Excitement's buzzing in the air as Kagekinoko's light novel "The Healer Who was Banished From His Party is Actually the Strongest" (Party kara Tsuihou sareta Sono Chiyushi, Jitsu wa Saikyou ni Tsuki) gears up for its anime debut this year in Japan. The press release dropped the deets on the voice cast and the production squad behind the scenes.

Since May 2018, Kagekinoko has been dropping chapters on Shousetsuka ni Narou, with the print version, illustrated by Kakao Lanthanum, hitting shelves in January 2020. It's been on pause since August 2020, but the manga version by Miwa Narumi keeps the story alive in Gaugau Monster mag since February 2020. The anime's taking cues from the manga, 'cause that's what's keeping the fandom fed right now.

In the end, this tale spins a yarn about unexpected strength and the journeys we embark on to find where we truly belong. It's a narrative that resonates with anyone who's ever felt underestimated. So, if this sneak-peek into the healer's quest has snagged your curiosity, rally the squad, spread the word, and get ready for a story where the underdog aims for the top.

Voice Cast Vibes

  • Kensho Ono brings Raust to life.
  • Kaori Maeda voices Narusena, bringing her charm to the screen.

Production Crew Roll Call

  • Keisuke Oonishi (Attack on Titan, Kill la Kill, Guilty Crown, Yofukashi no Uta) steps up as the anime's director at Studio Elle.
  • Kurasumi Sunayama (Gurren Lagann, MONSTER, 86: Eighty Six, Black Bullet) handles the scriptwriting and supervision.
  • Yumiko Mizuno (Date A Live IV, Vlad Love, Black Bullet) designs the characters and leads the animation direction.
  • Tatsuya Yano (World Dai Star, Seijo no Maryoku wa Bannou desu) and Naoki Tani (Uzaki-chan wa Asobitai! ω, Love Live! Nijigasaki Gakuen School Idol Doukoukai) are on music composition.

The Lowdown on "The Healer Who was Banished From His Party is Actually the Strongest"

A healer gets the boot from his squad 'cause the leader thinks he's not pulling his weight. Out in the cold, he's gotta find new mates. He teams up with a buff martial artist and spills his secret: he's a so-so healer but a top-notch brawler. It's all about an underdog support who's secretly a DPS, and the drama kicks off 'cause he never told his old crew about his DPS chops.

Source: Comic Natalie

(c) Kagekinoko, Miwa Narumi / Futabasha, "The Healer Who was Banished From His Party is Actually the Strongest" Production Committee 2024

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