Key points for The Faraway Paladin Season 2 mid-season review:
- The Faraway Paladin Season 2 impresses with extensive world-building, delving into the Magic Academy, the Forest King, and providing deep lore on the longevity and abilities of elves and dwarves.
- The current arc, reminiscent of The Hobbit, centers around a dragon that destroyed a dwarf kingdom. Despite similarities, the anime’s unique spin and strong narrative build-up contribute to an engaging storyline.
- Notable character development, especially with Ru and the return of Gus, adds depth to the series. The growth of William and Ru over multiple episodes enhances the overall viewing experience.
Yes, you read the title right. The Faraway Paladin Season 2 has seriously exceeded my expectations at this point. See, the first two episodes kind of made me set the bar for this season a bit lower than I should have. But the last few episodes of the season have been really good.
We haven’t gotten much action in this season yet but the character growth and interactions in the past few episodes have been great. Not to mention, the whole setup for this arc has been great as well. I just hope that the arc itself manages to live up to this hype they’ve built.
So welcome back to another one of my mid-season reviews. And today we are talking about The Faraway Paladin Season 2! Let’s get started!
What do I think of the Faraway Paladin Season 2?
Mna, the world-building in this season has been pretty awesome right from the get-go. We got the episode about the Magic Academy and how they conduct their business and all, then we had the episode with the Forest King. He also gave us some interesting world lore. Then these last few episodes have been even more packed with world lore.
This anime even explained why elves and dwarves live longer than humans and why they have their special abilities. As in why dwarves are renowned for their crafts and why elves are associated with the woods. How many shows go that far deep into the lore, man? That is pretty wild and I appreciate it.
The plot for this arc is very Hobbit-like, isn’t it? A dragon who destroyed a prosperous kingdom of dwarves in the mountains and now lives in the said mountains. Of course, the story has been spun around to fit the theme of the anime but it is a similar story. I personally don’t mind this little bit of “inspiration” because there are enough things different about it from The Hobbit.
As I said, the build for this arc has been really strong. We even got to see Gus again as Will and the team stopped there to rest on their road to the Rust Mountain. Ru was also an interesting addition to the cast, we get to see how much William has changed because of him and we get to see Ru grow over the span of multiple episodes as well.
That is All for Now!
I couldn’t talk about the production but there is nothing much to say about it. It is pretty much of the same quality as Season 1. The last few episodes of The Faraway Paladin Season 2 have been great so I think for now, I will give it a solid 8/10. Let me know what you guys think in the comments. I will take my leave here. See ya!!
Also, check out my thoughts on The Eminence in Shadow Season 2 so far here!