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The Rising of the Shield Hero Light Novel Is Getting an Audio Book

One Peace Books is coming out with an audio book for their light novel The Rising of the Shield Hero 1, narrated by actor Kurt Kanazawa, who’s been on Grey’s Anatomy. The publisher had teased the news earlier this week.

The audio book is currently available at Audiobooks, BookBeat, Hoopla Digital, Libro and YouScribe. It will be added to Audible and iTunes shortly.

“We are excited to finally have the opportunity to offer fans The Rising of the Shield Hero in an audio format,” One Peace Books said in a statement to Otaku USA. “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!”

Source: Email correspondence


Danica Davidson is the author of the bestselling Manga Art for Beginners with artist Melanie Westin, and its sequel, Manga Art for Intermediates, with professional Japanese mangaka Rena Saiya. Check out her other comics and books at www.danicadavidson.com.