Kvasir’s Recommendations: Shield Hero – The Worst Hero and Runt of Isekai

A Youtuber named Masumi has done a video on some of the issues plaguing Shield Hero, bringing up some of the points that I had when I watched it. Despite the clickbait title, however, he goes to great pains to try and not come out offensive to any fans of the series while pointing out … Continue reading Kvasir’s Recommendations: Shield Hero – The Worst Hero and Runt of Isekai

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

Rising of the Shield Hero: In Defense of the Three Heroes (First Wave Arc Spoilers)

Oh boy, this is going to be controversial. Especially when you consider what's coming on Episode 4 of the anime. But I'm going to do it anyway because I feel that bringing this point up is worth doing as a thought exercise. So... let's talk about Rising of the Shield Hero for a bit, with … Continue reading Rising of the Shield Hero: In Defense of the Three Heroes (First Wave Arc Spoilers)