The second season of The Faraway Paladin (Saihate no Paladin), officially titled The Faraway Paladin: The King of the Iron Rust Mountain (Saihate no Paladin: Tetsusabi no Yama no O), now has a trailer to get fans and potential viewers hyped up for the epic battles to come. The trailer uses a sepia tone, suggesting the main character is reminiscing about the past. As fun as it is to recall the past, those monsters won’t fight themselves.
The season isn’t set to air until Fall 2023, so let’s make this trailer last for a bit.
A promotional home page and an official Twitter page have both been maintained since before the series aired. Whether studio Children’s Playground Entertainment, who worked on Season 1, or OLM and Sunrise Beyond, who are working on Season 2, are maintaining those pages is unclear. What is clear is that both pages are good sources of information, and contain extras such as the key visual seen below.
Reborn in the City of the Dead
The Faraway Paladin is another isekai title, but this is one of the rare instances where the isekai protagonist doesn’t get cheat abilities. William, called Will by his friends, lived a “stagnant” life in the modern world, and was looked down upon by others. He accepted death as it came, but a woman with a lantern guided him to a world of swords and sorcery. He was reborn in a city of the dead, an old ruin long abandoned by civilization.
Will (voiced by Maki Kawase (young), Shōya Chiba (adult)) isn’t alone in his new home, he’s being raised by an undead foster family. His foster father is Blood (voiced by Katsuyuki Konishi), a skeletal warrior who teaches his son the finer points of combat and hunting. His foster mother is Mary (voiced by Yui Horie, a mummified priestess who prepares his food and acts as a general motherly figure. His foster grandfather is the ghost Augustus, or Gus for short (voiced by Nobuo Tobita), who teaches him sorcery. Due to his strong bond with them, Will has taken their names to form his middle and last name, so his full name is William G. Maryblood.
Will has retained memories of his previous life, and seeks to understand his new circumstances, and how he came to be reborn in a city occupied by three undead people, in a world of both good and evil gods who directly affect the lives of everyone around him.
The Faraway Paladin Origins
The Faraway Paladin first reincarnated a person in a city of the dead as a novel series written by Kanata Yanagino, who began posting his series on the user-generated website Shosetsuka ni Naro in May 2015. Overlap obtained the publishing rights, and hired the artist Kususaga Rin to adapt the series to light novel form in March 2016. They have since published five volumes through their Overlap Bunko imprint.
Overlap hired the artist Mutsumi Okuhashi to adapt the series once again in manga form, and began publishing this new iteration of The Faraway Paladin on September 25th, 2017 through their Comic Gardo magazine. They have since published ten volumes for fans to purchase and collect.
As previously stated, the studio Children’s Playground Entertainment began to adapt the series to anime, but they only covered the first season. That season first aired on October 9th, 2021, and lasted for twelve episodes. It’s not clear why they were replaced with OLM and Sunrise Beyond for the second season.
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Have you seen the first season yet? How does it compare to the manga or novel? Why exactly was a baby left with a bunch of undead people? Let us know in the comments below.