Prepare the dungeon!
This month’s anime challenge is an epic fantasy anime, an anime that no-one could stop talking about when it came out in 2015 – Dungeon ni Deai wo Motomeru no wa Machigatteiru no Darou ka (lovingly shortened as DanMachi by the anime’s fan base).
Dungeon ni Deai wo Motomeru no wa Machigatteiru no Darou ka (Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon?) plays off in the city of Orario. In Orario there is the Dungeon – a place inhabited by an assortment of monsters, ranging from goblins to dragons. Adventurers visit the dungeon to take on these monsters, defeat them and harvest their crystal shards, which in turn are used to create magical items, or to be exchanged for currency. These adventurers all join groups which are called Familia. The Familia each has its own function, some focus on dungeon crawling while some focus on crafting items. Each of these Familia is named after and serves a resident deity.
Our story follows the adventures of 14-year-old Bell Cranel, the solo adventurer of the Hestia Familia, as well as Hestia herself, the deity of the Hestia Familia. Bell works very hard every day in the dungeon to make ends meet and to improve his skill ad adventurer. He was once saved by Ais Wallenstein, a famous and powerful swordswoman, to whom he looks up to and fell in love with. He is unaware that several girls, mortals and deities, also developed feelings for him, Hestia included…