Goblin Slayer is a good show that set in a darker fantasy than others in the same genre. The characters are well done with personalities that distinguish them from each other. None of the characters have names since the author wants to illustrate characters that were not special in a ‘chosen’ way but instead relying on their actions and relationships with each other to set them apart. The show touched on multiple dark subjects that I would say should make the show R –rated but the anime shows the proper emotions and actions regarding those subjects.
I understand it’s not everyone’s cup of tea. But if you enjoy anime as a medium, Goblin Slayer is a perfect choice since it brings contents that no other works have. The show is rather gruesome and contains mature content. The art is pretty good and the concept is fairly interesting. The main character is quite thoughtful and comes up with some cool ways to turn defensive magic terms into offensive ones. If you‘ve have played D&D or played an RPG on your computer, a lot of the world will already make a lot of sense. There are pretty adult themes here and some scenes could be considered pretty disturbing.
Is GOBLIN SLAYER the worst anime?
One of the reasons why it’s so hard to watch because of the overall representation of the movie it has inappropriate (sexual assault) that aren’t really found in any other anime movie. There are moments when female characters are overtly and unnecessarily sexualized.
The anime is compelling to watch just it has a lot of nudity scenes which are really disturbing so I would trust the age saying that it is R-rated and not PG -13 because it said it was rated PG-13 which a lot of high schools and middle school students did believe that it was rated R after it was rerated and I agree with them as well since the first episode shouldn’t be watched unless you are over 18 or have at least learned health science first.
REASON TO WATCH GOBLIN SLAYER!
If you manage to look past that, it is a wonderful anime. The character development is top-notch. Slaying Goblins are like taking out the trash in this fantasy world, yet our hero does only that. He kills goblins and nothing else with amazing determination and resilience. The anime could make us think of the underrated overlooked heroes of the world without a darn complaint.There can be heroism without glory and often that is the best kind there is.