This The Rising Shield Hero Review contains no Spoilers.
Isekai a type of anime where the protagonist of the story goes to another world (Isekai means in another world in Japanese) through means of a particular event. Isekai stories have become very common in anime, with at least one or two releases each season. Most of them are typically mediocre in the context of their stories and even their characters. In fact, of all Isekai anime that I have watched, I only got to like a small amount of them. So, in terms of Isekai, not that I will only be reviewing what I believe are the best ones.
Introduction – 8/10
The introduction of The Rising Shield Hero was brilliant. The forty-minute episode provided what I find good for an intro. The opening of the story appealed to emotion and made me invested. In my opinion, a good action anime must have this kind of attribute. I personally unlike those that start with an overpowered protagonist, which I find ruins both plot and character development.
Characters – 9/10
Why 9/10 when most of the characters in the story are unlikable? Well, while that’s true, it’s essential to understand the context and roles of each character. If a character is hated because it’s required for the story, then the character is doing well. Though I did dislike most of them, I liked how they made me hate them. Which overall, I think, made them well-made characters. The character development in the story was also proper even though it only really applied to the main characters.
As for the story, I thought it was excellent, but there were some negatives. I felt that it was a bit rushed, especially with the first five and the last three episodes. Also, I found it to be a bit disconnected from the manga and the light novel, well, at least the anime did follow the same path.
Another thing that bugged me was spell casting. I generally found the casting scenes to be time wasters and honestly cringe-worthy. Though even with these bad comments I still give it an 8.
Art and Animation – 9/10
I don’t complain much about art and animation as it’s primarily subjective. For this one, I found the art and animation fitting. There were some instances; however, in which I felt that the animation dropped off a bit and was lacking, so I give it a nine overall.
So for The Rising Shield Hero Review, my overall score is 8.5/10. It’s a good anime, and I say it’s a must-watch. For more info on this show here’s a link to the MyAnimeList listing: https://myanimelist.net/anime/35790/Tate_no_Yuusha_no_Nariagari
Anyway, Fruitcake here, and I thank you for reading my first post. Hope you found it of value. Comment down your thoughts; I’d be glad to know what you think.