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The Rising of the Shield Hero

Spoilers What I am about to write is a negative take on a very popular series. What I want to make clear is that one, these are simply…

Otaku Post

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Top 5 Anime Characters With Wings

This week we are counting down the top 5 anime characters who have wings. Be sure to come along and share your favourites.

100 Word Anime

Misery & Redemption – The Rising of the Shield Hero (Season 1) Spoiler Review

Isekai is something of a touchy subject. It’s a simple concept, turned into a complex genre, which has then gained something of a bad reputation. And, I have…

Harper Anime Reviews

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Redo of Healer – Anime Review

Japanese Title: Kaifuku Jutsushi no Yarinaoshi   Similar: The Rising of the Shield Hero Goblin Slayer   Watched in: Japanese Genre: Adventure Fantasy Harem Length: 12 episodes  …

Nefarious Reviews

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AniMarch Madness 2021: Round One (Day One)

Let the madness begin! Round one of our annual Anime March Madness opens today as a field of 34 series vie to be crowned as the top anime…

Beneath the Tangles

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Bad Writing and Missed Potential – The Rising of the Shield Hero Review

“The Four Cardinal Heroes are a group of ordinary men from modern-day Japan summoned to the kingdom of Melromarc to become its saviors. Melromarc is a country plagued…

Welcome to HaruKafe!

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The Rising of the Shield Hero

Inside his local library, Naofumi Iwatani gets sucked into a new world and spawned as the infamous “Shield Hero”. As one of the four heroes with mythical weapons,…

Armchair Anime

TangleCast 84: Goodbye from Our Crew and a 3-Gatsu New Year

The day is here: After more than two years and 33 episodes later, our team of David, Holly, Peter, and editor, Celetron (Marcelo), are stepping away from the…

Beneath the Tangles

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Isekai Quartet (Season 2)

Type: Now featuring Dante from the Devil May Cry series! Synopsis: I mean, now featuring Naofumi from the Rising of the Shield Hero series. Sort of. He stars…

Gentlemanotoku's Anime Circle

The Rising of the Shield Hero Review

This is the first ever Isekai anime ive ever watched, and I was not let down. Ive been pushing this off to the side for a long time…

𝒮𝓊𝓈𝒽𝒾𝒾𝒾𝒲𝒾𝓉𝒽𝒮♡𝓎𝓈𝒶𝓊𝒸𝑒 – An Anime Blog

Tate no Yuusha no Nariagari | Anime Universe

The first few episodes spelled out with the introduction of four main heroes – the shield, sword, spear, and bow hero. As a double length special, it made…

Otaku Central | Anime Review

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Anime On the Big Screen: “Made in Abyss: Dawn of the Deep Soul”

Venue: Dendy Cinemas, Level 2, North Quarter, Canberra Centre, 148 Bunda Street, Canberra City, ACT Date: Thursday 8 October 2020 Distri...

The Melancholic Middle Aged Anime Fan

Doki Doki News: Danmachi 3, Shield Hero 2, and Shenmue Anime

Welcome to Doki Doki News, your source for updates in the world of anime, gaming, and otakudom, for the week of September 6th through 12th! Check out latest…

Beneath the Tangles

Is The Dub BETTER Than The Sub? (feat. CDawgVA)

Full interview with the director of the Baccano! Dub: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DPjlWgRjU8o Subscribe to CDawgVA: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCPsZ...

The Cartoon Cipher

Does the Baccano! Dub Hold Up? (feat. CDawgVA)

Full interview with the director of the Baccano! Dub: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DPjlWgRjU8o Subscribe to CDawgVA: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCPsZ...

The Cartoon Cipher

It's Impossible to Live as a Crunchyroll Translator | The Canipa Effect

Canipa discusses the issues of low pay and overwork on anime simulcast translations, particularly at Crunchyroll, a company built on the foundations of unpai...

The Canipa Effect

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Year 1 Issue 25

Arcadia Dragnet, Year 1, Issue 25 June 17 - 23, 2020 Welcome back to Arcadia Dragnet let's go! …

Arcadia Dragnet

Isekai Incision: The Rising of the Shield Hero

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Trash-Tier Waifu

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Peaks and Valleys: Shield Hero

I’m normally a complete package kind of guy when it comes to reviews and shows but seeing as we’re all stuck at home for a few more weeks…

Mistakes Cheerio for Chesto

Isekai Quartet 2: More Laughs, More Fun

I won’t rehash my views on Isekai on this post. There are good isekai, and there are great Isekai. The show we are talking about today works because…

Shallow Dives in Anime

Weekly Round-Up, 26 February – 3 March 2020: Glass Mask Retrospective, Accessibility at Cons, and JK Rowling Misunderstanding Japanese

AniFem Round-Up Power, Oppression, and Victimhood in The Twelve Kingdoms versus The Rising of the Shield Hero Caitlin compares two isekai about a protagonist betrayed by everyone and…

Anime Feminist

Anime March Madness 2020: Round One (Day Two)

We kicked off the first set of matches yesterday and have four more for you today! Voting closes at 7:00 a.m. ET tomorrow. Remember that you can also…

Beneath the Tangles

Power, Oppression, and Victimhood in The Twelve Kingdoms versus The Rising of the Shield Hero

While their first arcs run largely parallel to each other, Shield Hero’s themes of revenge and victimhood undercut any room for growth, while Twelve Kingdoms uses almost identical…

Anime Feminist

Don’t @ Me: Eight of my Anime Opinons: Finally on Vacation Edition

Last week I said I needed a vacation, and I finally have one. Yet rest and relaxation will not stop this! Welcome to Don’t @ Me, where unlike…

