The Rising of the Shield Hero #8: Curse Shield Review

Overall Rating: 8.3/10 Plot/Story: 8/10 Animation/Design: 8/10 Characters: 8.5/10 Music: 8.5/10 Action/Fights: 8.5/10 Synopsis Team Naofumi, once again, ends up in a village that needs saving. The team must clean up a mess left by another Cardinal Hero and comes face-to-face with a zombie dragon! Unexpected events trigger one of Naofumi’s most powerful shields yet, […]

The Rising of the Shield Hero #7: The Savior of the Heavenly Fowl Review

Overall Rating: 6.4/10 Plot/Story: 6/10 Animation/Design: 7/10 Characters: 6/10 Music: 8/10 Action/Fights: 5/10 Synopsis: Naofumi is quickly becoming a jack-of-all-trades. With his recent acquisition of Filo, a carriage, merchant connections, and his potion enhancing aptitude, Naofumi is finding himself to be an individual of high demand. Upon request, Team Naofumi ventures to a small village that […]

The Rising of the Shield Hero #6: A New Comrade

Overall Rating: 8.2/10 Plot/Story: 8.5/10 Animation/Design: 8.5/10 Characters: 8/10 Music: 8/10 Action/Fights: 8/10 Synopsis So, there is clearly more to Filo than meets the eye. This episode opens with the eccentric slave dealer explaining that Filo is a rare member of her breed imbuing her with the ability to transform into a human form. As […]

The Rising of the Shield Hero #5: Filo

Overall Rating: 7.4/10 Plot/Story: 8.5/10 Animation/Design: 7.5/10 Characters: 8/10 Music: 8/10 Action/Fights: 5/10 Synopsis: We open with a woman I am assuming to be a queen, speaking with a mysterious spy/scout about a plan the king is currently engaging in. The queen inquires about the Shield Hero specifically, learning about the Melromarc kingdom’s resistance to […]

The Rising of the Shield Hero #4: Lullaby at Dawn

Overall Rating: 7.5/10 Plot/Story: 8/10 Animation/Design: 7.5/10 Characters: 7.5/10 Music: 7/10 Action/Fights: 7.5/10 Synopsis: After defeating the first wave, The Cardinal Heroes are celebrated at the King’s palace for their courageous deeds. Raphtalia’s slave status is revealed to the public who, once again, condemns Naofumi. Plot/Story: Tensions rise amongst the Cardinal Heroes once Motoyasu (the […]