Goblin Slayer Season 2: Release date, plot, cast and everything you need to know about the second season.
Goblin Slayer is a Japanese dark anime series based on a dark fantasy light novel series. The first season comprises 12 episodes debuted in Japan on October 7, 2018. The last episode of the first season aired on December 30, 2018. The first season was well received by the viewers despite controversies.
Will there be Goblin Slayer Season 2? Yes, definitely. In fact, the second season was announced to be in production in Mar 2021. It was officially confirmed that Goblin Slayer season 2 was in the works at GA FES 2021 – a Livestream event held by Goblin Slayer light novel publishing house GA Bunko in January 2021. GA Bunko also revealed a promotional poster and a teaser trailer.
What will be the plot of Goblin Slayer Season 2?
For Goblin Slayer, the source material is a light novel series of the same name. Written by Kumo Kagyu and illustrated by Noboru Kannatsuki, it began serialization online in February 2016 by the Japanese publishing company, SB Creative.
There are three Goblin Slayer light novel series. The main novel series has two volumes. The other two are side stories. Side story one titled Goblin Slayer Side Story: Year One has two volumes. The second side story titled Goblin Slayer Side Story 2: Daikatana of Singing Death also has two volumes. There are two manga series as well. Goblin Slayer light novels are still ongoing.
The first season adapted volumes 1-2 of its first light novel series and some parts of volume 4. An anime movie titled ‘Goblin Slayer: Goblin’s Crown’ adapted the whole volume 5.
So, 12 out of 15 released light novel volumes are available for adaptation. Coming to the plot, Goblin Slayer Season 2 will adapt events from volumes 3 and 4 or maybe from volume 6 onward of the light novel series.
There is more than enough source material available to produce at least five seasons of Goblin Slayer.
The first season of Goblin Slayer saw a young man who witnessed his family murdered at the hands of a throng of goblins as a child. He devotes his life to hunting down and killing as many goblins as he can. Season 1 follows Goblin Slayer as he forms a ragged crew with a human rookie adventurer named Priestess, a High Elf Archer, a Dwarf Shaman and a Lizard Priest to take on a group of goblins led by the Goblin Lord.
Will There Be Goblin Slayer Season 2?
Fans would be delighted to know that the anime is returning for a second season. During the GA Bunko 15th anniversary celebrations on Jan 31, it was revealed that the second season of Goblin Slayer is in production. Along with an announcement, Goblin Slayer Season 2 video teaser and poster were released.
Is There A Release Date For Goblin Slayer Season 2?
As of Feb 2022, there is no official update on the release date of the second season. The second season has been in production for over 12 months now. Generally, after a new season is announced, it takes around 10 to 15 months for it to release. So, we can expect Goblin Slayer Season 2 to release from Feb to June 2022.
Failure of the movie: Goblin Slayer: Goblin’s Crown
The movie titled ‘Goblin Slayer: Goblin’s Crown’ was released in Feb 2020 but it tanked at the box office. It did only ¥100,000,000 in Japan, which is nearly 1 million USD. The failure of a movie is a setback for Goblin Slayer fans.
Goblin Slayer English Dub
The English Dub of ‘Goblin Slayer’ is available on VRV, Funimation and Crunchyroll based on the licensing. It is not available on Netflix in The United States. You can buy or rent the first season on iTunes, Amazon and Google Play.
Goblin Slayer Season 2 trailer
The makers haven’t released the trailer yet. You can bookmark this page as we will update this section as soon as anything official comes on a plate.
Goblin Slayer Cast & Characters
Here’s a look at the characters and their voice over artists:
- Yuuichirou Umehara as Goblin Slayer
- Yui Ogura as Onna Shinkan
- Daichi Hayashi as Bokujoushu
- Shizuka Ishigami as Butouka
- Yuuichi Nakamura as Dwarf
- Nobuo Tobita as Burglar
Goblin Slayer Controversy
The show mired in controversy for its first episode. The main controversy was because of the violent graphic scenes of assault. There was a general perception that a lot of violent sexual scenes were too heavy to digest. However, this controversy provided the much-needed buzz and boost to the anime viewership.
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