Goblin Slayer: Season 1/ Episode 10 “Dozing” – Recap/ Review (with Spoilers)

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With the demon lord defeated, so comes the question of what will the future hold? Especially for Goblin Slayer.


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Crunchyroll
Director(s) Takaharu Ozaki
Writer(s) Hideyuki Kurata, Yōsuke Kuroda
Air Date 12/8/2018

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The Thereafter: Goblin Slayer, Onna, Ushikai, Uketsukejou

It’s a celebration as the demon lord has been slain! Yes, their army still roams but, without their leader, there are hopes for peace. Yet, with peace comes the question of what will there be left to do? Well, business as usual of course. Goblin Slayer will slay goblins, Onna, Ushikai, and Uketsukejou will worry about him, and that’s that.

Ushikai worried about Goblin Slayer.
Ushikai: People get old and get hurt.

Though there is a need to question, what will he do when he is too old or damaged to do so? This is what Ushikai questions and with meeting Goblin Slayer’s friends, it seems she tries to reassert his position in her life. How? Well, when they return home, she makes sure they have an intimate moment. Nothing on a Sword Maiden level, but just him resting on her lap and them talking. You know, reconnecting after he was gone for quite some time.

Question(s) Left Unanswered

  1. Are there only 10 Platinum-ranked adventures? Notes that the hero who defeated the demon lord became the tenth platinum-ranked adventurer in history. So either they are #10 or are the 10th.
  2. Why is seeing Goblin Slayer’s face not an option? That is, his face above his nose?

On The Fence

We’re Reminded What Goblin Slayer Fights For

When Goblin Slayer shifts into becoming a slice of life type show, it is a little discombobulating. Mostly because this show goes from violent, in terms of run of the mill action, to hinting and showing women being raped, and then it is Goblin Slayer hanging out with friends and eating a meal. You know, just regular, uneventful stuff. This presents a bit of a double-edged sword. On one hand, as the heading notes, it reminds you what Goblin Slayer fights for. It’s so people can live comfortably and happily, like Ushikai. It is so women like the Sword-Maiden aren’t scarred for life.

But, I gotta admit, a whole episode dedicated to running errands and hanging out seems like a waste when talking about a show that may have 12 episodes, at most, and likely will only produce one season. Granted, I get the point of many anime is to sell merchandise, including the source material. However, speaking as someone who doesn’t currently read manga or do more than subscribe to a package to legally watch anime, it feels like you get a little bit cheated in a way?

Goblin Slayer noticing a lot of Goblin foot prints.

Not that I don’t realize if I want the full story the manga is on Amazon and available in English. It’s just that issue which comes from those who do read, and appreciate a good book, yet their preference is visual storytelling. Add in how action animes sometimes feel like they peak early on, and then taper off, and I hope you can see my issue here.


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Season 1/ Episode 12 “The Fate of an Adventurer”

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Director(s) Takaharu Ozaki
Writer(s) Hideyuki Kurata, Yōsuke Kuroda
Air Date 12/29/2018

Season 1/ Episode 11 “A Gathering of Adventurers”

Goblin Slayer crafts a bit of an emotional episode paired with the kind of violence which may just be an appetizer for the finale.

Director(s) Takaharu Ozaki
Writer(s) Hideyuki Kurata, Yōsuke Kuroda
Air Date 12/22/2018

Season 1/ Episode 10 “Dozing”

With the demon lord defeated, so comes the question of what will the future hold? Especially for Goblin Slayer.

Director(s) Takaharu Ozaki
Writer(s) Hideyuki Kurata, Yōsuke Kuroda
Air Date 12/8/2018

Season 1/ Episode 9 “There and Back Again”

Why the Sword-Maiden has been acting so weird is revealed to us as well as the purpose of that mirror.

Director(s) Takaharu Ozaki
Writer(s) Hideyuki Kurata, Yōsuke Kuroda
Air Date 12/1/2018

Season 1/ Episode 8 “Whispers and Prayers and Chants”

After the death scare, it seems Goblin Slayer decides to open up a bit to Onna and we get to see him slay a different kind of monster.

