Slow Life Isekai anime like Chillin’ in My 30s after Getting Fired from the Demon King’s Army has become more popular in recent years. They provide comfort and wholesomeness, making them a popular choice among viewers who want to unwind and relax after a long day.
Made by Encourage Films (known for producing Isekai Cheat Magician and My Very Own Hero), this anime is about a demon soldier called Dariel who gets booted from the demon king’s army.
Since he has nowhere to go, he wanders through the woods nearby. When he sees a beautiful girl, Marika, running from a monster, he ends up saving her.
Grateful for his help, she invites Dariel to stay in her village, where he starts a new chapter in his life.
However, as a former demon soldier in a world where humans and demons have been at war for centuries, Dariel is faced with conflicting loyalties and struggles to find his place.
Here’s a list of anime just like Chillin’ in My 30s after Getting Fired from the Demon King’s Army!
While saying that BOFURI is very similar to Chillin’ in My 30s after Getting Fired from the Demon King’s Army would be a stretch, it’s also a fantasy anime that gives off similar relaxing vibes. Furthermore, it’s also filled with inspiring and uplifting messages and themes.
BOFURI is a chill anime about a girl named Maple who starts playing a new VRMMORPG game called NewWorld Online. Since she’s a total newbie, she decides to put all her skill points into defense. This makes her character super tanky but really slow.
As she goes on adventures with her new friend Sally, they encounter all sorts of crazy monsters and bosses, and Maple’s unique build allows her to survive even the toughest battles. But things really get wild when Maple discovers some super rare items and abilities that make her even more OP.
With its laid-back vibe and adorable characters, BOFURI is the perfect anime to kick back and relax with.
9. Spice and Wolf
Kraft Lawrence is a traveling merchant who meets a wolf deity named Holo. She wants to go back to her homeland in the north, and Lawrence agrees to help her in exchange for her using her divine powers to help him with his business.
As they journey together, they face all sorts of challenges, from greedy traders to religious fanatics. Along the way, they develop a really sweet romance and learn a lot about each other’s cultures and backgrounds.
Chillin’ in My 30s after Getting Fired from the Demon King’s Army and Spice and Wolf are both slice-of-life fantasy series that combine wholesome romance with a tiny bit of action.
8. The Rising of the Shield Hero
The Rising of the Shield Hero is an action-packed anime about a guy named Naofumi Iwatani who gets isekai’d to another world. He learns that he is one of four legendary heroes but there’s a catch: he’s stuck with the lamest weapon of them all, a shield.
Naofumi faces all sorts of challenges, including betrayal and prejudice right from the start. Luckily, he gains powerful and loyal allies, and they fight together against waves of monsters that are trying to destroy the world.
The Rising of the Shield Hero and Chillin’ in My 30s after Getting Fired from the Demon King’s Army share some similarities in the plot. Both series feature main characters who begin the story with personal misfortune.
In Chillin’ in My 30s after Getting Fired from the Demon King’s Army, Dariel is told that he is no longer of use to the Demon King’s Army. Meanwhile, in The Rising of the Shield Hero, Naofumi is betrayed and put at a huge disadvantage almost immediately.
After their initial misfortune, both Dariel and Naofumi are forced to deal with trying to figure out what life will be like in an unfamiliar place.
Dariel finds himself among humans in a small village, while Naofumi embarks on a solo journey to survive and become more powerful despite having a seemingly useless weapon.
Despite their differences in setting and genre, both anime feature complex characters who face tough challenges and learn to adapt to new environments.
If you check out The Rising of the Shield Hero and enjoy it, don’t forget that there is also 2nd season that came out in 2022, and 3rd season has been also announced!
7. The Magical Revolution of the Reincarnated Princess and the Genius Young Lady
Betrayal is one of the worst things someone close to you can make you feel. In the case of the protagonists in The Magical Revolution of the Reincarnated Princess and the Genius Young Lady and Chillin’ in My 30s after Getting Fired from the Demon King’s Army, it also meant losing their sense of purpose in life.
However, despite the darkness, a ray of light shone through. Both protagonists find unlikely alliances, and maybe even love, in the most unexpected places. They finally find a sense of belonging and are cherished once again.
The protagonist of The Magical Revolution of the Reincarnated Princess and the Genius Young Lady is Princess Anishpia, a magic enthusiast who ironically cannot use magic herself. Instead, she has developed her own theory of “magicology” based on memories from her past life.
