee to a village at the base of the mountain. However, it won't be easy to break through the knights' net. Melty suggests going to a noble she knows for help, and it just so happens that Raphtalia's past is linked to his domain.

15

Raphtalia

Raphtalia corners Idol with vengeance in her eyes, her bloodthirsty blade reaching for his throat. Naofumi's words bring her back to her senses momentarily, but when Idol attacks her once again...

16

Filolial Queen

As Naofumi and his party try to get the weakened kids to safety, Tyrant attacks them. Once Naofumi realizes that he's actually after Filo, he hatches a plan to lure him outside the city, but they can't even put a scratch on its massive body.

17

A Promise Made

Fitoria tells Naofumi that she'll kill all Four Cardinal Heroes if they don't get back on the same page. She even takes Melty hostage, but Naofumi continues to refuse. Understanding where he's coming from, Fitoria instead proposes a one-on-one duel with Filo.

18

A Conspiracy Linked

Naofumi decides to go straight up to the checkpost in order to talk it out with the other heroes. But there, he finds the one guy least likely to listen to him, Motoyasu, who attacks Naofumi without bothering to listen to what he has to say. Why could Motoyasu be so intent on killing Naofumi, more than ever before?

19

The Four Cardinal Heroes

The Pope holds in his hands the ultimate weapon, which possesses the properties of all four cardinal weapons. Faced with its attack skill, "Judgment," and its powerful defensive force field, Naofumi and gang are rendered helpless. As the crisis worsens, Motoyasu, who is now in line to be punished as a "fake" hero, makes a surprising decision.

20

Battle of Good and Evil

Naofumi and gang stay on the attack despite being trapped in the Pope's Great Cathedral, but its sacred subspace nullifies his Curse Shield, leaving them one step short. Naofumi turns to another, newly unlocked Curse Shield, but the dragon's wrath threatens to swallow his mind whole.

21

Naofumi's Triumphant Return

After Naofumi survives thanks to Mirelia's help, she comes to visit him and tells him the truth behind the summoning of the heroes and the discrimination against the Shield Hero. She also promises to clear his name, and holds a trial for Aultcray and Myne's crimes.

22

Four Heroes Council

After being unable to for so long, Naofumi finally gets to upgrade his party's classes. He then takes part in a meeting of the Four Cardinal Heroes, held under the guise of a celebratory banquet. There, he learns of the existence of a bonus stage, with increased XP earnings. Meanwhile, Raphtalia gets into a fight at the party.

23

Cal Mira Archipelago

On the ship to Cal Mira, Naofumi once again runs into L'arc, who keeps throwing him off. However, the strange man's friendly nature shines through, and Naofumi quickly takes a liking to him. After having a fun time grinding levels and a lively meal, Naofumi feels happy and fulfilled for the first time in this world.

24

Guardians of Another World

Melromarc brings a large fleet to fight the Wave out at sea. While the queen takes charge and leads the operation well, the other three heroes prove useless yet again, leaving Naofumi to do it all alone. Later, he gets help from L'arc and Therese to fend off the monsters, but then...

25

The Rising of the Shield Hero

It turns out that Glass, like L'arc, is also a hero from other world. Naofumi barely fights off their combo attacks and then corners Glass in a one-on-one battle, but is then faced with an all-important question: does he truly wish to protect this world?

岩谷尚文

The Shield Hero

Iwatani
Naofumi

Voiced by:

Ishikawa Kaito

English Dub voiced by:

Billy Kametz

The hero of the shield, Naofumi was a somewhat otaku-leaning twenty-year-old college student. Upon finding a book titled The Chronicles of the Four Cardinal Heroes, he started to read it and was soon summoned to another world. He possesses nigh-impregnable defense, but has next to no offensive power. The events in the new world made him lose all trust in people, replacing his old gentle demeanor with his current cold nature.

ラフタリア

Slave Girl

Raphtalia

Voiced by:

Seto Asami

English Dub voiced by:

Erica Mendez

A half-racoon demi-human who Naofumi buys very early on. She is very straightforward and loyally serves Naofumi as his sword.

