The Drama of Goblin Killing

Grimagar Of Fantasy And Ash.

Based off a light novel, the story follows a bunch of people who awaken in a RPG like world without any real knowledge of how they got there or where they came from.

All they know is that they need to earn money and to do this you become recruits in a volunteer army and kill monsters.

The show focuses on their day to day life and how they learn to work and grow together as a fighting party. It is very reminiscent of guild game play in an MMO.

The story is good, but often feels slow paced. The character design is good, but nothing outstanding. The background art is what truly stood out for me in this show. It has a very watercolor style feel to it and is quite pretty to look at.

If you are a fan of fantasy and monster killing shows it could go either way about whether you’d like it or not. There is some good action without a doubt, but much of that is overshadowed by the pacing that seems slow at times largely because it is narrated though the main character’s, Haruhiro’s, thoughts.

I watched the English dub and found it to be quite good.

Attention Parents: Grimgar is violent. There is blood and killing, albeit monster’s blood and deaths, but it is there nonetheless if that is a concern. There is a little fan service, but it isn’t overbearing.

Give Grimgar of Fantasy and Ash a look. While not my favorite of the season, it was an entertaining and interesting watch with some real beautiful animation.

Until next time: Happy Viewing!


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4 thoughts on “The Drama of Goblin Killing

  1. Karandi May 16, 2016 / 7:31 am

    I really liked Grimgar despite its slow pace. It felt like it had made a deliberate decision to look at the day to day life of adventuring and the inglorious parts inbetween the epic battles that the ‘hero’ will embark on. Plus, the characters really grew on me by the end of the series and I actually cared whether they lived or died. Thanks for sharing your thoughts.

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    • madreceiver May 16, 2016 / 9:06 am

      Yeah, I liked it as well. I had to just keep myself in the mindset that it was approaching the story in a different manner than many other shows would.

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      • Karandi May 16, 2016 / 9:42 am

        I think going in I kind of expected that Haru would end up in the group that would be instantly successful and I found it refreshing and a bit novel to follow the group as they fumbled their way along.

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      • madreceiver May 16, 2016 / 12:31 pm

        Do you mean Mary? The priest? I agree that the stumbling and process of growth was what made the show more interesting. On the other hand, if you are expecting something more akin to SAO you may be disappointed.


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