Reflections on The Rising of the Shield Hero, Episode 4: Lullaby at Dawn

Here’s a great and well-written post on episode 4 of The Rising of the Shield Hero. The author is new to the aniblogosphere, but this is a great start. Who would have thought that Naofumi and Motoyasu suffer from the same defect?

Beneath the Tangles

Today’s guest post comes from The Varangian, a writer and podcaster who comes to us through his friend (and yours and ours), Medieval Otaku. I hope you enjoy his excellent reflections on the most recent episode of The Rising of the Shield Hero which, if you haven’t seen it yet, in turn demonstrates just how special this series may be.

The Rising of the Shield Hero has been a trial by fire both for our heroes and for the audience, as best shield boy Naofumi has endured betrayal, false accusation, slander, ostracism, and a good deal of bad manners. The only bright spot in this very dark place has been his relationship with Raphtalia, who might be the salvation of him yet—as long as she’s given the chance. In the fourth episode, “Lullaby at Dawn” they (and we) are subjected to an agonizingly severe test of their bonds, a test…

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3 comments on “Reflections on The Rising of the Shield Hero, Episode 4: Lullaby at Dawn

  1. Ah, I think I’m starting to understand why I’ve been noticing commenters losing their heads over this anime. Also, it seems like reviews and reflections, along with fanfiction and fanart, are now becoming my usual means of indulging in anime and all that lately, as I’m not so likely to watch because of more important stuff, like the need to be more educated and to have my sanity maintained. Welp-dee-doo~

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