Shin Kouduki and Chocoan are bringing their light novel masterpiece, The Banished Former Hero Lives as He Pleases, to the small screen. And guess what? The anime's set to hit Japan this April. Plus, the cherry on top: Shouta Aoi is bringing his pipes to the opening theme, “EVOLVE.” The voice cast? Oh, it's lit!
Let's rewind a sec. Kouduki first shared this gem online via Shousetsuka ni Narou in January 2018. Then, TO Books swooped in, giving it that glossy print life with Chocoan's illustrations in October 2018. And for the manga fans? Karasumaru has been dishing out the manga on Nico Nico Seiga since 2019.
Meet the Voice Squad
Despite his past, Allen still has his memories and powers from his hero days. However, he's not without challenges - a former fiancée is trying to kill him. Allen's voice actor is Shouta Aoi, with Minami Kurisaka as Riese, Akari Kitou as Anriette, and Sora Amamiya as Noel.
- Shouta Aoi will voice the lead, Allen.
- Minami Kurisaka is Riese.
- Akari Kitou as Anriette.
- Sora Amamiya as Noel.
Who's Running the Show?
Kazuomi Koga directs at Studio Deen and Marvy Jack, with Rintarou Ikeda writing and supervising the script, and Saori Hosoda handling character design. The web novel started on Shousetsuka ni Narou in 2018, and TO Books published it with Chocoan's illustrations. A manga adaptation by Karasumaru is also available on Nico Nico Seiga.
- Kazuomi Koga is directing at Studio Deen and Marvy Jack.
- Rintarou Ikeda is the script supervisor and writer.
- Saori Hosoda is handling character design and animation direction.
What's the Story?
Allen, a boy dubbed a failure for lacking God's blessing, is actually a former hero with past life memories and powers. Kicked out by his ducal family, he's all set for a chill life journey—until his ex-fiancée tries to off him! Now, this reluctant hero's saga begins as he just wants to kick back in this world.
Join Allen on His Journey
So, what's the verdict? Are you stoked to see Allen's chill heroics come to life? Sound off, share the buzz with your crew, and let's get this party started. And remember, keep your eyes peeled this April for the debut that's set to shake up your anime playlist!
Get ready to join Allen on his journey of self-discovery and adventure. With its unique protagonist and stunning animation, this anime is a must-watch for anime fans. Don't forget to share it with your friends and let them join in on the excitement!
Source: Comic Natalie
© Shin Kouduki, TO Books / The Banished Former Hero Production Committee