The Rising of the Shield Hero and Psychological Trauma

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The Rising of the Shield Hero was one of the big hits of last couple of years, and it’s not hard to see why. It has well-drawn sympathetic characters and a story that is a marked departure from the cliches of its genre. But what has gained remarkably little attention from the English language pop culture media is the show’s handling of psychological trauma.