Banished from the Hero’s Party Season 2 Unveils New PV Trailer

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A new PV trailer has been unveiled for the upcoming second season of Banished from the Hero’s Party, I Decided to Live a Quiet Life in the Countryside. The second season is scheduled to air on January 7, 2024. 

The trailer also previews the anime’s main opening and ending theme songs, with the opening theme being “routine life” by Yui Nishio and the ending theme is “Guide and Devote” by JYOCHO

The 13-episode first season aired from October 6, 2021 to December 29, 2021. Crunchyroll streamed the anime outside of Japan and will do so again for the second season

The first season was directed by Makoto Hoshino (The Little Lies We All Tell) with Megumi Shimizu (Tomo-chan is A Girl!) as series screenwriter, and Ruriko Watanabe (The Little Lies We All Tell) as main character designer. Studio Flad is credited as the sole animation production company for the second season, after working with Wolfsbane in season one. 

Meanwhile, the voice cast includes

  • • Ryouta Suzuki as Red
  • • Kanon Takao as Rit
  • • Naomi Oozora as Ruti
  • • Sora Amamiya as Yarandrala
  • • Aya Uchida as Theodora
  • • Kenta Miyake as Danan
  • • Rie Kugimiya as Tise

The series originated as a web novel by Zappon in October 2017 on Shousetsuka ni Narou. Kadokawa then released the series as a light novel in June 2018 under its Sneaker Bunko label, with new illustrations by Yasumo. Thirteen total volumes have been released as of April 2023, which also includes the volume zero prequel. A manga adaptation by Masahiro Ikeno was launched in May 2018. 

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Yen Press releases the light novel series and manga adaptation in English, describing the synopsis 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!

Source: Banished from the Hero’s Party Official Anime Twitter

William Moo is a freelance writer who has previously written for OTAQUEST and MANGA.TOKYO. He enjoys watching lots of anime every season and reading from time to time. You can follow him on Twitter @thewriterSITB.
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