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The Rising Of The Shield Hero (Season 1)

Tate no Yuusha no Nariagari (2018)
Source: IMDb

What is it?

The 2019 anime television show The Rising Of The Shield Hero (Season 1).

What is it about?

This is how Crunchyroll describes this anime television show:

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?

My Thoughts

This anime (animated) television show was better than I had expected, I thought that it was just going to be a generic anime that I would get tired of, but this show surprised me starting with the first episode.

I like how things progressed at first, which is what you would expect if someone was following video game rules, but like many other similar shows it started to stagnate and slow down.

At that point I started to get frustrated with the show at times and it started to annoy me, not enough to hate it, but it did hurt my overall opinion of the show; but not bad enough to stop me from watching another season if they come out with one.

I just hope that the show will pick back up, and stop the stagnation.

The end,

-John Jr

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