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Banished From The Hero's Party Novel Author Hospitalized After Car Accident

posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Author tweeted that surgery for bone fracture was successful

Writer Zappon, the author of the Banished from the Hero's Party (Shin no Nakama janai to Yūsha no Party o Oidasareta node, Henkyō de Slow Life Suru Koto ni Shimashita) light novel series, revealed on their Twitter account on Sunday that they were involved in a car accident and had to be hospitalized and undergo surgery due to a bone fracture. Zappon later revealed on Tuesday that the surgery was successful.

Zappon elaborated in the original tweet that a car had collided with them as they were walking on the sidewalk.

Yen Press is publishing the light novels in English.

Zappon began serializing the story on the "Shōsetsuka ni Nārō" website in October 2017, where it is still continuing. Kadokawa began publishing the story in print with illustrations by Yasumo in June 2018. Masahiro Ikeno launched a manga adaptation of the novels in Kadokawa's Monthly Shōnen Ace magazine in May 2018. The franchise has over 1 million copies in circulation.

The light novel series is also inspiring an upcoming television anime that will premiere on October 6. The show's staff delayed the anime from July to October due to "various circumstances." Funimation will stream the anime.

The novels are also inspiring a game adaptation titled Slow living with Princess, which will debut on Steam Early Access on October 7.

Source: Zappon's Twitter account (link 2) (link 3)

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