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?
DanMachi light novel volume 1 cover.jpg
First light novel volume cover featuring Hestia (left) and Bell Cranel (right).
ダンジョンに出会いを求めるのは間違っているだろうか
(Danjon ni Deai o Motomeru no wa Machigatteiru Darō ka)
GenreFantasy[1][2][3]
Light novel
Written byFujino Ōmori
Illustrated bySuzuhito Yasuda
Published bySB Creative
English publisher
DemographicMale
ImprintGA Bunko
Original runJanuary 15, 2013 – present
Volumes15 (List of volumes)
Manga
Written byFujino Ōmori
Illustrated byKunieda
Published bySquare Enix
English publisher
Yen Press
DemographicSeinen
MagazineYoung Gangan
Original runAugust 2, 2013 – present
Volumes11 (List of volumes)
Manga
Dungeon ni Deai o Motomeru no wa Machigatteiru Darō ka 4-koma: Kamisama no Nichijō
Written byMasaya Takamura
Published bySquare Enix
English publisher
DemographicSeinen
ImprintYoung Gangan Comics
MagazineGangan Online
Original runAugust 14, 2014 – present
Volumes2 (List of volumes)
Anime television series
Directed byYoshiki Yamakawa (season 1)
Hideki Tachibana (season 2)
Produced byNobuhiro Nakayama
Ryūtarō Kawakami
Seiji Miyazaki
Written byHideki Shirane
Music byKeiji Inai
StudioJ.C.Staff
Licensed by
Hanabee
Animatsu Entertainment (season 1)
MVM Entertainment (season 2)
Original networkTokyo MX, SUN, KBS, BS11, AT-X, TV Aichi
Original run April 4, 2015 – present
Episodes25 + 2 OVAs (List of episodes)
Anime film
Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon?: Arrow of the Orion
Directed byKatsushi Sakurabi
Written byFujino Ōmori
Music byKeiji Inai
StudioJ.C.Staff
Licensed by
Sentai Filmworks
ReleasedFebruary 15, 2019 (2019-02-15)
Runtime82 minutes
Other
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Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon? (ダンジョンに出会いを求めるのは間違っているだろうか, Danjon ni Deai o Motomeru no wa Machigatteiru Darō ka), also known as DanMachi (ダンまち) for short, and with English subtitle Familia Myth,[4] is a Japanese light novel series written by Fujino Ōmori [Wikidata] and illustrated by Suzuhito Yasuda. SB Creative has published fifteen volumes since January 2013 under their GA Bunko imprint.

It has received two manga adaptations as well as an anime television adaptation by J.C.Staff, which aired from April 4 to June 27, 2015. An OVA was released on December 7, 2016. A second anime season and an original anime film adaptation were both announced in February 2018.[5] The film, titled Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon?: Arrow of the Orion premiered in February 15, 2019. The second season aired from July 13 to September 28, 2019. A third anime season and an OVA episode were both announced on September 27, 2019. The third season will air in July 2020.

Additionally, a spin-off light novel series titled Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon? On the Side: Sword Oratoria began in January 2014, and another spin-off light novel series titled Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon?: Familia Chronicle (illustrated by Nilitsu) began in March 2017.[6] Both spinoffs have also received manga adaptations, and a television anime adaptation of Sword Oratoria aired from April 14 to June 30, 2017.

Synopsis[edit]

Setting[edit]

The story takes place in the fictional city of Orario to when gods all came down seeking excitement, limiting their divine powers to perceive and experience the hardships that thrives on the lower world. Offering mortals to fight monsters assorted in an underground labyrinth known as Dungeon (ダンジョン, Danjon). Adventurers visit the dungeon to defeat monsters and take their crystal shards, which are used to craft magic items, among other treasures; however, they can also be exchanged for the world's currency. The people of Orario join groups called Familia (ファミリア, Famiria), who serve a range of functions from dungeon crawling to crafting items. Each Familia is named after and serves a resident deity. In a fashion similar to role playing games, the adventurers are grouped into levels, increasing their levels and abilities according to their achievements.[7][8]

Plot[edit]

The story follows the exploits of Bell Cranel, a 14-year-old solo adventurer under the goddess Hestia. As the only member of the Hestia Familia, he works hard every day in the dungeon to make ends meet while seeking to improve himself. He looks up to Ais Wallenstein, a famous and powerful swordswoman who once saved his life, and with whom he fell in love. He is unaware that several other girls, deities and mortals alike, also develop affections towards him; most notably Hestia herself, as he also gains allies and improves himself with each new challenge he faces.