One day, while trying out her new flying broom, she accidentally crashes into a scene where Euphyllia, a noble magical prodigy, is having her engagement broken off by Anishpia’s own brother. Seeing Euphyllia in tears, Anishpia decides to take matters into her own hands by kidnapping her!
6. Drug Store in Another World: The Slow Life of a Cheat Pharmacist
Although Drug Store in Another World: The Slow Life of a Cheat Pharmacist is an isekai anime, it still checks off the same slow-life boxes as Chillin’ in My 30s after Getting Fired from the Demon King’s Army does.
Reiji Kirio is a 24-year-old corporate slave who suddenly finds himself transported to a fantasy world. To his surprise, he discovers that he has a natural talent for making potions. Excited about his newfound skill, he decides to embrace his new life in this fantasy world and opens a drugstore.
5. The Ancient Magus’ Bride
The Ancient Magus’ Bride is a captivating fantasy series about a teenage girl named Chise. She has had a difficult life and feels like she has nothing to lose. Chise is sold at an auction and bought by a strange, skull-faced magician named Elias, who takes her in as his apprentice and future bride.
As Chise learns more about magic and the magical world around her, she also learns more about herself and her past. She makes new friends and allies, including other magicians and mythical creatures, as she navigates this new and exciting world.
Dariel and Chise share a common experience of sudden, unexpected changes in their lives. While Dariel is fired from the army, Chise is auctioned off to a mysterious being.
However, both characters are able to find solace and a sense of belonging in a new, quieter environment. Chise learns magic and befriends many supernatural beings, while Dariel carves out a new start as an adventurer by registering with a guild in a friendly human village.
For fans of magical adventures with unexpected twists of fate, The Ancient Magus’ Bride is definitely worth checking out.
4. Ningen Fushin
A group of adventurers who had all been betrayed and expelled from their own parties decides to come together as their own party.
Chillin’ in My 30s after Getting Fired from the Demon King’s Army is kinda like Ningen Fushin in that both are fantasy anime with protagonists who get kicked out of their party. But, don’t worry! They find a new “crew” that’s a way better fit and they feel right at home again.
3. Beast Tamer
Rein, a beast tamer, gets kicked out of Arios’ party for being too weak since he can only form contracts with animals.
While looking for work, he rescues Kanade, a cat tribe member who becomes his sidekick. By forming a contract with her, Rein gains some of her powers, making him stronger. They start their journey together, and Rein befriends and tames other girls from different races. With each new contract, he becomes even more powerful.
Their group becomes stronger than Arios and his party. As a result, Arios hates Rein even more and starts focusing on getting revenge against him and his friends.
Like Dariel in Chillin’ in My 30s after Getting Fired from the Demon King’s Army, the main character in Beast Tamer gets fired from his party for being “useless”. He decides to live a quiet life as an adventurer, but his former party will soon regret letting him go because he’s actually insanely OP.
2. Banished From The Hero’s Party
Banished From The Hero’s Party is another wish-fulfillment anime like Chillin’ in My 30s after Getting Fired from the Demon King’s Army.
The show follows the story of Gideon, a member of a powerful group led by his sister Ruti. But this party is unlike any other since Ruti is destined to save the world from evil.
However, one day, Ares, the party’s second-in-command, considers Gideon a burden and kicks him out.
Gideon decides to start a new life and moves to the countryside. He changes his name to Red, keeps it low-profile, and even opens an apothecary.
He tries to keep his past a secret, but it’s not easy when Rit, a beautiful adventurer from his past, shows up and wants to move in with him!
Both series share a similar plot device where the main characters are banished or fired from their respective parties/armies. Interestingly, in both cases, it’s not their leaders who make the decision.
They both settle in small remote villages and decide not to return to their former lives because they find their happiness there. However, their leaders don’t agree with their decision and both groups begin to fall apart after they leave.
1. I’m Quitting Heroing
I’m Quitting Heroing is an anime series about a powerful hero who is betrayed by the race he was supposed to protect, much like Chillin’ in My 30s after Getting Fired from the Demon King’s Army.
However, in contrast to Chillin’ in My 30s after Getting Fired from the Demon King’s Army, where the protagonist is fired from the demonic army and joins the human side, in I’m Quitting Heroing, the human MC quits heroing and instead joins the demon side. He works under four demon generals to help improve the demonic army.
Spice and Wolf has a very special place in my heart.