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Rising of the Shield Hero Novels Get 4-Panel Spinoff Manga

posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Akagashi draws Tate no Yūsha no to Aru 1-Nichi comedy manga

The 61st issue of Kadokawa's Dengeki Daioh G magazine launched a new manga on Thursday based on Aneko Yusagi's The Rising of the Shield Hero (Tate no Yūsha no Nariagari) fantasy light novel series. The new four-panel comedy manga is titled Tate no Yūsha no to Aru 1-Nichi (A Day in the Life of the Shield Hero), and Akagashi is drawing the manga. The manga debuted with a color opening page (second image below).

One Peace Books is releasing the novel series and Aiya Kyū's manga adaptation in English. The publisher describes the novels' first compiled book volume:

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!

The novel series is inspiring a television anime that will premiere in January 2019. Crunchyroll will stream the anime with both English subtitles and an English dub as it airs in Japan. Crunchyroll also premiered the first dubbed episode at Crunchyroll Expo on September 3 with guests from the anime.

MF Books published the novel series' 19th compiled volume in January, and the 20th volume will ship on December 25. One Peace Books released the 12th volume in August.

Kyū launched the manga adaptation in Media Factory's Monthly Comic Flapper magazine in 2014, and Media Factory released the 11th volume on July 23. The 12th volume will ship on December 21. One Peace Books released the ninth volume in August.

Sources: Dengeki Daioh G issue 61, Akagashi's Twitter account, Comic Natalie

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