The dark fantasy anime series, Goblin Slayer, gained immense popularity among viewers as soon as it got released. The series is about Goblin Slayer, who wears armor and has a burning desire to kill goblins. The first season ended with a title card that read “Goblin Slayer will Return.” This cliffhanger has had us on the edges of our seats ever since the first season ended in December 2018. Almost 2 and a half years later, we are all still left wondering about what the goblin slayer will do next. So the real question is, when will Goblin Slayer Season 2 get aired?
What is Goblin Slayer Season 1 about?
The story features a world that contains numerous monsters, including goblins, demon lords, dragons, and many others. It is the duty of the adventurers to take down these monsters and make the world a safer place. However, most of them fight for fame and glory, and thus they go for more powerful monsters and leave low-class monsters like goblins alone.
Thus, the goblins grow in size and become large enough to destroy villages. The main character, Goblin Slayer, is a testament to that. His village was destroyed, and his family was killed by local goblins when only a child. From that day onwards, he took an oath to wipe out all goblins.
The series opens with an unnamed Priestess joining a local adventurer team and setting out her first quest. The quest requires her to take down a bunch of goblins. However, her team gets overpowered by the goblins, and they capture and kill the whole team.
As they are about to do the same with the Priestess, the Goblin Slayer steps in and saves her. The Priestess decides to follow him around as he wipes out clans of goblins. The Priestess and Goblin slayer eventually make their own party, including a High Elf Archer, Dwarf Shaman, and Lizard Priest. The plot consists of the team moving around and taking down goblins while almost dying in the process.
Will There be a Goblin Slayer Season 2?
We were all a little worried about never getting a season 2 due to the controversial nature of season 1 that included some prominent scenes between goblins and human women. Fortunately, these scenes were only present during the early plot and did not affect sales numbers.
Thus, the producers have decided to go ahead and give us a season 2 of this immensely captivating dark fantasy story with a cynical tinge to make the plot even more interesting.
Goblin Slayer Season 2 has been confirmed to be in production! This announcement was made on January 31, 2021, during the anniversary event for GA Bunko. The announcement was followed by a key visual for season 2 as a sign of good faith.
Why Do We Need a Season 2?
Without the second season, we will never find out how many goblins can Goblin Slayer and his party kill. We will also be unable to know whether he succeeds in his goal of cleansing the world of goblins. I mean, we could all just read the source material (the light novels written by Kumo Kagyu), but where is the fun in that? Let’s face it, watching Goblin Slayer kill all goblins is so much more fun with all the sounds and animations.
The Release Date for Goblin Slayer Season 2
The release date for Goblin Slayer Season 2 has not been confirmed as of yet. However, we expect it to be as early as 2021 or the beginning of 2022. Keep in mind that productions had to be halted for a while due to the ongoing pandemic. Thus, there has been a slight delay, but we should be expecting the series to be released soon.