Name - Iwatani Naofumi Series - Rise of the Shield Hero
Destructive Capacity - None, Counterattack - depends on the power of his opponent's attack Durability - At least Mountain +, possibly higher Speed - Possibly MHS (possible lightning timer)
Medicine Creation, Shield Projection, Binding, Stabbing Attacks, Fire Attacks (counterattack), Poison (counterattack), Teleportation, Barrier Creation, Voice Amplification, Plant Manipulation, Magic/Special Power Drain, Can damage spiritual beings
Resistance to: Soul, Mental, Dark, Fire, Wind and Melee attacks
Iwantani Naofumi was summoned to a fantasy world along with 3 other individuals to defend the world from the upcoming monster Waves. Upon entering the world, Naofumi is given one of the 4 Legendary Weapons, the Shield. The Shield has no offensive power but boosts the best defensive power. As Naofumi levels up, the Shield will also evolve into new forms.
One of the unique abilities of the Shield is to absorb outside stimulus and transform the shield into a similar form. Using this ability, Naofumi has unlocked multiple different forms for his Shield.
In the battle against the Nue, Naofumi discovers that the monster is suspectible to loud noises. He uses the Voice Ganger Shield's Megephone skill to have Firo shout as loud as she can, destroying the Nue's ear drums:
Upon physical contact with the Shield of Wrath the powerful Self Curse: Ignition will trigger. Ignition was strong enough to completely burn off the Zombie Dragon's claw and later completely destroyed the dragon's body.
The downside to this shield is Naofumi can no longer control himself and becomes consumed with his rage. If allies are in close proximity to the flames, they will also be cursed. When Naofumi accidentally caught Raphtalia with Ignition, he attempts to heal her using the Fast Heal spell:
When the Shield of Wrath evolves into the Shield of Wrath II, it unlocks the powerful Iron Maiden skill. By trapping the opponent in Shield Prison, Naofumi then uses the Change Shield skill to change the Shield Prison into the Animal and Bee Needle Shields. The shield comes together form a giant Iron Maiden that skewers the opponent from all sides with sharp spikes:
During the Second Wave, Naofumi and Raphtalia go to protect the villagers while the other 3 heroes attack the Wave Boss. During the village defense, Naofumi uses the Shield Prison skill to protect 2 villagers from a group of monsters:
The army arrives to assist with the Second Wave defense and unleashes a fire magic attack upon the village to destroy the remaining monsters. Naofumi shields Raphtalia from the fire magic with the Light Metal Shield:
The Spear Hero confronts Naofumi's party under the accusation that Naofumi murdered the other two Heroes. Eventually Naofumi's party defeats the Spear Hero's party and Firo suddenly notices incoming danger. She warns Naofumi and begs him to protect everyone. Naofumi sets up a multiple layer defense with Shield Prison, 2 x Airstrike Shields, and the Shield of Wrath II. The powerful Judgement spell is cast against the group as a large beam of magic comes crashing down from the sky, destroying part of the nearby castle wall and leaving a large crater. Naofumi successfully defends the party from this powerful attack:
After Glass becomes even stronger she unleashes a powerful slashing attack that splits the sea and is several times larger than the Whale Boss, which is a considerable size already. Naofumi, blocks this slash with the Shield of Wrath II:
The Shield Prison skill is strong enough to hold the Reiki in place for several moments. Reiki is carrying on mountain or mountains on its back so this is an impressive strength feat for Shield Prison:
Weapon Duplication - a unquie ability of the Legendary Weapons that allows them to perfectly copy any item similar that particular weapon. Naofumi is able to copy the Meteorite Shield and all its skills:
Created for Naofumi by his Blacksmith friend, the Barbarian Armor boosts its own powerful stats and skills. The armor grants Naofumi: - Dark Resistance - Lesser Health Regeneration - Medium Increased Magic - Magic Resistance Treatment - Automatic Self Repair - Medium Melee Resistance - Greater Fire Resistance
The Divine Bird later removes part of the cursed core on the Barbarian Armor, further upgrading it: - Defense Power Up - Moderate Impact Resistance - High Fire Resistance - High Wind Resistance - High Dark Resistance - Weak Health Recovery - Moderate Magic Power Increase - Moderate Agility Increase - Magic Defense Enhancement - Psychological Contamination Resistance - Self Repair Enhancement
Eva01Dank SinatraFalbium Okay, Naofumi's profile is done. I tried something a little different this time and included a table with all of Naofumi's known shield types from the manga. I think it turned out nice looking. I was originally going to have all the scans in that table but when you click the spoiler tag it completely messes up the table so I scraped that idea. What do you think?
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Dream: Last anime I will be covering is Gankutsuou: Count of Monte Cristo. Will start watching it tomorrow. Not sure how much longer I can keep myself up at this point.
Feb 7, 2020 5:19:21 GMT
Taka: Depending on my energy, I can watched up to 2 AM. Usually with work, I fall asleep on anime series that don't have a lot of action.
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Feb 10, 2020 3:53:27 GMT
HungryWorld: Well if anyone remembers what happened to Pingu in the City, with it being joke 10/10 scored on MAL just to get it into the top 10 anime... well now is Ishuzoku Reviewers' turn. Seems that in response to Funimation's cancel people boosted the score hard.
Feb 11, 2020 2:11:38 GMT
Taka: What? That sounds so weird.
Feb 11, 2020 5:36:23 GMT
Master Menos: It's damn awesome to be honest. It shot to 1st Place!
Feb 11, 2020 6:31:08 GMT
Dream: On the subject of MAL, it looks like the admin are planning to tweak their scoring system for titles to reduce the likelihood of voters artificially inflating the ranking of certain titles.
Feb 13, 2020 22:47:26 GMT
Master Menos: My V-Day present will be belated this year because I "Had some trouble with ol' Johnny." (That's your hint.)
Feb 15, 2020 4:17:13 GMT
Dream: The joys of adulthood. Joking aside, plan to at least attempt to wrap up Gankutsuou sometime early to mid next week so I can get done with my Funi voted titles. Afterward, not doing any more voting for a while considering how long this had been taking.
Feb 15, 2020 16:50:30 GMT
Dream: Done with Gankutsuou. Will be working to get a review up for it by sometime tonight.
Feb 16, 2020 20:57:26 GMT
Taka: Great job, Dream! I should do some reviews, too.
Feb 17, 2020 5:24:39 GMT
Dream: Looks like MAL's currently down due to the site getting hit by a major denial-of-service attack, just as a heads up.
Feb 18, 2020 17:55:23 GMT
Taka: I added 2 polls tonight. Also, I wonder why MAL was down. Crunchyroll also had it, too.
Feb 20, 2020 4:05:24 GMT
Dream: Not sure about Crunchyroll. For MAL, the DoS attacks may have been retaliation by those who dabbled into manipulating the site's scoring system for certain anime titles. The admin on MAL announced they would be overhauling the system to prevent said...
Feb 20, 2020 13:42:15 GMT
Dream: ...manipulation last week.
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