Goblin Slayer Season 2 Officially Confirmed [New Teaser Visual]

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We can never know how many goblins will be destroyed by Goblin Slayer and his group without the second season and whether he can ever achieve his goal of getting rid of all of them.


Reading the source material will be the best way to discover the answers without a sequel, but most people would never do so.


It’s much more enjoyable with sound and animation to watch Goblin Slayer doing his work. Fans have been waiting to get the anime’s second season, and now there is good news for loyal viewers.


Goblin Slayer season 2 is officially returning after almost 2 years, after 12 episodes that were well received by viewers.




Everything we know about Goblin Slayer so  far


So far, though, the show’s Manga has around 12 volumes, so it is very clear that the anime is due to catch up.


In the end, the priestess said,

Goblin Slayer has an uncertain destiny because he is a pawn in the hands of the high authorities.


Fortunately, the goblin slayer saved the priestess from the jaws of the goblins. Seeing the goblin’s valiant deed, the priestess became his friend. We saw the many journeys performed by the priestess and Goblin Slayer to destroy more Goblins in more series. They were eventually able to destroy the Goblin King.


In season 2, we can potentially see the narrative focused on the priestess’s narration earlier. We’re likely to see some more of the Goblin Slayer’s adventures and also where his destiny will take him.


It appears that when it comes to stories portrayed, the Manga, as well as the anime version, seem to have the same timing.


What material in the second season would Goblin Slayer use if they had the same character development?


Since the main inspiration is a light novel written by Kumo Kagyu that already has eight volumes, the last being published last October, the series is not translated into Manga.


We should get one more courtroom or more Goblin Slayer anime from the resources available right now in the light novels. We’re now beginning to see more of Goblin Slayer after all; in the last chapter, we just saw a half of his face.




Official Announcements and Release Date of Goblin Slayer Season 2


Goblin Slayer is returning for a second season. The news came on GA Bunko’s 15th anniversary, and it was said that anime was in production.


After the release of the trailer, there was plenty of speculation regarding the potential release window for the upcoming season. 


But now we know that the second season is going to be released on Crunchyroll on October 7, 2023. This news has made the fans of the series super happy. 


Recently the studio released a new poster for season 2, which is visually striking.


Goblin Slayer Season 2 Poster




Source Material Information for Goblin Slayer Season 2


Goblin Slayer is based on a series of light novels written by Kumo Kagyu and illustrated by Noboru Kannatsuki. The first light novel was released in Japan on February 15, 2016, with the English version being released on December 20 of the same year. Since then, 15 more light novels have been released, with 13 of them being available in English too. 

Apart from the main series of light novels, two spin-off novel series were also released by Kagyu. The first spin-off light novel series is called ‘Goblin Slayer Side Story: Year One.’


It builds a prequel to the original light novels’ main storyline by showing the Goblin Slayer’s journey of becoming an adventurer. The second spin-off light novel consisting of nine chapters is called ‘Goblin Slayer Side Story: Daikatana of Singing Death.’ This light novel follows the Sword Maiden adventures that occurred ten years before the happenings of the main books. 

The first season of the anime had been based only on the first two light novels. The series released at least two new light novels every year between 2017 and 2020. This indicates that there are no prospects of the storyline dying out. It also shows that there is plenty of source material available to continue the anime. 


Season 2 follows the light novel from where it left off and is most likely to cover all new developments in the light novel.

While the manga adaptation would do much well in sales and success, the source material used during the Goblin Slayer anime is the light novel. In this segment, we need to check whether the story is still been going on or whether it’s about to finish. 


Light Novel (Goblin Slayer)  Release Date(US)
Volume 1 December 20, 2016
Volume 2 April 18, 2017
Volume 3 August 22, 2017
Volume 4 December 19, 2017
Volume 5 September 18, 2018
Volume 6 January 22, 2019
Volume 7 May 21, 2019
Volume 8 September 24, 2019
Volume 9 January 28, 2020
Volume 10 August 25, 2020
Volume 11 March 23, 2021
Volume12 July 27, 2021
Volume 13 November 16, 2021
Volume 14 August 23, 2022
Volume 15


In Japan, 15 light novel volumes of Goblin Slayer are currently being published. There is also a manga series written by Goblin Slayer that has teen comics. This storyline also has a prequel manga published.




Popularity details of Goblin Slayer Season 2

Audience reaction towards the anime was of paramount importance in deciding the production of a second season. It is essential to know how much love and reaction on Google and social media this anime has. We will see how regularly fans searched on Google and followed this anime on Twitter.


