Fragglepuss Anime Review 255: Goblin Slayer

Goblin Slayer

Review by: John Fragglepuss Evans

Genre: Action, Fantasy, Medieval, Goblins

First Aired: Fall 2018, 12 episodes

Summary: A young priestess is eager to become an adventurer, a task accomplished by signing up for a quest on the adventurer board. She joins up with a group on a quest to exterminate an underground goblin horde, a task easier said than done. Lucky for her a stronger adventurer comes into the cave to help the adventurers in peril. This stronger person, the “Goblin Slayer” has dedicated his life to exterminating goblins by any means necessary. The unlikely pairing of warrior and priestess will yield some interesting results.

Goblin Slayer is reminiscent of some of the older dark fantasy anime. It has some intense scenes full of mature content. It also has light bits of humor. The way the Goblin Slayer wants to only slay goblins is both admirable and slightly humorous, even though he doesn’t understand the joke. He is just passionate about killing goblins. I applaud the world-building in the series. As we learn more about the adventurers, the guild, the monsters, the dungeons, and the magic, I’m left with a fascination to learn even more. The characters are interesting and unique, the animation is good and reminiscent of anime from a few years back, the story is well told and progresses nicely, and each episode left me wanting to watch more. I will say that the content is mature and not for the children. There is an excessive amount of medieval violence and sexual content that is too much for some.

You might enjoy this if: You despise goblins and everything they stand for. You wish you could flush them out of their caves and kill them all. The Goblin Slayer will satisfy that bloodlust.

You might not like it if: You are a kid or sensitive to mature content. This series is full of violence and sexual content that will offend some people.

Similar Series: Berserk, Claymore, Highschool of the Dead, Attack on Titan, Akame ga Kill

Note to the Viewer: If you’re a fan of J.R.R. Tolkien and his book, The Hobbit, pay attention to the scene with the mentor asking riddles. I’m sure you will notice a reference or two in there.

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(Warning, the AMV contains spoilers and a lot of violence)

 

Goblin Slayer Opening

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