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One Peace Books Adds The Rising of the Shield Hero Fantasy Novel, Manga Series

posted on by Egan Loo
Aneko Yusagi's Tate no Yūsha no Nariagari online fantasy & Aiya Kyu's manga companion

One Peace Books confirmed with ANN on Sunday that it is releasing Aneko Yusagi's The Rising of the Shield Hero (Tate no Yūsha no Nariagari) light novel series and Aiya Kyū's manga adaptation in English. One Peace Books plans to release the first novel volume on September 15, the second novel volume on October 20, and the first manga volume on November 17.

Online retailer Amazon provides a story introduction:

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!

Amazon also lists an author's 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.”

Minami Seira draws the novel series' illustrations, and Media Factory published the 10th novel volume on March 24. Media Factory also published the manga's third volume on March 23.

[Via Sean Gaffney]

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