There are various types of anime in ant genre making it easy to find one to suit any palate. Even with fantasy and paranormal all sub-genres are covered to suit any gender or age group. I was intrigued by the design of Goblin Slayer and decided to give it a try. Featured below are my thoughts after watching episode one of the series.
Goblin Slayer Story
This anime is controversial, dark, gritty, and is reminiscent of “Dark Souls” Of course, I had to watch the first episode. Goblin Slayer is a medieval fantasy story about a man simply known as “Goblin Slayer” taking up the mantle of killing goblins, the weakest race, in order to prevent more from being created and extracting revenge for his fallen home, someone must fight back and protect what they hold dear.
The Good Aspects
As a fan of role-playing games (RPG), I was incredibly intrigued by the methods that each adventurer takes in order to start their journey, but I was also a bit floored by the party that is first introduced. I was baffled by some of the character’s choices, like bringing a longsword into a short cave. What a rookie mistake.
The graphics are amazing, and well-crafted, which makes me think more in line of a gritty, more story-driven series. Especially on Goblin Slayer himself. This is a bit of a controversial thought, but this concept of how more Goblins are created, while extremely horrifying, does make a lot of sense, and it does answer a lot of lore logic whenever you can consider those odds in actual video games as well. But I won’t say how it happens.
The Bad Aspects
The first episode, while eventful and thought-provoking, does have some rather gruesome moments that can be off-putting to most that can’t hold their stomach. I suggest going into it without your morals, and to keep your mind open, and you too can become Goblin Slayer. In addition, I can’t recall much about the OST or anything else that makes me think heavily on the anime. I love listening for tracks, and none of them stand out.
Honestly, the enigma main character is a trope that is overdone, and while I do find Goblin Slayer to be strong and able to carry himself, his only personality trait is killing goblins. I want there to be a bit more depth behind him. I know that’s the point, but it’s a wishful thought.
Overall, I think that I’ll rate the first episode of Goblin Slayer a six out of ten, but I also feel that anyone that has the stomach for a darker story that doesn’t cut corners should give this show a shot and see how much they agree with the controversy.
Using creativity to chase away the demons,