Twitter Activity

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The official Twitter handle of Goblin Slayer has 48.3K followers.


This is continuously increasing showing no signs of a slowdown. With the announcement of production, fans’ enthusiasm is visible.


google trends for goblin slayer season 2


Google’s trend peaked for season 2  in January  2019 after that trend started declining and maintained stability after reducing by 55 to 65 per cent.


It looks like the announcement does not affect the trend at all. It may be because the exact release date is not out yet.


It’s taking more than expected to have an exact release date. Now, it’s getting close to a year after we received the announcement.


Search Around the Globe for Season 2

40K people search for season 2 on Google worldwide of which 18K people search only in the USA.


Google searches are going to rise in the upcoming months.


The majority of anime does not get this many searches monthly basis so it indicates how much this anime is loved by fans like you.



Expected Plot of Goblin Slayer Season 2


This might serve as a spoiler so, if you are faint of heart don’t read this section. But for those of you, who can’t wait to see it in the anime let’s see what season 2 will be all about.

Season one had concluded on a note of victory. Goblin Slayer and other adventurers had managed to kill a huge herd of goblins who were trying to attack the farm where Goblin Slayer lived.

There were also talks about how goblins will continue their attacks on humans despite the Hero slaying the Demon Lord. Moreover, we saw Goblin Slayer developing friendships despite his traumatic childhood memories.

The most important aspect that the first season had deliberately hidden was Goblin Slayer’s face. 

All these give plenty of leads for the storyline to continue in the next season. Hopefully, we will get to see more slaying of goblins, more friendships, and a reveal of our dark protagonist’s face.



Online Reactions for Goblin Slayer Season 2


The Goblin Slayer anime managed to win a lot of fans despite the controversy surrounding it at its launch. 


Many went so far as to praise the anime for a realistic rendering of the universe in which the story is set. However, a common complaint from viewers was the lack of strategic placement of the violent scenes. They felt that their offhand usage as a shock factor was too understandable. 


The following quote from Quora, a question-and-answer platform, succinctly captures the overall opinion of the anime fans


online reaction screenshot of goblin slayer season 2



Goblin Slayer Ratings and Reviews


The series has always been a point of debate, or you can say a controversy among the audience. Where it holds a strong storyline, characters, and direction, some controversial content has always been a point of discussion for the popularity of the show.


But, the IMDB rating, which is 7.5 clears the doubt about the series and gives you a valid point why you must watch it if you haven’t yet. Similarly, Rotten Tomatoes also rates 72%, which is way more than an average anime series.


Goblin Slayer is a highly enjoyable fantasy action film, despite the controversy surrounding its initial chapters, even though it never quite fulfils its goals beyond adequately dealing with goblins.


Ultimately, a lot of its appeal lies in the simplicity of its plot and story, and most critiques of the crowded cast or poorly developed supporting characters can be overlooked quite quickly because of how fantastic Goblin Slayer is as a protagonist.


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Top Five Best-Rated Episodes 


Goblin Slayer is a great anime and now that season 2 is on the way, let’s take a look at the top 5 best-rated episodes from season one. 


1. A Gathering of Adventures (Episode 11)

This episode has a rating of 4.7/5 on MyAnimeList. In this episode, the Goblin Slayer tells Cow Girl about how hundreds of goblins are going to attack her village and that she should run away as he cannot stop them.


But she refuses to flee and protect her home.


2. The Strong (Episode 4) 

This episode has a rating of 4.5/5 on MyAnimeList. Goblin Slayer and his army go to a goblin’s hideout, but there is no totem, which means these goblins do not belong to Shaman.


3. Onward Unto Death (Episode 7)

On MyAnimeList, this episode has a rating of 4.5/5. In this episode, Goblin Slayer and his army return to the sewers to gather more information about the goblins’ origin and how to eradicate them.


4. The Fate of an Adventurer (Episode 12)

This episode has a rating of 4.5/5 on MyAnimeList. This episode has epic fights and clashes between goblins and the adventurers.


When Goblin Slayer fights the Goblin Lord, he initially loses, but the Priestess later captures him by casting spells on him.


5. Goblin Slayer in the Water Town (Episode 6)

This episode has a rating of 4.3/5 on MyAnimeList. Goblin Slayer visits Water Town with his army and encounters the retired Sword Maiden there.


He informs them of the murders committed by the goblins that reside in the sewage system.



