Fall 2021 has given anime watchers the new and series, Shin no Nakama ja Nai to Yuusha no Party wo Oidasareta node, Henkyou de Slow Life suru Koto ni Shimashita (Banished from the Hero's Party, I Decided to Live a Quiet Life in the Countryside)! The series' run has been a fun watch for fans who like other-world animes, romance, comedy, and a storyline that progresses and keeps you guessing. Though it has reached its end, here are several other anime that someone who likes Banished from the Hero's party would enjoy! They all bring something a little different, so we hope you find something for your watchlist!
Similar Anime to Shin no Nakama ja Nai to Yuusha no Party wo Oidasareta node, Henkyou de Slow Life suru Koto ni Shimashita / Similar Anime to Banished from the Hero's Party, I Decided to Live a Quiet Life in the Countryside
Similar Anime to Henkyou de Slow Life suru Koto ni Shimashita / Similar Anime to Banished from the Hero's Party, I Decided to Live a Quiet Life in the Countryside
1. Cheat Kusushi no Slow Life: Isekai ni Tsukurou Drugstore (Drug Store in Another World - The Slow Life of a Cheat Pharmacist)
- Episodes: 12
- Aired: July 2021 – September 2021
Drug Store in Another World - The Slow Life of a Cheat Pharmacist centers around Reiji Kirio, who is brought to a new world in unabashed isekai fashion. With newfound expertise in pharmaceutical knowledge, Reiji opens up a drugstore with his life in a new world. He goes from being an overworked cog in the corporate world to the village pharmacist. Join Reiji in the making and selling of medicines and learning what an unfamiliar world has in store for him.
Both Drug Store in Another World - The Slow Life of a Cheat Pharmacist and Banished from the Hero's Party revolve around a character that had an unexpected life change early on and used their advanced knowledge to go a route that has to do with the making and selling of medicines. Though Banished from the Hero's Party has a better plot, The Slow Life of a Cheat Pharmacist hits the target with its slice-of-life vibes. For another chill anime that features a medicine maker, check out The Slow Life of a Cheat Pharmacist!
Drug Store in Another World - The Slow Life of a Cheat Pharmacist Trailer
2. Mahoutsukai no Yome (The Ancient Magus' Bride)
- Episodes: 24
- Aired: October 2017 – March 2018
Chise is a rare individual whose red hair proves that she is a "Sleigh Beggy." Chise has an excellent capacity for magical prowess, but her life will end at an early age. In episode one, Chise is sold at auction to a masked individual, who turns out to be a Magus, who has been around for many years. Chise spends her days learning about magic of many different types and supernatural creatures. She also begins to learn more about her own desires in the world, even though an early death is in her future.
Like Red is booted from his party, Chise begins the series by being auctioned off to a mysterious being. After both of these characters get this unexpected turn in their lives, they both find a quiet existence away from the city's hustle. Both characters make fast friends with those around them and explore crafts. For Chise, she learns magic and makes friends with many supernatural beings. Red carves out a new start as an apothecary store owner. For another magical adventure with an unexpected turn of fate, check out Ancient Magus' Bride!
The Ancient Magus' Bride Trailer
3. Tate no Yuusha no Nariagari (The Rising of the Shield Hero)
- Episodes: 25
- Aired: January 2019 – June 2019
The Rising of the Shield Hero is about Naofumi, who is isekai'd away. He is told that four heroes are prophesied to help save the kingdom. The other heroes are a spear hero, a sword hero, and a bow hero. And Naofumi? He is the shield hero. The shield hero has no following, unlike the others. After being wronged by a party member early on, Naofumi is at a considerable disadvantage and decides to go about his adventure his way. Later, Naofumi finds himself at the center of a harem. This anime is full of action, comedy, and adventure.
