Kvasir’s Recommendations: The Capitalist Hero – The Individual and the Collective in Rising of the Shield

Explanation Point has done a video on Capitalism in Rising of the Shield Hero, in which he believes that trickle down economics is in play. It’s a good perspective, though I personally think the author of the story just accidentally walked into that trope more than anything and ran with it. I personally never minded the capitalist approach Naofumi takes, in fact I chuckle when I remember that he was the one thinking that the other heroes were wrong for wanting to be compensated after being pulled from their world in Episode 1 and yet he became the one who was the greediest, not that the show ever acknowledges this.

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