Two months after the initial announcement in November 2020, the official website for the upcoming TV anime adaptation of Zappon’s fantasy light novel Banished from the Hero’s Party, I Decided to Live a Quiet Life in the Countryside finally opens today, revealing a teaser visual featuring its protagonist Red and the main heroine Rit, as well as its five main voice cast members and staff. Its broadcast schedule has not been confirmed yet.
Ryota Suzuki (Yu Ishigami in Kaguya-sama: Love Is War) voices the protagonist Red, while Kanon Takao (Chisa Shiraishi in IDOLY PRIDE) plays the main heroine Rit, the princess who lives with Red. And Naomi Ozora (Hana Uzaki in Uzaki-chan Wants to Hang Out!) is cast as Ruthy, the sister of Red, Sora Amamiya (Aqua in KONOSUBA) as Yalandhara, the high elf, and Taku Yashiro (Kimura in EX-ARM) as Ares, the wise man who banished Red.
Makoto Hoshino (Dame×Prince Anime Caravan) is attached to direct, alongside the series composition writer Megumi Shimizu (My Next Life as a Villainess: All Routes Lead to Doom!) and the character designer Ruriko Watanabe (Dame×Prince Anime Caravan). Wolfs Bane and Studio Flad co-work on anime production.
Red & Rit:
Ruthy, Yalandhara, Ares:
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The novel was first posted on the Japanese user-generated novel publishing website Shousetsuka ni Narou in 2017, and its print edition featuring illustrations by Yasumo has been published from KADOKAWA’s Kadokawa Sneaker Bunko imprint since June 2018. Eight volumes have been published so far, and the total number of copies printed, including its manga adaptation illustrated by Masahiro Ikeno, is over one million.
Its English edition’s publisher Yen Press introduces the synopsis of its first volume as below:
A heroic and mighty adventurer dreams of…opening a pharmacy? Red was once a member of the Hero’s party, a powerful group destined to save the world from the evil forces of Taraxon, the Raging Demon Lord. That is, until one of his comrades kicked him out. Hoping to live the easy life on the frontier, Red’s new goal is to open an apothecary. However, keeping the secret of his former life may not be as simple as he thinks. Especially when the beautiful Rit, an adventurer from his past, shows up and asks to move in with him!
Source: KADOKAWA press release
©2021 Zappon/KADOKAWA/Shin no Nakama Production Committee
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