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Tate no Yuusha no Nariagari


Alt Names: alt 盾の勇者の成り上がりalt 盾之勇者成名錄alt 방패 용사 성공담alt Kalkan Kahramanının Yükselişialt The Legend of Shield-Broalt The Rising of the Shield Hero
Author: Aneko Yusagi
Artist: Aiya Kyu
Genres: Action ActionAdventure AdventureComedy ComedyDrama DramaFantasy FantasyHarem HaremPsychological PsychologicalRomance RomanceSeinen SeinenTragedy Tragedy
Type: Manga (Japanese)
Status: Ongoing
Description: Iwatani Naofumi is summoned to another world to become one of the 4 heroes, namely the Shield Hero. Starting out with poor popularity and labeled as the weakest, Naofumi found himself betrayed on the 3rd day of his adventure. Losing faith and money, all that left is just his shield. Vowing to exact revenge to those who had betrayed him, Naofumi's path is...

manga adapted from the light novel series written by Yusagi Aneko and illustrated by Seira Minami
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I went to Baka-Tsuki to read the synopsis and it sounds like quite the different story according to that website. Does it start off more classic but with the character gaining more self-awareness of how he wasn't any good in his previous life? I mean, synopsis describes him as a nice guy, with "unattractive" as his negative trait...
There are a few reincarnation VN that I legit love though. Kumo ga Desu Nani Ka (schoolgirl reincarnates into a spider in an underground labyrinth) , Wizard with the Flower Blades (writing quality better than the previously mentioned webnovel, also the title's kind of misleading. MC is primarily a blacksmith) and I Reincarnated Into A Vending Machine (yes, really. Though there are some uncomfortable parts of the writing it's still funny.)

Honestly I'd rank this, Tate no Yuusha, as lower than any of those three VN because of the aforementioned "make everyone else two-dimensional and dumb" stuff. Also, MC is really disappointing since he keeps falling back into depravity even though he's surrounded by nice supportive people every day now??! Seriously, man, how many times you gotta learn?

I've read the whole of Mushoku Tensei and from reading its a 'typical' isekai type novel where the main character goes to another world with powers. However Mushoku Tensei in my opinion was a great read making me take a liking to the isekai genre. If you're looking to get into reading i would highly reccommend it. Having read other isekai novels i still think of Mushoku Tensei as my number 1, having read tate no yuusha our mc despairs to the point when his despair means nothing. While i dont hate Tate no yuusha the mc must've developed some sort of happiness by now, right? You mentioned 3 other novels, kumo was one ive read and its a good read, the blacksmith one sounds okay but this vending machine... already sounds better then our mc. 

Back to the point, i recommend you read Mushoku Tensei if you havent already, a brief start would be- the mc was a Huge NEET and when he decides to go out for once (reasons) and he decides to be humble for once ending in his death- leading to reincarnation - the mc technically wasnt OP at the start however with training he made him somewhat OP. He decides to make this reincarnated life better. Its honestly a great read with a total of 24 volumes from the webnovel fully translated. The light novel going strong currently at 13 i believe. (sadly no english publishing ughh)

Tate no yuusha in general is a kinda meh isekai to me especially in this manga format. oh well the arts nice.  

Another great isekai is Tensei Shitara Slime Datta Ken which ive recently started reading for those that like the isekai genre. 

I'd say one of the very few reincarnation stories is Mushoku Tensei, because it is written in a way that at first parodies the main character being born with larger than average magical capacity, but because he was such a shitty and arrogant person in his past life, he decided to be more humble. Moreover, there are several points in the story where it's clear that even with his abundance of magic, it's not enough, There's even a point where it parodies the whole "become super powerful and edgy" theme in novels, and by the end of the story it's made very clear that the main character only got where he did thanks to all of the friends he made as a result of remaining humble and treating people kindly and with friendliness. In fact, it's this friendliness that actually ends up setting an example for someone much greater than him.
 
Although it does have a harem (but to be fair the three girls are very likable), but it is also written through the POV of characters other than the MC, which helps build the world.
 
I'd recommend anyone who enjoys the isekai genre to give it a read.

