'The Faraway Paladin' might be doing better than other isekais, but is it enough to secure a second season?
'The Faraway Paladin' is an isekai animated by Children's Playground, directed by Yuu Nobuta, with Tatsuya Takahashi writing the script.
Like other isekai anime, 'The Faraway Paladin' follows a protagonist as he gets transported into a different world. It tells the story of Will, who wakes up and finds himself in the world of the dead after living a meaningless life. At first, he thought that he was in hell. However, he soon realizes that the new world has given him a second chance. Under the guidance of his three new, unconventional parents, Will decides to make this new life count and takes a journey as a paladin.
The anime premiered on Tokyo MX, AT-X, and BS NTV. For fans outside Japan, you can stream 'The Faraway Paladin' via Crunchyroll or Medialink.
Let us find out if the anime will return for more.
There is no renewal announcement yet. 'The Faraway Paladin' is doing much better compared to other isekais. However, everything will still boil down to its popularity and revenue when it comes to renewal. The anime currently has a rating of 7.39/ 10 on MyAnimeList. Although the rating is average compared to other anime, it is so much better than other isekais. However, this might not be enough.
The anime's launch also did not give an impressive boost to the manga and light novel sales. The volumes did not make it to Oricon's top 30 manga or top 10 light novel lists for the first several weeks since its debut.
Because of these reasons, the anime might have a hard time getting renewed for season 2.
First of all, 'The Faraway Paladin' still has to secure a renewal or get into production. Since we still do not have a confirmation whether or not the anime will return for season 2, we still cannot give you a release date.
'The Faraway Paladin' was supposed to release in Summer 2021. However, it did not premiere until October 9, 2021, due to various reasons.
If the anime gets renewed right after season 1 ends, we might see a second season next year, 2022.
'The Faraway Paladin' follows Will, a human child who wakes up in the City of The Dead. A skeleton (Blood), a ghost (Gus), and a mummy (Mary) raised him in this new world. The skeleton teaches him how to fight, the ghost trains him in magic, while the mummy guides him about religion and responsibility.
Will grows up to become a decent person in this new world. Finally, he decides to embark on a journey of his own to become a paladin.
The first season is still currently airing new episodes. So, we cannot predict the plot of the second season yet, if it gets renewed. Whatever it is, it will surely follow Will's adventure as he fulfills his oath and life mission.
Although the second season of 'The Faraway Paladin' is not confirmed yet, we will likely see the same voice cast members reprise their roles if the anime returns.
Here is the official Japanese voice cast of the anime.
Maki Kawase as William G. Maryblood
Katsuyuki Konishi as Blood
Yui Horie as Mary
Nobuo Tobita as Gus
Ayumu Murase as Menel
Aoi Yūki as Gracefeel
Hiroki Takahashi as Stagnate
Kōji Yusa as Tonio
Eri Suzuki as Robina Goodfellow
Kenji Nomura[ as Reystov
Minoru Inaba as Bagley
Atsushi Tamaru as Ethelbald
Not yet. We are still waiting for the anime producers to decide the fate of 'The Faraway Paladin.' Here is the season one trailer in the meantime.