Banished from the Hero’s Party is a fantasy light novel series by Zappon and illustrated by Yasumo. It got turned into an anime by Wolfsbane and Studio Flad and hit the screens in October 2021. If you are reading this article, you must have loved its fresh spin on the typical fantasy trope, and we have more anime recs like Banished from the Hero’s Party that you will enjoy.
The anime follows Red, a guy who was part of the bad-ass Hero’s Party, but he got shown the door by his “bros”. Instead of seeking revenge, this former hero opts for a chill life in the countryside and opens up an apothecary.
And who wouldn’t love the idea of a powerful hero settling down and living a peaceful life? Not every MC has to have a goal of saving the world to have a fulfilling purpose.
Here are 7 anime similar to Banished from the Hero’s Party, I Decided to Live a Quiet Life in the Countryside (Shin no Nakama ja Nai to Yūsha no Pātī o Oidasareta no de, Henkyō de Surō Raifu Suru Koto ni Shimashita).
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7. The Hidden Dungeon Only I can enter
The Hidden Dungeon Only I Can enter tells the story of Noir Starga, a noble who is stuck at the bottom of the social hierarchy until he acquires three incredibly overpowered skills. The only catch is that using them causes him to lose his life points, so now he needs to replenish his life energy with worldly pleasures!
And so, Noir enrolls at the Hero Academy to improve his ranks.
While this anime might not seem strikingly similar, it is also set in a fantasy world with lots of adventures to follow.
6. Fairy Tail
Do you perhaps love the concept of adventure guild-themed anime?
Then Fairy Tail is the right series for you to watch.
Fairy Tail follows the adventures of the wizards of an (in)famous wizard guild called Fairy Tail.
KonoSuba is another fantasy anime similar to Banished from the Hero’s Party.
In KonoSuba, a teen boy dies a shameful death and is brought before the goddess Aqua who offers him a new life with his memory intact. However, there is one catch—he will be reincarnated in a magical world with the task of defeating the demon lord!
4. Mushoku Tensei
Mushoku Tensei follows a hopeless 34-year-old NEET who gets killed during a traffic accident and reincarnates in a fantasy world with both his intellect and memories intact.
There is one thing I gotta say: the main character is not an airhead. He might be a perv, but he is definitely not an idiot. Also, if you like the adventurous aspect of Banished from the Hero’s Party, then you need to see Rudeus’s crazy harem adventures!
Kinji Ninomiya succeeds in getting a stable income stream with no work involved. He is overjoyed to have the uber NEET life that others can only dream of—that is, until he ends up isekai’d to a fantasy world. What is worse, he is now enslaved by an evil mining company and has to work 60 hours a week with barely any rest!
It has a really similar approach to the hero aspect as we see in Banished from the Hero’s Party—the main character doesn’t want to get revenge from the ones who wronged him, he wants to build an actual company.
2. Drugstore in Another World
Could these two be more similar?
You can probably tell just by the title that this series is about a guy who opens a drugstore in a fantasy world where he got transported.
The main character is extremely skilled at making potions and that’s the reason why he opens a drugstore. Throw some beauties into this mix and you have a chill and comforting series to watch.
1. The Rising of the Shield Hero
Naofumi Iwatani, an ordinary Japanese boy, gets summoned to an alternate world as a “Shield Hero”, the weakest out of the four summoned heroes. Their sole purpose in this world is to fight inter-dimensional hordes of monsters called Waves.
Unfortunately, not all that glitters is gold. Not only is his equipment the weakest, but he also gets betrayed by the sole companion that agreed to follow him on his journey. The future looks grim until he stumbles upon a tanuki demi-human girl and a mysterious egg that later hatches into a bird-like creature.
The three form strong bonds while working together and decide to protect the world from the Waves.
Naofumi (the main character from The Rising of the Shield Hero) is incredibly similar to Red. And not only by his looks! Naofumi got banished too because he was considered weak & soon after he found a cute and loyal companion. He is also mature looking & thinking, although his and Red’s goals are different.