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The Rising of the Shield Hero: The Manga Companion Series

Author: Aiya Kyu / Original Story: Aneko Yusagi / Character design: Minami Seira

The Rising of the Shield Hero: The Manga Companion Volume 16

Author: Aiya Kyu / Original Story: Aneko Yusagi / Character design: Minami Seira

$11.95

168 pages

ISBN: 9781642731316

Published: 2021

Will the Shield Hero have to rise up from level one all over again!?Naofumi tumbles into a whole different fantasy world after chasing Kyo, the perpetrator of the Tortoise Spirit battle. Separated from Raphtalia and Filo, Naofumi has only Rishia at his side—and finds that his stats are reset to level 1! Forced to attempt a jailbreak, Naofumi encounters a mysterious girl that claims to be one of the four holy heroes. Is she friend, or foe?

The Rising of the Shield Hero: The Manga Companion Volume 15

Author: Aiya Kyu / Original Story: Aneko Yusagi / Character design: Minami Seira

$11.95

168 pages

ISBN: 9781642731088

Published: 2021

The long-awaited climax of the battle against the Spirit Tortoise has arrived! With Ost’s guidance, Naofumi and the others have descended deep into the Spirit Tortoise’s body to face off against the mastermind behind it all. But will unexpected guests interfere?

The Rising of the Shield Hero: The Manga Companion Volume 14

Author: Aiya Kyu / Original Story: Aneko Yusagi / Character design: Minami Seira

$11.95

176 pages

ISBN: 9781642730807

Published: 2020

A mysterious woman named Ost appears and identifies herself as a familiar of the Spirit Tortoise. With her help, Naofumi and the others begin the desperate battle to seal away the Spirit Tortoise once again.

The Rising of the Shield Hero: The Manga Companion Volume 13

Author: Aiya Kyu / Original Story: Aneko Yusagi / Character design: Minami Seira

$11.95

168 pages

ISBN: 9781642730616

Published: 2020

It turns out the mysterious monsters that Naofumi and crew were asked to take care of can be traced back to the legendary beast known as the Spirit Tortoise. Meanwhile, the other three heroes have disappeared. What could they be up to? And what will the Spirit Tortoise do next?!

The Rising of the Shield Hero: The Manga Companion Volume 12

Author: Aiya Kyu / Original Story: Aneko Yusagi / Character design: Minami Seira

$11.95

168 pages

ISBN: 9781642730333

Published: 2019

After Rishia becomes the newest member of Naofumi’s party, they set out to begin a unique type of training in hopes of growing stronger. But just as they’re getting started, Naofumi receives a request from the queen—mysterious monsters have begun to appear and she wants him to take care of them!

The Rising of the Shield Hero: The Manga Companion Volume 11

Author: Aiya Kyu / Original Story: Aneko Yusagi / Character design: Minami Seira

$11.95

160 pages

ISBN: 9781642730173

Published: 2019

Rishia, the Bow Hero’s lowest-ranking party member, is framed and ultimately gets the boot. When Naofumi finds out, he is reminded of his own torturous past and loses it. He storms into Itsuki’s room to confront the Bow Hero, but things don’t quite go as expected.

The Rising of the Shield Hero: The Manga Companion Volume 10

Author: Aiya Kyu / Original Story: Aneko Yusagi / Character design: Minami Seira

$11.95

160 pages

ISBN: 978-1-64273-016-6

Published: 2019

The otherworldly fantasy continues! Naofumi finally gets his revenge! But there’s a new problem: the heroes discover a dragon hourglass in an underwater shrine. They end up fighting a massive inter-dimensional whale, but nothing could prepare them for what happens next!

The Rising of the Shield Hero: The Manga Companion Volume 09

Author: Aiya Kyu / Original Story: Aneko Yusagi / Character design: Minami Seira

$11.95

168 pages

ISBN: 978-1-944937-97-3

Published: 2018

Naofumi is summoned to another world to serve as the Shield Hero. After a long struggle, he finally succeeds in exacting punishment on the king and princess Myne, the ones who framed him, and makes it widely known that the accusations were false. Then following a meeting with the other heroes and his party’s class-up ceremonies, Naofumi and crew set out for the Cal Mira islands to continue leveling up. There they meet the mysterious young man L’Arc Berg, but things are not quite what they seem! The otherworldly fantasy about the Shield Hero’s indomitable rise from the depths of despair continues!”

