A January 7 Japanese premiere date has been announced for the second season of Banished from the Hero’s Party, I Decided to Live a Quiet Life in the Countryside. There’s also a character trailer for protagonist Red, using footage from Season 1.
Banished from the Hero’s Party, I Decided to Live a Quiet Life in the Countryside 2nd is based on the light novel series written by Zappon and illustrated by Yasumo, which is published under the KADOKAWA Sneaker Bunko label. The first season premiered in 2021.
Yen Press describes the books as:
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!
The light novel series debuted in 2018 and has 12 volumes as of April 2023, discounting a prequel volume. The story was originally a web novel that began serialization on Shousetsuka ni Narou in 2017. The light novels have inspired a manga adaptation by Masahiro Ikeno.
• Chief director: Makoto Hoshino (Season 1 director)
• Director: Satoshi Takafuji (Season 1 ending animation and Episode 9 storyboard artist and director)
• Series composer: Megumi Shimizu (returning)
• Main character designer: Ruriko Watanabe (returning)
• Animation production: Studio Flad (Season 1 was a co-production with Wolfsbane)
• Ryouta Suzuki as Red
• Kanon Takao as Rit
• Naomi Oozora as Ruti
• Rie Kugimiya as Tise
• Sora Amamiya as Yarandrala
• Yumiri Hanamori as Van
• Ai Kakuma as Lavender
• Satoshi Mikami as Ljubo
• Aya Uchida as Esta