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    Goblin Slayer: THE THREAD

    It has light novels, some manga, and now a currently-airing anime. Figured that now would be as good a time as any to make a dedicated talkzone for it.

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    Also, it feels weird to see that the Lancer clone has orange hair instead of the blue that I, as a Type-MOON fandom guy, am used to seeing. But hey, can't infringe too heavily on that copyright :P
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    Can't say anything definitive right now, but the anime seems entertaining enough so I probably watch it till the end.

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    I like the naming convention for Year One being called that, because it's evocative of the tradition of other "year one" superhero stories.
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    Very interesting anime so far. Not normally a fantasy person but G.S' take on the genre is certainly cool.

    I like the fact that everyone is named after what they do, certainly makes it easier to remember who is who.

    Definitely curious to see where this story is going.
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    Been with the manga for quite some time now. The story is great and the action is spicy. The anime is much tamer but I enjoy it all the same. Soon, all the main cast will be together. They're the most lovable bunch of peeps.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Keyne View Post
    Been with the manga for quite some time now. The story is great and the action is spicy. The anime is much tamer but I enjoy it all the same. Soon, all the main cast will be together. They're the most lovable bunch of peeps.
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    Elf and Lizard are my favorites, but THE MAN himself, can't not like that nutball.
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    Yeah, I’m been spoiling myself to see if there’s more to this story besides the obvious edge and it looks like there’s enough substance that will make it entertaining or interesting at least.

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    Definitely enjoy the anime. GS himself is an interesting lead. And I love how his goblin killing is a display not of power like many isekai or fantasy MCs, but him showing the experience he's said to have and actually thinking about the most efficient way to kill the goblins. Using spells in ways not intended and all that. I also loved seeing that, despite what happened to Priestess' 1st party, rookie adventurers can clear goblin quests. GS' backstory with his sister also justifies why he'd break to the point of becoming obssessed with slaying goblins and doing nothing but that for all his adventurer life in an insane revenge quest. And I like how the guild guirls would like experienced adventurers to deal with the goblins instead of risking rookies. But they can't due to the low reward. Luckily there's an exerienced guy who only seeks goblin deaths as his reward.
    I'll keep watching

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    Quote Originally Posted by LJ3 View Post
    Yeah, I’m been spoiling myself to see if there’s more to this story besides the obvious edge and it looks like there’s enough substance that will make it entertaining or interesting at least.
    I wouldn't call it edgy. In Mahou Shoujo Site, for example, the MC was a victim and too kind to all the assholes surrounding her. The world was made to make the magical girls suffer. Then, you have Happy Sugar Life or Angels of Death, where one of the main characters is a criminal (Child kidnapper and serial killer respectively), and everyone in those shows is nuts
    GS has sane people, the MC is no criminal and he's just punishing monsters doing horrible shit for a good reason. He's not quite sane or well-adjusted, but he isn't like the MCs in other edgy shows.
    Partenering up with GS seems to be going well for Priestess, so despite what happened to her 1st party, the show doesn't seem to be going out of it's way to make her suffer.
    Besides the monstrous and villanous goblins, we haven't seen much assholery in humans themselves (just a flawed guild and quest system when it comes to the threat of goblins), so when I compare it to actual edgy shows from past seasons, it doesn't seem that edgy.
    The rape can be too much, but it helps understand why GS does what he does and why he's seen by the guild guirls as a necessary presence
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    Whatever this is edgy or not, I don't think being edgy instantly make a show become have no substance or whatever.

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    Love me some Goblin specialist Batman. There's no deep story, he's not out to save the world, he's just a small town specialist who does what needs to be done.

    This is one of my favorite images of him as you can tell a lot about him & how he does things in one look.
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    ^ Speaking of that image, one of the reasons why I thought he might not be human was that those things on the side of his helmet looked like sawn off horns or something.

    Not that it matters anymore.
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    you wouldnt call a show that rapemurders basically every character in its introduction edgy

    This is a pretty fun show so far but idk if the whole exploitation movie flair of it won't get old real fast. That's what it reminds me of the most anyway: it has gratuitous sexual violence to get some boobs in there and then there's the regular violence that you feel absolutely justified in seeing because of the previously mentioned. I guess using a recipe that has been successful for countless 80s direct to VHS movies at least means you build on a solid foundation.

    As far as edgy shows of recent memory go Happy Sugar Life is the superior one because that show tried to do more with its visuals, but I'm still optimistic about this one from what I got from manga readers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spartacus View Post
    Whatever this is edgy or not, I don't think being edgy instantly make a show become have no substance or whatever.
    if you dont actively seek out the edgiest shit you have no sense of fun tbh
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    Medieval-style fantasy generally always has implied raping and pillaging. It's just most series only show you the pillaging part, and yes, that term comes from this video:
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    Yes but this isn't a realistic depiction of war crimes or something, its evil things overwhelm girl so there's some tiddy out and you want things to die.
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    I don't see why any of that is mutually exclusive with each other, and I already gave my theory of what would happen if human bandits had killed GS's family, instead of goblins, right? Hail Sithis.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LegalLoliLover View Post
    I don't see why any of that is mutually exclusive with each other, and I already gave my theory of what would happen if human bandits had killed GS's family, instead of goblins, right? Hail Sithis.
    I'm just saying man I see a lot of discussion regarding this going THIS IS THE WAY IT WOULD REALLY GO and THIS IS THOUGHTFUL DARK FANTASY or something when it's basically a Charles Bronson movie but DnD
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    Except you’re passive aggressively judging him right now.

    My god, McJon. You’ve really gotta take a page from Lizard Shaman’s book and chiiiiiiiiiiiilllllllllll.

    Maybe get really into cheese.

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    Quote Originally Posted by I3uster View Post
    I'm just saying man I see a lot of discussion regarding this going THIS IS THE WAY IT WOULD REALLY GO and THIS IS THOUGHTFUL DARK FANTASY or something when it's basically a Charles Bronson movie but DnD
    Possibly a spoiler?
    You do realize that this (the D&D part) is implied to not be far from the truth right?

    Couldn't it even be argued that the first party were the ‘gods’’ first attempt at playing their game?
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