Shallow Dives in Anime

Tune of the Week(ish): Isekai Quartet 2’s Isekai Showtime

Isekai Quartet is a great series, and the second season, despite a lack of screen time for our new friends from The Rising of the Shield Hero, has…

Shallow Dives in Anime

Does the Gender Matter in Correlation to the Plot?: The Case of Isekai/Virtual World Protagonists

Now that the drama from the winter 2020 first episodes is over, let’s talk about them. This is inspired by Karandi’s post on whether Bofuri would work if…

The Animanga Spellbook

Tune of the Week(ish): BOFURI’s Kyuukoku Unbalance

If anything, this show will be remembered as the cute and cuddly version of The Rising of the Shield Hero. Either way, it’s a fun innocent series (so…

Shallow Dives in Anime

Don’t @ Me: Ten of My Opinions: The Dewbond Edition II

Welcome back to Don’t @ Me where, like the annoyance of the Crunchyroll Anime Awards, I rise from the depths to give you my opinions on everything involving…

Shallow Dives in Anime

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Best Anime of 2019

With 2020 just beginning, we want to look back at a fantastic year in anime, one that featured a number of very strong series and a few that…

Beneath the Tangles

Don’t @ Me: Eight of my Anime Opinions: Last Round of 2019 Edition

I’m back across the pond, all my vacation responsibilities and I’m here to talk about anime shit. Welcome back to Don’t @ Me where, like the Funimation Anime…

Shallow Dives in Anime

A Magical 2019 Pt. II: The Spellbook Awards (3rd Day of Anime 2019)

By popular demand…or maybe just Derek’s…the Awards are back (and harder to nominate for than ever, considering the AniList end-of-season forum posts have essentially died off due to…

The Animanga Spellbook

A Magical 2019 Pt. I (4th Day of Anime 2019)

This is the yearly rankings post. Just to make it faster for myself, I’ve left the month that I finished at the end of each entry of these…

The Animanga Spellbook

Vote for the Best Anime of 2019

While anime is more popular than ever, is it better than ever, too? Judging by the sheer number of wonderful series this year, that might just be the…

Beneath the Tangles

A Silent Voice (with Kimlinh Tran) [Shonen Exception #1]

Covers all seven volumes of A Silent Voice by Yoshitoki ŌimaIt’s a Shojo & Tell first: We’re acknowledging the worthiness of a shonen series. A Silent Voice became…

Shojo & Tell: A Manga Podcast

Don’t @ Me: Eight of my Anime Opinions: Work has Finally Calmed Down Edition

Welcome back to Don’t @ Me where the point is in the title. These last two weeks have been absolute hell over at the old career and thankfully…

Shallow Dives in Anime

The Rising of the Shield Hero – Final Review

At the beginning of 2019, I wrote: Rising of the Shield Hero is 2019’s First Must-watch. It was a pleasant surprise to start the year, given how apprehensive…

Sakura Sunrise

Episode 621: Tate no Yuusha no Otome-domo yo.

This week on Anime Pulse the guys bring up a controversial topic about their Discord, and hope that their bosses don't fire them. First up is IRL news…

Anime Pulse

VG Pulse 337: Complications Included

This week on VG Pulse, we have a long and partially unsupervised show! We start off with side notes of concerts, work, fairs, and extreme sunburns, before we…

Anime Pulse

Oldtaku, New Tricks: The Rising of the Shield Hero

Chalk this one up as "Never saw this one coming". BUY YOUR SHIRTS AND POSTERS HERE: https://store.screenwavemedia.com/collections/bennettthesage SEE MORE ANI...

BennettTheSage

“I Tried Thinking About the Common Isekai Slave Circumstances Realistically”

Why is slavery such a common plot device in isekai web novels? It’s something I’ve touched upon in earlier blog posts and Twitter threads, but it’s only become a big…

Frog-kun's Blog

Was Myne's Punishment Enough? Shield Hero Manga vs Anime

Finally Malty / Myne gets what she deserves. But was Myne and the King's punishments enough? How would you have handled it? We also compare the manga and…

Moderately Otaku

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How The Hell Does The Rising of the Shield Hero Support Slavery?

We’re more than halfway through The Rising of the Shield Hero, and two things have been consistent: the quality of Kevin Penkin’s incredible soundtrack for the show, and…

Unnecessary exclamation mark!

How The Hell Does The Rising of the Shield Hero Support Slavery?

We’re more than halfway through The Rising of the Shield Hero, and two things have been consistent: the quality of Kevin Penkin’s incredible soundtrack for the show, and…

Unnecessary exclamation mark!

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Magi Review – An Underrated Gem in the Shounen World

Despite some topnotch titles in the recent winter anime list, I just felt they didn’t get me hyped as how other hardcore fans got extremely excited for every…

Kurumi Shim's Blog

The Winter 2019 Anime Final Report, Part 1

In a shock to almost no one, the long forecasted demise of anime did not occur during the recently completed Winter 2019 season. Instead, we got another solid…

The Null Set

Episode 17 The Rising of the Shield Hero

Hello Light Novel Podcast listeners! In this episode we’re delving into the first four volumes of the light novel series, The Rising of the Shield Hero! This one…

The Light Novel Podcast

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Episode 17 The Rising of the Shield Hero

Hello Light Novel Podcast listeners! In this episode we’re delving into the first four volumes of the light novel series, The Rising of the Shield Hero! This one…

Light Novel Podcast