The debut episode of the dark fantasy anime Goblin Slayer, has caused a mass triggering of NPC snowflakes on Twitter. The episode quickly takes a dark turn, and that has obviously caught the snowflakes, who have not read the manga, off guard. They were expecting a lighthearted MMO type fantasy, however the series is more of a dark fantasy in the style of right wing vigilantism, after a female adventurer is gang raped by goblins.
The goblins are an entirely parasitic race that require a human female host in order to reproduce, they attack villages and abduct females. Their behaviour is easily comparable to African and middle eastern rapefugees in Europe, and certainly comparable to MS-13 in the US. They also share some physical characteristics with certain protected groups.
It didn’t take long for the Twitter NPC mob to voice their outrage, picking up on the real world parallels with immigration, calling it fascist. And accusing it of promoting rape culture, a clear strawman, as the goblins were depicted as evil and disturbing. It clearly doesn’t conform to their pre programmed world view and dialogue scripting.
The outrage from the NPC mob on Twitter has been so great that social justice outlet Crunchyroll have added a warning on future episodes of Goblin Slayer in order to satisfy their snowflake audience.
Goblin Slayer starts off in a lighthearted MMO style, but quickly turns into a more dark experience that is more like Dark Souls in comparison , as the episode progresses. The Goblin Slayer, who simply goes by the name Goblin Slayer, is completely focused on only hunting goblins, with a single minded hatred, ignoring all other monsters. The reasons for this are explained somewhat in his backstory in episode two.
Although only two episodes in, Goblin Slayer, with its anti immigration sentiment and the right wing vigilante aesthetic, that has triggered the Twitter snowflakes so effectively, is certainly looking like /ouranime/.