Key points for Goblin Slayer Season 2 review:
- Goblin Slayer Season 2 focuses less on action/violence and more on character development and world-building, providing insights into the Capital, Elven forests, and political aspects of the world.
- The season showcases significant emotional growth for characters like Goblin Slayer, who displays more emotions than before. The arcs of Priestess and High-elf Archer contribute to substantial character development.
- Season 2 has slightly better production than Season 1, with similar animation quality. The soundtracks, especially the opening theme by Mili, receive praise. Overall, I give it an 8/10, highlighting a shift in focus, character growth, and enjoyable elements.
Yes, another early review. As I said, next few weeks, I will be quite busy so I want to get these out gradually. Also, the fact that Goblin Slayer Season 2 had a really good episode this week helps. As the title says though man, I enjoyed every single moment of this season. Yes, it is not action-heavy like Season 1 or Goblin’s Crown but it gains so much more in exchange for pulling back on action.
And why is that? Well, let’s talk about it in detail. So welcome back to another review. And today we are talking about Goblin Slayer Season 2. This should be a fun one so let’s get started right away.
As I mentioned earlier, the plot has pulled back a lot from the action/violence. It is still there, it wouldn’t be Goblin Slayer without it but it is a lot less compared to Season 1. Instead, this season focuses more on the characters and world-building. We get to see more of the Capital, we get to see the Elven forests, and a bit of their culture as well. And quite a bit of good character interactions/moments as well but more on that later.
We even get to learn bits and pieces on how the political things in the world function. Seriously, the world-building aspect of this season is really fun and much appreciated. And of course, we still do have those creative action scenes. Goblin Slayer using literally everything at his disposal to wipe out goblins never gets old. That short fight with the sea serpent in this week’s episode was pretty cool as well.
This season features some pretty big growth for our characters. Goblin Slayer himself shows more emotions than ever. We saw high laugh and cry in the span of the first few episodes, which was pretty surreal given how neutral he is all the time. He was genuinely happy that the sorcerer kid didn’t end up on a dark path like him. When the sorcerer kid brought his sister up, it hit particularly hard because no one knows what happened to Goblin Slayer’s sister and how similar their stories are.
Aside from him, we get pretty substantial character development for the Priestess and the High-elf Archer. Both of them have arcs they shine in. And it looks like the last few episodes will focus on an arc with the Sword Maiden. Which is pretty cool since we only saw her once or twice in the first season. And it has been very interesting to see her interact with the party in this week’s episode.
Animations and Soundtracks
Season 2 definitely has a little bit better production than Season 1 but for the most part, the animations are of similar quality. The art style is slightly different but that is simply because Season 2 is made by a different studio. As for the soundtracks, the BGMs are freaking awesome. And the opening theme too; I am so glad that they brought Mili back to do the opening theme for this season as well. I liked the previous ending theme more though, Gin no Kisei is a really underrated song.
Here are my final scores for Goblin Slayer Season 2:
- Plot – 8/10
- Characters – 8/10
- Animations – 7/10
- Soundtracks – 8/10
- Enjoyment – 9/10
- Overall – 8/10
That is all for now. Let me know what you guys think in the comments. Those were my thoughts and opinions on Goblin Slayer Season 2. With that said, I will take my leave here. See ya!!
Also, check out my thoughts on Dr. Stone: New World Part 2 here!