Good news, isekai fans! Zappon’s fantasy light novel series Banished from the Hero’s Party, I Decided to Live a Quiet Life in the Countryside is officially set to return for a second season. The official website for the TV anime revealed the big news on Monday, Oct 31. Novel illustrator Yasumo, manga artist Masahiro Ikeno, and some key staff members of the anime adaptation’s first season released some celebratory messages and illustrations to commemorate the news.
Check out what they made below:
Launched in 2017, Banished from the Hero’s Party, I Decided to Live a Quiet Life in the Countryside started as a novel published on the website Shousetsuka ni Narou. A year later, Kadokawa Shoten published the story in print with illustrations by artist Yasumo. Masahiro Ikeno eventually adapted the series into a manga in 2018.
Yen Press, English publisher of both the novel and manga, describes the story as follow:
A heroic and mighty adventurer dreams of…opening a pharmacy? 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!Yen Press
The first season of the novel’s TV anime adaptation aired from October to December 2021. Wolfsbane and Studio Flad are the companies behind the animation.
Details about the second season’s release date and cast members are yet to be announced.