Friday, May 1, 2015

Danmachi!

Of the new anime series airing this season, one that really caught my eye was Dungeon ni Deai wo Motomeru no wa Machigatteiru Darou ka or Danmachi for short. The title for the English version is: Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon? I really like how the anime takes standard RPG tropes and applies them to their world, like how an adventurer can 'view' their stats similar to the status menu in an RPG or there is a level system to indicate overall growth. As a child I grew up playing JRPGs (My blog name is a good indicator of that) and today it still remains my favorite gaming genre, although shmups and 2D fighting games are coming close. This anime has been a blast to watch so far, and I'm really liking the characters, especially Hestia; she is adorable and a really supportive goddess. <3

I was so impressed with the 4 episodes I've seen so far, I went and picked up the English versions of the first two light novels!

Here's the synopsis lifted straight from MAL:
Commonly known as the "Dungeon," the city of Orario possesses a huge labyrinth in the underground. Its strange name attracts excitement, illusions of honor, and hopes of romance with a pretty girl. In this city of dreams and desires, new adventurer Bell Cranel has his fateful encounter with the tiny Goddess Hestia.

Thus begins the story of a boy striving to become the best adventurer and a lonely goddess searching for followers both hoping to reach their goals and perhaps have some romance on the side.

If you're interested you can watch the anime over at Crunchyroll!
Volume 1 of the Light Novel can be purchased here from Amazon.