Back in 2018, Crunchyroll announced that Goblin Slayer anime would return. Many regarded the announcement as a confirmation of Season 2, yet such an assumption is wrong. On March 23, 2019, Anime News Network announced, referring to the official website of the anime that Goblin Slayer is getting a new episode, which will be shown in theaters. It turns out that in fact we are talking about an anime film titled "Goblin Slayer: Goblin's Crown." As a result, Goblin Slayer Season 2 is yet to be announced, and this is all we know and what is clear so far.
Due to a specific of anime as a television genre, as a rule, there are a lot of misunderstandings and delusions mostly because of Japanese sources that are not available for the broad public. Therefore, first of all, you should separate reliable sources from the "opinions" and "judgments."
But still, despite all of this, we tend to believe that Goblin Slayer Season 2 is due to happen. As we may have witnessed, the franchise doesn't look dead. Goblin Slayer: Goblin's Crown will premiere on May 26, 2019. The original light novel series is ongoing. The latest volume was issued on October 15, 2018. We thereby have more than enough source material for another television season since the 1st installment covers only the two first volumes of the series. Perhaps, we will have to wait until the anime film is released, to estimate how much volumes were used in this adaptation. However, since Goblin Slayer Season 1 consists only twelve episodes, we doubt that the White Fox studio has a chance to adapt so many source materials in only one anime film.
In addition, it's worth noting that Goblin Slayer is a commercially successful franchise. If we take a look at the BD/DVD sales of the Goblin Slayer anime, we might see that 4,165 items has been sold during the 1st week when the Vol. 1 packaging has been released. Not so bad, isn't it, especially given the fact that Tokyo Ghoul:re 2nd Season BD/DVD kit was sold with a quantity of 355 items, for comparison.
Let's now switch our attention to a reception, which Goblin Slayer received from the viewers. On MyAnimeList, the 1st anime season holds a score of 7.69 based on over 172,200 votes. Though we cannot regard Goblin Slayer as a top-rated anime, the series nonetheless has received mostly positive reviews. In other words, such rating is considered enough for any anime studio to make a decision on renewal.
Summing up, all the data above may push us for an opinion that there would be Goblin Slayer Season 2. In short, there is enough source material; the response was excellent; the BD/DVD sales were perfect. We thus tend to believe that we should expect another season of the anime. The only question hangs in the air is when will Goblin Slayer Season 2?
Goblin Slayer Season 2 Release Date
As mentioned above, Goblin Slayer Season 2 is yet to be announced, however, this is not a reason to stop discussing the likely release date. Goblin Slayer Season 1 premiered on October 7, 2018, while Goblin Slayer: Goblin's Crown is set to premiere this spring. We, frankly, doubt that Goblin Slayer Season 2 could happen this fall since the White Fox studio wouldn't have enough time to calculate the income from another BD/DVD pack containing an anime film. Therefore, we would rather suppose that Goblin Slayer Season 2 is slated for the next fall, on October 2020, given the current schedule of the series, as well as a possibility of renewal.
But still, we will have to wait for the official announcement. Fortunately, we are tracking down the official sources, and we know how to separate the official news from fake. So guys, stay tuned for updates. As soon as the White Fox studio officially confirms the renewal, we will update this page. We will keep you informed.
Goblin Slayer Summary
The story takes place in a fantasy world where the adventurers are hired for various missions. They enlist in the Guilds to work on numerous contracts. A 15-year-old priestess, who has just finished her education, joins one Guild consisted of the same rookies eager to use their skills in favor. Their first mission becomes a contract which key mission is to eliminate the den of goblins.
However, because of the lack of their skills all the guild members die, except the priestess and a fighter, who were raped by the goblins. They were rescued by a stranger known as Goblin Slayer, who later takes priestess under his wing to teach her all the techniques and methods how to fight goblins, who threaten people.