Earlier today, fans flocked to the “GA Bunko 2018 Happyō Stage” event at Wonder Festival. During the show, it was announced that Goblin Slayer will receive an anime adaptation. Studio White Fox is producing the series.
The first cast, along with a trailer and visual were revealed. We break the details down below:
The 45-second promo focuses on several character designs, as a drum track plays in the background. The promo closes on the shot shown in the key visual.
The visual features the mighty goblin slayer, decked out in his full armor. He’s walking through an unspecified cave structure.
The series will star the following:
- Goblin Slayer: Yuichiro Umehara
- Priestess: Yui Ogura
- High Elf Archer: Nao Tōyama
- Cow Girl: Yuka Iguchi
- Guild Girl: Maaya Uchida
- Dwarf Shaman: Yūichi Nakamura
- Lizard Priest: Tomokazu Sugita
- Witch: Yōko Hikasa
- Spearman: Yoshitsugu Matsuoka
The cast members are reprising their roles from a previously-released Drama CD.
Kumo Kagyu and illstrator Noboru Kannatsuki’s Goblin Slayer novels made their debut under SB Creative’s imprint in February 2016. The series currently spans six volumes, with the seventh slated to ship to retailers on March 14.
A manga adaptation by Kōsuke Kurose launched in the pages of Square Enix’s Monthly Big Gangan on May 25, 2016. The series spans three compiled volumes, with the latest hitting stores on September 13, 2017.
Yen Press currently holds the rights to both the Goblin Slayer novels and manga. They describe the title 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…