Goblin Slayer season 2 will not happen unless the anime made a profit and there is enough source material for a second season left. So if there was no profit or material left, then one season, a special, and a movie are all Goblin Slayer will have.
So, in this article, we will look at the source material left for the second season. And the profit that the Goblin Slayer anime adaptation made. That will tell us if Goblin Slayer season 2 will happen and the possible release date.
Goblin Slayer season 2 episode 1 is something many fans have been waiting for since 2018. And after reading this short but in-depth post, it will be clear to people if there will be a Goblin Slayer season 2 and the release date.
Is There Material for Goblin Slayer Season 2?
For the Goblin Slayer anime, the source material is a light novel. And here is all the information that we need for Goblin Slayer Season 2.
It will tell us if there is enough source material for a second season. It’s important because that could prevent the sequel and the release date from happening.
Is the Goblin Slayer light novel finished?
The Goblin Slayer light novel is still ongoing. The author Kumo Kagyu released the latest volume on March 12, 2021.
How many Goblin Slayer light novels are there?
In Japan, Goblin Slayer has 14 light novel volumes. Goblin Slayer also has a manga series that has teen books. There is also a prequel manga available for this series.
How often does the Goblin Slayer light novel come out?
The author wrote three books in 2018, two in 2019. For 2020, there were two new volumes of Goblin Slayer.
Where to start the Goblin Slayer light novel after the anime?
The first season of the Goblin Slayer anime, by studio White Fox, used volumes 1 to 2 and parts of 4. The Goblin’s Crown movie used the whole volume 5.
How many copies are in print?
As of 2020/07, Goblin Slayer had 7.000.000 copies in print. That puts it within the top 50 best-selling light novels of all time.
The Goblin Slayer light novels by GA Bunko are still getting published. The story has not ended yet, and volume 6 picks up where the anime left off. So there are no problems with the source material.
There are eight light novels available for Goblin Slayer Season 2. That’s more books left to adapt for Goblin Slayer Season 2 than for sequels like No Game No Life Season 2, but less than Classroom of The Elite Season 2. Even so, the source material will not be a problem.
SUMMARY: Goblin Slayer Season 2 will not have a shortage of source material. There’s enough for at least two more seasons.
How Much Money Did Goblin Slayer Make?
We need to check if the Goblin Slayer anime adaptation was profitable and how well the series is doing in sales. If the anime failed to make a good profit, there would be no second season and no release date.
We will look at Blu-Ray sales, light novel sales, manga sales, and merchandise numbers. There is also the Goblin Slayer Goblin’s Crown movie.
That will tell us enough. After that, we will know if the anime made enough profit for Goblin Slayer Season 2.
How many Blu-Rays did the Goblin Slayer anime sell?
Goblin Slayer sold around 3,600 copies per Blu-Ray in Japan. This series so far hasn’t gotten any BD-Box. The Blu-Ray numbers are good for sequel chances.
How many copies do the Goblin Slayer light novels sell?
Volume 13 sold around 22,000 copies in Japan, and volume 14 sold about 20,000. Not the best for a series with an anime adaptation, but not the worst either.
How many copies does the Goblin Slayer manga sell?
Volume 10 sold around 90,000 copies in Japan, and volume 11 sold 33,000 copies in the first week and didn’t rank after that. The previous volumes sold 140,000 copies, so I believe these should as well. 150k for manga is decent.
How many figurines are there for the Goblin Slayer series?
Twelve figures are available for Goblin Slayer, and most of them are for Goblin Slayer and the Priestess. But the High Elf Archer and Cow Girl got each one as well. I wonder if this low number is because it’s a dark fantasy series, they always seem to get fewer figurines.
How much merchandise did Goblin Slayer get?
About 60 items are available. A reasonably successful anime adaptation should get at least 200 to 300 pieces of merchandise, so that’s a low number.
What is the Goblin’s Crown Movie box-office?
The box office for Goblin’s Crown was 100,000,000 yen. That’s one million dollars. The film also sold about 4,000 Blu-Ray copies in Japan. Although Blu-ray sales are decent, the box office is disappointing.
The Blu-ray sales are fine for Goblin Slayer, but the boost to the light novels and manga was weak. Merchandise is not doing well, and the movie didn’t make much profit either. So the anime adaptation didn’t make much profit for Kadokawa and the production committee.
I’m not going to share the rest because they usually don’t make a lot of money.
But there are also other ways the Goblin Slayer anime made money. The Soundtrack (OST), ending/openings songs, international license for Funimation. Then you have streaming on Crunchyroll, various collaborations, and more.
SUMMARY: Sales and profits won’t be a problem for Goblin Slayer Season 2. The anime adaptation didn’t make much profit, but it’s still okay because of overseas revenue for this series.
Will There Be Goblin Slayer Season 2
There may be Goblin Slayer Season 2. The Goblin Slayer series isn’t a massive hit in Japan, but it’s pretty popular in the west. So if it happens, it will be mainly because of western popularity.
The streaming profits are sufficient to cover the limited amount of merchandise.
And while the books didn’t get a good boost in Japan, I believe that the English books did. So profit shouldn’t be an issue preventing Goblin Slayer Season 2.
Popularity and the source material are there as well.
So, for now, I will say there is a decent chance that Goblin Slayer Season 2 will happen, but we need to wait and see. As I said above, a typical waiting time is around one to three years for a sequel announcement. I will update this again next year if nothing gets announced this year.
Update for Goblin Slayer Season 2 Goblin Slayer Season 2 was announced on 8th May, 2021. There is no release date for Goblin Slayer Season 2 yet. And there is no information if studio WhiteFox will be doing season 2 of Goblin Slayer.
Are you interested in any other sequels?
If so, then you should look into the anime-continue category. You can find information about many sequels there. Black Bullet Season 2, Classroom of The Elite Season 2, and Tokyo Ravens Season 2 are a few examples.
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