Anime & Manga News

Light Novel 'Goblin Slayer' Gets TV Anime

by tsubasalover
Feb 17, 11:45 PM | 110 Comments
The GA Bunko announcement stage held on Sunday has announced that light novel Goblin Slayer will get a TV anime. The anime will be produced by studio White Fox. The cast of the series will be the same as Drama CD. More information will be revealed via AnimeJapan 2018 stage.

Synopsis
A young priestess has formed her first adventuring party, but almost immediately they find themselves in distress. It's the Goblin Slayer who comes to their rescue—a man who's dedicated his life to the extermination of all goblins, by any means necessary. And when rumors of his feats begin to circulate, there's no telling who might come calling next... (Source: Yen Press)

Cast
Goblin Slayer: Yuuichirou Umehara (Darling in the FranXX)
Onna Shinkan (Priestess): Yui Ogura (Ryuuou no Oshigoto)
Yousei Yunde (High Elf Archer): Nao Touyama (Gate: Jieitai Kanochi nite Kaku Tatakaeri)
Ushikai Musume (Cow Girl): Yuka Iguchi (Kantai Collection: KanColle)
Uketsuke-jou (Guild Girl): Maaya Uchida (Musaigen no Phantom World)
Kouhito Doushi (Mine Priest): Yuuichi Nakamura (Amaama to Inazuma)
Tokage Souryo (Lizard Monk): Tomokazu Sugita (Aho Girl)
Majo (Witch): Yoko Hikasa (Rokka no Yuusha)
Yaritsukai (Lancer): Yoshitsugu Matsuoka (Shokugeki no Souma)

The action fantasy series is written by Kumo Kagyuu with illustrations by Noboru Kannatsuki, and began its publication via SB Creative's GA Bunko imprint in February 2016. The series currently has six volumes in print, with the seventh volume scheduled to be published on March 14. A manga adaptation drawn by Kousuke Kurose has been serialized in Big Gangan magazine since May 2016. Square Enix has published three volumes, with the fourth volume shipping on March 13.

Yen Press licensed the series in English and published the first manga volume and the fourth light novel volume on December 19 last year.

Official site: http://ga.sbcr.jp/sp/goblin_slayer/anime.html

Announcement


Source: Light Novel News

Goblin Slayer on MAL

20 of 110 Comments Recent Comments

Wow good to go. Feels like we're on the edge right now, I wish that I can say I'm proud. Sorry that I didn't read LN.

Aug 15, 5:12 PM by hazecloud

Well this can surely go either of two ways.

Aug 15, 3:17 PM by DBX

This anime will get so much hate and love at the same time.

Mar 31, 8:27 AM by BroxSaurfang

kikiabdull said:
Goblin Slayer isn't edgy, he just happens to hate goblin. He's just a normal person actually.


He's not edgy but he's definitely not normal either, at the start of the series he's like a robot going though the motions.

-Mahesvara said:
Ugh, this series is pretty disgusting at least going by what I saw from the manga. The Goblin rape scenes were way to sensual and explicit, which kinda made me sick to my stomach. Being a woman in this series is absolutely horrible. So yeah, I'm going to pass on this one.


The manga goes to the extreme, in the novels you only really see it happening to the Priestess's party at the start to press home what the Goblins are after that you only really see the aftermath.

Mar 29, 2:19 AM by Newhopes

DeicideV said:
Anyone who picks this up without being familiar with the source material is going to be shocked.

It's as nasty as Berserk, if not worse ...
(and by that I don't mean the toned-down scenes you saw in the anime adaptations, but real brutal stuff like Wyald/Kushan army/trolls in the manga).

Though I would hope people are actually interested in the story and not just OMG MONSTER RAPE.


lol i hope alot action on anime more than rape cuz mc look really cool slashing goblin

Mar 29, 12:14 AM by TsukiiKawaii

Ugh, this series is pretty disgusting at least going by what I saw from the manga. The Goblin rape scenes were way to sensual and explicit, which kinda made me sick to my stomach. Being a woman in this series is absolutely horrible. So yeah, I'm going to pass on this one.

Mar 27, 10:36 PM by -Mahesvara

OMG!! SUPER EXITED!! I LOVE GOBLIN SLAYER!!

Mar 27, 9:32 PM by LaughingCoffinx

From what I have read of the light novel so far I see it as a good dark fantasy series and I have faith in White Fox and hoping that it will be a good adaptation.

Mar 21, 9:32 AM by scarlethorizon

Anyone who picks this up without being familiar with the source material is going to be shocked.