フィーロ

Filolial

Filo

Voiced by:

Hidaka Rina

English Dub voiced by:

Brianna Knickerbocker

A member of a bird-like monster species known as filolials, she is a filolial queen with a highly advanced ability to transform. She can change her form to a little girl with wings on her back, and she's proficient in wind magic. As a person, she is a bright and energetic glutton.

天木 錬

The Sword Hero

Amaki
Ren

Voiced by:

Matsuoka Yoshitsugu

English Dub voiced by:

Alan Lee

The hero of the sword, he's a sixteen-year-old high schooler. He's of a small stature, but is a handsome young man with very clean-cut features. Intelligent as he might be, his ego and pride mean he tends to look down on others.

北村元康

The Spear Hero

Kitahara
Motoyasu

Voiced by:

Takahashi Makoto

English Dub voiced by:

Xander Mobus

The hero of the spear and a twenty-one-year old college student. A veritable ladies' man, his party is entirely comprised of women as well. It also means he loses perspective when it comes to matters dealing with the fairer sex, and is very susceptible to being tricked.

川澄 樹

The Bow Hero

Kawasumi
Itsuki

Voiced by:

Yamaya Yoshitaka

English Dub voiced by:

Erik Scott Kimerer

The hero of the bow and a seventeen-year-old high schooler. His demeanor is very gentle and even somewhat frail. Physically, he's the weakest of the heroes, but he makes up for it with a burning passion for doing the right thing. However, his moral compass does also lead him astray at times.

メルティ

 

Melty

Voiced by:

Uchida Maaya

English Dub voiced by:

Jackie Lastra

A girl who Naofumi's party finds playing with a horde of filolials. She's a sincere and upstanding young girl who cares deeply for her friends, but she betrays her childlike nature when she gets too emotional. What's more, she seems to be harboring a secret...

Characters

Voiced by:

Ishikawa Kaito

English Dub voiced by:

Billy Kametz

Voiced by:

Seto Asami

English Dub voiced by:

Erica Mendez

Voiced by:

Hidaka Rina

English Dub voiced by:

Brianna Knickerbocker

Voiced by:

Matsuoka Yoshitsugu

English Dub voiced by:

Alan Lee

Voiced by:

Takahashi Makoto

English Dub voiced by:

Xander Mobus

Voiced by:

Yamaya Yoshitaka

English Dub voiced by:

Erik Scott Kimerer

Voiced by:

Uchida Maaya

English Dub voiced by:

Jackie Lastra

Cast & Staff

Blu-ray & DVD

Coming Soon

Music

Opening theme

"RISE" by MADKID

2019年2月6日(水)発売

[Type-A]
CD+DVD<SPECIAL PRICE>1800円(税込)
COZA-1508/9

[Type-B]
CD 1300円(税込)
COCA-17558

<CD収録内容(A・B共通)>
1. RISE
2. Puzzle
3. 出ていってよ 
4. RISE(Instrumental)
5. Puzzle(Instrumental)
6. 出ていってよ(Instrumental)
<DVD>
・MADKID LIVE2018 ‘Never going back’
(2018.4.30@SHINJUKU ReNY) LIVE 映像 (約70分)
・RISE Music Video
・BEHIND THE SCREEN

Ending Theme

"Kimi no Namae" by Fujikawa Chiai

2018年12月31日(月)配信スタート

DL購入価格 250円(税込)

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Original SoundTrack

The Rising of the SHIELD HERO Original SoundTrack “Dusk"

2019年3月27日(水)発売

3,000円(税込)
COCX-40782

<収録内容>
01.The Rising of the Shield Hero
02.Sunshine with Shields
03.Resonance of Churchs
04.H.U.D.
05.Moonlight
06.Campbell 1-1
07.Parliament
08.Fermentation
09.Core-collapse
10.Apocalypse
11.Kansas
12.Beloukas
13.Catch Me
14.Cartwheel
15.Contrabass
16.Mirrors
17.Crystalline
18.Raphtalia
19.WAVES
20.Autoroll
21.GAMESTART
22.Falling Through Starlight (ft. Ameria Jones)
23.Lifeblood
24.Three Heros Church BONUS TRUCK
25.Falling Through Starlight (ft. Asami Seto)

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