The highly controversial anime, Goblin Slayer Season 2, is set to return in October. Based on an ongoing light novel series written by Kumo Kagyu and illustrated by Noboru Kannatsuki, this series garnered immense attention and debate during its first season due to its graphic content.
While the show eventually toned down its explicitness, fans are eagerly anticipating what Season 2 has in store. Here, we dive into the plot so far, discuss the new season’s trailer and release date, and reveal the latest updates.
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The Plot of Goblin Slayer So Far
In the first episode of Goblin Slayer, an inexperienced Priestess joins her very first adventuring party with the mission of exterminating goblins in a dark cave. Tragically, the mission ends in disaster, resulting in the death of all her party members.
However, her life takes a turn as she is rescued by an enigmatic figure known as the Goblin Slayer, whose sole purpose is the extermination of goblins. In gratitude for her rescue, the Priestess decides to join the Goblin Slayer on his relentless quest to eliminate every last goblin.
Together with the Priestess, the Goblin Slayer forms a guild party to eradicate a horde of goblins occupying the Elven lands’ ruins. Their mission is successful, and a bond forms between the Goblin Slayer, the Priestess, and their fellow guild members.
Throughout the series, the party embarks on various quests related to goblins, including protecting a farm from goblin attacks and defeating the formidable Goblin Lord.
The first season concludes with an open ending, where the adventurers celebrate their victory over the Goblin Lord. As a reward, the Priestess asks the enigmatic Goblin Slayer to reveal his face, a request that shocks everyone, as his identity remains a mystery to both the characters and the viewers. The Priestess narrates that the Goblin Slayer continues his crusade against goblins, and his fate remains uncertain since he refuses to die.
Goblin Slayer Season 2 Trailer & Release Date
Goblin Slayer Season 2, stylized as Goblin Slayer II, is scheduled to premiere on October 6th, and it will be available for streaming on Crunchyroll.
The franchise has released three official trailers to promote the new season. The first trailer, which debuted in early July, opens with the Goblin Slayer’s iconic line: “I’m not saving the world. I’m just killing goblins.”
The trailer showcases the Goblin Slayer’s determined journey amidst strong winds pushing against him, interspersed with intense goblin battles involving other characters.
A more recent trailer, the second one, depicts goblins invading territories, portraying a sense of despair as they victimize other inhabitants. In a sudden twist, the Goblin Slayer appears, disrupting the goblins’ apparent triumph. This trailer introduces a new character, a mysterious red-haired “wizard boy.”
On September 23rd, the third trailer was unveiled. It begins with character introductions and offers glimpses of joyous and intense moments within the series. After the character showcase, fans are treated to a snippet of the new opening song, “Entertainment,” performed by Mili. The trailer also teases the adventurers’ involvement in new and perilous quests against goblins.
While the trailers provide glimpses of what’s to come, they keep the details of Season 2’s plot under wraps, unless you’ve been following the light novel series. One certainty remains: the Goblin Slayer’s unrelenting mission to slay goblins continues.
Updates for Goblin Slayer Season 2
Beyond the trailers, there are several updates regarding the production of Goblin Slayer’s second season. To build anticipation, the production team released a promotional poster on their official social media accounts, featuring all the adventure party members from the previous season.
Many of the actors from the first season will reprise their roles, including Yuichiro Umehara as the Goblin Slayer and Yui Ogura as the Priestess. Additionally, a new cast member, Mariya Ise (known for Chainsaw Man), will lend her voice to the mysterious Wizard Boy.
While the first season was produced by the studio White Fox (known for Steins;Gate and Re:Zero), the second season will be handled by Liden Films (recognized for Tokyo Revengers and Call of the Night). Several key members of the original production staff will return, including Hideyuki Kurata as the scriptwriter and Kenichiro Suehiro as the music composer.
However, the directorial role has seen a change, with Misato Takada now directing the second season, while Takaharu Ozaki takes the role of chief director. Hiromi Kato has taken over the character design lead from Takashi Nagayoshi.
The new season also brings new music: “Entertainment” by Mili serves as the opening theme, and the ending theme will be “Kasumi no Muko e” (To the Other Side of the Mist) by Yuki Nakashima.
In conclusion, Goblin Slayer Season 2 is poised to continue its action-packed adventure, following the Goblin Slayer and his party as they confront goblin threats. With the addition of new characters and a change in the production team, fans can expect fresh and exciting developments in this highly anticipated second season.
Frequently Asked Questions
Goblin Slayer Season 2 is set to premiere on October 6th.
Many of the actors from the first season will reprise their roles, including the Goblin Slayer and the Priestess.
Yes, as per the trailers and the information available, the Goblin Slayer’s identity remains undisclosed.
Source: Official Website