Goblin Slayer Season 2: What will it be about?

Goblin Slayer Season 2 what will it be about

Goblin Slayer is an anime that has been known for its dark undertones and also the speedy recovery from the problematic content which it normalizes. One of the major traits of this anime is the fact that a fantasy land is imagined without any fantastical element devoid of darkness. In this article, we will try to explore the upcoming Goblin Slayer Season 2 and the announcements and plot ideas related to it.

Goblin Slayer: A dark Anime that normalizes everything through fantasy

  • The first episode of Goblin Slayer gives the viewer an impression that the world in narration is a place which is inhabited by adventurers and goblins, and none are shown as threatening beings from their appearances.
  • However, the show proves that appearances can be deceiving.
  • It goes on to show how ruthless and vile the goblins are, and simultaneously validates and justifies the actions of the titular character- the goblin slayer.
Goblin Slayer Season 2 what will it be about
The Priestess in Season 1. (Image credits White Fox Studios)

Goblin Slayer harbors a dark underbelly of thoughts that are horrific and terrible in nature. These acts and deeds are normalized through the element of fantasy and, therefore, the anime has gained immense popularity. It is no surprise that the darkness of the human mind would seek a representation of the same in visual form, and maybe that’s why it is also a social satire of our times.

Goblin Slayer Season 2: Major Announcements and Release dates

According to the Twitter announcements by the official handle of Goblin Slayer, a second season is in production. Goblin Slayer Season 2 is expected to release sometime in 2023 but the dates have not been confirmed yet.

However, the announcement for the same have been made in January 2023. Goblin Slayer Season 2 would also come with a lot of character development tropes, as the significant critics suggest and what fans anticipate.

Goblin Slayer Season 2 what will it be about
High Elf Archer. (Image credits White Fox Studios)

The official production of the anime has been taken over by Liden Films from White Fox. As we know, the former is highly reputed because of its animation quality, and owing to that reputation we can expect the second season to be more disturbing on the visual front.

And also more appealing in the sense that the higher resolution and animated darkness are often aesthetically appealing as it does not remain negative anymore, but only an extension of a cleansing which is necessary.

Goblin Slayer Season 2: What will the plot contain?

Goblin Slayer Season 2 what will it be about
A scene from Season 1. (Image credits White Fox Studios)

Very little is known about the events which might unfold in Goblin Slayer Season 2. However, it is known that the story is an adaptation of the light novels written by Kumo Kagyu and illustrated by Noboru Kannatsuki. The first season featured the first two volumes of the light novels, while the movie Goblin’s Crown took the story from the fifth volume.

Which volume will this season cover?

  • Therefore, it can be expected that Goblin Slayer Season 2 will take the story from the third and fourth volumes and maybe partly from the sixth volume of the light novels.
  • The adaptation of the third volume is likely to feature the harvest festival of autumn and a series of emotional entanglements follow, with the Goblin Slayer unable to refuse the Guild Girl for a date but also confused about Cow Girl. Moreover, there is also some sort of menace lurking around the plot.

The fourth volume’s plot is basically various short stories loosely connected together with no major element or changing motivator.


Although little is known from the sources available, it is highly likely that more details will soon be revealed about Goblin Slayer Season 2 and we will possibly get a gist of the expected plot structure in the upcoming months. While it is known that the anime would likely adapt from the light novels, it might also be the case that it extends or drifts away from them in some manner.

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