Director(s) Takaharu Ozaki
Writer(s) Hideyuki Kurata, Yōsuke Kuroda
Air Date 11/24/2018

Season 1/ Episode 7 “Onward Unto Death”

It seems Goblin Slayer may have finally bit off more than he can chew as he encounters a Goblin Champion.

Director(s) Takaharu Ozaki
Writer(s) Hideyuki Kurata, Yōsuke Kuroda
Air Date 11/17/2018

Season 1/ Episode 6 “Goblin Slayer in the Water Town”

We get to meet the famous Sword Maiden this episode and learn that, little by little, the goblins are evolving and gaining better tactics.

Director(s) Takaharu Ozaki
Writer(s) Hideyuki Kurata, Yōsuke Kuroda
Air Date 11/10/2018
Introduced This Episode
Sword Maiden Endou Aya

Featuring: Sword Maiden, Onna, Goblin Slayer, Yousei

Season 1/ Episode 5 “Adventures and Daily Life”

We learn how adventurers get promoted this episode, a bit about adventurer culture, as well as Goblin Slayer’s reputation amongst the ladies.

Director(s) Takaharu Ozaki
Writer(s) Hideyuki Kurata, Yōsuke Kuroda
Air Date 11/3/2018
Introduced This Episode
Uketsukejou Uchida Maaya
Hojin Iwanaka Mutsuki
Kantokukan Hioka Natsumi
Minarai Itou Ayasa
Shinmai Maeda Seiji

Featuring: Onna, Goblin Slayer, Hojin, Kantokukan, Uketsukejou, Minarai, Shinmai, Majo

Season 1/ Episode 4 “The Strong”

Yousei learns that adventures aren’t always about fun and new experiences but sometimes blood, guts, and death.

Director(s) Takaharu Ozaki
Writer(s) Hideyuki Kurata, Yōsuke Kuroda
Air Date 10/27/2018

Season 1/ Episode 2 “Goblin Slayer”

We dig a bit into who the Goblin Slayer is this episode. From his past to what he is to others in the present, as well as someone who hopes to be part of his future.

Director(s) Takaharu Ozaki
Writer(s) Hideyuki Kurata, Yōsuke Kuroda
Air Date 10/13/2018
Characters Introduced
Ushikai Musume Iguchi Yuka

Season 1/ Episode 3 “Unexpected Guests”

“Unexpected Visitors” is a world-building episode establishing the type of beings that exist, their problems, and origins of the world.

Director(s) Takaharu Ozaki
Writer(s) Hideyuki Kurata, Yōsuke Kuroda
Air Date 10/20/2018
Characters Introduced
Tokage Sugita Tomokazu
Kouhito Nakamura Yuuichi
Yousei Touyama Nao
Majo Hikasa Youko

Season 1/ Episode 1 "The Fate of Particular Adventurers"

Between you knowing a rape is happening and seeing the murder of teens and children, Goblin Slayer doesn’t hold back that much.

Network
Crunchyroll
Creator Kumo Kagyu
Director(s) Takaharu Ozaki
Writer(s) Hideyuki Kurata, Yōsuke Kuroda
Air Date 10/6/2018
Genre(s) Fantasy, Action
Good If You Like

Violent, Graphic Anime

Innocent Protagonist Paired With A Seemingly Callous Killer.

You Not Knowing Where The Line Is.

Noted Actors
Goblin Slayer Umehara Yuuichirou
Onna Shinkan Ogura Yui

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2 COMMENTS

  1. I really like the quiet moments in Goblin Slayer because they contrast so sharply with the ‘adventures’. I think it is helpful to build plausibility into the world because not every day can be life or death. Admittedly, as a single episode, it feels like too much down time when watching week to week (would definitely work better binged), but then when we got to the ending and I saw where we were heading for the final two episodes I realised how much I was going to appreciate this calm moment.

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