The Banished Former Hero Lives as He Pleases Airs April 1, Reveals New Key Visual

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A new key visual has been revealed for the upcoming The Banished Former Hero Lives as He Pleases anime series. The anime is scheduled to premiere on April 1, 2024. 

Kazuomi Koga (Kubo Won’t Let Me Be Invisible, Rent-A-Girlfriend Season 1 and 2) is directing the anime, with Rintarou Ikeda (Insomniacs After School) as screenwriter, Yoshiki Ookusa (The Vampire Dies In No Time) as scriptwriter, and Saori Hosoda (Phantom of the Idol) as character designer. Studio Deen and Marvy Jack are in charge of the animation production for the series. 

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Meanwhile, the anime’s voice cast includes: 

  • • Shouta Aoi as Allen 
  • • Minami Kurisaka as Leeds
  • • Akari Kitou as Henriette
  • • Sora Amamiya as Noel
  • • Aimi as Mylene
  • • Megumi Han as Beatrice
  • • Mariya Ise as Akira
  • • Takehito Koyasu as Craig
  • • Ryouta Oosaka as Brett
  • • Kouki Koyasu as Curtis

The original light novel series is written by Shin Kouzuki and illustrated by Chocoan, which was first published under the TO Books Ranobe label on October 10, 2018. Six volumes have been released as of November 2023. The series first began as a Shousetsuka ni Narou web novel that ran from January 26, 2018 to June 10, 2019. 

The Banished Former Hero Lives as He Pleases also inspired a manga adaptation by Karasumaru on December 24, 2018 in Comic Corona. Eight tankoubon volumes have been released as of November 2023. 

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J-Novel Club releases the light novel and manga series in English digitally and describes the synopsis as: 

Deemed a “good-for-nothing” for his low level and lack of a god-given Gift, Allen is stripped of his noble status and banished from the Duchy of Westfeldt. But Allen has a secret: he was a great hero in a previous life, and he’s thrilled for the chance to finally live the way he pleases! His drama-free existence, however, is soon interrupted by a desperate encounter with his ex-fiancée. As a former hero who still possesses the incredible powers from his past life, Allen can’t ignore someone in need—no matter how much he might like to! And so begins the new heroic saga our former hero never wanted!


Source: The Banished Former Hero Official Anime Twitter

William Moo is a freelance writer who has previously written for OTAQUEST and MANGA.TOKYO. He also contributes work to the website Yatta Tachi. 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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