Goblin Slayer! Volume 01
LN Vol 01 cover
Volume Information
Japanese Title ゴブリンスレイヤー 1
Romaji Goburin Sureiyā
Chinese Title 哥布林杀手 1
Korean Title 고블린 슬레이어 1
Written by Kumo Kagyu
Illustrated by Noboru Kannatuki
Series Goblin Slayer!
Pages 352 (Japanese)
224 (English)
Featured In Cover Priestess, Goblin Slayer
Date of Release February 13, 2016 (Japanese)

December 20, 2016 (English)

ISBN ISBN 978-4-7973-8615-8
Publishers SOFTBANK Creative/GA Bunko
Character Debut
Character Debut Priestess, Goblin Slayer, Guild Girl, Dwarf Shaman, High Elf Archer, Lizard Priest, Cow Girl
Manga 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9,

10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15

Anime 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 10, 11, 12
Audio Drama Audio Drama
Volume Navigation
Next Volume Goblin Slayer! Volume 02

Goblin Slayer! Volume 01 is the first light novel volume in the Goblin Slayer! series, released on February 15, 2016. In a fantasy world where goblins are considered the weakest of prey, it revolves around one man known as 'Goblin Slayer' determined to exterminate goblins.

What is his story? Why is he so obsessed with destroying goblins? One young Priestess of the Earth Mother is about to find out, when she gets taken under his wing.

Official Synopsis

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...
- Yen Press

Full Summary

Long ago, the gods of Light, Order, Destiny, Darkness, Chaos and Coincidence debated on whom was to rule the world. Avoiding violent means, they unanimously agreed to decide by the rolling of a die, but this ultimately resulted in an endless stalemate. Weary of playing the dice, they instead resorted to create a wide variety of existences with a world for them to inhabit, just like a large board game and its pieces. Be it Humans, elves, dwarves, lizardmen, goblins, ghouls, giants or demons, every race would step upon the path of adventure. Amongst all the game pieces, an adventurer appears. Perhaps he would be unable to save the world or he wouldn’t even change anything. He was merely one of the countless game pieces in the eyes of the gods.


  • Prologue
  • Chapter 1: The Fate of some Adventurers
  • Interlude: The Gods
  • Chapter 2: Cow Girl's Day
  • Chapter 3: Guild Girl's Reflection
  • Chapter 4: The Mountain Fortress Burns
  • Interlude: Guild Girl
  • Chapter 5: Unexpected Visitors
  • Interlude: The Heavy Warrior
  • Chapter 6: Traveling Companions
  • Chapter 7: Goblin Slayer
  • Chapter 8: Goblin Slaying
  • Chapter 9: The Strong Ones
  • Interlude: The Hero
  • Chapter 10: Dozing
  • Chapter 11: A party of Adventurers
  • Chapter 12: Over the Goblins' Hill
  • Chapter 13: The Fate of an Adventurer


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