Cautious Hero: The Hero Is Overpowered but Overly Cautious
|Cautious Hero: The Hero Is Overpowered but Overly Cautious|
Cover of the first light novel
(Kono Yūsha ga Ore Tsuē Kuse ni Shinchō Sugiru)
|Written by||Light Tuchihi|
|Original run||June 2016 – present|
|Written by||Light Tuchihi|
|Illustrated by||Saori Toyota|
|Published by||Kadokawa Shoten|
|Original run||February 2017 – present|
|Written by||Light Tuchihi|
|Published by||Fujimi Shobo|
|Magazine||Monthly Dragon Age|
|Original run||November 9, 2018 – present|
|Anime television series|
|Directed by||Masayuki Sakoi|
|Written by||Kenta Ihara|
|Music by||Yoshiaki Fujisawa|
|Original network||AT-X, Tokyo MX, KBS, SUN, TVA, BS11|
|Original run||October 2, 2019 – present|
Cautious Hero: The Hero Is Overpowered but Overly Cautious (この勇者が俺TUEEEくせに慎重すぎる Kono Yūsha ga Ore Tsuē Kuse ni Shinchō Sugiru) is a Japanese light novel series written by Light Tuchihi and illustrated by Saori Toyota. It began serialization online in June 2016 on the Kadokawa's novel publishing website Kakuyomu. It was then acquired by Kadokawa Shoten, who published the first light novel volume in February 2017 under their Kadokawa Books imprint. Six volumes have been released as of October 2019. The light novel series has been licensed in North America by Yen Press. A manga adaptation with art by Koyuki has been serialized in Fujimi Shobo's shōnen manga magazine Monthly Dragon Age since November 9, 2018. It has been collected in two tankōbon volumes. An anime television series adaptation by White Fox premiered on October 2, 2019.
Ristarte is a novice goddess who is placed in charge of saving the world of Gaelbarde from a Demon Lord by summoning a human hero. An S-class world, Gaelbarde is extremely dangerous, so Ristarte is careful to select a hero who will be able to prevail against the enemies. She settles on Seiya Ryuguin, whose stats are many times greater than any other contender. Unfortunately, upon summoning him, Ristarte finds to her dismay that he is ridiculously cautious of everything, including her! Refusing to even enter Gaelbarde's safest areas until he has trained to a level that he is comfortable with, Seiya's reticence drives the goddess crazy. However, when the pair finally do set foot on Gaelbarde, events may prove this hero's caution is well justified.
- Seiya Ryuguin (竜宮院 聖哉 Ryūgūin Seiya)
- Voiced by: Yūichirō Umehara (Japanese); Anthony Bowling (English)
- An overpowered hero who excels at everything, except for one minor problem - he is too cautious.
- Ristarte (リスタルテ)
- Voiced by: Aki Toyosaki (Japanese); Jamie Marchi (English)
- The Goddess of Healing who is tasked with choosing a hero to save Gaelbarde, to which end she summons Seiya.
- Mash (マッシュ)
- Voiced by: Kengo Kawanishi
- A young dragonkin warrior who ends up being Seiya's apprentice and one of his baggage carriers.
- Elulu (エルル)
- Voiced by: Aoi Koga (Japanese); Sarah Wiedenheft (English)
- A young dragonkin mage who is Mash's childhood friend. Like Mash, she ends up being one of Seiya's baggage carriers.
- Ariadoa (アリアドア)
- Voiced by: Hibiku Yamamura (Japanese); Marissa Lenti (English)
- Ristarte's senior goddess. The Goddess of Sealing, she has saved numerous worlds.
- Cerceus (セルセウス)
- Voiced by: Atsushi Ono
- A brawny god who wields a sword. He is known as the Divine Blade.
- Ishtar (イシスター)
- Voiced by: Keiko Han
- The Great Goddess who serves as the leader of the other gods.
The series was first published online in Kadokawa's user-generated novel publishing website Kakuyomu since June 2016 by Light Tuchihi. Later on, publisher Kadokawa Shoten acquired the title and published the first volume as a light novel under their Kadokawa Books imprint in February 2017.