I went to Baka-Tsuki to read the synopsis and it sounds like quite the different story according to that website. Does it start off more classic but with the character gaining more self-awareness of how he wasn't any good in his previous life? I mean, synopsis describes him as a nice guy, with "unattractive" as his negative trait...
There are a few reincarnation VN that I legit love though. Kumo ga Desu Nani Ka (schoolgirl reincarnates into a spider in an underground labyrinth) , Wizard with the Flower Blades (writing quality better than the previously mentioned webnovel, also the title's kind of misleading. MC is primarily a blacksmith) and I Reincarnated Into A Vending Machine (yes, really. Though there are some uncomfortable parts of the writing it's still funny.)

Honestly I'd rank this, Tate no Yuusha, as lower than any of those three VN because of the aforementioned "make everyone else two-dimensional and dumb" stuff. Also, MC is really disappointing since he keeps falling back into depravity even though he's surrounded by nice supportive people every day now??! Seriously, man, how many times you gotta learn?

What an edgy comment. Everything solved by magic. Why need "class" in first place ?

Its never going to happen dude... did you ever read the WN/LN?
also >edgy
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If thats what ya want, go read another novel/manga then


What an edgy comment.

Everything solved by magic. Why need "class" in first place ?

Finally some semblence of teamwork. Jesus that took long.

Also, after dealing with the corrupt Pope, can't wait to see what they do with Bitch princess.

Almost everyone in this series is deliberately written to be an asshole and/or a retard to make the MC look good. No, really, theres like two named male characters who aren't assholes/retards and the only named female characters who dont fall into the same category are the two queens and the girls in the MC's harem.

Everyone else being assholes/morons really stretches suspension of disbelief to the breaking point, especially when there is no good reason for it (no, "they are evil lulz" does not count as a good reason). Its like writing a villain that just goes "mwahahha i will conquer the world!!!" and who kills wome nand children to look evil. When you get to the point where it is so over the top, you cant take the character seriously anymore and just want to laugh.

If the MC had been partly responsible for all the things that has happened to him now, at least the hate that practically every named character has for him would be understandable, but this is just too hard to believe. It literally reads some guy on his blog screaming about how the whole world is out to get him and he didnt do anything.

The latest chapters were the PERFECT place to turn this around by having the other heroes forgive the MC after learning they were being manipulated, but instead they still insist on making sarcastic remarks to try to piss him off because the author still wants to make them look like the bad guys instead of simply being manipulated.

Generally speaking, authors/editors want the MC to stand out in a very obvious way. That's why isekai series almost have mary sue MCs that are super powerful with broken powers and/or instantly get love interests (usually multiple love interests) who don't care about any of his flaws and blindly devoted to him. There are basically two common techniques to fulfill the "MC looks good" criteria :

1. The MC is super powerful/intelligent/handosme/whatever and everyone else is normal

2. The MC is normal and everyone else is retarded

The author of this series clearly went with option 2 to try to be different.

There's of course, another option :

3. The MC and everyone else are realistic characters with their own merits, flaws and personalities

Of course, this actually takes some measure of skill to write but you end up with characters that aren't one dimensionally evil/retarded or good/super intelligent. Even Harry Potter, which is the MC of a children's book, is more complex than the characters you see in series like this. He's has no godlike powers, no poorly explained harem, plenty of insecurities for his age and doesnt constantly overcome obstacles through deus ex machina.

I'd say one of the very few reincarnation stories is Mushoku Tensei, because it is written in a way that at first parodies the main character being born with larger than average magical capacity, but because he was such a shitty and arrogant person in his past life, he decided to be more humble. Moreover, there are several points in the story where it's clear that even with his abundance of magic, it's not enough, There's even a point where it parodies the whole "become super powerful and edgy" theme in novels, and by the end of the story it's made very clear that the main character only got where he did thanks to all of the friends he made as a result of remaining humble and treating people kindly and with friendliness. In fact, it's this friendliness that actually ends up setting an example for someone much greater than him.

 

Although it does have a harem (but to be fair the three girls are very likable), but it is also written through the POV of characters other than the MC, which helps build the world.

 

I'd recommend anyone who enjoys the isekai genre to give it a read.

Shield dude. Gi dedence swordman while chqrfe straight foward while lancer go flanking. Archer giving cover for hero. Wjike lance attavking from behind. The sword attack front while shield make cover from them. In time confusion, archer took important target. That teamwork i want. Not just magic devil nonsense.

