Posted February 24, 2018 by Joseph Gohu in Anime/Manga

Goblin Slayer Anime TV Series Announced!

The Goblin SlayerFor ten years, wearing only what is considered to be beginner gear, an object of ridicule amongst adventurers, the adventurer called Orcbolg, who is almost never seen without his helmet covering his face, will travel anywhere, take on any quest for any sum no matter the amount, as long as it involves one thing…killing Goblins.


Originally released as a dark fantasy light novel written by Kumo Kagyu and illustrated by Noboru Kannatuki, SB Creative published the first volume of the Goblin Slayer dark fantasy novel series in February 2016, and the company published the sixth volume on September 14, and licensed in the United States by Yen Press.  With the seventh volume coming on March 14, the light novels were also adapted into two currently running manga.   One by Kōsuke Kurose, is currently serialized in the Monthly Big Gangan magazine, and a second prequel manga which tells of the rise of the main character by Kento Eida, runs in Young Gangan, classified as Seinen titles targeting a male audience from 20-50. 

The story takes a dark and brutal look at the titular character, how as a boy he witnessed his entire home town pillaged and destroyed, and its people butchered by a Goblin horde.  The sole survivor of the raid, with the images of the destruction and remains of his family seared into his mind, and a deep seething hatred of the creatures responsible, the boy later went on to learn all there was to know about Goblins, including the structure of their lairs, how to find them, how they grow, evolve, reproduce, tactics, traps, strengths and weaknesses, and most of all, how to efficiently and effectively exterminate them.

Considered to be beneath the higher level adventurers, almost no one except for beginner adventurers are willing to take on quests involving Goblin subjugation, leaving many villages and travelers in desperate need of competent help.  If they’re lucky, by the Goblin Slayer.

Announced at the “GA Bunko 2018 Happyō Stage” presentation at the Wonder Festival event, the anime TV series is currently under production by WHITE FOX, and will feature the same cast members as an earlier drama CD adaptation.  Although no definite date of release has been announced as of yet, this is definitely one title to look out for.

Joseph Gohu

Graduate of BS-Industrial Design, a fan of science-fiction, fantasy, manga and anime, one time animator/illustrator and comic geek.