season 2 with new director, new studio; New voice cast for adult Will
Kodoani.com – The official website for the television anime adaptation of the light novel The Faraway Paladin Kanata Yanagino’s (Saihate no Paladin) revealed on Friday that the anime’s second season will premiere this fall. The website also revealed the show’s first promotional video, the main staff and main voice cast and teaser images. The second part is titled Saihate no Paladin: Tetsusabi no Yama no Ō (The Faraway Paladin: The King of the Iron Rust Mountain)
Shōya Chiba will voice Will as an adult. Maki Kawase is still credited as voicing Will as a child and as a young boy, taking on the role from the first season.
Returning cast members include:
Ayumu Murase as Menel
Eri Suzuki as Robina Goodfellow (Bee)
Koji Yusa as Tonio
Kenji Nomura as Reystov
Minoru Inaba as Bart Bagley
Atsushi Tamaru as Ethelbald
Aoi Yuki as Gracefeel
Katsuyuki Konishi as Blood
Yui Horie as Mary
Nobuo Tobita as Gus
Akira Iwanaga is the new anime director at OLM and Sunrise Beyond. Tatsuya Takahashi is once again overseeing the series’ script. Tatsuya Arai is the new character designer along with the old character designer Koji Haneda. Ryuuichi Takada and Keigo Hoashi from MONACA will return to compose the music.
The first anime season premiered in October 2021.
In a city of the dead, long ruined and far from human civilization, there was an only human child. His name is Will, and is raised by three undead: the powerful skeleton warrior, Blood; gracefully mummified priestess, Mary; and the cunning light witch, Gus. The three love the boy, and teach him all they know. But one day, Will began to wonder, “Who am I?”
Will must unravel the mysteries of this distant land of the dead, and unearth the undead’s secret past. He must learn the love and mercy of the good gods, and the stubbornness and madness of the bad. And when he knows it all, the boy will take his first steps on the road to becoming a Paladin.
“I promised you. It will take some time, but I will tell you everything. This is the story of the death of many heroes. It is the story of how we die, and that is why. because you grew up here.”
Yanagino launched a light novel series with illustrations by Rin Kususaga in March 2016, and Overlap Bunko published the novel in print in Japan.