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'Goblin Slayer' TV anime series announces 2nd Season, reveals first key visual

Written by: Jei Beltrano | Published on: January 31, 2020 at 7:37 PM PHT (GMT+8)

The official Twitter of Japanese publisher GA Bunko has announced on Sunday that the TV anime adaptation of Kumo Kagyu and Noboru Kannatsuki's light novel series "Goblin Slayer" is receiving a second season. A key visual has also been released to celebrate the announcement.

Goblin Slayer Season 2 key visual

The first season's casts and staff will reprise their roles in the new season. White Fox is animating the series with Takaharu Ozaki serving as the series director.

The first season consisting of 12 episodes was aired from October 7 to December 30, 2018 on Japan's AT-X, Tokyo MX, Sun TV, and BS11 channels.

The series is based on the Japanese dark fantasy light novel series written by Kumo Kagyu and illustrated by Noboru Kannatsuki originally published as a web novel. It has been collected into 12 volumes as of February 2020 by SB Creative in their GA Bunko imprint with the first volume published on February 15, 2016.

It was adapted into a manga series by Kousuke Kurose and was serialized in the June 2016 issue of Square Enix's seinen manga magazine Monthly Big Gangan. A second adaptation of the manga by Masahiro Ikeno that adapts the light novel starting volume four was serialized in the same magazine on May 25, 2018.

On February 1, 2020, a film titled "Goblin Slayer: Goblin's Crown" opened in Japanese theaters with the returning staff and cast of the TV anime series.

GA Bunko describes the series as:

A young priestess has formed her first adventuring party, but almost immediately they find themselves in distress. It’s the Goblin Slayer who comes to their rescue – a man who’s dedicated his life to the extermination of all goblins, by any means necessary. And when rumors of his feats begin to circulate, there’s no telling who might come calling next.


Source: GA Bunko Official Twitter


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