I havent read the manga so cant comment on that but the show is, in my view, definitely worth watching. It adds a nice twist on the isekei format by having almost everyone look down on or outright hate the hero. It gives an interesting internal dilemma to his motivations to be a hero. The animation is great, the cast is large and varied and the world building is good too.With The Rising of the Shield Hero, what does it mean by Manga Companion?
Also is it worth watching the Anime or reading the Manga Companion for this series?
Also the light novel that came with the series is a fun read.