Adapted by studio White Fox, the light novel series was animated by the same name as its novels, Goblin Slayer, written by Kumo Kagyu and illustrated by Noboru Kannatuki. The anime series was broadcasted on AT-X, Tokyo MX, Sun TV, and BS11 from October 7 to December 30, 2018, and directed by Takaharu Ozaki and character designs handled by Takashi Nagayoshi. Goblin slayer has 12 episodes with the English dubbed rights given to Funimation and Crunchyroll simultaneously.
Season 2 of the anime might be or might not be in the making; continue reading to find out more about Goblin Slayer Season 2.
What Happened Thus Far in Goblin Slayer Season 1
Emerging as a controversial anime series in 2018, Goblin Slayer still won the approval and appreciation of many Otaku fans. The series opens up with a group of inexperienced priestesses who decide to raid a Goblin cave. Still, things quickly get out of hand when they are captured by the goblins who kill, rape, and mercilessly torture all the members, save for the priestess. The priestess gets saved by the Goblin Slayer, who, with speed, agility, and grace, kill all of the goblins. After which, they proceed to go deeper into the cave to finish the rest of them, including the goblin Shamans and Hobgoblins. Despite the traumatizing life experience, the priestess decides to accompany the Goblin Slayer with his journey ahead.
Aiming to keep the viewers in the protagonist’s headspace, Studio White Fox walked the extra mile to make the series not only realistically brutal. Still, he made the audience understand the anger and hatred of the Goblin Slayer for the goblins. None of the characters have any names and are only recognized by their titles. The Goblin Slayer’s sole aim is to kill all of the goblins on earth and make it a better place for others to live in.
Throughout the series, the Goblin Slayer and the Priestess visit different towns and caves and slay the goblins and their Shamans that cause distress to the people. However, some goblins do not even have shamans and work alone to bring wrath and hatred to everything they touch. The Goblin Slayer with the Priestess and some veteran adventurers slay the hobgoblins and Goblin Champions in the final episodes. They have the most power and control over all the other goblins. The last piece on the chessboard is the Goblin Lord, whom the Goblin Slayer goes to fight alone head-on but gets defeated in the battle, and just when the Goblin Lord is about to end it all, the Priestess casts a spell on the Goblin Lord, who gets trapped. He tried using his cunning ways to fool the Priestess to pity him and let him go, but she wouldn’t falter, and finally, the Goblin Slayer put an end to the Goblin Lord’s misery.
After all, the goblins are killed, and the farm is secured, the Goblin Slayer finally removes his helm to show everyone his face, which was a request made by the Priestess for a long time. She tells the Goblin Slayer that he is just a pawn of the Gods above in the sky, but even they do not know the Goblin Slayer’s next move, who has defied the Gods ever since he was born. Goblin Slayer vanishes to pursue other adventures, as the Priestess tells everyone sometime later about how the Goblin Slayer is still out there, fighting and keeping everyone safe.
What is going on with Studio White Fox?
Gaku Iwasa founded the studio White Fox in April 2007, and it is a Japanese animation studio. The studio has worked on several successful projects that have changed the animation industry, animes like Steins Gate, Re: Zero- Starting Life In Another World, The Devil Is A Part-Timer, Akame ga Kill, Steins; Gate 0, Grimoire of zero, and Re: Zero 2nd Season. Currently, they are not working on any anime so far.
What do we know about Goblin Slayer Season 2 so far?
Details about Goblin Slayer Season 2 are scarce, and we only have bread crumbs of information for the next season. Season 1 covered about four volumes from the novel, the movie which came out in 2020 titled Goblin Slayer: Goblin’s Crown, which covered events mentioned in volume five. Season 2 will most likely start from volume 6 of the novel and will continue till the end.
What are fans saying about Goblin Slayer Season 2?
Widely known for its dark theme, fans found goblins slayer disturbing and over the top gruesome. One fan even commented about episode 1 of Goblin Slayer, “that made me uncomfortable.”
Most fans feel that the gore and fights were justified to give the viewers a more realistic and practical feel of the protagonist’s anger and hatred for the goblins. They found the anime series very relatable to the Dungeons and Dragons game, complete with the class and stereotypes. All in all, the series has been labeled as being thoroughly enjoyable, adventurous, and captivating.
Will there be Goblin Slayer Season 2?
The dark-themed anime series was not the first for everyone that graced the anime kingdom, and because of this, many were not surprised by the gore and heavy fighting scenes. Goblin Slayer Season 1 gained popularity not only in Japan but also in the west, where they’ve never heard of the dark fantasy saga. After season 1, which was released in 2018, the producers released a movie in 2020, but the fans were not satisfied and wanted more, and luckily for all of you out there, the series got the green light for Season 2, which will hopefully be coming out in 2022 or 2023. It would have come out sooner if it was not for the Global Pandemic that delayed productions.
Season 1 was a fan favorite, with ratings reaching about 7.4/10 on MyAnimeList and 7.5 on IMBD. Volume 1 of Goblin sales sold over 4.165k in its first month alone, which speaks volumes about the anime series. People worldwide had also searched about the Goblin Slayer when Season 1 was released in 2018. So, in a nutshell, we can confirm that Goblin Slayer Season 2 will be coming out somewhere around 2022-2023!
When will Goblin Slayer Season 2 be released?
The producers for Goblin Slayer Season 1 had gotten the green light to start production for season 2, but it is still unclear over the date when the new season will be released. Shows, however, have started behind drawn curtains, and it is also no secret over a new season being in the making. We hope that the new season will be better than the first and will deliver as studio White Fox has always shown in their other anime’s.
What can we expect in Season 2 of Goblin Slayer?
We have peanut-sized information over what will be shown in Season 2 of the dark-themed anime series. The anime in Season 1 ended with the Goblin Slayer slaying the gruesome Goblin Lord and saving the farm from a horrible disaster; after that, he disappeared to travel alone to complete the Goblin mafia that had plundered and ruined the purity of the world.
Season 2 will be showing us a lot more adventures of the Goblin Slayer, and perhaps we might get to see a reunion of the Priestess with her hero.