The Rising of the Shield Hero
Action & Adventure
Sci-Fi & Fantasy
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?
Action & Adventure
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"A great series adaptation of a dark fantasy based off the novel, then light novel and manga series of the same name about a gamer who is sent to another world and given a shield as his weapon to help save it from waves! Worth watching as his reputation is destroyed by betrayal, sending him down a dark path to survive while finding a way back home!"
"I like this type of revenge story line, but I didn't care for how Raphtalia was sexualixed, especially at first, kinda icky but the plot is really good so its easy to just look past or skip the weird parts "
"I wanted to like this. It is my type of show. However, they just kept dancing over the what even I would consider an offensive line and I feel I have a pretty high tolerance for people and their opinions. This show didn't leave much room for any redeeming qualities. I finished the entire first season but stopped completely midway through the first episode of the second season. ***SMALL SPOILERS*** The first season ends with the punishment for a female character being called "B***h" henceforth as her everyday name and her Adventurer/Hunter name was changed to "Wh**e". What!?! They actually carried on with that farce into the second season. Which leads me to where I stopped watching. This story relies heavily on master/slave themes. With the theory that demi-humans are less than regular humans. The main character for his harem trope has basically been acquiring slave girls(even if considered willingly). These slaves are so grateful and endlessly vie for his attention. So much so they tried to recruit another girl into magically becoming his slave so she could feel better protected and to feel better about her self. I was officially done after that. This story foundationally had a chance even with the bit of plot it had. I just couldn't make it past the unnecessary excessive use of prejudice, ignorance, masochistic and misogynistic tones with little to offer by way of counterpoint other than a few scenes and comments which I felt was always resolved with a but it's okay type resolution. DO BETTER **This show is for people who thought Fifty Shades of Grey was great.**"
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