Naofumi Iwatani is the main protagonist of Shield Hero, and a memorable one for an Isekai series.
His character goes beyond Isekai cliches and manages to have depth, seriousness, and purpose unlike any other.
As a guy who was banished for a false sexual allegation, it’s only natural his quotes hit deep and are relatable on some level.
Here’s Naofumi’s best lines from Shield Hero!
Naofumi Iwatani Quotes:
“I see. Joining me was just a ruse to destroy me right here. It was all a lie! The smiles she showed me, and her acts of kindness, were all fake!” – Naofumi Iwatani
“Also, feel free to tell people about me. Tell them that any trader who messes with me will end up with bite marks all over.” – Naofumi Iwatani
“Shall I focus the attacks on your face and your crotch? I’m a cowardly cheat, after all!” – Naofumi Iwatani
“If I can’t win anyway, I might as well make you as miserable as I can.” – Naofumi Iwatani
“I’m really weak you see, I don’t have a second to waste.” – Naofumi Iwatani
“I could sit tight and watch you morons become monster feed. That doesn’t sound too bad!” – Naofumi Iwatani
“Compared to you a gold coin means nothing.” – Naofumi Iwatani
“My name was being cleared in the public eye, and yet my heart didn’t feel the least bit lighter.” – Naofumi Iwatani
“With no need to work part-time, I got to enjoy an idyllic Otaku life. That said, I certainly wasn’t one of your so-called shut-ins. When I’d run out of
moneyto spend, I’d go to the library to browse through my light novels. I was a completely run-of-the-mill Otaku leading a completely ordinary life… but it all changed when I picked up this book.” – Naofumi Iwatani
“I shall handle the waves my way then. Get off me already.” – Naofumi Iwatani
“This is what you wanted right? You can shove it up your a*s.” – Naofumi Iwatani
“Because I’m the shield hero, because I’m weak they’re trying to knock me down to make themselves look better. Disgusting.” – Naofumi Iwatani
“I’ve gained more important things thanks to becoming the shield hero. Wherever the waves go I’ll go with my friends.” – Naofumi Iwatani
“I’ve never heard of a hero who abandons a child to run away.” – Naofumi Iwatani
“Abandoning her and running away is an option. But she believed in me. I …don’t want to betray someone who placed their trust in me. I did make her a promise.” – Naofumi Iwatani
“I’d rather have
moneythan words.” – Naofumi Iwatani
“Uh, I’m pretty sure a shield is more like armor than a weapon. And where’s the heroine, anyway? I don’t think it’s this princess. She seems kinda sl*tty.” – Naofumi Iwatani
“I have to grow stronger… along with the people who believe in me, and I’ll protect them, come what may!” – Naofumi Iwatani
“The shield’s role would be to thwart enemy attacks and defend the party, right? And while my life back home was devoid of romance, I might just meet the one here. It’ll be fine. I’ve been summoned to another world, after all. Even if I’m weak, things will work out. All right, I’m gonna give it my all!” – Naofumi Iwatani
“Didn’t I swear to protect Raphtalia, Filo, And all the villagers?” – Naofumi Iwatani
“You attack and I defend. That way, neither of us will die.” – Naofumi Iwatani
“Listen Raphtalia. Take that thing out here and now. If you fight and make me stronger, we can fend off the waves of Catastrophe and prevent that tragedy from reoccurring. Your parents won’t ever come back. But we can prevent other kids from going through what you did. And all I’m capable of is making sure you can fight as best as you can.” – Naofumi Iwatani