One Peace Books announced on Twitter that it had released an audiobook for Aneko Yusagi’s light novel series The Rising of the Shield Hero (Tate no Yūsha no Nariagari). The audiobook is narrated by Kurt Kanazawa (Tad on Grey’s Anatomy).
Only the first volume in audiobook form on audiobooks.com. The Rising of Shield Hero audiobook will soon be available services such as Amazon, Apple Books, Audible, NOOK Audiobooks, and Spotify.
Tons of exciting news coming up soon: An audiobook? A photo contest with amazing prizes!? Throw in the brand new Shield Hero novel volume 20 and the Spear Hero manga volume 4 and you’re set for an amazing summer of reading! pic.twitter.com/9UUFsZpyMt— One Peace Books (@1peacebooks) June 22, 2021
Check out the cover of the audiobook:
Here’s what One Peace Books said about the release
“We are excited to finally have the opportunity to offer fans The Rising of the Shield Hero in an audio format. Volume 1 is available now at select stores and will be available everywhere soon! We were lucky enough to have Kurt Kanazawa do the reading for us. Kurt’s performance is phenomenal! We really hope returning fans and new fans alike will fall in love with Shield Hero for the first time, or all over again, in this new performance of the first volume of The Rising of the Shield Hero!”
One Peace Books describes the novels’ first volume:
Naofumi Iwatani, an uncharismatic otaku who spends his days on games and manga, suddenly finds himself summoned to a parallel universe! He discovers he is one of four heroes equipped with legendary weapons and tasked with saving the world from its prophesied destruction. As the Shield Hero, the weakest of the heroes, all is not as it seems. Naofumi is soon alone, penniless, and betrayed. With no one to turn to, and nowhere to run, he is left with only his shield. Now, Naofumi must rise to become the legendary Shield Hero and save the world!