Banished from the Hero’s Party | Episode One Review

Something I will appreciate from the first episode of Shin no Nakama ja Nai to Yuusha no Party wo Oidasareta node, Henkyou de Slow Life suru Koto ni Shimashita otherwise known as “Banished from the Hero’s Party” from this day forward was that it played its OP from the start, something you don’t usually get nowadays.

What is the best way to describe the first episode? In many ways a lot of it feels like a MMORPG. Where you have a character that specializes in something. A game where there are guilds, different types of weapons, and armor etc. Basically, very World of Warcraft-esk, but animated and is a lot more playful.

Now imagine in this world, you can choose to live your life the way you want to. Where you don’t have to be part of a guild always going into dungeons, a place where you can live your life out peacefully and without bother. All of that equals this anime, where we follow Red try to live out a new and ordinary life. Away from the world he was once a part of. Everything about the first episode felt very relaxed and very bland, which for an anime labeled as an Adventure is very backwards. To be honest, I’m not sure what to expect. As is with most stories, nothing ever comes easy there will always be something that works against the main characters. I’m sure that’s somewhere down the line, but is the first episode enough to pull someone in? I don’t think so.

It felt very weird having a main character go against the ‘grain’. A character that isn’t interesting in participating in the whole adventure aspect, someone who is perfectly content with where he is and is more than happy to live his life out as a ordinary person. I suspect that Red’s (male protagonist) past life, the one he left behind will come back and cause him all sorts of bother. I mean when your sister’s Devine Blessing is to eventually slay the Demon Lord, your past life will come back to haunt you one way or another. I suspect that Red will ultimately have to go back into an environment he doesn’t like to fulfill his own Devine blessing. Where he’ll have to guide his younger sister and help her defeat the Demon Lord. I think this will happen because to me, Devine Blessings do not feel absolute (as Red was able to defy his own Devine Blessing to live a secluded life). So I think when Ruti (Red’s younger sister) eventually confronts the Demon Lord in battle and is shocked that she’s unable to slay him defying Ruti’s Devine Blessing that she’ll look to and lean on her brother to guide her to victory.

This makes the most sense to me. I wonder if it’ll be true by the end of the series. I doubt it will be true though because that’s just how anime are nowadays but it would be interesting nonetheless. Overall episode one was an okay episode, it was inbetween episode, you could make it out to be a bad first episode or one that was relatively entertaining. To me it was neither, I hope that episode two offers a little more information.



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    1. It feels like something Ares came up with on his own. The way his character felt, seemed as though it was something he’d do on his own

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