Saturday, 3 June 2017
ANIME REVIEW: IS IT WRONG TO TRY TO PICK UP GIRLS IN A DUNGEON? COMPLETE SEASON 1
Is It Wrong To Try To Pick Up Girls In A Dungeon? Complete Season 1
Released By: Animatsu
Running Time: 325 Mins
Audio: English DD 5.1 Japanese DD 2.0
Release Date: 12/6/2017
Reviewed By: Sandra Scholes
This review is for the DVD version.
In the world of Orario, Bell Cranel is an adventurer who wants to pick up girls most of all, rather than the point of the game, looking for treasures in a place called Dungeon where all manner of dangers lurk and where patience is the key to finding what they want. Goblins and dragons are creatures they have to fight or avoid in this role-playing game, but when Bell is saved by another player from certain death, he feels he owes her big time!
This is standard RPG stuff with players teaming up to navigate around a labyrinth of danger or certain riches and power. The point of going into the dungeon is to slay creatures if they have enough strength and take crystal shards that up their power and create magical things they can use later. As a young adventurer, it's Bell's first time in the game and he needs a helping hand to fight and find his way around. Every person is a part of a group that is blessed by a certain ancient god or goddess; Bell's is Hestia and he works tirelessly to prove he can make it in one of the most dangerous places in Orario.
Aiz Wallenstien is the woman who saved his life and he is in love with her, which annoys the other adventurers and the goddess he's supposed to be worshipping. The relationships the gods and goddesses have with each other can cause trouble, as Hestia doesn't want other women getting involved with him. As expected, jealousy rears its ugly head and Bell has trouble getting out of scrapes that would otherwise have been easy. The Japanese love of ancient gods makes this funnier with the appearance of Loki, Hephaistos and Freya among many who as we know can cause quite a lot of bother.
What is funny about this story is whenever Bell puts himself in danger and tries to get out of it, he is always saved by Aiz. This is a good humoured comedy for those who want to laugh at the main character and his problems trying to go from zero to hero in a short space of time.
Bonus Material: Standard DVD version: Clean Opening Animation, Clean Closing Animation and Also Available from Sentai Filmworks. Blu-ray version: Deluxe Edition Blu-ray is available for a short time only and includes 2x Blu-ray discs, 3 x DVD discs, Episodes 1-13 packed inside 14 mm Blu-ray case, Plastic O-card, Rigid Collector's Box, Set of Art Cards and Bonus Poster.
Summary: There is a lot to like about this RPG comedy and lots of laughs to be had without it being OTT!