Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon? IV episode 14

Rating: B+ To a certain extent, this part of DanMachi has become a tale of two redheads. On one side is Alise, the Captain of Astrea Familia and, once, Ryu’s closest friend. Back before she discarded her pride for revenge, Ryu was a very proud and dignified elf, which made her the subject of muchContinue reading “Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon? IV episode 14”

Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon? IV episodes 13 and 14

NOTE: Due to me somehow forgetting that I hadn’t written up episode 13 yet, these two episodes are being covered together. Rating – Both Episodes: B+ After focusing almost exclusively on Bell’s crew in episode 12, episode 13 gives a roughly even split to Bell/Ryu vs. Bell’s crew, with just a little bit of timeContinue reading “Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon? IV episodes 13 and 14”

Is It Wrong to Try To Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon? IV episode 12

The first half left off on one hell of a double-cliffhanger: Bell and Ryu are stranded in the Deep Levels, while the rest of Bell’s expedition must face off against the floor boss of the Great Falls, the double-headed dragon Amphisbaena, without him. There’s plenty of despair to go around! Though both sides get addressedContinue reading “Is It Wrong to Try To Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon? IV episode 12”

Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon? IV episode 11

Rating: A Last episode ended with Bell in his worst shape ever – possibly even dead. Naturally, a series so heavily-dependent on its protagonist was not going to kill him off, and as I noted last episode, the series did leave itself a combination “out:” The Goliath Scarf reduced what should have been a fatalContinue reading “Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon? IV episode 11”

Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon? IV episode 10

Rating: A- The wonderful summary quote for this episode on HIDIVE tells it all: “Some monsters you must fight and from others you must flee. But beware the Juggernaut lest you simply cease to be.” The DanMachi franchise has had no shortage of intimidating foes over its run, whether it be a giant ape, aContinue reading “Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon? IV episode 10”

Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon? IV episode 9

Rating: 4.5 (of 5) Ryu is unquestionably a killer. However, she only kills people in the cause of vengeance, so whacking an informant isn’t her style. How moral it is to kill for vengeance is another matter, but that delineation that Bell insists on having spelled out, combine with him realizing what the item heContinue reading “Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon? IV episode 9”

Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon? IV

Rating: B+ Just from animated content, we know that Ryu once lost everything – her whole familia – and that one particular rival familia was responsible. In retribution, she did everything she could to wipe out that familia – here identified as Rudra* Familia, a part of Evilus (mentioned not in this series but inContinue reading “Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon? IV”

Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon? episode 7

Rating: B+ Whether goddesses or adventurers, Guild workers or waitresses, DanMachi has never lacked for sexy female characters amongst its recurring cast. While fan service has never been a focus of the series, DanMachi has also not lacked for opportunities to let its diverse cast of beauties show off; in fact, it has periodically manufacturedContinue reading “Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon? episode 7”

Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon? IV episode 5

Rating: A- Over the course of the franchise, Bell Cranel has fought a number of epic battles, but in most of those he has been fighting from the underdog position. The circumstances are always desperate, the foe is always stronger, and the look of grim determination is always on his face. But not this time.Continue reading “Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon? IV episode 5”

Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon? IV episodes 3-4

Rating: B+ Among the other series that I am still following this season is Harem in the Labyrinth of Another World, which I’m sticking with mostly to see if an isekai series where sex is a core element can actually amount to anything. Even though DanMachi is not an isekai series, both are still RPG-drivenContinue reading “Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon? IV episodes 3-4”