Sales and Profit Information For Goblin Slayer Season 2


Sales and profit information is one of the most crucial factors that can be used to decide how much producers are willing to spend on season 2. More sales and profit means producers will be willing to use more resources and money to make season 2 more realistic and, with a lot of animation.



Light Novel Sales 

A tweet in July 2020 by the official Twitter handle of Goblin Slayer announced that the light novel sales had crossed 7 million copies. This was before the release of the 13th volume of the light novel series, a remarkable record for an anime so young.


The first half of the year 2018 saw the Goblin Slayer light novel series rank among the top 25 light novels in Japan. The entire year finally saw the Goblin Slayer light novel series sell 200,000 copies.


BOOK☆WALKER is the official online bookstore of the Japanese media conglomerate Kadokawa Corporation. The online bookstore provides a host of mangas and light novels. The website ranked the Goblin Slayer light novels sales at number 19 for 2018 and number 38 for the year 2019. 



Blue Ray Disc and DVD Sales 

Blue Ray Disc and DVD sales used to constitute a major proportion of revenue generated from anime. However, the spread of OTT platforms is drastically reducing people’s interest in purchasing Blue Ray Discs and DVDs. 


The Goblin Slayer Blue Ray Disc box and DVD box were released on February 20, 2019. The first week of sales witnessed 3,361 copies of the Blue Ray Disc box and 804 copies of the DVD box being sold.


The average per Blue Ray Disc sales of the anime was 4,000 copies. This is a sufficient number considering the public’s fast-dying interest in purchasing Blue Ray Discs.


The Goblin Slayer mangas have sold 150,000 copies on average. The tenth volume of the manga series, which is the latest volume and has only been released in Japan, was launched on October 12, 2020.


It was well-received enough, ranking at number 6 in the category of ‘Online Digitally Released Mangas in Japan’ in the third week of October.


The manga series based on the spinoff light novel series called ‘Goblin Slayer Side Story: Year One’ also saw its 6th volume being released on the same date. It performed well too and ranked at number 9 in the same category. 



Popular anime series get a wide range of merchandise, usually crossing 100 types, with at least 10 action figures. However, the Goblin Slayer anime only has 50 pieces of merchandise, with 11 action figures.


Most of the action figures are of the characters of Goblin Slayer and Priestess, though other important characters like High Elf Archer and Cow Girl also have their action figures.


Production cost and success of Goblin Slayer

On Feb. 15, 2016, the first version of the Goblin Slayer light novel was published, and it has turned out to be a rather popular series since then.


That’s one of the three major variables considered before the anime series is revived by a production company. It will cost 250 million yen to create an anime series such as Goblin Slayer. Then the odds of its renewal rise exponentially if 20-25 per cent profit is booked in the first season. The box office collection of Goblin Slayer movies was around 964924 US dollars.


Goblin Slayer anime distributed on average about 4,000 units of Blu-ray discs at the time of release in 2018. In comparison, Goblin Slayer Light Novel’s 12th volume sold about 27,000 copies worldwide, which would be less than the volume of the previous sale.



Popular Goblin Slayer Characters


The series is filled with amazing characters. While you may be familiar with most of them, some of them make a comeback in season 2.


Goblin Slayer

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He is our beloved protagonist of the show. Due to the goblin attack in his village during his childhood, he lost many close to him. This was the reason he had so much hatred toward goblins and vows to kill them all. He is mocked for his low-class weapon. 


In the beginning, he finds it difficult to socialize and spends most of the time training and honing his skills. He is kind-hearted towards people close to him.


Dwarf Shaman 

dwarf shaman


He is a wise 107-year-old dwarf who loves to argue with High Elf Archer. The hilarious banter between the two provides comedic relief throughout the dark story. 


Lizard Priest 

lizard priest


He is a composed Lizardman with a lot of wisdom and fighting skills. However, we often see him lose his composure and become almost childlike over his love for cheese. 



For a cause, she’s named the Hero, winning her this designation alongside viewers getting very little of her in life. The anime only lets someone speak to the acts of Hero more frequently than not or reveals the remnants of whatever she’d fought.


High Elf Archer

With a bow, High Elf Archer is quite precise, can hunt down goblins from miles away, and, if necessary, can curve her arrows through a trajectory.



Other Decisive Factors for Goblin Slayer Season 2


Before you watch season 2, you should be aware of how season 1 ended. Let’s recap how it ended and from where season 2 will pick up.


