Goblin Slayer Year One (Light Novel) Vol. 1 (JP)

Light novel volume 1 cover

Goblin Slayer Gaiden: Year One (ゴブリンスレイヤー外伝:イヤーワン, Goburin Sureiyā Gaiden: Iyā Wan) is a prequel to the Goblin Slayer Series. The story is written by Kumo Kagyu and illustrations are done by Kento Sakaeda. It began serialization on Sep 15, 2017 in Young Gangan.


After his sister is brutally murdered during a goblin raid, a young boy swears vengeance upon the creatures who killed her and the rest of his village. Five years later and now a novice adventurer, he is by chance reunited with his childhood friend, another survivor of the massacre.

Despite his inexperience, crude battle gear, and low rank, the boy sets off alone on a mission to defeat a lair of goblins--thus begins the origin story of how he came to be known as Goblin Slayer!

-Yen Press


Light Novel

Volume Number Cover Release Date ISBN
Goblin Slayer Year One (Light Novel) Vol. 1 (JP)
March 15, 2018 (JP)
October 30, 2018 (US)
ISBN 978-4-7973-9041-4
ISBN 978-1-9753-0284-9
Goblin Slayer Year One (Light Novel) Vol. 2 (JP)
November 11, 2018 (JP)
July 23, 2019 (US)
ISBN 978-4-7973-9810-6
ISBN 978-1-9753-5763-4