Monday, October 22, 2018

[New][October 2018] Goblin Slayer - Edge'tastic Goodness.

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Last Seen: Episode 3

Summary: Rumor has it that, in a certain guild in the middle of nowhere, there is an extraordinary man who has climbed all the way to the Silver rank, one of the highest possible for adventurers, just by killing goblins, and only goblins. He does not accept any quest besides goblin slaying quests.

Meanwhile, a Priestess fresh from the temple enlists in the adventurer's guild, and as soon as she's done turning in her forms and receiving her nametag, she's approached by other new adventurers like her, and they set off on their very first quest. A simple goblin slaying quest...


First Impression: Well, this rather seems like your standard setting for fanta...THAT ESCALATED VERY QUICKLY

My Opinion: Are you squeamish? No? Then watch this show. By the time the credits were rolling, I felt like I had just finished watching something in a cinema theater, despite being thoroughly disheartened with it in the first few minutes. Of course, that's the effect I'm sure they wanted to impart. The show literally opens with a disclaimer on the top of the screen on Crunchyroll's website 'This show contains scenes that some viewers may find disturbing. Viewer discretion is advised'.

I have literally never seen that before, on any anime. That's saying something, considering I got duped into watching a Hentai's first episode on WatchAnimeNow's website because the summary seemed like your standard slice of life trash, and I needed a filler show. Long story short I shut that shit off as soon as the brother and sister climbed into a bathtub. Together. Naked. With no censoring or anything. And started getting busy. Or maybe they weren't? I didn't stay to find out, but that shit certainly didn't have a 'Viewer Discretion is Advised' warning sticker on it.

So yeah, if offensive things offend you horribly, piss off. If you like horror flicks though, this show right here is YOUR JAM.
Especially high notes for the Priestess character immediately being likeable as the show goes on. Minus some points for the childhood friend that shows up later literally sounding like a child, figuratively and literally. That one better not have a lot of screen time, or she's going to need a hell of a lot more depth. It's moving in the right direction in that regard by the end of episode 3, so promising prospects all around.

I have great confidence in giving this show an all around,

Recommendation, with the only limiter being whether or not you balk at horror-type scenes. Stuff gets bloody and gritty real damn fast when they get into that cave.

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