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Banished from the Hero’s Party Author Injured in Car Accident

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Banished from the Hero’s Party, I Decided to Live a Quiet Life in the Countryside author Zappon recently went through some scary things, but thankfully they appear to be okay in the long run. Zappon explained in a series of tweets that they were strolling along on the sidewalk when they got hit by a car. This led to a bone fracture, which in turn led to hospitalization and surgery.

Luckily Zappon has since tweeted that the surgery went well. There’s not a lot of information (like why a car was on the sidewalk to begin with), but it appears the author is going to be just fine.

The Banished from the Hero’s Party, I Decided to Live a Quiet Life in the Countryside light novels are published in America by Yen Press, and the publisher gave this description of the first volume’s setup:

“A heroic and mighty adventurer dreams of…opening a pharmacy?

Red was once a member of the Hero’s party, a powerful group destined to save the world from the evil forces of Taraxon, the Raging Demon Lord. That is, until one of his comrades kicked him out. Hoping to live the easy life on the frontier, Red’s new goal is to open an apothecary. However, keeping the secret of his former life may not be as simple as he thinks. Especially when the beautiful Rit, an adventurer from his past, shows up and asks to move in with him!”

Zappon launched the series in 2017 and continues to publish more. The novels have received a manga adaptation done by Masahiro Ikeno. The anime adaptation debuts next month on October 6, and will be streamed in America by Funimation. It’s additionally getting a video game called Slow living with Princess that will come out next month as well.

Source: ANN


Danica Davidson is the author of the bestselling Manga Art for Beginners with artist Melanie Westin, and its sequel, Manga Art for Intermediates, with professional Japanese mangaka Rena Saiya. Check out her other comics and books at www.danicadavidson.com.