Thursday, May 14, 2015

Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon? Eps 1-6

When I heard the name of this anime, I had this image of the sukebe adventurer who went into dungeons to pick up chicks. They'll be perverted gags and this adventurer will save the day but not get the girl and off to the next dungeon and he'll have this female companion who is disgusted by all him constantly trying to get into the skirt of any female adventurer he comes across. I thought the worst thing that could happen was that the anime would run out of funny ways for him to pick up and lose the girl. I was wrong.

The worst thing that could happen was for the anime to turn out to be a Sword Art Online clone. First off, why the fuck did they use 'pick up girls' for the English title when 'deai wo motomete' sounds more like 'want to meet'?

This show is so generic, there's no freaking humour in it. Anyone who's watched some anime can guess every single piece of dialogue and plot point before it happens. I just skimmed 6 episodes in half an hour going yup, what else is new? Oh loli character calling main character onii-chan and he's going to win her over cause he's so stupid nice.

It is designed to appeal to the lowest common denominator of anime fans with the same harem formula. Tenchi Muyo did a much better job with the formula 20 years ago. All this has done is reminded me I never got to watching Those who hunt elves. I believe its about looking for a female elf with a map on her back so they have to strip elves or something. Pretty sure its a lot better then Dungeon ni Deai wo Motomeru no wa Machigatteiru Darou ka. Avoid.


Anonymous said...

Hi I have been following your blog for the past two years.This is a off topic question,I just wanna ask what are the resources did you use in learning japanese? Any text book in particular?

Akiramike said...

Anon, check out, especially the comments:

Always start off with hiragana and katakana and go from there. Good luck!

Jesus Christ Supercop said...

You went in with negative pre-conceptions, expected it to have an original and surprising story even though there was never any reason to expect any such thing, skimmed through six episodes in half an hour barely paying attention to anything, and now act deeply offended because the show wasn't to your liking. Using vague boilerplate criticism like "generic" and "lowest common denominator" is just the icing on the shitcake. This is an absolutely terrible review, if it can even be called one. It's more like a hit piece.

Dungeon is good, maybe even very good, for what it is. You could have at least noted that it has good production values, but maybe you were too busy fast forwarding.

Anonymous said...

^ lol anime fanboi.

This kinda anime is something I'd watch while having lunch outside, on my cellphone no less. And I'll admit that a good production value anime is certainly a lot less painful to watch than a typical getsu9 drama with a-list actors; that I'll give you.

Anonymous said...

Rootabega sez:
Take no heed of the butt-hurt anime fanboi, Mike-san. If it weren't for your blog, I would have exactly zero exposure to anime or games, 'cause, get this, fanbois, I manage to live a perfectly fulfilling life without having an interest in either.
No offence meant towards rational fans of these genres whatsoever. You can consider it a testament to your awesome reviewing powers that I read your non-dorama posts too, Mike-san!

Akiramike said...

Take it easy on JCS. He's been a long time reader and everyone's entitled to their opinion.