Alias: Tate no Yuusha no Nariagari Original Creators: Aneko Yusagi (LN Writer), (LN Artist) Manga Artist: Aiya Kyū Publishers: Media Factory (JP), One Peace Books (USA) Magazine: Monthly Comic Flapper Demographic: Seinen Genre/Theme: Drama, Fantasy, Read Online: Amazon
This is the Manga companion to the Ultimate Light novel series. Naofumi Iwatani, an uncharismatic otaku who spends his days on games and manga, suddenly finds himself summoned to a parallel universe! He discovers he is one of four heroes equipped with legendary weapons and tasked with saving the world from its prophesied destruction. As the Shield Hero, the weakest of the heroes, all is not as it seems. Naofumi is soon alone, penniless, and betrayed. With no one to turn to, and nowhere to run, he is left with only his shield. Now, Naofumi must rise to become the legendary Shield Hero and save the world!
I sampled the first four chapters which is the only thing available. I believe volume 1 which concludes Episode 1 and 2 for the anime. Honestly, I think I prefer the anime. The manga might have been faster and while it did skip stuff in the anime, from a blind run reader with no knowledge of teh anime or light novel, it doesn't make the reader ask too much questions as there wasn't much pages to ask questions.
That's the double sword of cutting out exposition and streamlining the world building. You won't get lost but you won't get much in content. You can't do expositions in manga as that is light novel's territory. Manga has to do it another through flashbacks and extended chapters
Some scans I took snapshots of.
The manga doesn't really help make Naofumi's character be likeable to the audience. Yes, he was done by the injustice, but it's hard to give him respect if your morals or merits are of a high standard.
Both the anime and manga had a rocky start in establishing a believeable situation and character especially with the controversy of today's western media social standards regarding rape and slavery depictions
I would say both are pretty bad. Naofumi will take a long time to make things likeable as Raphtalia, a female slave, has garner more sympathy. Naofumi does help her with her sickness and her nightmares but it takes a while to restore his likeability and reputation for the audience
This is the missing thing in the anime which is odd. The guys were dead in their worlds before coming here. This is the bonus section of the first volume.
Chapter 4 concludes Naofumi and Raphtalia's incursion in the mines and killing the two headed dog monster.
Taka: When I first got Disney Plus last year?, it didn't have a lot back then either. I think they added some new movies especially new ones. Like HBO Max and the defunct DC Universe, they are trying to focus on newer exclusive shows instead of building their
Nov 13, 2020 23:31:32 GMT
Taka: pre-existing library. Wreck it Ralph is worth it. The sequel might not be as good but it's still fun to watch.
Nov 13, 2020 23:32:11 GMT
Old Man Dream: Just got done with Tarzan. I'll get around to posting a review for it sometime later today.
Nov 14, 2020 16:24:41 GMT
Old Man Dream: Tarzan review is up. Now getting into uncharted territory with Disney film's I've yet to see. Next in the retrospective, Fantasia 2000.
Nov 14, 2020 20:48:26 GMT
Old Man Dream: Fantasia 2000's done. See if I can get a review for it up sometime tonight.
Nov 15, 2020 0:27:24 GMT
Taka: Oh I see next Mon is a holiday in Japan hence why today is a big amount of manga releases and news of upcoming manga. Edit: The holiday is Labor Thanksgiving Day which is on Nov. 23.
Nov 21, 2020 1:24:38 GMT
Old Man Dream: Wanted to pass along that I'm done with Lilo and Stitch as of a half-hour ago. Not sure if I'll get a review up tonight. But if not, should more than likely get it done sometime tomorrow.
Nov 23, 2020 2:14:47 GMT
Master Monster Menos: Back after my job had me laid off and ended up having to relocate afterwards. Your usual updates will return from here. Thank you Taka for your help as always.
Nov 23, 2020 13:48:45 GMT
Taka: I was going to comment more. I have to write up my daily reports. I got a 2nd job, it's a temporary job online regarding social media and COVID-19 outreach towards an ethnic community. I woke up at a weird time but I slept more than 10 hours due to feeling
Nov 24, 2020 14:07:40 GMT
Taka: sick or something. The 2019 manga project and the Best Anime Vice stuff will be posted before the end of November. I will get it done.
Nov 24, 2020 14:07:41 GMT