Animax Asia Airs The Faraway Paladin Anime on Monday
posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Animax Asia announced on Saturday that it will air the television anime of Kanata Yanagino's The Faraway Paladin (Saihate no Paladin) light novel series beginning on Monday at 7:00 p.m. GMT +8. Two new episodes will debut every Monday and Tuesday.
The anime premiered in Japan in October 2021. Ani-One Asia previously streamed the anime in Southeast Asia. The anime will have a second season.
Yuu Nobuta (High School Fleet, World’s End Harem, Maesetsu! Opening Act) directed the anime at Children's Playground Entertainment. Tatsuya Takahashi (Wise Man's Grandchild, World’s End Harem, Eromanga Sensei) oversaw the series scripts, and Koji Haneda (Scar-red Rider XechS, Initial D: Legend trilogy) designed the characters. Ryuuichi Takada and Keigo Hoashi from MONACA composed the music.
H-el-ical// performed the opening theme song "The Sacred Torch," and Nagi Yanagi performed the ending theme song "Shirushibi" (Mark of Fire).
J-Novel Club is releasing the novels and Mutsumi Okuhashi's manga adaptation in English, and it describes the story:
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."
Yanagino launched light novel series with illustrations by Kususaga Rin in March 2016, and Overlap Bunko publishes the novels in print in Japan.