The Rising of the Shield Hero: The Manga Companion Volume 08

Author: Aiya Kyu / Original Story: Aneko Yusagi / Character design: Minami Seira

$11.95

168 pages

ISBN: 978-1-944937-47-8

Published: 2018

Rising from the depths of despair, this is a fantasy about persistence. Church of the Three Heroes vs. Four Holy Heroes! Can Naofumi protect Raphtalia, Filo, and the world? What is the mysterious high priest aiming at? From despair, Naofumi chooses an evil path. The flames of the curse series will burn!

The Rising of the Shield Hero: The Manga Companion Volume 07

Author: Aiya Kyu / Original Story: Aneko Yusagi / Character design: Minami Seira

$11.95

168 pages

ISBN: 978-1-944937-27-0

Published: 2017

"If you refuse to fight, I'll have to kill you all."
Naofumi and his friends meet Fitoria, the queen of the filolials. But in order to fulfill her own objectives, Fitoria challenges Filo to battle! What's more, the Spear Hero, Motoyasu, utters something absolutely shocking. In the midst of despair, when all seems lost, what will Naofumi do?

The Rising of the Shield Hero: The Manga Companion Volume 06

Author: Aiya Kyu / Original Story: Aneko Yusagi / Character design: Minami Seira

$11.95

168 pages

ISBN: 978-1-944937-10-2

Published: 2017

Naofumi is summoned to another world as a hero, but he finds himself the victim of a conspiracy—there’s a warrant on his head for kidnapping the princess! They run to a nobleman’s mansion to escape their pursuers, only to come face-to-face with someone from Raphtalia’s dark past.

The Rising of the Shield Hero: The Manga Companion Volume 05

Author: Aiya Kyu / Original Story: Aneko Yusagi / Character design: Minami Seira

$11.95

160 pages

ISBN: 978-1-935548-54-6

Published: 2016

Naofumi has been magically summoned to another world as the legendary Shield Hero, but all that awaits him there is betrayal and heartache. Finding nothing but opposition and strife Naofumi makes his way to another country within the realm. But suddenly terrible waves of destruction arrive to desolate the world! To make matters worse, the country that he is supposed to be serving has just accused him of kidnapping the princess!

The Rising of the Shield Hero: The Manga Companion Volume 04

Author: Aiya Kyu / Original Story: Aneko Yusagi / Character design: Minami Seira

$11.95

160 pages

ISBN: 978-1-935548-94-2

Published: 2016

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 soon finds himself 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!

The Rising of the Shield Hero: The Manga Companion Volume 03

Author: Aiya Kyu / Original Story: Aneko Yusagi / Character design: Minami Seira

$11.95

160 pages

ISBN: 978-1-935548-90-4

Published: 2016

Naofumi and Raphtalia do not have much time until the next wave is upon them. As they fight their way through the kingdom, they meet a new feathery companion—Filo! Together, the three travel about Melromarc on a mission to gain the strength they will need to survive the approaching wave of destruction. On the road they level up, become reluctant heroes, and continue to get nothing but trouble from Motoyasu and Myne. Finally, locked in battle with one of the fiercest monsters yet, Naofumi discovers a dark, hidden power.

The Rising of the Shield Hero: The Manga Companion Volume 02

Author: Aiya Kyu / Original Story: Aneko Yusagi / Character design: Minami Seira

$11.95

160 pages

ISBN: 978-1-935548-89-8

Published: 2016

Naofumi Iwatani and his faithful companion Raphtalia prepare for battle as the Wave of Destruction draws near. With the clock ticking, he goes to see The Dragon Hourglass—but his hardships are just beginning. On top of all that has happened, Motoyasu is eyeing Raphtalia! And Motoyasu and Myne try to backstab Naofumi yet again! Will Naofumi finally learn who his true friends are and find peace at last?

The Rising of the Shield Hero: The Manga Companion Volume 01

Author: Aiya Kyu / Original Story: Aneko Yusagi / Character design: Minami Seira

$11.95

168 pages

ISBN: 978-1-935548-70-6

Published: 2015

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!

Author Profile

Aneko Yusagi was born in Kanagawa. After growing interested in reading and gaming, Aneko began to write novels. Aneko wrote The Rising of the Shield Hero and began posting it online. After updating the story daily, an unprecedented amount of readers became addicted to the rapid pace of the advancing story, and the novel became an online hit. It was first collected and published by Media Factory in Japan in August of 2013. Aneko Yusagi was recently quoted saying, “I will rise and find great success in life.”

An interview with Aneko Yusagi