Goblin Slayer: Season 1/ Episode 4 “The Strong” – Recap/ Review (with Spoilers)

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


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

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What Adventures Are Really Like: Onna, Goblin Slayer, Tokage, Kouhito, Yousei

For some reason, maybe it is an elf thing, Yousei seemed to think adventures, perhaps quests as well, were all fun and games. This 2000-year-old being, who has been a scout, ranger, what have you, for who knows how long thought adventures were just a good old time. Well, Goblin Slayer basically said:

For on top of seeing a fellow elf who became a goblin plaything, she had to murder at least a half dozen, or more, goblins in cold blood. For between a spell Onna cast and Kouhito using his wine to put them asleep, most of them were killed with ease.

However, one who didn’t go down so easily was an ogre. Someone who whooped everyone’s ass and made it seem, silver or not, these people aren’t ready to be representatives for their species. Luckily for them, after Goblin Slayer gets knocked out and is probably dealing with some internal bleeding, he uses a scroll that Majo gave him to turn the tide and defeat the ogre. In a slightly gruesome way.

Commentary

Yousei vomiting into her hand.

I am starting to feel like I misjudged this anime. It may just end up like many a show which was really violent at first, and that hooks you, but you jump off the line when you realize that is all it has. For at this point I’m used to women being left in some type of desecrated display. I need something new. Like, how about some kind of story?

It’s established there is a demon lord out there and their strength grows by the day, how about developing that? How about these characters? What’s Onna’s backstory? How about Yousei, Kouhito, or Tokage? Once again we got some idea of how humans thought the world came to be, up the need to take note of that a bit. Just do something beyond thinking violence against female characters and violent deaths is all the show needs.

On The Fence

  1. The luster of this show being violent is gone for now it is just relying on the shock value of women being brutalized. Yet, with us seeing Goblin Slayer actually getting knocked around, it seems we may actually get some interesting back and forth out of this show.


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Season/ EpisodeSynopsisEpisode Information

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

The first season of Goblin Slayer comes to an end in as bloody of a way as it began. But, is it with the Goblin Slayer surviving? Let’s talk about it.

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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