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Goblin Slayer doesn't deserve the hate

As of late, I’m seeing a lot of hate for a particular anime airing this season. I mean I understand why, but have people become too sensitive that anything triggers them. I don’t condone rape but I think people are going overboard with their comments. 

Goblin Slayer doesn’t deserve that amount of hate it’s getting just because some people have their panties in a bunch. There are even worse ones out there like Berserk, which is amazing by the way, so why the hate? If you don’t like it, don’t watch it. The goblins are here to stay and so is their behaviour. And don’t judge everything just by how it looks. Give it a chance and wait it out. It gets better.

For those who are uninformed of who or what is Goblin Slayer, it is about a dude who made it his goal to kill goblins and nothing else. Just imagine Eren Jaeger from SNK and the titans much smaller. As to why he only wants to kill goblins, well you have to watch the anime, read the manga or the light novel. And if you’re expecting a happy tone to it, well you’re in the wrong part of town.

I actually think Goblin Slayer has a good story to tell having read the manga myself. There are a lot of shows out there that portrays the fantasy/adventure world as fun and exciting despite the subtle hints of danger lurking around the corner, so I really like the “deconstruction” of this fantasy world where behind all the fun and glory, there are potential and eager adventurers who were brutally beaten up, tortured, killed and raped as they were overconfident as it was just a group of “measly” goblins. I mean come on, that setting happens frequently with a certain type of genre in anime. I’m sure we’re all not innocent children here, especially in this community.

After learning about Mr. Goblin Slayer’s backstory on how he became Goblin Slayer, I sympathise with him and at the same time, I do encourage him to continue this deep vendetta of his. 

Yes, Goblin Slayer. You go out there and kill all those goblins, leave no stone unturned and mow ‘em all to the ground. MWAHAHAAHAHAHAHAHHA.

And yet on the other side of the spectrum, we have yet another “isekai” anime. (I don’t hate “isekai” by the way. Actually, I welcome them). Tensei Shitara Slime Datta Ken or That Time I got Reincarnated as a Slime is an anime about, yes, you guessed it. An unfortunate Japanese male who died and got reincarnated as a slime. 

I couldn’t have guessed that one. Better a slime than a hot spring or a vending machine. Wouldn’t want to be in that guys shoes. Umm? This anime on the other hand shows goblins on the lighter side where they seem to be meeker compared to the cunning and lecherous goblins in Goblin Slayer.

Since we’re talking about goblins, Re:Monster is another “isekai” where the main character was born a goblin. 

He has this ability where he gets the ability of anything he eats. It was a good read in the beginning where he had to survive and become strong but it has gotten a bit slow since he’s kind of overpowered now.

I really wonder why some people in the community get sensitive so easily. I’m not one to talk since I’m writing this but have a heart and give it a chance. That’s one way I get to know myself. Finding out what I can handle and those that I can’t.

Written by Zwei


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