Goblin Slayer Season 2 release date: When will the Goblin Slayer season 2 anime return to the screens? Let’s find out where the production status is! An official announcement was made at the GA FES 2021 in January regarding the sequel to The Goblin Slayer. The information came after the release of the feature film Goblin Slayer: Goblin’s Crown. So let’s take a look at the possibilities of the second season of this anime television series.
If you know the Isekai genre then Studio White Fox is a common name for you. This production house is known for some of the best Isekai animation worldwide, including the critically acclaimed and popular Re: Zero. Goblin Slayer Season 2 is likely under construction with the Re: Zero sequel. Both animations are highly anticipated and anticipated series of 2021. Let’s take a look at all the details of the upcoming episode.
Goblin Slayer 2: what has happened so far?
The story of Goblin Slayer revolves around the conflicts of a pre-medieval world where humans and goblins co-exist. The plot begins with a group of budding soldiers on their way to a childish adventure. With them is a young naive priestess. The group decides to raid a cave full of goblins for fun.
Things quickly escalate when the group gets into trouble with the goblins. Most of them are murdered or raped. Somehow, the priestess comes out innocent when she is rescued just in time by a mysterious man who claims to be a Goblin Slayer. They both help each other kill the rest of the goblins, including a goblin shaman and a hobgoblin. The two finally manage to get out of the cave. As the show progresses, they discover that the world has been infiltrated by a host of gnomes. These will eventually grow up to completely destroy human life. The priestess eventually decides to stay back with the Goblin Slayer to help him save the world from the wrath of evil goblins.
The Goblin Slayer Season 2: Source material
Goblin Slayer’s universe was originally based on a Japanese light novel series of the same name, which was written by Kumo Kagyu. The concept was also turned into a manga anthology. Later an animated anime adaptation was released, taking the popularity of this novel collection to a whole new level. Currently there are 13 Goblin Slayer light novel volumes in Japan.
Goblin Slayer also has a very famous manga series that publishes books for teenagers. The mangaka also published a prequel to the original series. As of now, the original source material still runs with the storyline. The last part was released on October 14, 2020 last year.
The author Kumo Kagyu is known as an avid writer. He published three books in 2018 and two in 2019. In 2020, two new volumes were published. The 2018 Goblin Slayer anime only adapted the first two parts of the source material and also took some content from part 4. The feature film, Goblin’s Crown, follows the fifth part of the light novel series. This means that there are nine volumes left for Studio White Fox to adjust. Well, an anime episode only uses less than three LN volumes. Therefore, the producers currently have enough source material for more seasons prior to the second.
In which chapters does the sequel fit?
The follow-up season is expected to follow the same 24-episode two-cour pattern, just like the first season. In addition, the production studio will use the story from the sixth installment of the LN series. While the series should also use content from the third part, it is more likely to pick up the seventh instead. Part 6 contains more vivid and emotional character development, while the seventh presents a danger like never before.
Volume 6 features a Guild Girl who is annoyed by a Wizard boy who left school to become a Goblin hunter. The wizard boy is the protagonist of Part 6. Along with him is a side character who also wants to kill goblins for killing his older sister. Goblin Slayer is a bit annoyed by this new member of their team. But the main emotional arc strikes when the Goblin Slayer discovers the wizard boy’s true motivations. The Goblin Slayer immediately empathizes with the boy as he can relate to his childhood trauma.
The emotional arc of Goblin Slayer provides a beautiful storyline in the sequel. The stakes are even high when he finds out that their new adventure training ground is right where Goblin Slayer and the Cowgirl’s childhood village used to be. If all of this is sincerely captured in the anime, it will produce an incredible storyline.
Goblin Slayer Season 2: Plot details
Season 2’s plot likely begins where it left off in the movie Goblin’s Crown. The makers are expected to bring in some new characters for a sequel. The long-awaited of all is the paladin goblin’s plot device. The paladin goblins just happen to be the most intelligent breed of their kind. They are equipped with enchanted armor and are capable of unseen miracles.
As of now, we know that the show’s pilot season included parts 1 and 2 of the light novels. The film follows the story of the fifth part. That is why it will be interesting to see which book the makers decide to choose for the new season. There are nine more light novels that can be used as source material.
