The Faraway Paladin Begins a Journey as a TV Anime in Fall of 2021

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Will smiles gently as he prepares to embark on a journey in a scene from the upcoming The Faraway Paladin TV anime.

The journey of a young hero begins in October of 2021, because The Faraway Paladin (known in Japan as Saihate no Paladin), a fantasy light novel series written by Kanata Yanagino and illustrated by Kususaga Rin about a human boy who is raised in a necropolis by a trio of undead former heroes, is being adapted into a TV anime.

The main staff for The Faraway Paladin includes:

  • Original work: Kanata Yanagino
  • Original character design: Kusunaga Rin
  • Director: Yuu Nobuta
  • Series composition: Tatsuya Takahashi
  • Character design: Kōji Haneda
  • Animation production: Children’s Playground Entertainment

The main cast of The Faraway Paladin includes:

A character setting for Will, the protagonist from the upcoming The Faraway Paladin TV anime. Will is a slender young man with red hair who is dressed as a peasant in a simple shirt, slacks, and boots.

Maki Kawase as Will (William).

A character setting of Blood, a towering skeletal warrior from the upcoming The Faraway Paladin TV anime. Blood is a skeleton with a huge mane of red hair that wears platemail armor made of metal and bone.

Katsuyuki Konishi as Blood.

A character setting of Mary, a mummified priestess from the upcoming The Faraway Paladin TV anime. Mary appears as an undead woman with blonde hair, black lips, and gray skin dressed in flowing ceremonial robes, a head dress, and a blindfold.

Yui Horie as Mary.

A character setting of Gus, a ghostly wizard from the upcoming The Faraway Paladin TV anime. Gus appears as a wizened old man with long white hair and a fowing beard. He wears a pointy hat, a monocle, and dark robes that trail off into whisps where his legs would normally be.

Nobuo Tobita as Gus (Augustus).

A character setting of Menel, a half-elf ranger from the upcoming The Faraway Paladin TV anime. Menel is slim and androgynous in appearance. The have green eyes and silver hair and they are dressed in a tunic and pantaloons with thigh high leather boots.

And Ayumu Murase as Menel (Meneldor).

The original The Faraway Paladin novels are published in Japan by Overlap under their Overlap Bunko imprint, and an English language version of the series is also published by J-Novel Club, who describe the story of the series as follows:

In a city of the dead, long since ruined and far from human civilization, lives a single human child. His name is Will, and he’s being raised by three undead: the hearty skeletal warrior, Blood; the graceful mummified priestess, Mary; and the crotchety spectral sorcerer, Gus. The three pour love into the boy, and teach him all they know. But one day, Will starts to wonder: “Who am I?” Will must unravel the mysteries of this faraway dead man’s land, and unearth the secret pasts of the undead. He must learn the love and mercy of the good gods, and the bigotry and madness of the bad. And when he knows it all, the boy will take his first step on the path to becoming a Paladin. “I promised you. It’s gonna take a while, but I’ll tell you everything. This is the story of the deaths of many heroes. It’s the story of how we died, and it’s the reason you grew up here.”

A key visual for the upcoming The Faraway Paladin TV anime, featuring the hero, Will, dressed an adventurer and carrying a sword and a spear embarking on a journey through the wilderness while a vision of the goddess Gracefeel beckons him onward.

The Faraway Paladin TV anime is scheduled to begin broadcasting on Japanese TV in October of 2021.

Source: Comic Natalie

Copyright notice: © Kanata Yanagino・Overlap / The Faraway Paladin Production Committee

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