Unlike most fantasy anime, both shows present realistic/raw thoughts and emotions of the characters who find themselves thrown into an unfamiliar fantasy setting. Both shows also possess darker themes and as such would more likely be appreciated by a more mature audience.
while they both have a similar concept of a brutal depiction of adventuring, i do question whether goblin slayer will have any good characters that are likable to keep me watching like grimgar? grimgar was able to keep my attention week after week by contrasting that with nice comfy tone. so we'll see how goblin slayer turns out, and if its got anything more than just "edge"? so if you like goblin slayer i'd say give grimgar a go, i dug it.
Both the shows are set in a dark fantasy setting with killing goblins as their main focus. Also, both the shows are really violent and share similar artstyles.
If you like one of these series, you're sure to like the other.
Both take place in a dark fantasy setting. Instead of the magic, romance, and fluff of most contemporary fantasy/isekai, they focus on the struggle to survive in such a setting, without glossing over the death and violence.
Grimgar was a superior Goblin Slayer long before Goblin Slayer got an anime adaptation. It took a realistic and deliberate if at times overly melancholic view of an adventuring party in a gritty reality where they have to constantly worry about how to budget their meager adventurer income and where combat and killing are given proper weight and respect, with detailed and moving facial expressions that capture the gravity of their moments, all of which are wrapped in a hauntingly beautiful and picturesque watercolor aesthetics.
No rape though. If you just want that, don't half-ass it, go full H. I'm told Kuroinu has what you're looking for. read more
>Same realistic battle system in a fantasy world
>Totally a game setting but not really
>Great interactions between the characters
While the character interactions are great, apart from Goblin Slayer there is not really a unique character so far
Both have kind of similar art style (maybe I only think that).
Both are fantasy adventure action, bounty hunting and of course, LOT OF GOBLINS :D Both of them are also very good series, I enjoyed very much watching both. The worlds are also very similar and the themes are around pretty heavy existential subjects
In my opinion, Grimgar would be the best anime to watch if you are looking for something similar to Goblin.
Grimgar has multiple themes that are similar to Goblin:
- Vulnerabilities of the characters
Pilot episodes similar with a group of innocent people and violence.
-They both have bloody violence in a fantasy setting, with Goblin slayer's being more traditional with guilds and adventurers.
-They are made by the same animation studio - White Fox
Would recommend both if you are looking for an entertaining violent anime. Don't watch with the intent of getting invested in the characters/story.
Naive people go to city, hoping that their life will go great, they'll do a few things, make money, become famous and... And then life surprises them, people die, lots of blood, MC gets little trauma, then there's a hero saving the day. Done.
Basically - naive characters, op characters, blood and gore, quests and dark atmosphere of the world.
Both are dark fantasy series, which follow a group/party of characters. They are both animated by the same studio, and have very little censorship, if not none at all. They do not shy away from very dark themes, so if you like one you will definitely like the other.
I'm surprised im the first one who made this suggestion. Goblin Slayer is so much like Berserk.
Just like Berserk, this is another Brutal, Dark fantasy with Blood, gore, rape, and a pretty cruel world.
The leads are also very similar in the way that they are both are ruthless and motivated by revenge. They both show no mercy to their enemies and both have a very dark past. They are also not that good at socializing with others.
There are more examples that i will edit once more episodes come out.
I recommend this since this is the best animated depiction of Berserk, but if I recommend something it would be the Berserk manga.
It's a story about a protagonist with a questionable moral, seeking revenge with those fiends that took away the things he used to love.
Both are dark fantasy (even though Goblin Slayer's color palette doesn't fit that well), medievalesque stories, but Berserk goes more towards a linear story and Goblin Slayer to an episodic one.
Berserk is also more immersive, since Goblin Slayer sometimes resembles more an RPG than an actual world.
Berserk and Goblin Slayer are very different, yet very similar. Their worlds are both very harsh, with lots of death every day. Both main characters are quite distant, because of things that have happened to them in the past, but slowly start talking to different people, fighting along side them. Both anime are not afraid to show graphic scenes.
When I first heard Goblin Slayer from my friend; "Bro, you got to see it, for a long time a good anime like Berserk"
Couldn't agree more: very similar atmosphere, seriousness, gore and both are for adults who don't like show to try to please everyone. They don't try to be funny or humorous, even thou you can find yourself laughing at the times, but that's just what awesome anime does :)
In both, the story takes place in a heroic fantasy type world, and is centered around monsters.
The two MCs are very similar: they're overpowered, have dubious morals, and their real face is never shown. They also both help people for their own benefits. Then, they have a group of girls who swoon over them, but never took interest in it. Because of that, expect some gud fan service.
also woah violence
Lots of kick ass fight scenes along with very similar worlds. Goblin Slayer almost feels like an Overlord spin-off, that centers on a very eccentric adventurer and his party, instead of an all-powerful skeleton guy and his diabolical entourage.
In fact one could argue that Goblin Slayer has some elements that are so similar to Overlord, that the 2 creators were either inspired by the same elements, or Goblin Slayer's creator was inspired by Overlord.
Whatever the reason for the two shows being similar, that doesn't stop both of them from being kick ass and a lot of fun to watch.
Both have the same amount of fantasy, magic and adventure, but unlike the other one , one doesn't hesitate to pull any string to make it a darker version of any cliche anime with such genre, which is good.
Both shows have got a simple minded male MC. Their social skills aren't the best but they have the charisma to make them the leaders of their group. Also, both shows are dark and have got a lot of gore.
Both are dark fantasy anime with lots of violence, blood and gore. Both have a dark and moody feeling to them. They both have a character that hunts and kills super natural enemies. If you like one, you should the other as well.
While these two have a different setting to them, they both have a similar vibe. Both anime are filled with action, violence, blood and gore. Both have a dark and moody feeling to them. If you like one, you should the other as well.
How is there no rec for Goblin Slayer?
Besides the very infamous "Rape" scene and goblin killing present in both. Here are other similarities
- An adventure, and good action to defeat the (bad guys/goblins)
- Scenes where male MC fights to save or rescue a girl (Happens on many occassions, Alice, Asuna, Selka, Tiese, Ronie, Priestess, unknown elf and Cow Girl)
- Medieval town setting with ranks and statuses (Knights, nobles, commoner, adventurers)
- Male MC wields a distinct, powerful sword, has some "formidable skills, a finishing attack" and is strong
- Male MC won't let past mistake and regret happen again, fights on and won't subject to the world he is in, even if getting hurt in the process (Losing Alice, subjecting to the Taboo Index system in Alicization, Losing his sister, hiding from goblins in Goblin Slayer)
- Male MC has feelings or cares for female MC (Kirito and Eugeo for Alice, Goblin Slayer for Priestess but not obvious)
- Female MC is cute/pretty, has boobs, likes male MC, but does not falter to male MC and would confront them (Alice is on equal level with Kirito and Eugeo, Priestess can't be on her own, but is probably the next most important on the team after Goblin Slayer and the Shaman Lizard)
- MCs support and protect each other (Kirito and Eugeo, Goblin Slayer and his team)
- Mild nudity or sexiness (Some fanservice, if you exclude the Rape)
- Pleasant Art (Pretty and detailed)
Both shows have a stubborn/simple minded male MC that has a deep hatred for his enemies. They are socially awkward and don't have companions, but as the story progresses they get some. Also, both shows are very dark and got a lot of gore.
Both shows show how a bad fantasy RPG campaign looks like, but for different reasons. Chaos Dragon has some bad players (Urobutcher is not alone in this one), while Goblin Slayer would have one of the worst GM imaginable who promptly goes down the list of things not to do.