The Rising of the Shield Hero is similar to Banished from the Hero's Party in that the main character begins the series with personal misfortune. Where Gideon/Red is told that he is no longer of use to the Hero's party, Naofumi is betrayed and put at a huge disadvantage almost immediately. After their initial misfortune, they both deal with trying to figure out what life will be like in an unfamiliar place. If you check out The Rising of the Shield Hero and enjoy it, don't forget that a highly anticipated season two is coming next year!
The Rising of the Shield Hero Trailer
Any Anime Like Henkyou de Slow Life suru Koto ni Shimashita? / Any Anime Like the Hero's Party, I Decided to Live a Quiet Life in the Countryside?
4. Ookami to Koushinryou (Spice and Wolf)
- Episodes: 13
- Aired: January 2008 – March 2008
The traveling merchant, Lawrence, makes his way through a village that holds a festival in honor of a wolf deity whom the town used to pray to for a good harvest. Holo, the aforementioned wolf-god, meets Lawrence, and through unusual circumstances, the two wind up traveling together. What begins as a deal between partners grows into a lot more as Lawrence and Holo learn about each other through the course of their next adventures.
One place where Banished from the Hero's Party delivers is in the relationship between Red and Rit. Similarly, in Spice and Wolf, you will enjoy watching how Holo and Lawrence come to understand and care for each other through their travels. Spice and Wolf takes place in a more realistic and historical world than Banished from the Hero's Party, but don't let that stop you from watching because it only adds to the charm. If you enjoyed the relationship between Red and Rit check out Spice and Wolf!
Spice and Wolf Trailer
5. Maoyuu Maou Yuusha (Maoyu ~ Archenemy & Hero)
- Episodes: 12
- Aired: January 2013 – March 2013
After years of strife between demons and humans, the Hero fights his way to the Demon Queen's castle. Instead of the fight of his life that he anticipated, the Hero Yuusha is asked to help the Demon Queen. Though he immediately declines, the Demon Queen shows Yuusha that by helping with her plan that he can accomplish his personal goals of peace to the Southern Nations. What comes next as a solution is one nobody was expecting. Get ready for the Demon Queen and the Hero to learn much more about each other.
Maoyu ~ Archenemy & Hero features an unlikely couple, having a life experience that nobody sees coming. If you enjoy the growing relationship between Red and Rit in Banished from the Hero's Party, then Maoyu ~ Archenemy & Hero will be a great watch for you. Though this is an older title, don't let that stop you from watching another fantastical adventure. The animation style has some Inuyasha-like vibes and has been a fan favorite for years.
Maoyu ~ Archenemy & Hero Trailer
6. Seijo no Maryoku wa Bannou Desu (The Saint's Magic Power is Omnipotent)
- Episodes: 12
- Aired: April 2021– June 2021
Sei and another woman are pulled from their home on Earth to another realm entirely. After arriving in this life-altering fashion, Sei is snubbed as a second person summoned on accident. After being pulled into a new world in error, she decides to make the most of her experience. Sei chooses to learn about potion making, herbs, and magic. Before long, it becomes clear that Sei has some untapped magical prowess of her own and that there is more to her presence than initially thought.
The Saint's Magic Power is Omnipotent is a slow-burn josei romance. Sei, like Red, learns about potions, magic, healing and finds a sense of belonging that they did not have previously. Sei is cast aside and considered an extra to the summoning, and similarly to Red/Gideon, this main character starts by being booted by his party. For an anime with a great romance, like the one going between Red and Rit, check out The Saint's Magic Power is Omnipotent!
The Saint's Magic Power is Omnipotent Trailer
Banished from the Hero's Party has a story of making a new life after things did not go the way you wanted the first time around. Whether you like the OP MC trope, a hero who has to overcome great misfortune, the plot, or the wonderfully romantic relationship between Red and Rit, we hope you found something today to be your next binge!
Will your next anime be another one that has herbalist/potion-making themes? Or perhaps the action-packed Rising of the Shield Hero? Have you seen these yet? Which will you binge next? Let us know in the comments!