The Rising of the Shield Hero Volume 01 by Aneko Yusagi

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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!
 

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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.
 
Published September 15, 2015 by One Peace Books. 300 pages
Genres: Comics & Graphic Novels, Romance, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Action & Adventure, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Gr 7 Up—Figuring out what it takes to become a hero seems easier read than done in this manga based on the light novel by Aneko Yusagi. An entertaining adventure awaits Naofumi Iwantani as he is transported from a library book to a world strangely similar to that of a virtual role-playing game. I...

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Gr 7 Up—Naofumi Iwatani is a geeky college student who is transported to a role playing game-inspired fantasy world where he discovers he is one of four legendary heroes. As the Shield Hero, having the least impressive weapon, he begins his adventure with a decided lack of popularity and is betra...

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