Crunchyroll and Funimation’s streaming of Takaharu Ozaki’s Goblin Slayer anime, which is based on a manga series that was based on a dark-fantasy novel, has come under fire from the Social Justice Warrior social media circles who have taken offense to the show’s unbridled look at the barbaric nature of the invading goblin hordes that run amok within the show’s fictional fantasy land. Many of these Social Justice Warriors quickly took to Twitter to pout and pule over the fact that Goblin Slayer depicted the uncompromising results of what happens when goblin savages get a hold of nubile human females.
Sankaku Complex captured some of the more outlandish tweets from that circle, compiling them for easy reading.
The criticisms popped up after the airing of the first episode, which featured a mostly female adventuring group who ends up in a goblin cave, only for them to get raped and killed. The not safe for work scene was posted up on YouTube, but it’s obviously not suitable for younger viewers.
Obviously, this was too much for some people to handle.
Honesty don’t, like the animation is really good, the story has promise but I really can’t advocate for a series that think it’s okay to toss rape into a story for “plot”
— SoulHuntah (@CincinnoSweep) October 6, 2018
I watched a 3 minute clip of Goblin Slayer and it’s been almost 30 minutes and I still feel like throwing up. I was gonna sleep, now I can’t, why did I stay up this late? If I wasn’t scrolling I wouldn’t have heard about it.
Dear god why
Ban this filth
— GlitchMan 💀👻🃏💥 (@Faultiplayer) October 7, 2018
Welp, goblin slayer is well and truly repugnant. Didn’t think I’d see a show out-edge Magical Girl Site but this takes the cake. Feels like it was written by a 14 year old.
— Mother’s BOO-sment (@G0ffThew) October 6, 2018
edgy anitwitter guys cling to series with pointless, graphic rape and gore scenes bc they think it makes them unique and wayward thinking but no amount of goblin slayer memes will make up for your lack of friends and personality u absolute losers lol
— ♡ ✧ ♡ (@oikilluas) October 14, 2018
Goblin slayer wasn’t just bad bc of the gross content but it was so goddamn boring??? Trying to b BOLD and EDGY but every single thing was predictable and boring :/
It’s gross and disgusting (not in a fun way) and boring
don’t watch tbh
— 🔪🍭Trick r Treat 🎃✨ (@grimcatician) October 6, 2018
tw for rape /// goblin slayer fans that are getting upset over people accusing this show/manga of promoting rape/rape culture…. maybe instead of justifying rape and attacking people for being uncomfortable or angry in regards to this sort of subject u should like.. idk… not?
— spooky steph 🦇 (@081195s) October 10, 2018
… possibly an all female band of adventurers similar to the titiular psychopathic Goblin Slayer. Instead the hack writer uses it for shock value, making it just super gross all around.
— Werewolf Bar Mitzvah (@KCWiddoes) October 10, 2018
On it’s surface the concept is mildly gross (because it just is) but interesting. What would birth control be like in that world, or abortion, or high level female adventurers. All interesting questions. In execution though Goblin Slayer sucks and is just gross.
— Werewolf Bar Mitzvah (@KCWiddoes) October 11, 2018
The issue didn’t stop at Twitter, though. Social Justice Warriors took to YouTube in an attempt to dissuade anime lovers from watching the show.
Surprisingly, there have yet to be a deluge of articles flowing through the digital riverbanks of Google News decrying the content, lambasting the viewers, and yelling aggressively for censorship (perhaps that comes later?).
For now, the SJWs calling for censorship, bans, and for people to stop watching the show are relegated to the social media space. Is it possible this could change in the future? It depends on if it a recognized outlet on the Left gets a hold of the news and begins a campaign to get the show censored.
However, there appears to be a lot more support for the show than there are antagonists standing against it. Majority of the YouTube videos out there from anime content creators are praising the show’s themes and traditional hand animations. There’s also plenty of videos out there from people like Mim Headroom mocking Social Justice Warriors for throwing a conniption across places like Twitter over the show’s content.
The noise from SJWs complaining about the show resulted in Crunchyroll responding by making a tweet on October 13th, 2018 indicating that they would be adding warnings at the beginning of the episode for graphic content.
— Crunchyroll (@Crunchyroll) October 11, 2018
You can catch the Goblin Slayer anime on a streaming service near you.
(Thanks for the news tip Rala Cloft)