Goblin Slayer’s Face Revealed!

The Imagination is a weapon. Those who don’t use it die first.

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Welcome to the world of Goblin Slayer, where the main character is incredibly stoic and totally oblivious to all the hot chicks that are trying to get in his pants. The only thing our protagonist lives and breathes for is for the sole purpose of slaying goblins. That’s correct my friends. Eradicating, every, single, goblin. Although this anime seems pretty straightforward, the thrills of watching the team overcome challenges will give you goosebumps and leave your jaw stuck to the ground.

Beard Cutter, Orcborg, Pussy Slayer call him whatever you like but he only has one name and that’s Goblin Slayer, the silver-ranked adventurer that will destroy any goblins standing in his way. The guy doesn’t really talk that much but his actions definitely capture your heart. He’s a solo adventurer but that is soon to change until he comes across our national Waifu.

The Shrine Priestess (at this point you’ll probably realize that everyone doesn’t have a name) is definitely Waifu material. Her ass is a strong 10 and so is her age. She was asked to accompany an amateur team to take on a goblin quest. The rookies thought it would be a walk in the park but little did they know that goblins are very sneaky creatures. They go into the dark cave and then boom. Ambush from behind.  The girls were raped then tortured and eventually killed. However, for our damsel in distress, she was saved by our man Goblin Slayer.

We learn a little bit of Goblin Slayer and to why he only accepts quests regarding goblins. He is currently staying with his friend Cow Girl and her uncle. The two have been childhood friends and boy have they grown up………they have really grown (.)(.) His daily routine is to check the surrounding fence for any damages and check the ground for any footprints. If there are none, he’ll simply do some fence maintenance and go have breakfast. 

Goblin Slayer has really been through a lot. When he was a kid, a horde of goblins attacked his village. They were able to capture his sister and used her as a plaything. To make things worse, Goblin Slayer was hiding in the closet and was forced to watch his very own sister get raped and eventually killed off. From that they on, he swore vengeance to eradicate every single goblin from the earth.

The Shrine Priestess is forever thankful of Goblin Slayer for saving her life and decides to go on adventures with him. She is able to cast about 3 spells per day and can be very useful at times. However after that limit is up, she pretty much becomes dead weight. But because she’s cute we’ll forgive her because she’s willing to learn about various battle tactics and goblin psychology/mentality. 

As the Silver ranked adventurer gains more popularity,  there are even folklore and songs that spread far and wide across the land. A peculiar adventurer group consisting of High Elf Archer, Lizard Priest and Dwarf Shaman were trying to track down Goblin Slayer to help them get rid of some demons. Of course, he declined the offer but quickly accepted it once Lizard Priest said that there were Goblins involved. Super clickbait if you ask me lol.

The newly formed group enters a ruin infested by goblins that are led by a goblin shaman. Little did they know this was not the case. In fact, this horde of goblins was being led by an Ogre who is the direct servant of the demon lord himself…..well shittt…. The team try to take it down but he was tough as hell with his fire, rock, grass resistance bullshit with super strength and regeneration powers to top it off making way too OP. But do not fear, Goblin Slayer has a trick up his sleeve and that is a teleportation scroll that can kill the Ogre! You’ll understand when you see it 😉

The highlight of this anime is definitely when Goblin Slayer gets a personal request from the Sword-Maiden. This momma is a hottie I tell you. She was in the group that destroyed the demon lord long ago but is now retired after losing her eyesight. She informs the team that there has been a mass murder recently and she suspects it to be goblins who are coming from the sewage system. Once they got there, the goblins were actually riding on boats like Sinbad lol. This surprises Goblin Slayer because normally they are dumb as hell. I’ll leave this mystery for you to see 😉

Goblin Slayer is what you definitely call an expert in goblin slaying. He pretty much breathes goblins for oxygen lol. His experience definitely helps him out for the normal goblins but when he came across the Goblin Champion, he gets critically wounded from taking one too many hits and gets knocked out. The Goblin Champion was too OP and everyone was on the verge of death. The Priestess screamed for her life which caused Goblin Slayer to wake up, chug a revive potion and sprinted his ass towards the Goblin Champion and tears its right eye out. 