|No.||Japanese release date||Japanese ISBN||English release date||English ISBN|
|1||February 10, 2017||ISBN 978-4-04-072184-2||June 18, 2019||ISBN 978-1-97-535688-0|
|2||June 9, 2017||ISBN 978-4-04-072322-8||November 5, 2019||ISBN 978-1-97-535690-3|
|3||November 10, 2017||ISBN 978-4-06-381415-6||February 18, 2020||ISBN 978-1-97-535692-7|
|4||May 10, 2018||ISBN 978-4-04-072716-5||—||—|
|5||November 10, 2018||ISBN 978-4-04-072956-5||—||—|
|6||October 10, 2019||ISBN 978-4-04-073349-4||—||—|
|No.||Japanese release date||Japanese ISBN||English release date||English ISBN|
|1||May 9, 2019||ISBN 978-4-04-073152-0||January 21, 2020||ISBN 978-1-97-533286-0|
|2||October 9, 2019||ISBN 978-4-04-073355-5||—||—|
An anime television series adaptation by White Fox was announced on November 7, 2018. The series is directed by Masayuki Sakoi, with Kenta Ihara handling series composition, Mai Toda designing the characters, and Yoshiaki Fujisawa composing the music. It premiered on October 2, 2019 on AT-X and other channels. Myth & Roid performed the series' opening theme song "TIT FOR TAT", while Riko Azuna performed the series' ending theme song "be perfect,plz!". Funimation has licensed the series for a simuldub. The third episode, which was supposed to air on October 16, 2019, was delayed by a week due to production issues, with a re-broadcast of episode 2 taking its place.
|No.||Title[a]||Original air date|
|1||"This Hero is Too Cautious"|
Transcription: "Kono yūsha ga gōman sugiru" (Japanese: この勇者が傲慢すぎる)
|October 2, 2019|
|Ristarte, a novice Goddess of Healing, is tasked with summoning a human hero to save the world of Gaelbarde from a Demon Lord. Ristarte picks Seiya Ryuguin, a Japanese hero who has unusually high health, magic and combat stats. She immediately summons him and while he appears the ideal hero, she discovers he is stubborn and distrustful. Rather than go straight to Gaelbarde, he chooses to prepare by exercising constantly. Ristarte soon realizes that she forgot to check to see what Seiya's personality was before picking him, which states that he is "impossibly cautious". After seeking advice from fellow goddess Ariadoa, Ristarte promises to leave Seiya alone to train. Seiya trains for a week and manages to reach level 15 doing only basic exercises and even unlocks magic combat skills, impressing Ristarte. When they finally travel to Gaelbarde, Seiya tries to buy multiple sets of armor and other items, though Ristarte scolds him for being overly paranoid and forces him to make reasonable purchases. Later, Seiya receives a charm from Nina, a girl from the town of Edona, to ward off evil. Outside of town, the first monster they encounter is a basic slime which Seiya defeats, though he goes overboard, burning the entire area with explosions just in case any fragments are still alive. Just then, they are approached by Chaos Machina, a level 66 demon who is one of the Four Heavenly Kings. She reveals that she was sent out to scout the area in order to kill Seiya before he can pose a threat.|
|2||"Too Much For a Novice Goddess to Bear"|
Transcription: "Shinmai megami ni wa ni ga omo sugiru" (Japanese: 新米女神には荷が重すぎる)
|October 9, 2019|
|When Ristarte and Seiya flee to the Divine Realm, Chaos Machina decides to attack Edona. Seiya learns time moves differently in the Divine Realm and decides to use the extra time to increase his level. Two days later, Ristarte receives a message from Chaos Machina demanding that they return or she will execute one resident every ten minutes. Seiya is unconcerned as ten minutes on Gaelbarde is roughly sixteen hours in the Divine Realm. When he is finally ready, Ristarte is shocked to learn he has reached level 21. They return to Gaelbarde where Chaos Machina realizes all Seiya's stats are higher than hers, so she transforms into a Greater Demon to kill him. When Seiya survives, it is revealed that he has been using the Fake Out skill the whole time to hide his true level, which is actually at level 37. Seiya then destroys Chaos Machina, which earns him and Ristarte the town's admiration. However, concerned that Chaos Machina might regenerate, Seiya blankets her charred remains with explosions. In the process, Edona is also destroyed and the formerly thankful Mayor of Edona now tearfully begs them to leave. When Ristarte and Seiya return to the Divine Realm, Ristarte wonders how the situation with Seiya is going to work out.|
|3||"This Hero is Too Self-Serving"|
Transcription: "Kono yūsha wa migatte sugiru" (Japanese: この勇者は身勝手すぎる)
|October 23, 2019|
|Seiya realizes that his level increase has started to slow down. Ristarte tries to convince him to level up by fighting monsters on Gaelbarde. When Seiya refuses, Ariadoa suggests he train with a god, so Ristarte introduces Seiya to the Divine Blade God, Cerceus, who has trained non-stop for centuries. As the days go by, Ristarte notices Cerceus becoming depressed and even losing weight. On the fourth day of training, she finds Cerceus hiding as Seiya has already surpassed him but still refuses to let him take a break. Cerceus is now so terrified that when Seiya finally catches him, he throws his sword into the ocean rather than resume training, but Seiya simply drags him away to practice unarmed combat instead. Ristarte learns from Ishtar that in response to Chaos Machina's death, the Demon Lord plans on sending the demon Deathmagla and an undead army to the town of Seimul where there are two warriors Ishtar has foreseen will be their allies. Ristarte takes Seiya to Seimul, where they meet Mash and Elulu, two dragonkin descendants, at a church. Seiya reveals that Father Marth is an undead in disguise and defeats him without even drawing his sword. He then thoroughly destroys the body with explosions. In the process, he also destroys the church. Afterwards, he rudely tells Mash and Elulu he doesn't need them.|
