Kodoani.com – TV anime production team “The Banished Former Hero Lives as He Pleases” (Dekisokonai to Yobareta Moto Eiyū wa, Jikka Kara Tsuihōsareta node Suki Katte ni Ikiru Koto ni Shita) by Shin Kouduki shared new information on Sunday, confirming that the anime series will officially premiere in April. The anime will airs on TV Tokyo and BS TV Tokyo in Japan, as well as on U-NEXT and Anime Hōdai.
At the same time, the team also introduced a new PV, information about the new voice actors, the opening theme artist, and new images of the anime.
The new cast includes (names yet to be confirmed):
Minami Kurisaka trong vai Riese
Akari Kitō will be Anriette
Sora Amamiya takes on the role of Noel
Shōta Aoi will voice the main character Allen in the anime and will also perform the opening theme song “Evolve”, which is featured in the promotional video.
Kazuomi Koga (TenPuru) is directing the anime at Studio DEEN and Marvy Jack. Rintarou Ikeda (Insomniacs After School, The Seven Deadly Sins: Imperial Wrath of The Gods) is writing the script, while Yoshiki Ōkusa (Hakyū Hōshin Engi, Farewell, My Dear Cramer) is writing the script. Saori Hosoda (Phantom of the Idol) is providing the character designs, and Kei Haneoka (Kono Oto Tomare!: Sounds of Life, Owarimonogatari, Kaguya-sama: Love is War) is composing the music.
J-Novel has licensed their novel and manga adaptation, and the story poses an interesting situation:
Allen, a person considered “useless” due to his low level and lack of God-given Gifts, was banished from the Westfeldt Duchy. However, he carries a secret about his previous life – a great hero. The anime promises to deliver a humorous and adventurous story starring Allen in difficult and unexpected situations.
Shin Kouduki published the light novel series on the Shōsetsuka ni Narō (Let’s Become Novelists) website in January 2018. TO Books began publishing the novels with illustrations by Chocoan in October 2018. Karasumaru created the series comic adaptation of the light novel on the Nico Nico Seiga website in 2019.