The Faraway Paladin
The Faraway Paladin is Fantasy and Isekai Japanese manga and anime series. The manga was illustrated by the Manga Artist, Mutsumi Okuhashi, and written by Kanata Yanagino. On September 25, 2017, the manga was serialized online on Overlap’s comic gardo website.
Moving towards the anime, the anime was first aired on October 9, 2021, in English Network, Animax. As of now, the anime has 12 lists of episodes.
The main plot of the anime is based on a single human living in the city of the dead, Will. Will is raised by the three undead people named the hearty skeletal warrior, Blood; the graceful mummified priestess, Mary; and the crotchety spectral sorcerer, Gus. The three of them love him very much as well as teach him the things that they knew.
But one day Will wants to know various mysteries like Who am I? whereas he has to learn about the love and kindness of good gods. After knowing it all he takes his first step as a paladin.
The Faraway Paladin Episode 1
The first episode of The Faraway Paladin starts with the boy falling deep into the water talking about the pain that he face off. A child appears in front of the Blood Skeleton teaching him about the god. The Blood Skeleton shows the fire from the word. The word how to start a fire and the word how to stop it. The kid also seems to know more as he tells him the power is magic. As he passes by he watches the statue of various gods such as the god of technology, goddess of water e.t.c.
Another dead woman (Mary) appears and asks him is he curious about the god in front of him and tells him everything about the god he was watching. Mary feds Will with the delicious food and tells him that he has grown bigger. If he wants to go hunt, well he does not know about hunting but the dead teaches him that too. But Mary denies it and tells them that he is still young for that.
The Skeleton was teaching him gets impressed as he was able to read and write at the age of 3. Mary keeps a secret about how the bread is made. Will tells that he has only met these three people since he was born. The many questions hit him as to why are they undead and many more. Whereas, Will also keeps a secret about the memories of his previous life. Though he has memories he can’t focus on them.
Afterward, he seems to grow younger and has trained with Blood Skeleton. Also, he gets good education and shares about the day with Mary. Moreover, Blood Skeleton wants him to become as powerful as he can. While doing physical education Will feels a little bit hesitant as he seems injured by his arm. At the end of the episode, Will becomes ill and Mary wants him to smile. Will admits that it is his fault.
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William G. Maryblood
William G. Maryblood is the main protagonist and also known as “Will”. At present, he is born with memories of his past, raised by a group of undead until he becomes an adult. The only reason he was taken by a demon is to sacrifice him for breaking the seal placed upon the High King. Recalling his memories he remembers his life in Japan but only recalls the least of the events.
The Japanese voice for the character is provided by the Japanese voice actress Maki Kawase. Maki is also affiliated with Arts Vision.
Moving towards the English dubbed version, the voice is provided by the American voice actress Erica Mendez. Some of her projects include Erased, Charlotte and Berserk.
Gracefeel is the god associated with flame and external flux. Also, Gracefeel is the protector of William. At the union age, she has many followers but after the great collapse, she falls for mysterious second-string diety. Previously, her elder sister also helped for guiding the soul.
The Japanese voice for the character is contributed by the Japanese actress, voice actress, and singer Aoi Yabusaki. Aoi is also known by her stage name Aoi Yūki. There are many animes she has provided the voice for some of them are Hyōka, Buddy Complex, and Sword Art Online 2.
Meneldor is half-elf and a very good friend of William. While William is having training or expedition he provides William his company. Being born in grassland, the forest where Erin lives. Due to his mixture of elf and human blood he can’t exist there so it makes him run away as an adventurer. One day, he was betrayed and even poisoned by his own member. Later he found the person and killed him which make him lose his comrades. With fewer number comrades later he became a local hunter in the forest of Beast Woods.
The Japanese voice for the character is portrayed by the Japanese voice actor Ayumu Murase. Ayume is affiliated with the agency VIMS.
Heading towards the English dubbed version, the American voice actor Griffin Puatu. In this anime world, he is known for providing a voice for anime like Tokyo Revengers, The God of High School, and Fire Emblem Heroes.
In the anime, The Faraway Paladin, Mary is characterized as the mother of Williams but not a biological mother. For Goddess Mater she shows a high amount of commitment. As a kind and caring she always wants William to be happy. For the earth-mother, she has a place in her heart but also feels guilty as she returns as dead by contacting Stagnate.
The Japanese voice for the character is voiced by the Japanese voice actress and singer Yui Horie. Yui is affiliated with VIMS and Starchild.
Whereas for the English dubbed version, the character is voiced by the American voice actress Kathleen Mclnerney. Kathleen is also known by her stage name Veronica Taylor. Some of her projects include Berserk, Seven of Seven, and One Piece.
Stagnate is the malice goddess who is associated with the dead. She is the opponent William and is interested in his growing development. By observing his journey she state him as her enemy. He contract with Augustus, Blood, and Mary to become undead in its exchange he would wipe out the demons in which High-King was sealed. She is the Goddess of Undeath, she was previously a virtuous goddess that helped guide the souls of the dead alongside her younger sister. However, she strayed from her path as she grew tired of the rise and fall of heroes and epidemiological. to follow her own ideas and use her power of undeath to eternalize her image of heroes.
The Japanese voice artist, Hiroki Takahasi portrayed the character. In addition to voice acting, he is also a singer and actor too.
Also, for the English dubbed version the character is voiced by the French voice actor Maxime Donnay. Some of his projects include One Piece, His and Her Circumstances, and Naruto Shippuden.
Blood is from the race of skeleton. Previously, he was known as the War Ogre. Also, he is the father of Williams but not biological. He may be a hot-blooded warrior, who cherishes to look for fight and experience. His stagnant body drove him to be a shell of his previous self but more astute as he lived long sufficient as an undead.
He cherishes his cultivated child beyond a reasonable doubt and continuously supports his development as a warrior in arranging for Will to ensure himself. He and Augustus adore betting and once they both drag William to bet as well as it were to be scolded by Mary not to do so.
The Japanese voice for the character is provided by the Japanese voice actor Katsuyuki Konishi.
Moving towards the English dubbed version, the English voice for the character is provided by the American voice actor William Bill Butts. Bill works with various talent management companies including FUNimation Entertainment, Bang Zoom! Entertainment, Sound Cadence Studios, Studio Nano, Studiopolis, and NYAV Post.
Augustus is known as a specter and un-biological father of Williams. In the anime, The Faraway Paladin is referred to as the Wandering Sage.
After the overcome of Stagnate, Gracefeel advertised Augustus an expansion to his life following the death contract, which was almost to run out due to Stagnates nonappearance. As it were Augustus acknowledged the expansion whereas the two others chose their life forces to be reused back into the typical life cycle of passing and ending.
He is unforgiving and inconsiderate to everybody but cherishes his companions and family. Profound down Gus needs nothing but information which leads him to have no connection to his ancient body. His pride as a magician tends to overpower his sense of lowliness driving him to act like a self-important ancient man.
The Japanese voice actor, Nobuo Tobita contributed a voice to the character. In this world of anime, he is popular for providing a voice for anime like Accel World, Bleach, and Captain Tsubasa.
Heading towards the English dubbed version, the voice artist, Kirk Thornton voice the character. Thornton is also a director, and scriptwriter Kirk by profession.