Goblin Slayer Ending Explained

Goblin Slayer centres around a mystical universe where, by completing jobs and contracts, adventurers gain their living. Sometimes, the jobs they do are risky and don’t necessarily go well.


A young priestess, amongst many adventurers, takes up a deal that goes south. Her party gets attacked by goblins, and everyone gets killed except her. Fortunately for her, she comes in and saves an accomplished adventurer who has dedicated himself to slaying goblins. The guy names himself the slayer of a goblin.


Goblin Slayer’s final episode ended with such a smash as the Priestess, and Goblin Slayer managed to defend his hometown as well as CowGirl. We also saw part of the mask of the Goblin Slayer, exposing two wounds near his chin. Goblin Slayer has been seen slamming this after the group and an epilogue, and after that, this frame was seen.


The anime was a hit, after all, and it boosted sales of the source content.


It is predicted, though, that the next season will begin along the same lines as the Manga and show more surprises on the way. The much-awaited characters like the Dark Elf and the Goblin King would also be introduced to us. As he moves on to get rid of the goblins, we will further pursue the Goblin Slayer’s stories.


The trailer for Goblin Slayer Season 2

They recently dropped the trailer and fans all over the world are super excited and cannot wait to see their favourite anime again. 



We also got a teaser for season 2. Enjoy it.



Top Similar Anime Like Goblin Slayer 


1. Overlord (2015)

It is an anime series that began airing in 2015 and has an overall rating of 7.7 on IMDb. It falls under the genres of animation, action, and adventure. The series follows the story of a popular virtual reality game called Yggdrasil that is nearing its server shutdown.


However, the game’s protagonist, Momonga, decides to stay logged in until the very end. To his surprise, the shutdown time passes, but the game world remains, and NPCs begin to develop personalities of their own.


Momonga, now trapped in the game as his character, the powerful skeletal wizard known as Ainz Ooal Gown, embarks on a journey to uncover the mysteries of the world while asserting his dominance as the guild’s sole member.


2. Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon? (2015)

It is an anime series that also started airing in 2015 and has a rating of 7.4 on IMDb. It is categorized as an animation, action, and adventure genre. The story is set in the city of Orario, where adventurers seek fame and fortune in the treacherous labyrinth known as the Dungeon.


Bell Cranel, a young and ambitious adventurer, dreams of becoming the greatest hero in the world. One day, while struggling in the Dungeon, he encounters the beautiful and powerful swordswoman, Ais Wallenstein, who becomes his inspiration to grow stronger.


3. Akame ga Kill! (2014)

It is an anime series that aired in 2014. It holds a rating of 7.9 on IMDb and falls under the genres of action, adventure, and fantasy. The story follows a young warrior named Tatsumi who ventures to the Capital to make a name for himself and earn money to support his impoverished village.


Akame ga Kill!” combines intense action sequences with emotional storytelling, creating a gripping narrative that keeps viewers on the edge of their seats.


4. The Misfit of Demon King Academy (2020-2023)

It is also known as “Maou Gakuin no Futekigousha,” an anime series that premiered in 2020. With a rating of 7.6 on IMDb, this show falls under the genres of action, fantasy, and magic.


The story takes place in a world where Demon King Anos Voldigoad has been reincarnated after a thousand years of slumber. It provides an exciting and sometimes humorous take on the journey of a misunderstood demon king striving to reclaim his rightful place in a world that underestimates him.


5. The Rising of the Shield Hero (2019- )

It is also known as “Tate no Yuusha no Nariagari,” is an anime series that premiered in 2019. With a rating of 8.1, this show falls under the genres of action, adventure, fantasy, and drama.


The story revolves around Naofumi Iwatani, a college student who finds himself transported to a parallel world. Fans of fantasy and isekai anime will appreciate “The Rising of the Shield Hero” for its engaging plot, well-developed characters, and exploration of moral grey areas.


It offers a unique perspective on the isekai genre by focusing on a protagonist who must overcome tremendous challenges while wielding a weapon often underestimated by others.





Fans of Goblin Slayer are in for a treat as the highly anticipated second season is on its way! The release of an amazing trailer has sent waves of excitement through the fanbase, captivating everyone’s attention and leaving them eagerly anticipating what’s to come.


Now that we also have the release date fans are just eager to see how the second season is going to unfold.


So if you are looking forward to the release of the release of Goblin Slayer season 2, then make sure you do not miss its launch on October 7, 2023, on Crunchyroll.

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