Goblin Slayer is a Japanese Dark Fantasy anime adapted by the White Fox animation studio. The first season was released on February 1, 2020, through Tokyo MX. This anime is adapted from a Japanese light novel series of the same name, by Kumo Kagyu and illustrated by Noboru Kannatsuki. It consists of 13 volumes, which were published from 2016 till October of 2020. Yen Press has been translating this novel into English. As of August 2020, they have already translated till the tenth volume.
Three thousand three hundred sixty copies of the Blu Ray Box set and 804 copies of the DVD Box set of the 1st season of the light novel series had been sold. During the first half of 2018, it had entered the list of ’25 Top Most Popular Light Novel Series’. The 8th volume was also one of the top 4 books that had been sold in the 1st two weeks of October 2020.
Other than these 13 volumes, there were also several side stories. The first side story is the Goblin Slayer: Year One, which has been adapted to manga with eng translations. It shows the journey our hero, Goblin Slayer, took to be his current self, which is set 5 years prior to the main story. The second side story, Goblin Slayer: Daikatana Of Singing Death, has no English translations yet.
Goblin Slayer – Plot and Release Date
The light novel series of the Goblin Slayer was adapted into a manga by Kosuke Kurose in 2016. As of June 25, 2019, seven volumes head been released. The English translations by Yen Press had reached 5 volumes by April 30, 2019.
The main characters include the Goblin Slayer, Half-Elf Archer, Dwarf Shaman, Lizard Priest, Spearman, and The Priestess.
The Goblin Slayer series is about a warrior and his journey. The hero lives in a fictional world, where a lot of Goblins, Demon Lords, and all kinds of monsters exist. Due to some of his horrible experiences with the Goblins, he decides to devote his life to hunting and to kill all the goblins; he aims for a world that is free of Goblins. This is why he came to be known as the Goblin Slayer, thus the title.
Since neither the Goblin Slayer’s real name nor his face had been shown, we believe, through the next season, we will be finding out his real name.
The Goblin Slayer has been renewed for the 2nd season. Although the official release date of the 2nd season has not been announced, we can expect it to be released around the end of 2020 or when the year 2021 starts. But it can delay due to COVID 19 pandemic, so let’s wait till the official statement is declared.