Goblin Slayer Season 2 Officially Confirmed : Everything you need to know

Abhishek PaulAbhishek-Updated Jan 1, 2022

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We can never know how many goblins will destroy 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.


Goblin slayer season 2 is officially returning after almost 2 years, after 12 episodes that were well received by viewers. During the GA Bunko 15th anniversary celebrations, goblin slayer season 2 is currently in production.


Since anime is in production, all we can do is to know what had happened till now. 


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, killing them all. 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 have 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 to 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 this announcement, no information has been made about the possible release date. One year has passed since the announcement so, it is very likely that anime is near completion. So, we can safely assume it will get released before April 2022 or sometime around that.


Since we do have not an exact date, we can use this opportunity to learn other aspects of this anime like its source material, popularity, ratings, etc.




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 had been released in Japan on February 15, 2016, with the English version being released on December 20 of the same year. Since then, 14 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 has 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 is following the light novel from where it left 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 has 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 ---
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 had the 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

goblin slayer twitter account


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


This is continuously increasing showing no signs of a slowdown. With the announcement of production, fans' enthusiasm is clearly 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 percent.


It looks like the announcement has no effect on the trend at all. It may be due to the fact that an 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 Globe for Season 2

Searches for Goblin slayer season 2


44K people search about season 2 on google worldwide of which  20K 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's indicating 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 those of you, who can't wait to see it in the anime let 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. Viewers of the anime did not even see any issues regarding the gore and sexual violence depicted in it.


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 obviously understandable. 


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


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Ratings and Popularity Scores for Goblin Slayer Season 2


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 explicitly sexual 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, the Rotten totes also rate 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 fulfills its goals beyond the adequate killing of 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.


imdb rating of goblin slayer




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 had 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 had seen 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.


Bookwalker 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 had 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 Over-The-Top Streaming Media Services 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 at 4,000 copies. This is a sufficient enough 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 percent 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.


Famous Characters We Hope To See in Goblin Slayer Season 2


Goblin Slayer

goblin slayer


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 towards 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 live 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 arc her shots through a curve.



Other Decisive factors for Goblin Slayer Season 2


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


Goblin Slayer Season 1 Ending

Goblin Slayer centers 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 terribly south. Her party gets attacked by goblins, and that 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.


This means the preparations for Goblin Slayer Season 2 are in progress. The anime was a hit, after all, and it boosted sales of the source content.


The first season concluded with the Goblin Slayer killing the Goblin Warlord and saving the city from total annihilation. Don't think about those who get more Goblin Slayer making far more goblin killing, so we're supposed to get season 2 of Goblin Slayer.


It is predicted, though, that the next season will begin on 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 of Goblin Slayer Season 2

There is no trailer yet for season 2 but we have got a teaser for season 2. Enjoy it...


Goblin Slayer Controversy

As we understand, the first experience has a significant effect on the mind of the listener, and Goblins Slayer has the same thing.


Season 1 of the series in Episode 1 had serious sexual harassment and sexually suggestive content, leaving the series edgy and reprehensible for some individuals.


Many people claimed that unnecessary nudity techniques were played by the creators of the show to boost ratings. When we switch to the later series, though, we can acknowledge that the scenes in episode 1 are justified as they help us understand the nature of the show's Goblins.




Golbin Slayer is currently in production and we may see it sometime in 2022. Since no exact release date is out yet, let's be patient and wait for an official release date.




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