Goblin Slayer Season 2 gets its first look and premiere date!
If you are a fan of Dark fantasy graphical violence series such as Berserk and Hellsing Ultimate, Fall 2018 would have been a treat as the anime adaption of Kumo Kagyu, Goblin Slayer hit the small screen.
The story’s premise is set in a world where Goblins are considered the lowliest creature who kill and reproduce rapidly. They are overlooked as the bounties on their heads are cheap, which allows them to carry their onslaught without retribution.
The story follows the adventures of the titular character Goblin Slayer, a warrior that has dedicated his life to the utter eradication of all goblins, which makes him seem like a complete lunatic to his fellow adventurers.
Goblins are seen as nothing more than mob monsters that only kill villagers and rookies; nevertheless, Goblin Slayer continues on his quest and eventually runs into a newcomer adventurer girl he saves during one of his slaughters.
The girl is revealed to be a Porcelain-ranked adventurer, the 15-year-old Priestess who, along with her group, is investigating the involvement of a goblin tribe in the disappearance of several village women.
They had wandered into a dangerous cave with no prior experience and faced ambush, only to be saved by the Goblin Slayer, who rescued her and killed the entire goblin nest.
Although the Goblin Slayer is averse to making human connections, he accepts the Priestess and her Adventure Guild, whose members include High Elf, Dwarf, and Lizard-man.
Who is the Goblin Slayer, and where his hate towards goblins comes from is the central plot of the show.
Goblin Slayer season one was highly controversial upon its release as it featured sexual assault and uncensored graphical violence in the first episode.
The uproar from the viewers was so much that White Fox studios not only issued an apology but also put a content warning on all subsequent episodes.
Despite the brutality featured in season one, fans seemed to enjoy the goblin massacre and wondered if a second installment would be on the cards.
To find the answer, keep scrolling as we bring you all the latest news and updates on Goblin Slayer season 2.
Goblin Slayer is rated 7.4/10 and ranked #2006 with 1 million members on MyAnimeList
Goblin Slayer season one aired from 7th October 2018 to 30th October 2018 for 12 episodes.
On 31st January 2021, the initial announcement of the production of Goblin Slayer Season 2 anime was made during GA FES 2021, which is an annual Livestream event held by light novel publishing company GA Bunko.
During Anime Japan 2022, the official website released this Goblin Slayer Season 2 teaser visual.
On 5th January 2023, the Goblin Slayer season 2 trailer was teased, and the Goblin Slayer season 2 release date is confirmed to be in 2023.
|Goblin Slayer Season 1||7th October 2018|
|Goblin Slayer Season 2||2023|
The creators have yet to confirm an exact release date and episode count. You can watch the Goblin Slayer season 2 trailer teaser below:
Goblin Slayer light novel is written by Kumo Kagyu with illustrations from Noboru Kannatsuki. It began publishing online by SB Creative under the GA Bunko imprint on 15th February 2016.
Sixteen volumes have been released in Japan, with the latest issue released on 23rd August 2022.
Goblin Slayer light novel was the tenth bestselling light novel from 18th July 2022 to 24th July 2022 in Japan.
Goblin Slayer light novel is rated #7.8/10 and ranked #1090 with 20k members on MyAnimeList
Goblin Slayer manga was written by Kosuke Kurose and began serialization in Monthly Big Gangan magazine in June 2016.
The manga has been collected into 13 volumes, with the latest issue released on 25th August 2022.
A prequel adaption titled Goblin Slayer Side Story: Year One by Kento Eida began serialization in Young Gangan on 15th September 2017.
A second adaptation of the main story, titled Goblin Slayer: Brand New Day and illustrated by Masahiro Ikeno, began serialization on Square Enix’s Monthly Big Gangan on May 25, 2018.
On 10th July 2020, the official Twitter page of the show announced that the series had sold over 7 million copies, including light novels, manga and spin-offs)
Goblin Slayer manga is rated #7.7/10 and ranked #1364 with 80k members on MyAnimeList
In the finale of Goblin Slayer season one, titled “The Fate of an Adventurer,” we see the Goblin Lord defeated by the Goblin Slayer, who is subsequently saved by the Priestess using protection spells to trap the Goblin Lord.
The Goblin Lord pretends to be good in Infront of the Priestess but to no avail and gets killed by the Goblin Slayer.
With all the goblins obliterated and the farm secured, the adventurers celebrate at the guild. Cow Girl expresses her desire to become an adventurer while the identity of the Goblin Slayer is revealed.
The Priestess narrates that he is just another pawn in the game, which is of keen interest to the gods. She then remarks Goblin Slayer is still out there fighting.
The first season covered two volumes and 29 chapters from the manga, which means Goblin Slayer season 2 will begin by adapting the third volume.
Goblin Slayer or Orcbolg will continue his mission to kill all the goblins but with a mellowed approach and positive thinking.
The Harvest festival begins, and everyone is busy preparing for it except the Goblin Slayer, who feels a threat is around the corner.
A new mission featuring the Goblin Slayer and the Priestess will see the pair going into a mine infested with goblins who have kidnapped maidens from the village.
They are shocked to learn the Goblins are using proper equipment instead of tools, and none of the women have been touched.
Dark Elf will also be a major villain in Goblin Slayer season 2, who will look to overthrow the sword maiden by using goblins against her.
Goblin Slayer anime is directed by Takaharu Ozaki with series composition and scripting by Higeyuki Kurata. Characters are designed by Takashi Nagayoshi, who is also the chief animation director.Music is composed by Kenichiro Suehiro, Masatoshi Kai is the art director, and Jin Aketagawa produces the sound.
You can find the list of Goblin Slayer anime characters and voice cast below:
|Goblin Slayer||Yuichiro Umehara|
|Sword Maiden||Aya Endo|
|Guild Girl||Maaya Uchida|
|High Elf Archer||Nao Tōyama|
|Lizard Priest||Tomokazu Sugita|
|Dwarf Shaman||Yūichi Nakamura|
|Cow Girl||Yuka Iguchi|
|Heavy Warrior||Daiki Hamano|
|Sword Master||Haruka Tomatsu|
|Evil Priest||Ikuji Nose|
|Goblin Lord||Kazuhiko Inoue|
|Rhea Scout||Mutsuki Iwanaka|
|Rookie Warrior||Seiji Maeda|
The Goblin massacre is set to continue as Goblin Slayer returns with a sequel this year.