This is the moment you’ve all been waiting for. Goblin Slayer wakes up in the temple of Law after being knocked out for 3 days. He wakes up next to the Shrine Priestess naked as she was using Resurrection of Miracle to heal him overnight 😉 Her ass is a 10 but so is her age lol.  The ultimate reveal of Goblin Slayers face. What will he look like? Tune into the next episode of Dragon Ball Z….. We only get a glimpse from the back and it’s revealed that he has long white hair. Kakashi is that you? lol

They return back to their hometown after the mission. Goblin Slayer discovers goblin footprints around his house and I shit you not, hundreds of them were coming to attack his village. This horde was being led by a Goblin Lord which is a very intelligent mutated goblin. He decides to ask for help from his guild but everyone was like pft hell no. But seeing how serious he was, they all decided to help him out. It was an all-out war but the adventurers were excited because for everyone goblin they kill they receive 1 piece of gold!

It was total bloodshed out there. However, due to Goblin Slayers expertise and advice, the tides of battle were instantly turned into a one-sided massacre as goblin Slayer was able to predict all their moves. Goblin Slayer went around the war to kill the Goblin Lord and I’m sure you can guess who won 😉 Luckily the Shrine Priestess was there to help him otherwise he would have been goblin food lol

The victory was secured for the village but there was one thing left on the agenda. The Shrine Priestess asked Goblin Slayer to take off his helmet as she couldn’t see very clearly last time. Everyone was super surprised to see his face for the first time. All the girls in the room were pretty much dripping wet at the sight of his handsome face even though we only got to see half of it. I’m sure in Season 2 we’ll be able to see his full face so stay tuned!

Screw it, they can all be Waifus today ❤

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Spirited Away

Once you’ve met someone you never really forget them.

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In the film, Spirited Away, directed by Hayao Miyazaki, the two prominent film techniques used were visual symbolism and dialogue. These techniques helped viewers understand the three main ideas in Spirited away, which are greed, identity and good vs evil. Spirited Away is about a 10-year-old girl called Chihiro moving towns and stumble across an abandoned theme park village. Her parents were turned into pigs after eating some of the local food. Chihiro finds a mysterious boy Haku who tells her that this is a supernatural resort, and she needs to work to free her parents.

In the film Spirited Away visual symbolism helped viewers understand the theme of Good vs Evil.  For most of the film, Haku along with Chihiro is on the good side, whereas Yubaba and Zeniba, are on the bad side. Visual symbolism makes the audience believe that the characters are associated with mystical powers, emotions, and states of mind. For example, Haku and Chihiro both have very fair skin which is symbolising innocence like an angel. Chihiro has small facial features, like a baby which are considered cute in our society. Another example is Yubaba and Zeniba who are both witches have portrayed with very large heads almost the same size as their bodies making them appear tough and evil. Furthermore, she is very wrinkly and has lots of warts on her face. This makes us think, people who appear more ugly are associated with evil. 

I believe that director Hayao Miyazaki wants the audience to realise that we humans classify people into groups by just like we classify Haku and Chihiro as good and Zeniba and Yubaba as evil. This is called Racism also known as a classification of people into groups, when we classify people into groups we create stereotypes. This is when we think Yubaba is ugly because she’s a witch and stereotypes of witches are that they evil. Why are they evil? Because when we were kids our society and culture taught us this ideology. 

Visual Symbolism helped viewers understand the theme of Greed. The owner of the bathhouse, Yubaba is the most greedy person out there because almost every time we see her in the movie she is usually dressed in rich clothing with gold jewellery and other excessive gems. She does this so she can show her power over everyone else. For example, when Yubaba realized that the customer was giving gold she shouted “Ahh, gold! All Gold!”. But as a punishment of being greedy, the gold turned into mud. Everyone in the bathhouse is greedy but it truly shows when No face was creating gold and giving it away. When this happened everyone started to give No face delicious or exotic foods.

