During the “Goblin Slayer Special Event: Guild Party 2019,” the franchise announced that the Goblin Slayer: Goblin’s Crown will get a theatrical release in Japanese theaters in 2020. There was also a promotional teaser released and is streaming with a translation in English narration. It confirms that the cast will be returning as well as the staff.
The anime series first aired in Japan on October 6th, 2018. Streaming service Crunchyroll aired the series with subtitles while it aired. Funimation also streamed the anime with an English dub. In the 12th and final episode of the season ended, it left fans with a message, “Goblin Slayer will return.”
Yen Press has licensed both the novels and Kōsuke Kurose’s manga adaptation. Takaharu Ozaki (Persona 5 the Animation -The Day Breakers-, Girls’ Last Tour) directed the anime at WHITE FOX. Hideyuki Kurata (Read or Die, Made in Abyss, Kamichu!) was in charge of series composition and penned the scripts alongside Yousuke Kuroda (Jormungand, My Hero Academia). Takashi Nagayoshi (Girls’ Last Tour animation director) designed the characters. SB Creative published the first volume of Kumo Kagyu’s Goblin Slayer dark fantasy novel series in February 2016, and Kōsuke Kurose (The IDOLM@STER Neue Green for Dearly Stars) launched an ongoing manga adaptation in Big Gangan in May 2016. The novels have inspired spinoff novels and manga series.
Synopsis by MAL:
Goblins are known for their ferocity, cunning, and rapid reproduction, but their reputation as the lowliest of monsters causes their threat to be overlooked. Raiding rural civilizations to kidnap females of other species for breeding, these vile creatures are free to continue their onslaught as adventurers turn a blind eye in favor of more rewarding assignments with larger bounties.
To commemorate her first day as a Porcelain-ranked adventurer, the 15-year-old Priestess joins a band of young, enthusiastic rookies to investigate a tribe of goblins responsible for the disappearance of several village women. Unprepared and inexperienced, the group soon faces its inevitable demise from an ambush while exploring a cave. With no one else left standing, the terrified Priestess accepts her fate—until the Goblin Slayer unexpectedly appears to not only rescue her with little effort but destroy the entire goblin nest.
As a holder of the prestigious Silver rank, the Goblin Slayer allows her to accompany him as he assists the Adventurer’s Guild in all goblin-related matters. Together with the Priestess, High Elf, Dwarf, and Lizard-man, the armored warrior will not rest until every single goblin in the frontier lands has been eradicated for good.
What are your thoughts on the anime and are you excited about Goblin Slayer: Goblin’s Crown ?