January Anime Challenge: The Rising of Shield Hero (Tate no Yuusha no Nariagari)

Our challenge for January is the highly popular The Rising of Shield Hero (Tate no Yuusha no Nariagari) based on the Light Novel.  The series ran from January to June 2019 and ran for 25 episodes.

Book otaku Iwatani Naofumi discovers a book in the library that summons him to another world. He finds himself joined up with the spear, sword and bow as one of the Four Cardinal heroes, fighting the waves of the Catastrophe as the Shield Hero. Excited by the notion of adventure, he sets off only to be betrayed days later losing all his money, dignity, and respect. What will happen to this young warrior who lost everything?