The live-streamed special for the television anime of author Kanata Yanagino and illustrator Kususaga Rin‘s The Faraway Paladin (Saihate no Paladin) light novel series debuted the show’s fourth promotional video on Saturday. The special (which marks the halfway point in the series) and the video revealed three new cast members.
The new cast includes (from left to right in the image below):
The special also announced that the anime’s two Blu-ray Disc boxes in Japan have been delayed to improved the quality. The first box has been delayed from January 26 to March 23, while the second box has been delayed from March 23 to April 27. The boxes’ bonus extras include a hardcover edition of the original novel series’ first two volumes, with exclusive short stories by Yanagino added.
The anime premiered in Japan on October 9. Crunchyroll is stream the series as it airs.
The show stars:
Yuu Nobuta (High School Fleet, World’s End Harem, Maesetsu! Opening Act) is directing the anime at Children’s 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 theme song “The Sacred Torch,” and Nagi Yanagi is performing the ending theme song “Shirushibi” (Mark of Fire).
J-Novel Club is releasing the novels and Mutsumi Okuhashi‘s manga adaptation in English, and it describes the story:
In a city of the dead, long since ruined and far from human civilization, lives a single human child. His name is Will, and he’s being raised by 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: “Who am I?”
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.
“I promised you. It’s gonna take a while, but I’ll tell you everything. This is the story of the deaths of many heroes. It’s the story of how we died, and it’s the reason you grew up here.”
Yanagino launched light novel series with illustrations by Rin in March 2016, and Overlap Bunko publishes the novels in print in Japan.