Banished from the Hero's Party, I Decided to Live a Quiet Life in the Countryside 2nd Season

Alt title: Shin no Nakama ja Nai to Yuusha no Party wo Oidasareta node, Henkyou de Slow Life Suru Koto ni Shimashita 2nd Season

TV (12 eps)
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Banished from the Hero's Party, I Decided to Live a Quiet Life in the Countryside offers a modest viewing experience with its average storyline, consistent animation, and moderately developed characters. Story: 5/10 The anime follows the journey of Red, a former member of the hero's party who chooses to live a peaceful life in the countryside after being banished. While the premise holds promise, the execution falls short with a lackluster narrative that fails to fully lock you in. Animation: 6/10 The animation is good, with consistent character designs. While it may not be visually stunning, the animation effectively conveys the events of the story without major inconsistencies or distractions. Sound: 5/10 The sound design in the anime is average, failing to leave a lasting impression on the viewer. Background music and sound effects serve their purpose but lack the depth and immersion found in more memorable soundtracks. Characters: 6/10 The characters show some potential for development, but ultimately feel underutilized. While Red is an interesting protagonist with a compelling backstory. Character interactions are often predictable, missing opportunities for meaningful growth or exploration. Overall: 5/10 Offering a average viewing experience with its storyline, While it may appeal to fans of the isekai genre looking for a more subdued take on the typical hero's journey, others may find it lacking in excitement and substance.(I stalled with this anime due to losing intrest, but pushed through to the finish.)


If you watched and enjoyed the first season then you should enjoy this second adaptation too. I would rate it not quite as good as the first, but that is largely down to the choices they made in adapting it. Let me explain, and consider this your spoiler warning for the light novels: Following the events of the first season is a new arc revolving around the former mayor Mistorm that takes up several volumes. By choosing to try and adapt the majority of Van's saga they had to skip Mistorm's arc by necessity. As a result she appears only tangentially throughout the episodes and is referenced to as the former mayor. Though it is probably the most skippable arc and I can understand why they did it (she is not an integral part of Red's story), it removes a good chunk of Red's backstory, a lot of Yarandrala's development, some hijinks involving pirates and a prince, an incredible female character who resisted her blessing from birth and never once followed it's impulses, as well as the first full-fledged appearance in the series of the god Demis himself. After this saga is when Van's story begins, and it is here that season two picks up. For the most part it is a pretty faithful adaptation, but 12 episodes is just not enough to adapt it all. Van's redemption is heavily rushed, and developments between the Cardinal and the town doctor following his hospitalization are skipped altogether (this was a very minor point in the LN but stuck with me as important). An unfortunate casualty of this rush is Lavender; a lot of build-up to the revelation of her true nature is skipped, and her blossoming friendship with Rit is also rushed. The worst casualty of this is without question the final volume of Van's saga which is skipped almost entirely. Only the moment where Lavender gifts Red the sapphire and the following engagement and party are included right at the very end, meaning we miss learning the truth about the ancient elves, Mr. Crawly-Wawly's greatest heroics to date, Demis descending into and possessing Van's body, and Red literally beating God out of his body and forcing him back to heaven in a fight. The animation is not quite as good as in season one, but the fight scenes are fluid and I didn't notice any problems with staying on model. Rit seems to have gone up a couple more cup sizes but I guess that would be expected. The animation is what it needs to be, good when it really matters. Sound is great as are the characters; it's great to see how Albert has developed from his initial introduction in S1. Tisse's internal reactions are still largely absent, but they are hilarious when they do appear. Props to including Mr. Crawly-Wawly's reaction with her at the end of the final episode.

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