Goblin Slayer is a fantasy adventure light novel series written by Kumo Kagyu and illustrated by Noboru Kannatsuki. The light novel received an anime adaptation in the fall of 2018. Goblin Slayer anime has been considered a hit, according to MAL Top 5000. So, if you liked the anime and can’t wait for the next season, you could continue the story in the light novel.
The 12-episode season one of Goblin Slayer anime covers the first and second volumes of the light novel. The movie Goblin Slayer: Goblin’s Crown covers the fifth volume of the light novel. Therefore, you can start reading the light novel from volume 3.
Inagaki launched Goblin Slayer as a light novel series, which was serialized in SB Creative’s GA Bunko. Since then, the light novel has been compiled into 15 volumes.
The first season of the anime, animated by studio TMS Entertainment, aired on Tokyo MX and other channels from October 7 to December 30, 2019. The anime’s second season has been announced to be in production.
Yen Press began publishing the series in English in 2016 with this synopsis: 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.