I was interested in Goblin Slayer from the outset because it appeared to have enough seriousness to keep me engaged. I don't really care about battles that can happen in fantasy worlds (as in Sailor Moon) and I barely care about fights done with Stands (as in Jojo).
However, several episodes in to Goblin Slayer, it looks like a power fantasy, not misery tourism. The hero is truly heroic, the goblins are truly better off dead, and it's human-versus-inhuman rather than good-versus-evil, but certainly you can't say goblins and humans are equally good. It might have a bit of grey-versus-black morality, but time will tell. Goblin Slayer is a show about Playing It Straight. The hero is unironically heroic. The girls unironically love him.
By that token, I didn't think that the Slime show, Tensei shitara Slime Datta Ken, would be able to engage me. However, I stumbled across a clip that showed ordinary goblins getting transformed by receiving personal names. I decided to watch an episode and I was hooked. This show is extremely comedic. The hero is so overpowered that the conflicts are not about power level. My writing teachers always said that stories must have conflict, and maybe that's true, but somehow I enjoy watching this silly power fantasy about an overpowered slime. This show is the opposite of Playing It Straight. It is a deconstruction of fantasy, but it is also an interesting character study.
Possibly violent conflict makes some good literature, but there are whole genres of good literature that require an absence of violent conflict.