Tate no Yuusha no Nariagari review

Apr 02, 2021
This story though.
So much epic.
The entire story is a bumpy ride of trials, emotions, and survival with no end to the hero's' efforts in fighting along the fine line of right and wrong, good and evil. With comedy thrown in at every turn to go along perfectly with the protagonist.
In this story I don't sit back and think... "what the heck!? This would never happen."... or ... "yeah, right. Sure."
When I consider being summoned to a new world and being loathed from the get go, this author has done a beautiful job of how I imagine it would go. Or at the very least, the story has convinced me in believing that this is how it should go.
In this novel, the hero and those around him do not seem indestructible because they aren't. This isn't Game of Thrones in which everyone you love dies, but neither is it some teeny bop story with a writer too worried about losing fans to put the fear of losing a character in their readers' very soul.
"I've been summoned as the hero and in one move I'm going to blow you away because you're in my way," does not exist in this story. Effort is needed for success and effort is given. There IS a harem, but there ISN'T and this is my most favourite part about this story. There are plenty of women to choose from but they're not blatantly drooling over the protagonist like some teenager-going-through-puberty's wet dream.

My complaints: Some characters I had difficulty understanding. I'm not sure if it's just Japanese standard or if it was lost in translation but I feel the author could have done a better job conveying a handful of the characters' personalities, attitudes, or reasoning a bit better. There are scenes with a bit too much dialogue. Other times, I feel quite unintelligent as they explain some mechanic or another of the world which results in being practically unnecessary information later on. That last part might just be because I am unintelligent, but I'd rather think I'm not. There also seemed to be a bit of conflict recycling going on throughout the story to the point where you good expect what was going to happen for the next 5 chapters. But even then, there were still parts of those 5 chapters which kept you reading to avoid risking some growth period for the protagonist and the others in the story.

Sword Art Online introduced me, properly, to the the 'Entering another world' theme which I don't know the proper name for, or if there is one. But Tate no Yuusha no Nariagari has successfully hooked me on the theme with this story and I will eagerly hunt down other stories like it to satisfy my newfound craving.


Tate no Yuusha no Nariagari
Tate no Yuusha no Nariagari
Autor Aneko, Yusagi