Written by Zappon and illustrated by Yasumo, ‘Banished from the Hero’s Party, I Decided to Live a Quiet Life in the Countryside’ is light novel and manga series that kicked off in 2017. In 2021, Wolfsbane and Studio Flad adapted the slice-of-life fantasy series into an anime that Funimation recently announced they got the license for an English dub.
“A new fantasy adventure begins! We’re excited to announce that the ‘Banished from the Hero’s Party, I Decided to Live a Quiet Life in the Countryside’ English dub is officially headed to Funimation, and we’ve got your details on the cast, crew and when you can watch,” Funimation wrote on their website. “…the ‘Banished from the Hero’s Party, I Decided to Live a Quiet Life in the Countryside’ English dub will arrive on Funimation, so if you haven’t jumped into this fantasy epic just yet, there’s never been a more perfect time.”
They continue, “The English voice cast for the series includes Aaron Campbell (Actors: Song Connection, The Helpful Fox Senko-san) as Red, Dani Chambers (SHADOWS HOUSE, The Day I Became a God) as Rit, Tia Ballard (FAIRY TAIL, Toilet-bound Hanako-kun) as Ruti and Brandon McInnis (My Hero Academia, Dr. STONE) as Ares.”
The show will also feature Aaron Roberts, Austin Tindle, Josh Grelle, Kyle Phillips, Ben Phillips, Ben Phillips, Kimmie Britt, Marisa Duran, Ivan Jasso, Sarah Roach, Doug Jackson, Josh Bangle, Kristen McGuire, and Marcus Stimac. Christopher Wehkamp will service as ADR Director.
You can watch the teaser below:
MyAnimeList describes the synopsis as:
“In a fantasy world in which a young girl with the Divine Protection of the hero battles against the demon lord. In that world, Red, the elder brother of that young girl hero, possessing the Divine Protection of “The Guide” which only grants a high initial level, fought in the initial party of the hero.
However, with a Divine Protection that only grants a high level but no magic nor martial art nor supernatural ability, he gradually could no longer keep up with the battle and in the end, a companion, a sage, remarked “You are not a true companion” as he snatched all his equipment and kicked him out of the party with just a single copper sword.
Having his heart completely shattered, Red distanced himself from the battle against the demon lord’s army despite knowing that the fate of the world rests on it, aiming to live an inconspicuous life alone at the frontier Zoltan as he earns money to open a herbalist shop by utilizing the knowledge he acquired throughout his journey.
Together with the half-elf carpenter living downtown and the princess who couldn’t become the hero’s companion, he aims to live a slow life in the frontier of the world governed by a person’s inborn Divine Protection!”
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