Written by: Jei Beltrano | Published on: April 17, 2021 at 6:18 PM PHT (GMT+8)
Kanata Yanagino's "The Faraway Padalin (Saihate no Paladin)" novel series has been announced on Saturday to receive a TV anime adaptation for October 2021 release. A promotional video and a key visual were revealed by its official TV anime Twitter account which opened today.
The anime series is animated by Children's Playground Entertainment with Yuu Nobuta serving as the series director. The series script is composed by Tatsuya Takahashi with character designs by Koji Haneda.
The first cast line-up was also announced which includes:
Maki Kawase as Will
Ayumu Murase as Menel
Katsuyuki Konishi as Blood
Yui Horie as Mary
Nobuo Tobita as Gus
The Faraway Paladin is a Japanese action, adventure and fantasy manga series written by Kanata Yanagino and illustrated by Kususaga Rin which started its serialization as a web novel series by J-Novel Club since February 2, 2017.
It has been adapted into a manga series with illustrations by Mutsumi Okuhashi and is published digitally by J-Novel Club.
The story is set in a city of the dead, long since ruined and far from human civilization which centers Will, a single human child who was raised by the 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 his identity and questions himself. 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.