Is It Wrong To Pick Up Girls In a Dungeon Manga is a Japanese light novel series written by Fujino Omori and illustrated by Suzujiyo Yaduda. SB Creative has published sixteen volumes since January 2013 under their GA Bunko imprint.
Is It Wrong To Pick Up Girls In a Dungeon Manga has received two 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.
Is It Wrong To Pick Up Girls In a Dungeon Manga film, premiered on 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 was slated to air in July 2020, but was delayed due to the Covid-19 pandemic. The third season aired from October 3 to December 19, 2020. A fourth season is set to premiere in 2022.
Additionally, a spin-off light novel series 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.
Both spinoffs have also received manga adaptations, and a television anime adaptation of Sword Oratoria aired from April 14 to June 30, 2017.
Is It Wrong To Pick Up Girls In a Dungeon Manga 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 thrive 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.
Is It Wrong To Pick Up Girls In a Dungeon Manga 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 to make ends meet. 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.
The good part is how the characterization is a bit better than the LN source material in some ways. We get to see how much of a tsundere Hephaistos is towards Hestia, and see just how devastating Freya’s powers are. They are not just entrancing but truly powerful that might put Bell in trouble.
I really enjoyed the art, including the color insert and the little tidbits about the world the and story are neat. They seem to come in-between chapters. Beyond that, we are given a little hint of things to come later on. All in all, this was a good adaptation, and one I truly recommend.