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:
Maki Kawase as Will (William).
Katsuyuki Konishi as Blood.
Yui Horie as Mary.
Nobuo Tobita as Gus (Augustus).
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.”
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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