Kodoani.com – The official Twitter account for the anime adaptation of Kanata Yanagino’s novel is The Faraway Paladin (Saihate No Paladin) announced Saturday that season 2 has been green-lit. Episode 11 of the first season aired on Saturdays.
The anime will premiere in Japan on October 9. Crunchyroll is streaming the series as it airs.
The anime voice cast includes:
Maki Kawase as Will
Katsuyuki Konishi as Blood
Yui Horie as Mary
Nobuo Tobita as Gus
Ayumu Murase as Menel
Aoi Yūki as Gracefeel
Hiroki Takahashi as Stagnate
Koji Yusa as Tonio
Eri Suzuki as Robina Goodfellow (Bee)
Yuu Nobuta (High School Fleet, World’s End Harem, Maesetsu! Opening Act) is directing the anime at Children Playground Entertainment. Tatsuya Takahashi (Wise Man’s Grandchild, World’s End Harem, Eromanga Sensei) is overseeing the series’ scripts, and Koji Haneda (Scar-red Rider XechS, Initial D Legend trilogy) is designing the characters. Ryuuichi Takada and Keigo Hoashi from MONACA are composing the music.
H-el-ical // is performing the opening song “The Sacred Torch”, and Nagi Yanagi will be performing the Ending song “Shirusodas” (Seal of Fire).
J-Novel Club is publishing the novel and adaptation of Mutsumi Okuhashi’s manga in English, and it describes the story:
In a city of the dead, long ruined and far from human civilization, there lived an only human child. His name is Will, and was raised by three undead: the mighty 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 begins 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 path 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 the light novel series with illustrations by Rin in March 2016, and Overlap Bunko published the light novel series in Japan.