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The Banished Former Hero Lives as He Pleases Anime Unveils More Cast


The staff for the television anime of Shin Kouduki‘s () heroic fantasy light novel series revealed three more cast members on Wednesday.

The new cast includes (character name spellings are not confirmed):

Aimi as Mylene

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Image courtesy of Happinet

Megumi Han as Beatrice

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Image courtesy of Happinet

Mariya Ise as Akira

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Image courtesy of Happinet

Previously announced cast are:

  • Minami Kurisaka as Riese
  • Akari Kitō as Anriette
  • Sora Amamiya as Noel

Shōta Aoi stars in the anime as the protagonist Allen. Aoi is also performing the opening theme song “Evolve.”

The anime will premiere in April on TV Tokyo and BS TV Tokyo, and will stream on U-NEXT and Anime Hōdai.

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Image courtesy of Happinet

Kazuomi Koga () is directing the anime at Studio DEEN and Marvy Jack. Rintarou Ikeda (, ) is in charge of the series scripts, and Yoshiki Ōkusa (, ) is writing the scripts. Saori Hosoda () is designing the characters. Kei Haneoka (, , ) is composing the music.

J-Novel Club has licensed the novels and their manga adaptation, it describes the story:

Deemed a “good-for-nothing” for his low level and lack of a god-given Gift, Allen is stripped of his noble status and banished from the Duchy of Westfeldt. But Allen has a secret: he was a great hero in a previous life, and he’s thrilled for the chance to finally live the way he pleases!

His drama-free existence, however, is soon interrupted by a desperate encounter with his ex-fiancée. As a former hero who still possesses the incredible powers from his past life, Allen can’t ignore someone in need—no matter how much he might like to!

And so begins the new heroic saga our former hero never wanted!

Kouduki launched the light novel series on the Shōsetsuka ni Narō (Let’s Become Novelists) website in January 2018. TO Books began publishing the novel series with illustrations by Chocoan in October 2018.

Karasumaru launched an ongoing manga adaptation of the series on the website in 2019.

Source: Press release


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