I'm surprised that nobody has made a review for this yet, I guess I'll be the first.
It's a prequel series about Goblin Slayer's past, along with all the other adventures you'll come across in the main Manga. I feel like this entire prequel should've been part of the main Manga, it's a way better introduction to the series and reveals a lot more about Goblin Slayer and what kind of struggles he went through to develop his skill in combat. It also does a great job focusing on the side characters and really fleshes them out throughout the manga.
Just like the main
Manga, the art in this is absolutely stunning. For me it's definitely up there with my all time favorites in terms of artwork. Every panel in combat is just pure hype and adrenaline. Reflecting Goblin Slayer as he struggles to mow down hordes and hordes of Goblins, and holy hell is it beautiful.
It might not be that impressive when it comes to non combat scenarios, but i feel like that isn't that important when reading a manga about slaying.
This prequel definitely gives the characters the development they needed, while also introducing some good new ones. The characters don't undergo any vast changes but they develop enough to make a difference.
The prequel is a great addition to the series. What more can i say? A gorgeous artstyle combined with intense, detailed and highly gory fights. So enjoyable i found myself rereading some of the chapters. Every month waiting for a new chapter is slowly killing me as I want to continue reading.
I had an absolute blast reading this. I mean, i simply love the dark fantasy genre and Goblin Slayer hits the sweet spot when it comes to being edgy. It's not cringeworthy edgy but it's dark enough to keep you interested and invested. If you even remotely liked the main Manga i suggest you give this a read.