Faraway Paladin Author Cites “Mushoku Tensei” as Inspiration

With “The Faraway Paladin” (jap.: “Saihate no Paladin”), a new fantasy anime was launched on Japanese television a few days ago. Now Kanata Yanagino, the author of the original light novel, talked about his inspiration for the work.

Faraway Paladin Author has Great Respect for “Mushoku Tensei”

The French division of the streaming provider Crunchyroll asked its fans on Twitter on October 10, 2021 how they liked the first episode of the series “The Faraway Paladin,” to which one user replied that the anime so far reminded him a lot of “Mushoku Tensei.”

Another user, who didn’t seem to be thrilled with this answer, then asked how the story of a “perverted nerd who is reborn and picks up underage girls” could be compared to a serious work like “The Faraway Paladin”.

Responding to this question, even “Faraway Paladin” author Kanata Yanagino replied that he had great respect for “Mushoku Tensei.” He began writing his own novel after reading the Isekai novella by Rifujin na Magonote, which topped all the top lists at the time.

As a result, however, Yanagino could not deny certain similarities between the two titles. When asked by another Twitter user which girl from “Mushoku Tensei” was his favorite, he answered with Eris Boreas Greyrat.

Faraway Paladin Trailer

The Faraway Paladin Plot

William is the lone man in a city of the dead. Born with vague memories of a past life in present-day Japan in which he did nothing useful, he is determined not to make the same mistake again. But what does that really mean?

William is raised by a group of undead and must find out what circumstances led him to this city and these people, and what it means not only to exist, but to live a full life.

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