Media[edit]

Light novels[edit]

Fujino Ōmori wrote the story under the title Familia Myth as his entry for the 4th GA Bunko Award, where he won the Great Prize and received an offer for publication.[9] The first light novel volume was published on January 15, 2013, by SB Creative under their GA Bunko imprint.[10] As of June 14, 2019, fifteen volumes have been published.[11] The series has estimated sales of over 1,500,000 copies.[12] Yen Press has licensed the series in North America and released the first volume under the Yen On imprint in December 2014.[13][14] The light novel ranked at No. 4 in 2014 in Takarajimasha's annual light novel guide book Kono Light Novel ga Sugoi!.[15]

Manga[edit]

The series has been adapted into three manga series. The one based on the novels is illustrated by Kunieda and started serialization in Square Enix's seinen manga magazine Young Gangan from August 2, 2013.[4] It has been collected in ten tankōbon volumes.[16][17] Yen Press announced at their New York Comic Con 2014 panel the rights to publish the manga in North America.[18]

The Episode Lyu manga series is a special story focused on character Lyu Lion from the main series.

A four-panel manga series titled Dungeon ni Deai o Motomeru no wa Machigatteiru Darō ka 4-koma: Kamisama no Nichijō (ダンジョンに出会いを求めるのは間違っているだろうか4コマ【神様の日常】) by Masaya Takamura began serialization in Square Enix's online manga magazine Gangan Online from August 14, 2014.

Anime[edit]

An anime television series adaptation by J.C.Staff began airing the broadcast night of April 3, 2015.[19] The opening theme is "Hey World" by Yuka Iguchi, and the ending theme is "Right Light Rise" by Kanon Wakeshima.[20] Crunchyroll has streamed the series internationally.[21] Sentai Filmworks has licensed the anime for digital and home video release in North America with an English dub released in March 2017.[22][23] An original video animation was released on December 7, 2016.[24][25] The opening theme for the second season is "HELLO to DREAM" by Iguchi, and the ending theme is "Sayakana Shukusai" by sora tob sakana.[26]

A second season of the anime and an original film adaptation titled Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon?: Arrow of the Orion (劇場版 ダンジョンに出会いを求めるのは間違っているだろうか ー オリオンの矢 ー, Danjon ni Deai o Motomeru no wa Machigatteiru Darō ka ー Orion no Ya ー) were announced on February 18, 2018, during the GA Bunko 2018 Happyō Stage at Wonder Festival.[27] The film was directed by Katsushi Sakurabi, written by Fujino Ōmori, with animation by J.C.Staff and music by Keiji Inai. The film was released on February 15, 2019 in Japan.[28][29] The second season aired from July 13 to September 28, 2019.[30][31] Hideki Tachibana replaced Yoshiki Yamakawa as the director of the second season. The rest of the cast and staff reprised their roles.[32] Hidive will be streaming a Dubcast for the second season.[33]

A third season of the anime series and an OVA episode were both announced on September 27, 2019.[34] The third season is scheduled to start broadcasting in July 2020. The OVA episode was released on January 29, 2020.[35]

Video games[edit]

5pb. announced that they are developing a "dungeon action RPG" based on the light novels. It will be released on PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita, Nintendo Switch, and Microsoft Windows.[36] The PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch and PC versions will be released in North America and Europe in 2020.[37]

DanMachi: MEMORIA FREESE is a role-playing mobile game for the iOS and Android platforms, released in Japan in 2017, US in 2018 [38] and EU in 2019 [39] The game sold over 3 million copies in its first month, and has about 35 million registered users and more than 1 million subscribers as of March 2018.[40] The game's earnings are 40% higher in the United States than in Japan.[41]

Reception[edit]

Over 9 million copies of the Light Novels were in print as of January 2018.[42]

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