If thats what ya want, go read another novel/manga then
 

Shield dude. Gi dedence swordman while chqrfe straight foward while lancer go flanking. Archer giving cover for hero. Wjike lance attavking from behind. The sword attack front while shield make cover from them. In time confusion, archer took important target. That teamwork i want. Not just magic devil nonsense.
Oh, another sadist with a god complex. Like that's anything special.

So wait the light novel took out the rape scene and just skiipped the queen's punshiment of the evil princess, and instead had that bitch burned at the stake instead after the queen is killed? Weak sauce.

...

seems her fate get different at LN compared with WN ...

So wait the light novel took out the rape scene and just skiipped the queen's punshiment of the evil princess, and instead had that bitch burned at the stake instead after the queen is killed? Weak sauce.

Lots of Stuff

I'm not sure I agree that they were written to make the protagonist look "good". I mean, maybe we understand his motivations better because of the way others act... but Naofumi basically doesn't even pretend to be anything other than selfish on most subjects. XD

Cover 07!!

 

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Rape is worse than torture and burning someone alive (to death)? I can certainly agree with the severity of rape as a very powerful and emotionally charged element in a story and I don't generally enjoy stories where heroines are raped or have been raped in their backstory (depresses me too much) but I find it hard to understand why mutilating and killing someone is fundamentally less worse than raping them.


Cant blame the
Spoiler

Why is straight up torture, burning her alive, etc. perfectly fine with you but rape-based torture is crossing the moral line? Never really understood why that is a thing among people. If you don't care about someone enough to suggest you're perfectly fine with a wide arrangement of ways to torture them, they should be sufficiently out of scope for you to care about moral dilemmas anymore. Any "deserved" torture is a moral dilemma, regardless if it takes a sexual turn.


Modern culture has made rape out to be far worse than torture. That's why rape gets huge headlines while murders and torture gets much less media attention.

Well, rape is worse than those other things and it might be the author just living out his own sick fantasies at that point. At a certain point you figure he's projecting some people from his life onto the victims in his stories. Rape as punishment is usually the hallmark of some of the most backwards and evil cultures on our planet.

 

A lot of web novels are trash-tier, the publishers usually have to fix them when changing the medium. So I doubt that will make it to the manga.

 

Rape is worse than torture and burning someone alive (to death)? I can certainly agree with the severity of rape as a very powerful and emotionally charged element in a story and I don't generally enjoy stories where heroines are raped or have been raped in their backstory (depresses me too much) but I find it hard to understand why mutilating and killing someone is fundamentally less worse than raping them. 

Why is straight up torture, burning her alive, etc. perfectly fine with you but rape-based torture is crossing the moral line? Never really understood why that is a thing among people. If you don't care about someone enough to suggest you're perfectly fine with a wide arrangement of ways to torture them, they should be sufficiently out of scope for you to care about moral dilemmas anymore. Any "deserved" torture is a moral dilemma, regardless if it takes a sexual turn.

well, if it makes you feel any better,
Spoiler
Now, if you say that getting killed via ruff sex is worse then that then...

Why is straight up torture, burning her alive, etc. perfectly fine with you but rape-based torture is crossing the moral line? Never really understood why that is a thing among people. If you don't care about someone enough to suggest you're perfectly fine with a wide arrangement of ways to torture them, they should be sufficiently out of scope for you to care about moral dilemmas anymore. Any "deserved" torture is a moral dilemma, regardless if it takes a sexual turn. 

 

Well, rape is worse than those other things and it might be the author just living out his own sick fantasies at that point. At a certain point you figure he's projecting some people from his life onto the victims in his stories. Rape as punishment is usually the hallmark of some of the most backwards and evil cultures on our planet.

 

A lot of web novels are trash-tier, the publishers usually have to fix them when changing the medium. So I doubt that will make it to the manga.

You do realize That your spoiler is a little bit wrong there..
WARNING!!!
Super Omega spoiler on the true fate of the evil princess

Spoiler

Welp, I'm not reading this manga no more, fuck this

Wait, the princess gets sentenced to what?! I'm perfectly fine with torture, burning alive, poisoning, and so on, but that... yeah... because everyone is happy with that. Seriously even I would never say to go that far for a punishment in a story, pretty much anything else but not that, and after that burning her alive, does she really need THAT much punishment? Hell first then, the hell that hell fears, nothing quick to end the pain, like decapitation? Most people and/or creatures don't come back from that. The only character I know that would ever deserve that level of punishment is the antagonist of Berserk, (is that the one?) and possibly twice that, though I haven't read or seen the actual manga/anime so I can't say definitively either way.