An example of Greed was when Chihiro parents went into a restaurant that they weren’t invited to and started eating rapidly. This symbolised both greed and gluttony, therefore, they were turned into pigs. Hayao Miyazaki did this to show the sin of greed. As said in the bible “Watch out! Be on your guard against all kinds of greed; a man’s life does not consist in the abundance of his possessions”(Luke 12:15). Hayao Miyazaki is trying to show that everyone can become greedy if they are persuaded by the right things.

Visual Symbolism helped viewers understand the theme of Identity. When Chihiro signed the contract to get a job at the bathhouse, Yubaba stole parts of her name and made it Sen. This is called Contract Bestowal and is the way that Yubaba keeps the worker from escaping the bathhouse. Over time the workers eventually forget their name and lose their identity.  An example is when Yubaba said “So your names Chihiro such a pretty name (Pull characters of her name Chihiro and leaf Sen) and belongs to me now from now on your name is Sen”

But luckily Haku reminds Sen by saying “Here are your old clothes, you’ll need them to get home”. She remembers her real name and can use it escape. She also remembers Haku’s name which is Kohaku. When she was young she fell into a river and a river spirit called the Kohaku saved her. This set Haku and Chihiro free and they were able to leave the spirit world. Hayao Miyazaki could be symbolising that when you take someone’s name, you are also taking away their identity also taking away their soul.

After Yababa stole Sen’s identity (formerly known as Chihiro), Sen had to take care of herself because her parent were now pigs. This made her become more responsible for herself and her job giving her a stable identity in the bathhouse. An example of her having a stable identity is when she was offered gold from No face but refused. Chihiro learned from her father’s mistake of thinking that money can solve every problem.

She wisely chooses to do her duties instead of taking gold from No Face. No Face has never had an identity because has never had any friends or family that could teach him. He is trying to lure the bathhouse workers with gold and with want they want gold. If they accept No face will devour them and take the identity of the eaten person. Since he has the identity of the bathhouse worker he has all the greed, gluttony and viciousness and this doesn’t make him too happy because they were pretty empty on the inside. This would explain why No face wants to have Sen’s identity because she has the best identity in the bathhouse.

Furthermore, she was very respectful and kind to No face. Hayao Miyazaki wanted to symbolise No face as a Hungry ghost. Hungry ghosts are similar to no face because a hungry ghost has a mouth the size of a needle’s eye and a stomach the size of a mountain as written in Buddhist text. No face is like a hungry ghost because he had a never-ending appetite. The director Hayao Miyazaki is trying to explain that our identity is the result of other people’s identity especially close friends or family.

In the film, Spirited Away Dialogue helped viewers understand the theme of Greed. Chihiro’s father said at the start of the film “Don’t worry, you’ve got Daddy here. He’s got credit cards and cash.”. Chihiro’s father thought that wealth can compensate for lack of manners and respect. Chihiro learns from her dad’s mistakes. An example is when No face was offering gold then Chihiro said: “I don’t want any but thanks, I’m sorry but I’m in a very big hurry” and runs off. Chihiro knew that money or gold can’t solve every issue and those who give into greed with be condemned to servitude. I believe that the director Hayao Miyazaki is trying to show people the punishment of the greed, gluttony as mentioned in the seven deadly sins is paid in enslavement.

In conclusion, in the film, Spirited Away, directed by Hayao Miyazaki, several film techniques such as visual symbolism and dialogue. These techniques helped me understand the three main ideas in Spirited away is Greed, identity and Good vs Evil. The director Hayao Miyazaki got inspiration from the Christian bible, hungry ghost from the ancient Buddhist text. Furthermore, director Hayao Miyazaki was trying to show the consequences of the 7 deadly sins such as Greed, Gluttony.

Lin Waifu, she can give me a bath any day ❤

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