Now that season 2 of Goblin Slayer is coming out in two days, I’m sure a lot of people would need something to jog their memories of the first season. Well, fear not! Here’s an extensive recap of the first season of Goblin Slayer just for you. Enjoy!
In the world of adventurers and goblins, a naive priestess joins her first group, only to face imminent danger as they underestimate a goblin den. Their mission turns deadly, but the enigmatic Goblin Slayer intervenes, showcasing his brutal efficiency against goblins and offering her a chance to join him in his specialized quest.
As the Goblin Slayer’s reputation spreads, an elven archer, dwarf shaman, and lizardman priest join him and the priestess on a mission to save kidnapped women from a goblin-infested underground fortress. Their diverse skills combine to form a formidable team, with the Goblin Slayer’s strategies leading the way.
The episode introduces the idea that gods control fate using dice. In the guild, a high elf’s search for “Orcbolg” is humorously interrupted by a dwarf, but the mention of threats from the demon king and goblin issues captures Goblin Slayer’s attention. Meanwhile, the priestess interacts with young adventurers and a cryptic witch, leading her to introspect about her bond with Goblin Slayer. The group later shares goblin-origin tales around a campfire, with a poignant memory from Goblin Slayer about his sister. The episode ends with the team prepping outside a goblin lair, hinting at the action to come.
The team continues their exploration of the goblin fortress, unearthing its horrors. The goblins are in fact being led by an orge. The party has to confront a formidable enemy that they have never fought before. Through teamwork and clever tactics, they overcome challenges and further cement their partnership.
Taking a break from goblin hunting, the episode delves into the daily life of adventurers. Goblin Slayer repairs his gear and spends time with the kind-hearted farm girl, offering insights into his personal life. The guild’s dynamics and the adventurers’ camaraderie are explored, providing a brief respite before a future quest from the legendary Sword Maiden.
Goblin Slayer’s party request from the Sword Maiden was to explore the sewers of Watertown and investigate the mysterious murders that are popping up all over Watertown. Within the sewers, they encounter Goblins using boats with the sewers and a giant alligator monster. It is alluded that the goblins are being led by another greater enemy
After reconvening near the entrance of the sewers, the party delves back into the sewers. Unfortunately, they are lured into a room and trapped within with poisonous gas. With Goblin Slayer’s quick wit, the party survives the ambush but now has to face a small horde of goblins led by a goblin champion, A desperate fight ensues, with the priestess making significant sacrifices. This encounter emphasizes the ever-present threat of goblins, even for seasoned adventurers.
In a flashback, a young boy is mentally tormented by a sinister figure, reminiscent of a goblin, recalling the harrowing demise of his sister by goblins. This memory sharply contrasts with Goblin Slayer’s vulnerable present, waking beside the Priestess after a resurrection ritual explained by Sword Maiden, who confides about her traumatic history with goblins. The episode culminates in an intense battle against a deadly beholder in the sewers, where Goblin Slayer’s strategic genius and the group’s synergy lead to victory, leaving them with a mysterious mirror suggesting more impending challenges.
The party faces an impending onslaught from goblins in Watertown’s sewers. Displaying exceptional teamwork, they counteract the horde by collapsing the ceiling. The episode’s climax unveils the Sword Maiden’s intimate knowledge of the city’s underground and her personal traumas with goblins, leading to her indirect involvement in the current crises. Rather than casting blame, Goblin Slayer only promises to protect her from goblins. Concluding on a light note, the adventurers share a jovial carriage ride home, cherishing life’s simple pleasures.
Goblin Slayer’s monologue, reflecting on youthful dreams of heroism, contrasts with scenes of the hero girl preparing for battle. Present-day scenes, from the farmhouse breakfasts to interactions at the guild, ground the viewer in the adventurer’s routine life, while news of the demon lord’s defeat hints at broader world events. Celebrations at the guild hall mix merriment, introspection, and looming uncertainties about the future, especially for the red-haired girl. Yet, the episode ends on a foreboding note, with Goblin Slayer discovering goblin footprints near the farm, signaling an impending threat.
The episode begins with Goblin Slayer warning the red-haired girl of an imminent goblin attack led by a Goblin Lord, intent on seizing their farm. Seeking help at the guild, his heartfelt plea and the guild clerk’s bounty on goblins rally numerous adventurers to their cause. As night falls, the guild’s defense is tested by a cunning goblin horde using captured women as shields. Strategic planning thwarts goblin riders and formidable hobgoblins, yet the Goblin Lord remains elusive. The episode ends with Goblin Slayer confronting the fleeing Goblin Lord, foreshadowing a grand showdown.
The climactic battle against the Goblin Lord unfolds, pushing Goblin Slayer to his limits. After a brutal confrontation, a tender moment between him and the priestess ensues. His decision to unveil his face, a symbol of trust, to his allies exemplifies their deepened bond, ending the season on a hopeful note.
This is all for this season! I hope it was a good read for all of you and we’re also going to be reviewing season too so stay tuned for that as well!