Goblin Slayer (ゴブリンスレイヤー "Goburin Sureiyā") is a Japanese light novel series written by Kumo Kagyu (蜗牛くも) and illustrated by Noboru Kannatuki (神奈月昇). It originally began serialization online, when SB Creative published the first volume under their GA Bunko imprint on the 15th of February, 2016.
A manga adaptation by Kōsuke Kurose is serialized in the Monthly Big Gangan magazine, and a prequel manga by Kento Eida runs in Young Gangan. On the other hand, both the light novel series and the manga adaptations have been licensed by North American publishers Yen Press.
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.
- Drawn and written based on the Goblin Slayer series' Light Novel plot. A manga adaptation with art by Kōsuke Kurose.
- The characters in this story do not carry proper names but are instead named by their professions.