When a Hero’s Shield is His Bitterness

One of my favorites images from The Rising of the Shield Hero occurs every week: It’s the last little bit from the opening song. Raphtalia, shown as a young demi-human, reaches out to Naofumi as her protector, but then the image suddenly switches, and she’s older and holding onto him this time in an attempt … Continue reading When a Hero’s Shield is His Bitterness