It's as nasty as Berserk, if not worse ...
(and by that I don't mean the toned-down scenes you saw in the anime adaptations, but real brutal stuff like Wyald/Kushan army/trolls in the manga).

Though I would hope people are actually interested in the story and not just OMG MONSTER RAPE.

Mar 18, 9:22 PM by DeicideV

Goblin Slayer isn't edgy, he just happens to hate goblin. He's just a normal person actually.

Mar 13, 1:17 PM by kikiabdull

Wow what a time to be alive! Hype is real <3

Mar 1, 10:20 AM by hazecloud

The disconnect between the trailer and the poster in insurmountable. Whitefox can choke.

Feb 27, 6:49 AM by Stripes

OMFG!!!!! I LOVE THE GOBLIN SLAYER SERIES!!!! <3 Totally with a hard on right now.

Feb 26, 10:47 PM by LaughingCoffinx

It would be so damn funny if this and re:monster (by another studio, e.g. madhouse), if it ever got an anime, aired in the same season. People claiming who between GS and Rou is stronger would be endless and it would energize both sub-forums and the anime discussion forum.

Still, where are all the BEST SELLING non-human protagonist RPG-like fantasy stories/isekai? Until now only Overlord comes to mind (LH doesn't really count).


"Regarding reincarnated to slime" is already TOP TIER in terms of LN sales and I can imagine it would be popular as hell as an anime too. Similar case with Kumo-chan.

Feb 21, 11:49 AM by Grey-Zone

Abhorrent said:
MsVitchDa2nd said:


Shield hero is less gore but more of a "F$%k you" to the MC show


Yes, the entire first half really is a prolonged "fuck you" to the mc lmao.

the best part about this show how the MC says "fuck you" back XD

Feb 21, 12:30 AM by MsVitchDa2nd

Selling point of Goblin Slayer is brutal world. Anime are often quite censored so I don't know what to think about it.
We didn't see even a glimpse of real animation so it can be monstrosity like newest Berserk.
No opinion about it right now.

Feb 20, 11:42 AM by Arter

MsVitchDa2nd said:
Kuma said:
you thing shild hero already edgy? wait for this...


Shield hero is less gore but more of a "F$%k you" to the MC show


Yes, the entire first half really is a prolonged "fuck you" to the mc lmao.

Feb 20, 10:11 AM by Abhorrent

oryouohagi said:
And here I was saying just the other day that there will be no more great isekai series.

Is this even isekai?

Is this even great?
its not an isekai since hes not transported anywhere.
i think its geat, one of the problems with isekai is the wish fulfillment that has an OP MC easily obtaining a harem and just plowing through enemies without much of a challenge... it gets boring. luckily thats not the case here (though i do worry killing goblins will eventually get old, even with the different types).

though if you want an isekai thats sort of similar to goblin slayer i would recommend Hai to Gensou no Grimgar, while not as dark as Goblin slayer it definitely is darker than most isekai and actually gives you the feeling killing a goblin (the first kill was so well done) or other enemies and is basically more realistic than isekai tend to be, the MC is even less OP than goblin slayer (underpowered if anything)

Kuma said:
i wonder if RE:monster os thing like that will ever get adaptation as counter to this? will anyone have guts to do so?
if they are doing goblin slayer i dont see why not, they'd just have to tone down the orgies, I love the (basic) concept of RE:monster, but its too wish fulfillment for me too enjoy much, definitely prefer a dark and gritty version like goblin slayer

Feb 20, 10:01 AM by Killaclown

Another manga spinoff has been announced too.
https://twitter.com/GoblinSlayer_GA/status/965866622643679232

Feb 20, 7:46 AM by ichii_1

YueYukii said:
The best thing about this series is THAT IS NOT A FUCKING ISEKAI!!

Is disgusting the amount of isekai nowadays that are killing the Fantasy genre. So good to have a break of Isekai for this awesome novel/manga.

Looking forward for this Masterpiece


only LN or LN based anime manga that flooded by issekai... fantasy is nowhere to be dominated by issekai...

MOB_ABOMINATOR said:
I never said that they are isekai anime,i said they resemble isekai settings and isekai's mainly consists of dungeon hunting , completing quest etc and these kind of things are not seen FMAB,Angel beats and Gurren lagaan neither in the movies you mentioned above.


that's JRPG element and isekai is not alone in here... it has been here since DQ and MH...

Feb 19, 11:31 PM by Kuma

Related Database Entries