If you would ask me how I spent the first night of 2019, it’s really simple. I watched this very intriguing anime titled Goblin Slayer.
I’ve heard a lot about this anime, including its dark, morbid, creepy and disturbing scenes.
I was getting bored that night while farming in Cabal Online, and I suddenly had an urge to watch something. Anything. But my Korean drama watch list doesn’t have any current episodes yet, so I thought about something else to watch.
Then it just happened that I stumbled upon the Goblin Slayer and thought maybe this was the right time to watch this.
The plot, action scenes and characters were all bad ass and cool, but be prepared:
This show contains scenes that some viewers may find disturbing. Viewer discretion is advised.
Spoiler alert. Proceed with caution. LOL
My very special advise: Endure the first episode, then you’ll get used to it.
© Kumo Kagyu
Contents: Story, anime info, cast / characters, episodes, quotes, memes, cosplay, figma / nendoroid, and season 2 info.
The Goblin Slayer Story
The story is setup in a fantasy world where several adventurers come to the Guild to sign up and complete job contracts or quests. A newbie priestess joined her first party to kill goblins but it turned the other way around. She ended up getting rescued by the Goblin Slayer (Goburin Sureiya) who has become a Silver-rank adventurer solely by hunting goblins.
Trivia: Goblin Slayer will also earn a couple of nicknames/aliases from his party: Orcbolg and Beard-cutter.
The Goblin Slayer Anime
Goblin Slayer ゴブリンスレイヤ (Goburin Sureiyā) is an anime adaptation of the light novel of same title. The anime was aired from October 6, 2018 to December 29, 2018 (12 episodes) and produced by White Fox.
- Genre: Dark fantasy
- Light novel by: Kumo Kagyu
- Light novel illustration by: Noboru Kannatsuki
- Director: Takaharu Ozaki
- Series composition, Script: Hideyuki Kurata
- Script: Yosuka Kuroda
- Character design: Takashi Nagayoshi
- Opening theme: Rightfully by Mili
- Ending theme: Gin no Kisei by Soraru
- Official anime website
- Official light novel website
- Official manga website
Goblin Slayer Cast
You’ll noticed that they don’t really have specific names. The characters were addressed by their battle style or class or the kind of creature they are.
- Goblin Slayer
- High Elf Archer
- Cow Girl
- Guild Girl
- Dwarf Shaman
- Lizard Priest
Goblin Slayer Episodes
- The Fate of Particular Adventurers
- Goblin Slayer
- Unexpected Visitors
- The Strong
- Adventures and Daily Life
- Goblin Slayer in the Water Town
- Onward Unto Death
- Whispers and Prayers and Chants
- There and Back Again
- The Gathering of Adventurers
- The Fate of an Adventurer
Quotes from the Goblin Slayer Anime
Here are some of the cool lines we can quote from the anime series.
Goblin Slayer has tried and tested several tricks in killing goblins. One time, he said this:
Are there any goblins? —Goblin Slayer
If it isn’t goblins, then I don’t care. —Goblin Slayer
This one is my favorite because he often answer to conversations using this. In Japanese, it’ll say: Sou ka.
I see. —Goblin Slayer
The advise of the Priestess to the High Elf Archer.
You’ll get used to it. —Priestess
During the fight with a goblin lord, he declared:
Here are also some notable lines from the narrative.
He went to slay some goblins.
He does not let anyone roll the dice.
And the famous line of the priestess when chanting her spells:
Oh Earth mother, abounding in mercy, lay your revered hand upon your child’s wounds.
My Favorite Goblin Slayer Memes
After watching, I directly went to the official Facebook page of Goblin Slayer to check on memes! Credits to the Internet and all the brains behind these memes.
Firstly, me before and after watching the Goblin Slayer Episode 1
Secondly, Goburin Sureiya-san prefers goblins over girls.
Finally, the burning red eyes of Goburin Sureiya – on a jeepney’s grille.
Goblin Slayer Cosplay
So, I saw this image from the news feed – a Goburin Sureiya Cosplay! It’s soooooooooooooo cool! I’m still trying to locate the origins of the cosplay image. Please bear with me.
Goblin Slayer figma (Action Figure)
Well, well. Goodsmile Company will be releasing an action figure of Goburin Sureiya (must pre-order) on July 2019 for ¥7,222 (Before Tax)! Check all the image previews from the figma website.
You can also pre-order the figma Goblin Slayer here in the Philippines through Xplay Collectibles.
Goblin Slayer Nendoroid
And of course, a Nendoroid (with a lil goblin getting killed). It will also be release on July 2019 for ¥4,167 (Before Tax). Check out the preview images at the nendoroid website.
Goblin Slayer Season 2
So, will there be a season 2??? Let me just show you this, and hope for the best!