“The Quiet Life Of The Hero’s Companion”
Banished from the Hero’s Party
- Manga: Zappon (Story); Masahiro Ikeno (Art)
- Yen Press is the author.
- Genre : Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Slice of life, Shounen
- Published : January 2022 – present
Banished From The Hero’s Party is another entry into the long line of fantasy stories with an unnecessarily long title. And just like most of its predecessors, it is also an adaptation of the light novel with the same name. Contrary to its lengthy and generic title, the narrative promises to add something fresh and novel to this overly crowded genre. So, without further ado, please find our review of Banished from the Hero’s Party, I Decided to Live a Quiet Life in the Countryside Volume 1.
The brother of the Hero, Ruti Ragnason, and a member of the Hero’s party, Gideon Ragnason is the second-in-command of the Bahamut Knight Corp. But unlike his friends, Gideon lacks a special blessing that would enable him to match their monstrous abilities, especially in the face of the Demon Lord’s generals’ growing strength. He is thus expelled from the hero’s gathering.
Gideon, who is not one to sit around and be depressed, finds something else to do right away. He makes the decision to relocate to the small town of Zoltan. He now goes by the name “Red” and develops into a D-level adventurer who specialises in collecting healing herbs. His new aspiration is to settle down in Zoltan and open an apothecary.
The Benefits of Reading Henkyou de Slow Life suru Koto ni Shimashita, Shin no Nakama ja Nai to Yuusha no Party wo Oidasareta node I Made the Decision to Lead a Quiet Life in the Countryside After Being Banned from the Hero’s Party
1. The Rise of the Supporting Character
No matter what the original premise of an adventure fantasy story may be, the protagonist is almost always at the centre of the narrative. Whether they are stuck in a deadly game, reincarnated as a slime, or become an undead overlord, the story is ultimately about them – the hero.
But this one goes in a different direction. The story is about a member of the hero’s party rather than the hero himself. Imagine if Sword Art Online told Klein’s story instead of Kirito’s. Essentially, that is what Banished from the Hero’s Party set out to accomplish.
Gideon is essentially a supporting character in the story of the Hero Ruti. However, this manga demonstrates that the hero’s journey isn’t the only interesting part of the hero’s story. Sincerely, reading about that novel approach is quite energising.
2. Great Contrast In Pace And Intensity
The author tells two storylines concurrently for the majority of this first volume. The first one is about Red, a D-level adventurer, going about his daily business, and the second one is a flashback of Gideon from when he was a combatant in the hero’s party.
In the first, Red tinkers with his products and tries to sell them to the people of Zoltan in a leisurely slice-of-life story. The second, on the other hand, is an exciting action-adventure tale in which Gideon must devise plans to outwit the demon lord’s army and face one of the terrifying demon generals.
These two storylines’ extreme contrasts make for a fascinating and original reading experience. Although Banished from the Hero’s Party wasn’t the first to attempt it, it is unquestionably one of the few that does it successfully.
Why It Is Best To Skip Banished from the Hero’s Party, I Made the Decision to Live a Quiet Life in the Countryside, Shin no Nakama ja Nai to Yuusha no Party wo Oidasareta node
1. Another Fantasy Story
A fantastical setting is one of the most prevalent elements in most isekai stories. Nearly all of them are set in an RPG-style universe with swords, magic, elves, and orcs. As a result, a genre that was previously little-known has now become closely associated with isekai.
Nowadays, it’s difficult to find a fantasy story that doesn’t use the tried-and-true “hero vs. demon king” plot device. Unfortunately, despite not having the typical “someone died and was reincarnated into a fantasy world” plot, “Banished from the Hero’s Party” still somewhat resembles an isekai story.
As a result, Banished from the Hero’s Party might not be for you if you’re one of the readers who has had enough of isekai manga’s overuse of the same concept.
Banished from the Hero’s Party follows a pattern set by earlier fantasy manga. But for most readers, the choice to focus on a supporting character’s everyday life and the method the author used to tell the story can make for an original and enlivening reading experience. The upcoming volume will be read with anticipation.
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