The Rising of the Shield Hero (盾の勇者の成り上がり Tate No Yuusha No Nariagari), is a Japanese light novel series written by Aneko Yusagi. The novel series was adapted into a manga series by Aiya Kyū and published by Media Factory, with twelve volumes released as of December 21, 2018. In an interview, the manga artist said, “Comic Flapper’s editorial department told me about the opportunity, and I gleefully took it.”
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!