Goblin Slayer is a series based on the light novels by Kumo Kagyu and Noboru Kannatsuki. The first season of the anime aired in 2018 and was followed by a movie titled Goblin Slayer: Goblin’s Crown in 2020. The series follows the adventures of a mysterious warrior known only as Goblin Slayer, who dedicates his life to exterminating goblins, a race of vicious and cunning monsters that prey on humans.
The first season of Goblin Slayer was controversial for its graphic depiction of violence and sexual assault, but it also gained popularity for its gritty and realistic portrayal of a fantasy world where heroes are not always noble and monsters are not always evil. The series also features a diverse cast of characters, each with their own skills and personalities, who join forces with Goblin Slayer to fight against the goblin threat.
If you enjoyed the first season and the movie, you might be wondering when the second season will come out and what it will be about. Here is everything we know so far about Goblin Slayer Season 2.
Will there be Goblin Slayer Season 2?
The good news is that Goblin Slayer Season 2 has been officially confirmed. The announcement was made at GA FES 2021, a Livestream event held by GA Bunko, the publisher of the light novels, in January 2021. A teaser trailer and a promotional poster were also released, featuring Goblin Slayer and his companions.
Another thing to note is that the animation studio for the second season will be different from the first one. The first season was produced by White Fox, which is known for works such as Re:Zero and Steins;Gate. The second season will be produced by LIDENFILMS, which is known for works such as Cells at Work! and The Heroic Legend of Arslan. It is not clear why the studio change happened, but we hope that it will not affect the quality or consistency of the animation.
Goblin Slayer Season 2 Release Date
“Goblin Slayer II” will be directed by directed by Misato Takada at the studio LIDENFILMS. Hideyuki Kurata (“Made in Abyss“) is once again handling series composition, while Hiromi Katou (“Monster Girl Doctor”) is responsible for character design.
Where Can You Watch Goblin Slayer?
If you want to catch up on the first season and the movie before the second season comes out, you can watch them on various streaming platforms. The first season is available on Crunchyroll, Funimation, Hulu, Netflix, and VRV. The movie is available on Crunchyroll and Funimation.
Goblin Slayer Season 2 Plot
The plot of Goblin Slayer Season 2 will likely follow the events of the light novels, which are still ongoing. As of now, there are 15 volumes of the light novels released in Japan, with a 16th volume set to come out on July 14, 2023. The English translation is lagging behind, with only 14 volumes available as of now.
The first season of the anime covered the first and second volumes of the light novels, while the movie covered the fifth volume. Therefore, we can expect that the second season will cover the third and fourth volumes, as well as some parts of the sixth and seventh volumes.
The third volume focuses on a festival in Goblin Slayer’s hometown, where he meets an old friend who asks him to help her investigate a mysterious ruin. The fourth volume focuses on a mission to rescue a noblewoman who has been kidnapped by goblins. Along the way, Goblin Slayer and his party encounter new allies and enemies.
The sixth volume introduces a new character named Sword Maiden, a powerful cleric who was once a hero but now suffers from trauma caused by goblins. She hires Goblin Slayer to deal with a goblin infestation in her city’s sewers. The seventh volume features a battle between Goblin Slayer’s party and an army of goblins led by an ancient evil known as Dark Elf.
Of course, these are just speculations based on the source material. The anime might deviate from or add to the original story in some ways. We will have to wait until the second season comes out to see how it will adapt the light novels.
Goblin Slayer Season 2 Trailer
You can watch the teaser trailer for Goblin Slayer Season 2 here:
Goblin Slayer Characters, Cast & Anime Staff
The characters and cast of Goblin Slayer Season 2 will likely be the same as the first season and the movie, with some new additions. Here are the main characters and their voice actors:
- Goblin Slayer: Yuichiro Umehara (Japanese), Brad Hawkins (English)
- Priestess: Yui Ogura (Japanese), Hayden Daviau (English)
- High Elf Archer: Nao Toyama (Japanese), Mallorie Rodak (English)
- Dwarf Shaman: Yuichi Nakamura (Japanese), Barry Yandell (English)
- Lizard Priest: Tomokazu Sugita (Japanese), Josh Bangle (English)
- Cow Girl: Yuka Iguchi (Japanese), Brittany Lauda (English)
- Guild Girl: Maaya Uchida (Japanese), Sara Ragsdale (English)
- Sword Maiden: Yoko Hikasa (Japanese), Amanda Gish (English)
The anime staff of Goblin Slayer Season 2 will be different from the first season and the movie, as mentioned before. Here are the main staff members:
- Director: Takaharu Ozaki
- Series Composition: Hideyuki Kurata
- Character Design: Takashi Nagayoshi
- Music: Kenichiro Suehiro
- Animation Studio: LIDENFILMS
That’s all we know so far about Goblin Slayer Season 2. We will update this article as more information becomes available. In the meantime, you can enjoy reading the light novels or watching the first season and the movie. And remember, don’t underestimate the goblins!