|4||"I So Don't Need Any Allies"|
Transcription: "Nakama nante chō irana sugiru" (Japanese: 仲間なんて超いらなすぎる)
|October 30, 2019|
|Outside the destroyed church, Seiya explains to Mash and Elulu the reason why he doesn't need them is due to their stats being too low. Just then, they are confronted by a group of knights. When the nun clears up the situation, the knights asks for help. Seiya agrees under the condition that he receives payment so he can use a new skill he recently learned. Seiya initially decides to head out on his own until he reluctantly brings Ristarte along with him. When they arrive in the area where the undead army is, Seiya uses the Meteor Strike skill twice to wipe them out. When he becomes exhausted, Ristarte takes them back to Seimul. In Seimul, Elulu tells Ristarte that she has not seen Mash in two days. Heading to Seiya's room, Ristarte learns that Seiya used the Synthesis skill to synthesize a powerful sword using her hair as an ingredient. Via a two way viewing mirror, Deathmagla reveals to them that he has kidnapped and tortured Mash. Just as he is about to kill him, Seiya uses the Dimension Blade skill to cut off Deathmagla's hand through the mirror. Seiya then has Ristarte take him to Ishtar so he can find Deathmagla's physical location. When they arrive there, Ristarte rescues Mash, while Seiya fights Deathmagla. During the fight, Deathmagla summons Dark Firus. A confident Deathmagla taunts Seiya by revealing what Dark Firus weaknesses are. Seiya explains that he created different magic bracelets using Ristarte's hair that allow him to use magic attributes he has not trained with. After he defeats Dark Firus, he turns his attention to a stunned Deathmagla.|
|5||"This Goddess is Too Spooky"|
Transcription: "Kono megami ga bukimi sugiru" (Japanese: この女神が不気味すぎる)
|November 6, 2019|
|In Seimul, Ristarte and Elulu are relieved that Mash has recovered from his ordeal with Deathmagla. Seiya tells Mash and Elulu that they will be his baggage carriers. When Mash asks Seiya if he can be his apprentice, Seiya agrees as long as he carries the bags. Mash then offers to take Seiya to the Dragons' Den, but Seiya wants to head to the Divine Realm first. There, Seiya has Mash train with Cerceus, while Ristarte has Elulu train with Hestiaca, the Goddess of Fire. Afterwards, Seiya tells Ristarte that he also needs to find someone to train with. Ristarte accidentally bumps into Valkyrie, the Goddess of Destruction, who picks on her before she heads off. Noticing how powerful she is, Seiya tells Valkyrie to train him. Valkyrie angrily confronts him until Ariadoa stops her. She then arranges for him to train with Adenela, the dark and depressed Goddess of War. After three days of training, Mash has improved, while Elulu's training has mostly failed due to her having no affinity for flame magic. As they are about to leave, Adenela, who has developed a crush on Seiya and is now bright, cheerful and feminine, asks Seiya if she can come with him. Seiya bluntly rejects her offer, causing her to go on a rampage throughout the Divine Realm. When they finally arrive at the Dragon Village, they are met by Lagos, who escorts them to see Leviae, the Great Mother of Dragons. Leviae shows Mash how to transform into a dragon. When Elulu asks Leviae to show her how to transform as well, Leviae tells her that her destiny is to offer her life to become the mighty weapon Igzasion instead.|
|6||"The Great Dragon Mother is Too Sneaky"|
Transcription: "Ryūōnanoni zuru sugiru" (Japanese: 竜王なのにズルすぎる)
|November 13, 2019|
|Leviae explains to everyone about a legend that states that the Demon Lord can be defeated using the Igzasion, which can only be forged when a female dragonkin of human appearance offers her life. When Mash protests, Leviae reveals that the Demon Lord's forces controls 70% of Gaelbarde. Leviae then offers everyone a feast prior to conducting the sacred sword ceremony. Later that night, Ristarte, Seiya, and Mash are enjoying the feast when the ceremony begins. When Elulu has second thoughts, Seiya saves her. Leviae reveals that the she anticipated that this might happen so she laced their food with a paralytic. However, Seiya counters that he only pretended to eat, explaining why the drug did not work on him. Leviae decides to confront Seiya. During the confrontation, Leviae activates the Death Sentence Necklace that Elulu's wearing. When she refuses to lift the curse, Seiya fights Leviae head on. It appears that she is winning until she notices that she is about to fall into the abyss. Feigning her surrender, Leviae attempts to kill Seiya. However, he manages to defeat her. Afterwards, Igzasion appears. Once everyone leaves the village, Seiya admits to Ristarte that the sword he acquired is not Igzasion. They are then confronted by a group of knights.|
- All English titles are taken from Funimation.
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