 

Why is straight up torture, burning her alive, etc. perfectly fine with you but rape-based torture is crossing the moral line? Never really understood why that is a thing among people. If you don't care about someone enough to suggest you're perfectly fine with a wide arrangement of ways to torture them, they should be sufficiently out of scope for you to care about moral dilemmas anymore. Any "deserved" torture is a moral dilemma, regardless if it takes a sexual turn. 

"we've made your life a living hell, treated you like you were worse than garbage and even now that we have heard proof of you being innocent to EVERYTHING we have shit on you for we still don't trust you but save us ok?"

why are the "good guys" the most hateable people in the manga?


Almost everyone in this series is deliberately written to be an asshole and/or a retard to make the MC look good. No, really, theres like two named male characters who aren't assholes/retards and the only named female characters who dont fall into the same category are the two queens and the girls in the MC's harem.

Everyone else being assholes/morons really stretches suspension of disbelief to the breaking point, especially when there is no good reason for it (no, "they are evil lulz" does not count as a good reason). Its like writing a villain that just goes "mwahahha i will conquer the world!!!" and who kills wome nand children to look evil. When you get to the point where it is so over the top, you cant take the character seriously anymore and just want to laugh.

If the MC had been partly responsible for all the things that has happened to him now, at least the hate that practically every named character has for him would be understandable, but this is just too hard to believe. It literally reads some guy on his blog screaming about how the whole world is out to get him and he didnt do anything.

The latest chapters were the PERFECT place to turn this around by having the other heroes forgive the MC after learning they were being manipulated, but instead they still insist on making sarcastic remarks to try to piss him off because the author still wants to make them look like the bad guys instead of simply being manipulated.

Generally speaking, authors/editors want the MC to stand out in a very obvious way. That's why isekai series almost have mary sue MCs that are super powerful with broken powers and/or instantly get love interests (usually multiple love interests) who don't care about any of his flaws and blindly devoted to him. There are basically two common techniques to fulfill the "MC looks good" criteria :

1. The MC is super powerful/intelligent/handosme/whatever and everyone else is normal

2. The MC is normal and everyone else is retarded

The author of this series clearly went with option 2 to try to be different.

There's of course, another option :

3. The MC and everyone else are realistic characters with their own merits, flaws and personalities

Of course, this actually takes some measure of skill to write but you end up with characters that aren't one dimensionally evil/retarded or good/super intelligent. Even Harry Potter, which is the MC of a children's book, is more complex than the characters you see in series like this. He's has no godlike powers, no poorly explained harem, plenty of insecurities for his age and doesnt constantly overcome obstacles through deus ex machina.

Wait, the princess gets sentenced to what?! I'm perfectly fine with torture, burning alive, poisoning, and so on, but that... yeah... because everyone is happy with that. Seriously even I would never say to go that far for a punishment in a story, pretty much anything else but not that, and after that burning her alive, does she really need THAT much punishment? Hell first then, the hell that hell fears, nothing quick to end the pain, like decapitation? Most people and/or creatures don't come back from that. The only character I know that would ever deserve that level of punishment is the antagonist of Berserk, (is that the one?) and possibly twice that, though I haven't read or seen the actual manga/anime so I can't say definitively either way.

Yes

40 chapters till RAFU~

Wait, the princess gets sentenced to what?! I'm perfectly fine with torture, burning alive, poisoning, and so on, but that... yeah... because everyone is happy with that. Seriously even I would never say to go that far for a punishment in a story, pretty much anything else but not that, and after that burning her alive, does she really need THAT much punishment? Hell first then, the hell that hell fears, nothing quick to end the pain, like decapitation? Most people and/or creatures don't come back from that. The only character I know that would ever deserve that level of punishment is the antagonist of Berserk, (is that the one?) and possibly twice that, though I haven't read or seen the actual manga/anime so I can't say definitively either way.

It's weird... I really liked this part in the web novel, but theres something about the manga that I just can't get into lately. The appearance of the pope fighting is just way too goofy, and I don't remember Naofumi being this much of an edgelord, but maybe I just didn't pay that much attention back when I read the WN.

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