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Goblin Slayer TV Anime Reveals October 6 Premiere, Ending Theme by Soraru

posted on by Crystalyn Hodgkins
Crunchyroll to stream series

The official website for the television anime adaptation of Kumo Kagyu's Goblin Slayer light novel series revealed on Monday that the series will premiere on October 6. The site also revealed that popular internet artist Soraru will perform the show's ending theme song. Soraru previously performed theme songs for Atom The Beginning and Clockwork Planet as "After the Rain."

The anime will premiere on AT-X on October 6 at 24:30 (effectively October 7 at 12:30 a.m.), before premiering an hour later on Tokyo MX, Sun TV, and BS11. The show will also stream in Japan on d Anime Store, Anime Hōdai, U-NEXT, AbemaTV, GyaO!, Niconico Nama Dōga, Niconico Channel, Netflix, Fuji on Demand, Bandai Channel, J:COM on Demand, Actvila, Tsutaya TV, milplus, au Video Pass, and Hulu.

Crunchyroll will stream the series this fall in the United States, Canada, South Africa, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Scandinavia, the Netherlands, Australia, New Zealand, and Latin America.

Takaharu Ozaki (Persona 5 the Animation -The Day Breakers-, Girls' Last Tour) is directing the anime at WHITE FOX. Hideyuki Kurata (Read or Die, Made in Abyss, Kamichu!) is in charge of series composition and is penning the scripts alongside Yousuke Kuroda (Jormungand, My Hero Academia). Takashi Nagayoshi (Girls' Last Tour animation director) is designing the characters. Mili is credited for the opening theme song "Region."

The anime will feature the same cast as an earlier drama CD adaptation:

SB Creative published the first volume of the Goblin Slayer dark fantasy novel series in February 2016, and the company published the seventh volume on March 14. Noboru Kannatsuki illustrates the novel series.

Yen Press has licensed both the novels and Kōsuke Kurose's manga adaptation, and it describes the series:

A young priestess has formed her first adventuring party, but almost immediately they find themselves in distress. It's the Goblin Slayer who comes to their rescue--a man who's dedicated his life to the extermination of all goblins, by any means necessary. And when rumors of his feats begin to circulate, there's no telling who might come calling next...

Yen Press is also publishing Kento Eida's Goblin Slayer Side Story: Year One manga in English. Yen Press launched the manga last September, on the same day the manga premiered in Japan. The company is also publishing the Goblin Slayer! Brand New Day spinoff manga simultaneously with Japan.

Sources: Goblin Slayer anime's website, Animate Times

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