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Banished Former Hero Anime Reveals More Cast Members

The television anime rendition of Shin Kouduki’s light novel series “The Banished Former Hero Lives as He Pleases” announced the addition of three new cast members on Wednesday.

The newly revealed cast members are:

Aimi, who will be lending her voice to the character ‘Mylene’.

Megumi Han has been cast as ‘Beatrice’, and lastly,

Mariya Ise will be portraying ‘Akira’.

The cast that had been announced earlier includes:

Minami Kurisaka who will be playing ‘Riese’,

Akari Kitō as ‘Anriette’, and

Sora Amamiya voicing ‘Noel’.

Shōta Aoi headlines the anime cast as the protagonist ‘Allen’. Additionally, Aoi will be performing the opening theme song for the anime, titled “Evolve”.

The premiere of the anime is slated for an April release and it will be broadcast on TV Tokyo and BS TV Tokyo. Streaming platforms like U-NEXT and Anime Hōdai will also carry the anime.

The anime production is being handled by Kazuomi Koga, known for his work in TenPuru. Studio DEEN, along with Marvy Jack, are producing the anime. The series scripts are being supervised by Rintarou Ikeda, who has worked on projects like Insomniacs After School and The Seven Deadly Sins: Imperial Wrath of The Gods. Yoshiki Ōkusa, of Hakyū Hōshin Engi and Farewell, My Dear Cramer fame, is penning the scripts for this series. Saori Hosoda is managing the character designs and Kei Haneoka, who has previously worked on Kono Oto Tomare!: Sounds of Life, Owarimonogatari, and Kaguya-sama: Love is War, is in charge of the music composition.

The light novel series along with their manga adaptation has been licensed by J-Novel Club. The story revolves around a character named Allen, who is viewed as “useless” due to his low level and lack of a divine Gift. With his noble status annulled, Allen is banished from the Duchy of Westfeldt. Despite this, Allen holds a secret; he was a heroic figure in a past life, and is excited about the opportunity to live freely. However, his destiny as a hero refuses to leave him alone when a chance encounter with his former fiancée takes place.

Shin Kouduki began the light novel series on the Shōsetsuka ni Narō website in January 2018, and TO Books started publishing the series with illustrations by Chocoan in October that same year. Karasumaru initiated the manga adaptation of the series on the Nico Nico Seiga website in 2019.

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