11+ Anime Like The Rising Of The Shield Hero for Fantasy Fans!

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Written by Theo J Ellis

The Rising Of The Shield Hero was a controversial anime the moment it aired. And that’s thanks to the touchy but relevant topics it highlights about false r*pe accusations against men.

It’s sense of realism has touched male fans, especially those who’ve experienced these accusations in real life. But in general the anime has drawn a lot of people to its uniqueness and ballsy approach.

It’s an Isekai that stands in its own lane.

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With the 2nd season about to air, and the third season coming out in future, let’s focus on anime similar to Shield Hero.

Here’s a list!


1. Goblin Slayer

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Goblin Slayer is an anime that aired back in late 2018. And it caused a stir to the point of companies like Crunchyroll refusing to have it in their anime awards for that year.

The first episode showcases how evil the goblins of this universe are, and how vicious and savage they can be. Especially around women.

After stealing away women to their hideout, one of the unfortunate women has her clothes torn off and she’s r*ped by a bunch of goblins.

Onna Shinkan, later known as “priestess” is traumatized as she watches helplessly, but she’s saved by Goblin Slayer and manages to overcome her trauma throughout the anime.

Aside from the first episode, the rest of the anime is actually not so savage.


2. How Not To Summon A Demon Lord

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How Not To Summon A Demon Lord is an anime about Diablo, or a normal nerd Otaku who’s summoned into the world of his favorite game. And he’s inside the body of Diablo, a demon lord.

After being kissed by two girls who become part of his harem, the anime begins, as does his journey, and some of the better than expected battle scenes that take place.

This anime is NOT for the weak hearted. The Ecchi and the fanservice isn’t lightweight, but if you can get over that there are some good bits despite the ridiculousness of it all.


3. Land Of Leadale

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Cayna, the main character was reincarnated into another world after death. Her “real” name isn’t Cayna but that becomes her name in the anime.

Similar to anime like Log Horizon or How Not To Summon A Demon Lord, “Leadale” is a game world. And Cayna quickly becomes familiar and realizes this.

One of the underrated elements of this anime is the wholesomeness at times, and not necessarily the fights (the MC is overpowered).

It’s an Isekai that’s quite chilled and relaxed, a different facet of Shield Hero in a way.


4. Mushoku Tensei

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Mushoku Tensei is a controversial Isekai anime series, and it won’t be the last. The main character Rudeus was a lolicon/pedo freak in his past life.

He was severely bullied to an extreme and this later leads him to degeneracy in his 30’s, and I mean a twisted type of degenracy.

In the anime‘s plot where he’s reincarnated into another world you can see Rudeus is ashamed of his past life and feels like a piece of shit for it.

He’s on a path of change and redemption to become the kind of man he never was as a regular human being.

Maigc, adventures, well animated fight scenes, despicable characters, Mushoku Tensei has it all.


5. If It’s For My Daughter, I’d Even Defeat A Demon Lord!

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This anime focuses on two characters:

  • Dale.
  • Latina.

Dale is the adventurer who kills for hire and does various jobs related to it. One day in the forest he comes across Latina, a demon girl who’s by herself. Turns out her family was murdered.

She’s the only one alive and Dale decides to adopt her. And the father-daughter relationship begins.

Their relationship will remind you a lot of Naofumi and Raphtalia, especially in the early stages of Shield Hero. But it’s a lot more wholesome and emotional.


6. Redo Of Healer

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Redo Of Healer is like an upgrade to Shield Hero in some ways, especially when it comes to the idea of REVENGE. It’s a revenge anime on steroids.

Keyaru is:

  • R*ped.
  • Abused.
  • Tortured.
  • Gang banged.
  • Drugged.

And ultimately treated worse than an animal. He’s caged and made to do things Princess Freiya expects him to do, and he’s used for his ability to “heal” anything.

Years later after his vengeance builds up and he gets smarter, Keyaru finds a way to redo time to start everything over, and get his revenge against his abusers.

This is the source of the anime‘s dark episodes, controversial nature, and the wickedness of the world Keyaru finds himself in.

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7. Re:Zero – Starting Life In Another World

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Re:Zero tells the story from Subaru Natsuki’s perspective, a late teenager who wears tracksuits and is reincarnated into another world.

One of the first people he meets is Emilia, and he falls in love with her eventually. Both of them are also killed in the first episode by an assassin.

With the ability to cheat death by coming back to life from a reset point (like a game) Subaru has to navigate through this new world and find ways to survive after painfully dying so many times.

The trauma almost destroys him from the inside out.

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8. Tensei Slime

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Tensei Slime focuses on Rimuru Tempest, who in his past life was stabbed to death trying to protect someone in the street.

After being reincarnated he’s a slime. Seemingly useless and hopeless. But he realizes he can acquire new skills in this form and even absorb other creatures.

Eventually he’s able to take human form and his goal centers around unifying people of all cultures, backgrounds, and races. Leading him to create his own empire as he becomes strong enough.

The writing is different to Shield Hero, but there’s plenty of crossovers that fans of both anime can appreciate.


9. Danmachi

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Danmachi is also known as Is It Wrong To Try To Pick Up Girls In A Dungeon?

Bell Cranel is the star of the show. The white haired boy is almost killed in the caves of Danmachi, but is saved by Ais Wallenstein, known as “sword princess”.

She’s powerful, stoic, unemotional, and gorgeous. And Bell Cranel looks up to her and is later trained by her to make him stronger and more proficient in combat.

Another relevant character is Goddess Hestia, who’s considered “low rank” among goddesses and she’s the reason Bell Cranel has a home to stay in, even if a bit rough in the beginning of the series.

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10. Didn’t I Say To Make My Abilities Average?

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Adele is reincarnated into another world, and she has the choice of what she wants as far as how powerful she’ll be.  Her wish is to have her abilities be “average”.

The reasoning behind this choice is so she can live a relaxed life without any drama and no one to bother her too much. But she ends up having abilities which are the average of powerful creatures.

She meets Reina, a strong sorcerer with red hair and a Tsundere personality, and the anime starts to build from there as they all go on adventures together.

Aside from Adele being OP and the anime not being as dramatic, it’s like a female version of Shield Hero


11. Sword Art Online

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Sword Art Online needs no introduction. It’s the reason behind the growth of Isekai since it first released in the 2010’s, along with No Game No Life.

SAO continues to dominate the charts when it releases anime or light novel content, and is recognized as one of the most successful franchises in the anime industry.

Season 1 is hit or miss depending on how you view it, season 2 gets slightly more emotional and has different aspects, and season 3 is where the anime franchise really shines like never before.

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