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The 13 Best Anime Like The Rising of the Shield Hero

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Vote up the best anime for fans of The Rising of the Shield Hero.

The Rising of the Shield Hero is one of the most popular shows of the Winter 2019 anime season. The show follows Naofumi Iwatani, a college student who is suddenly thrust into a new world to fulfill the role of the shield hero. Already looked down on for a role he didn't choose, he winds up being horrifically betrayed by his only comrades, and forced to fend for himself in a strange new land. If you love what it has to offer, you're probably looking for anime similar to The Rising of the Shield Hero. If so, this list offers some quality recommendations. 

Most anime like The Rising of the Shield Hero exist in the same genre - isekai. Isekai anime take the characters out of their usual setting - usually their lives on Earth - and then transport them to a new and fantastical world. Coincidentally, a lot of these characters are gamers who would easily take to the game like worlds they'll have to inhabit. But just like in The Rising of the Shield Hero, adjusting to a new world is far from easy. Shows like Re:Zero, Grimgar: Ashes and Illusions, and That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime show how challenging it can be. An anime doesn't have to be an isekai to share themes of The Rising of the Shield Hero, though - My Teen Romantic Comedy SNAFU is a high school club anime, but the protagonist's bitterness and experience with social betrayal is just like Naofumi's.

Which of these anime do you think are the best The Rising of the Shield Hero recommendations? Vote them up to let the world know what you think.

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