Is it Wrong to Try to Pick up Girls in a Dungeon?


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Is it Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon?

Also known as DanMachi or Dungeon ni Deai o Motomeru no wa Machigatteiru no Darō ka? in Japanese, is a cute anime based off of a series of light novels. There is 12 anime episodes in the series and 8 light novels. There was also a manga series with 5 volumes that were based on the novels as well. For the manga and novel series, there may still be more to come due to  the long turn around of the books, however I have yet read the novels.

Now for a quick explanation of what a light novel is! It’s basically a novella with a few pictures throughout it.Now it’s not a picture book, there is much more writing in it, and not as many pictures, the pictures are just scattered through out the book.

This is a funny slice-of-life adventure anime. You follow Bell Cranel, an adventurer living in Orario as he becomes the only member of the Hestia Familia. Though he starts off as a very weak adventurer/dungeon crawler he obtains a special skill that allows him to strengthen very quickly so long as his feelings towards Aiz, the Sword Princess whom he looks up to, doesn’t change.

This series is fast paced, and funny as hell. It is suitable for all ages, so long as you can read subtitles or speak Japanese. If you’re a gamer, it has the leveling up, and dungeon crawler aspects to it. If you are an otaku, there is plenty of the normal tropes and fan-service that are inclosed within this anime. Though the story doesn’t advance that much in this season I’m holding out hope for a second season.

You get to meet the heads of all of the houses in the anime, whom are Gods. You also find out about the backstory of the main Goddess, Hestia, and her relation with everyone else. Since she’s the outcast of the group, several of the other Goddesses try and steal away Bell, or at least have him killed.

Over all this anime is a good watch, the animation style is smooth and the action scenes are drawn beautifully . This anime should be added to your to watch list.


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