The Faraway Paladin (Saihate no Paladin) is a Japanese light novel series written by Kanata Yanagino and illustrated by Kususaga Rin. An anime television series adaptation by Children’s Playground Entertainment aired from October 2021 to January 2022, and a second season is scheduled to premiere on October 7, 2023, called The Faraway Paladin: The Lord of Rust Mountains.
The story of The Faraway Paladin follows a young human boy named Will, who is raised by three undead guardians: a skeleton knight, a mummy priestess, and a ghost wizard. In this faraway land, Will learns about the world and himself, and prepares to one day embark on a journey to become a paladin.
The manga and anime adaptations of The Faraway Paladin have been praised for their beautiful animation, heartwarming story, and complex characters. The anime has also been noted for its unique premise of a human boy being raised by undead guardians.
Now that we have a brief overview of The Faraway Paladin, let’s take a look at some top anime that are similar to it.
Mushoku Tensei: Jobless Reincarnation
Mushoku Tensei: Jobless Reincarnation follows the story of Rudeus Greyrat, a jobless 34-year-old man who is reincarnated into a world of magic as a baby. He uses his knowledge from his previous life to quickly become a skilled magician, and he sets out on a journey to learn more about himself and the world around him.
Mushoku Tensei: Jobless Reincarnation is similar to The Faraway Paladin in that it follows the story of a young man who is transported to a new world and must learn to adapt and survive. Both anime also features beautiful animation, heartwarming stories, hilarious comedy antics, and complicated character structures.
Rokka no Yuusha
Adapted from a light novel series by Ishio Yamagata, Rokka no Yuusha has been one of my favorite fantasy-adventure and suspense anime all thanks to its action-packed animation, and intriguing plot twists.
Rokka no Yuusha follows the story of six heroes who are chosen to save the world from a demon lord. However, when they meet for the first time, they realize that there is a traitor among them. The heroes must work together to defeat the demon lord, but they must also be wary of each other.
Sunday Without God
Sunday Without God follows the story of Ai Astin, a young girl who lives in a world where God has abandoned the people. Ai is a member of a group of people who are trying to find the truth about this abandoned world and fulfill their duty to put rest to the living dead. Sunday Without God is similar to The Faraway Paladin in that it follows the story of a young person who is trying to find their place in the world. Both anime also features themes of faith and hope.
To Your Eternity
To Your Eternity chronicles the story of an immortal being who is sent to Earth to learn what it means to be human. The being takes on many different forms, including inanimate objects, humans, and animals. As it experiences the world, the being learns about love, loss, and friendship. Both anime also features themes of self-discovery and the meaning of life. If you’re up for a tearjerking ride, To Your Eternity ought to give you all the drama you need.
Grimgar of Fantasy and Ash
Grimgar of Fantasy and Ash follows the story of a group of young people who are transported to a fantasy world with no memories of their past lives. The group must learn to work together to survive in this new world, and they must also learn to deal with the loss of their memories, and the reality of danger they face anew.
The Rising of the Shield Hero
Next on our list is The Rising of the Shield Hero which follows the story of Naofumi Iwatani, a young man who is summoned to another world to become a hero. Naofumi is given the shield as his weapon, but he is quickly betrayed and left for dead. Naofumi must use his shield to protect himself and survive in this new world, and he must also find a way to clear his name.
Made in Abyss
Let us all awaken that sense of adventure for Made in Abyss, an anime that follows the story of Riko, a young girl who dreams of exploring the Abyss, a mysterious hole in the ground that is said to lead to the underworld. Riko teams up with Reg, a robot boy who has no memories of his past, and they set out to explore the Abyss. Made in Abyss is a dark and atmospheric anime that deals with themes of loss, identity, and the nature of humanity.
Wandering Witch: The Journey of Elaina
Wandering Witch: The Journey of Elaina is a heartwarming and beautifully animated anime that is sure to please fans of fantasy and adventure. It is also a great anime for those who are looking for a relaxing and thought-provoking watch.
I think Wandering Witch: The Journey of Elaina is a great addition to the list of anime like The Faraway Paladin. Both anime series feature young protagonists who travel the world and learn about themselves and others along the way.
The Ancient Magus’ Bride
Next is The Ancient Magus’ Bride and it follows the story of Chise Hatori, a young woman who is sold to a mysterious magus named Elias Ainsworth. Elias buys Chise with the intention of making her his apprentice and eventually his bride. Chise must learn to adapt to her new life as Elias’ apprentice, and she must also learn to control her powerful magical abilities.
Tsukimichi: Moonlit Fantasy
Tsukimichi: Moonlit Fantasy follows the story of Makoto Misumi, a young man who is summoned to another world to become a hero. However, the goddess of the world banishes him to a remote part of the world after she deems him not suited as a hero. Makoto must use his ingenuity and skills to survive in this new world, and he makes many new friends along the way.
Last Updated on October 2, 2023 by Yu Alexius