After only a few episodes into The Faraway Paladin, I was already convinced it would be one of the best anime of the season, if not the year (for its genre). The world building in what could have easily been a stereotypical isekai blew all other competition out of the water, and had me hopeful we’d continue on that trend through the season. Unfortunately, I learned all too soon that the people and place I had come to love were mere groundwork for the story to come, one that would be far inferior to the legends who paved the path.Read More »
Sometimes I forget that the 12 Days of Anime can be as flexible as the writer likes; I have this habit of assuming each post should match an entire series, rather than something smaller like an arc, or a single episode, or even a popular theme of the year across multiple series.
And so after my barely-related FFXIV post, I follow now with admiration for the beginning arc of The Faraway Paladin—a fully contained story with complex characters, an intriguing setting, and just the right amount of tension.Read More »
- 00:00 Intro
- 01:40 The Faraway Paladin
- 07:02 The World’s Finest Assassin Gets Reincarnated in Another World as an Aristocrat
- 11:16 Mushoku Tensei: Jobless Reincarnation Cour 2
- 16:50 Muv-Luv Alternative
- 19:13 Restaurant to Another World 2
- 21:41 Outro
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- “Clover 3” by Vibe Mountain
- The Faraway Paladin OP: “The Sacred Torch” performed by H-el-ical//
- “Seasons” by roljui