November saw the announcement of Banished from the Hero’s Party, I Decided to Live a Quiet Life in the Countryside’s anime adaptation but left us without much else. Two months later and we’re finally getting more news. The anime’s official website, which launched just today, has name-dropped the staff and cast.
The main character Red will be voiced by Ryouta Suzuki, known for his role as Yuu Ishigami from Kaguya-Sama: Love is War. Also lending their voices are Kanon Takao (UchiMusume) as Rit, Sora Amamiya (Akame ga Kill, How Heavy Are the Dumbbells You Lift?) as Yarandrala, Taku Yashiro (Darwin’s Game) as Ares, and Naomi Ozora (Uzaki-chan Wants To Hang Out, The iDOLM@STER: Cinderella Girls) as Ruti. The series itself will be a production between Wolfsbane and Studio Flad, making it the latter’s second anime series to date after doing Dame x Prince Anime Caravan back in 2018 and assisting on a lot of key and in-between animation for bigger studios prior to that. Studio Flad’s own Makoto Hoshino will direct it with Megumi Shimizu doing series composition. On top of it all, the news was accompanied by a brand new visual featuring new character designs by Ruriko Watanabe.
The very first of December would see the results of a character popularity poll conducted by BOOK WALKER to see which new character illustration would make the front cover of the first volume’s re-issue. The winner ended up being Rin, featured sitting idly in a grassy field holding up a flower. A prequel light novel would also be released that day detailing the adventures of Gideon, a member of Red’s former party of heroes.
No other news regarding a proper release date for Banished From the Heroes’ Party has been set in stone, although we here at OTAQUEST certainly are keeping our eyes peeled for any further announcement on the anime.