Goblin Slayer is a pleasant surprise for me as it is quite different from the typical jaunts into the fantasy genre, although the title probably gave that one away. Also as a forewarning this manga is gruesome as hell, if you don't want to see people and goblins dying left and right and rape I can't say I recommend it.
Setting: The setting is quite your typical fantasy affair. Adventurers, guilds, villages, goblins, etc. If you've ever experienced anything of the sort it is likely that you already can figure this one out.
Story(7/10): The story is about goblin slaying(no surprise there) and the adventures that our
main heroine and the slayer have while doing so. The story shows a side of goblins which is pure evil. Unlike in a game where you see them as nothing but obstacles, it's done to make you feel contempt towards them, and it works. It is a simple premise and if not executed right could be boring as hell, yet it manages to be fun nonetheless. The story itself isn't really that spectacular and without the right characters it wouldn't be very good, except...
Character(9/10): The characters in this manga are surprisingly good, Specifically the heroine. Our priestess lead found herself at a scene of goblin blood and her recent adventurer pals minced and raped. For some reason, despite all of this, she continues adventuring with the slayer. Perhaps she was drawn in by his adamant pursuit of his goals, or perhaps she wants to help him for saving her. Whatever the case may be, she presses onward and doesn't complain like most leads would in her shoes, very good stuff. As for the slayer not much to say other than BADASS! seriously, this guy is straight out of dark souls, killing everything in this path skillfully and without a second thought. Also side note that the slayers armor design is amazing. Lastly the side characters that are later introduced are also very enjoyable. They show their western fantasy roots: an argumentative high elf, a drunk dwarf that is always teasing her, a lizard folk, etc. It all seems very Tolkien-esque, and reminds me characters found in table-top RPGs like DnD. As I watched, I found myself enjoying the banter between these characters.
Art(9/10): Detailed, gruesome, and high quality. Not much else to say really.
Enjoyment(10/10): To be honest I didn't think I would like this manga much when I read the first chapter, but it really made up for it with the chapters that followed. This manga is a treat to read. Between the banter between characters, the heroine's progression as a character, and badass guy doing badass things, it all culminates into an enjoyable experience. It reminds me of my time spent playing table-top RPGs with friends. Bright characters in a gruesome world, adventures, and friendly banter. It's all adds up to be an amazing manga which separates itself from most of the similar entries in the fantasy genre.