The Rising of the Shield Hero Novels Get Gourmet Spinoff Manga
posted on by Alex Mateo
Kadokawa's Comic Walker website launched a new spinoff manga of Aneko Yusagi's The Rising of the Shield Hero (Tate no Yūsha no Nariagari) fantasy light novel series titled Tate no Yūsha no Oshinagaki (The Menu of the Shield Hero) on Wednesday. Amamichi Akano is drawing the gourmet spinoff manga, which focuses on the characters' cooking. The next chapter is scheduled for September 21.
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 The Rising of the Shield Hero anime series premiered with a two-hour special on January 9 and ran for 25 episodes. Crunchyroll streamed the series as it aired in Japan. The series was scheduled to launch on Crunchyroll with English subtitles on January 9, but Crunchyroll streamed the first 45-minute English-subtitled episode early on January 5. Crunchyroll premiered the first dubbed episode at Crunchyroll Expo on September 3 with guests from the anime.