He’s a slayer, who hunts goblins. That’s his story and he’s stickin’ to it.
Earlier today, the official Goblin Slayer anime website updated with a new key visual and trailer. We break the details down below.
The 90-second promo offers a brief glimpse of the show in action. The text, which is presented in Japanese and English, introduces the major concept and staffers attached to the project.
The image features the Goblin Slayer with his party, who are resting on a grassy cliffside.
Goblin Slayer hits Japanese TV in October.
Takaharu Ozaki (Girls’ Last Tour, Sound of the Sky) was tapped to direct Goblin Slayer at White Fox, with Takashi Nagayoshi providing character designs. Hideyuki Kurata (Drifters, Made in Abyss) is in charge of series composition, with Yousuke Kuroda (Gundam Build Fighters, Jormungand) serving as a co-writer on the project.
Mili will perform the show’s opening theme song.
The confirmed voice cast includes:
- 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 seven volumes, with the eighth slated to ship to retailers on October 15.
A manga adaptation by Kōsuke Kurose launched in the pages of Square Enix’s Monthly Big Gangan on May 25, 2016. The series spans four compiled volumes, with the latest hitting stores on March 13.
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…