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Goblin Slayer Gaiden 2 Novel Gets New Manga on August 30

posted on by Alex Mateo
Square Enix cancelled Takashi Minakuchi's adaptation in April

This year's September issue of Square Enix's Monthly Big Gangan magazine revealed on Saturday that a new manga adaptation of Kumo Kagyu's Goblin Slayer Gaiden 2: Tsubanari no Daikatana (Daikatana of Singing Death) serialized novel will launch in Square Enix's Manga UP! app on August 30. The series will then debut in Square Enix's Gangan GA online magazine "a few days" later. Shо̄go Aoki is drawing the manga.

Square Enix's Gangan Online magazine announced the cancellation of Takashi Minakuchi's manga adaptation of the novel on April 25. Square Enix stated the cancellation was due to "various circumstances." The manga launched in December in Manga UP! app and Gangan Online, and Square Enix published three chapters.

The novel, a spinoff of Kagyu's Goblin Slayer! novel series, launched on Gangan GA in September 2018. The novel focuses on adventurers taking on the infamous "Dungeon of the Dead."

SB Creative published the first volume of Kumo Kagyu's Goblin Slayer! dark fantasy novel series in February 2016, and Kōsuke Kurose (The IDOLM@STER Neue Green for Dearly Stars) launched an ongoing manga adaptation in Big Gangan in May 2016. The novels have inspired spinoff novels and manga series. Yen Press has licensed both the novels and Kōsuke Kurose's manga adaptation. Yen Press is also releasing the Goblin Slayer Side Story: Year One and Goblin Slayer! Brand New Day spinoff manga.

A television anime adaptation premiered in Japan in October 2018, and Crunchyroll streamed the series with subtitles as it aired. Funimation also streamed the series with an English dub. The Goblin Slayer: Goblin's Crown theatrical anime episode will open in Japanese theaters in 2020.

Source: Monthly Big Gangan September issue

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