Goblin Slayer Season 2: release date
Currently, there is no official word that Goblin Slayer Season 2 will go live anytime soon. Fortunately, an announcement video has been released about the renewal of the sequel. The showrunners also announced the news at the GA FES 2020 event. However, it didn’t include a sneak peek of the upcoming saga. Like most of the other shows at the moment, it looks like the pandemic has hit the productions of this show as well. If you remember, the last few seconds of Goblin Slayer Season 1 read “Goblin Slayer Will Return”. This means the sequel is all set to return, but the productions have got stuck in processes taking longer than they should. If everything goes according to plan, the next season will see the light of day by the end of this year.
At this time, there are no announcements of a definitive premiere window for the next episode. White Fox Studios made an announcement this year that surprised all fans. The news was that Goblin Slayer Season 2 had started production on January 31, 2021. Three months have passed and we haven’t heard from the agencies. We know the show is finally returning for a second round. However, a solid release date has not yet been confirmed. Looking at the recent animes’ release cycle, we can predict that the sequel would be out sometime around the end of 2021.
A striking anime!
The first season of the Goblin Slayer anime received a lot of love and appreciation from the public. The show has a perfect balance of action that never crosses the line to become ‘disgusting’. Plus, the use of force is incredibly thoughtful, keeping you coming back for a new episode every week. In addition, the development of goblins as hideous creatures makes the violence against them much justified. Even the protagonist Goblin Slayer seemed stunned by the feeling of being a murderer.
This makes the show’s story even more watchable as it pushes the antagonist into a darker tone. Unlike certain anime, Goblin Slayer doesn’t just deliver shock value. The show has a well-thought-out undertone that subtly foreshadows future events. Moreover, it involves the audience extremely well in the emotions of the characters. The viewers felt the guilt and trauma the killers endured after a horrific massacre. That is why the series certainly deserves the green label.
Goblin Slayer: Western Reviews
We’ve all heard about The Rising Of The Shield Hero anime. Sometimes anime producers go so far as to create dark violence that doesn’t suit the audience. Luckily, Goblin Slayer was saved from crossing that fine line. Western markets didn’t criticize the series as much as they did Shield Hero. The controversy arose because of some negative reviews about the scenes involving goblins and human women.
The show’s reputation was not affected by those scenes as the show was accepted as a piece of fiction. In fact, later on, the anime series became extremely popular for its incredible storytelling and unique animation style. It got so big that the controversial scene was easily neglected for a hugely influential plot.
Goblin Slayer: Controversies!
As noted earlier, the only controversy the show drew started with the very first episode. As soon as the show started airing, the creators decided to put the offensive rape scene in the debut episode. We see the young priestess and a group of adults go on an adventure in a cave full of goblins.
But their adventure doesn’t go as planned. A terrible incident takes place in the cave. The graphical representation of the specific attack scene did not appeal to viewers. The thought that the scene was too much for a suitable audience. This sparked controversy over the show’s violence. The series contains some violent sexual scenes prior to that episode. However, they were all toned down for the sake of appropriation after the outrage over the first episode.
The Goblin Slayer: Worldwide Collections
The first season of the Goblin Slayer anime was released on February 20, 2019. The Blu-Ray box sets sold more than 3,361 copies. In addition, 804 copies of the DVD box sets have been sold. To understand what those numbers mean, consider Attack On Titan Season 3. More than 4,435 copies of this show have been sold. We can also compare the numbers from My Hero Academia Season 3. It did slightly less business, selling only 2,612 Blu-Ray copies.
This means that Goblin Slayer is a more prominent player in the market than it looks. There’s also the underdog Overlord Season 3, which sold a surprising number of 7,222 copies. All shows were renewed despite such low selling points. This makes it clear that Goblin Slayer Season 2 will return after all.
Another factor influencing sales is the increasing popularity of streaming services. Over time, the anime industry has seen a massive shift from disc sales to digital subscriptions. Now the renewal factors are more dependent on income from international streaming and merchandise sales.
Goblin Slayer Goblin’s Crown: Movie Adaptation Review
The Goblin Slayer Goblin’s Crown was an immediate follow-up to the events of the first season. The film’s pilot centers around a new character who joins the former group to face off against the evil goblins. The newest member is a rookie swordsman who wants to become a goblin killer but fails time and time again.
The film adaptation features the Goblin Slayer and his team taking to the snowy mountains at the request of Sword Maiden. They reach a small village in the hills to find out that the goblins have destroyed all life there. They find a mysterious chapel in the city. Since the rest of her fate has already perished in the village, Sword Maiden’s sole purpose is to get even. Here’s something about the goblins’ ways bothering our heroes, and they’re ready to find out. The first 25 minutes of Goblin Slayer Goblin’s Crown is a comprehensive recap of the show’s previous season.
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