A new anime adaptation is in the works with the light novel series Banished from the Heroes’ Party serving as the source material. We learned about this back in November 2020 and now a slate of new updates have arrived, including a key visual below. The series has revealed its staff and cast with Makoto Hoshino directing it based on the scripts by Megumi Shimizu. Ruruko Watanabe is working on the character designs with Wolfsbane and Studio Flad handling the animation production.
The Japanese cast includes:
- Ryōta Suzuki as Red
- Kanon Takao as Rit
- Naomi Ōzora as Ruti
- Sora Amamiya as Yarandrala
- Taku Yashiro as Ares
The light novel series, released in English by Yen Press, comes from writer Zappon with artwork by Yasumo which began in 2017. Kadokawa publishes the work that’s serialized online with seven volumes out so far. A manga adaptation is currently running in Monthly Shonen Ace by Masahiro Ikeno which has five volumes out as of the original announcement.
Plot Concept: 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!