DanMachi, also known as Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon?, is a light novel series written by Fujino Ōmori and illustrated by Suzuhito Yasuda . It has been published in Japan since January 2013. An anime television series adaptation has been airing since 2015 in Japan. Currently, DanMachi consists of the main anime series, an anime movie, a spin-off anime series, and three OVA episodes. In this article, we are going to bring you the complete watch guide for DanMachi.
In this section, we are going to bring you the complete list of DanMachi works by their respective release orders. As we have said, DanMachi consists of the main anime series, three OVA episodes, a spin-off anime series, and this is their release order:
In the next section, we are going to tell you the proper chronological order of these works, with information about each work’s plot.
The first season of DanMachi consists of 13 episodes, which aired from April 4, 2015 to June 27, 2015.
On their way back from the 18th floor, Bell and her party accidentally stumble upon a mythical hidden hot spring (which Mikoto is particularly excited about) and decide to take some time to rest. Hermes uses this opportunity to cause some trouble, to the chagrin of Asfi and the other girls. As she explores other parts of the spring, Estia comes across a room where she can finally be alone with Bell.
Suddenly, the hot spring begins to turn red and burns everyone’s swimsuits. After Bell and Estia are chased by the monsters and rescued by Ryu, they face the protector of the spring, a giant monkfish, which Bell quickly defeats. Realizing that the hot spring was just a monster trap, they plan to report it to the guild and exit the dungeon to return home.
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With the help of Hermes, the goddess Artemis travels to Orario to search for someone who can pull a special spear from its base. Artemis thus asks Bell, who has succeeded in removing the said spear and calls himself Orion by the latter, to go and eliminate Antares, a monster locked up by the great spirits of ancient times in the ruins of Ersos at the end of the continent. Thus begins their journey to the remains of Ersos to save Orario and the world from the danger of Antares and what lies behind his power.
The second season also consisted of 13 episodes, which aired from July 6, 2019 to September 28, 2019.
Miach sends the Estia and Ryu Family on a mission to retrieve some medicinal herbs on “Desert Island Friendship”, which they see as a vacation. Estia, Lili and Haruhime argue over who should spend time next to Bell and choose to decide it with a swimwear contest. The girls show off their costumes, causing Bell to flutter, and when asked to choose the winner, they are surprised by the appearance of Ais, who has a mushroom sticking out of her head.
Acting in an unusually cheerful way, the others imagine that she suffers from amnesia and to help her they must find the legendary “Chrysanthemum Ognicosa” hidden in the center of the island, which can satisfy the deepest desires of the owner. While some go looking for him, Estia makes Ais believe that she has always been in love with Welf, which causes Bell to escape in shock and he falls from a cliff, unconscious.
Ryu appears to find the “Ognicosa Chrysanthemum” in the middle of a lake, but when he goes to retrieve it, he starts screaming. Mikoto and Welf each go looking for her on his behalf, this time finding the flower in a hot spring and a lake forge respectively. The three go back, sprouting their mushrooms on their heads, and start acting weird like Ais.
Estia, Lili and Haruhime try to save them, but they themselves become victims. Bell wakes up to find all of his companions stuck in the same hypnotic trance. Eventually they pass out, the mushrooms fall off their heads and turn into chibi versions of their guests asking Bell to be taken to Time and he accepts.
Suddenly, many other characters, including Finn, Bete, Aisha, even Apollo and Ares, appear to be trying to fight the mushrooms when a volcano emerges from nowhere, destroying the island. In the end it turns out that it was all a dream of Cassandra, who tries in vain to warn Daphne and Miach, discovering from Naza that they had already left for the island several days before and that they would be back shortly.
Bell arrives in the shop, causing a mushroom to sprout on his head, shocking Cassandra.
The third season of DanMachi had 12 episodes. They aired from October 3, 2020 to December 19, 2020.
Dian Cecht opens a public bathroom at Hours and is a great success. However, the Miach Family is annoyed that he stole the idea from Naaza, and they also believe that his proclamation that he is also a natural hot spring is a lie. After venting their frustration with Bell, Hermes appears, overhearing them, and volunteering to investigate the place in question.
They discover that he is almost identical to Naaza’s plans and, despite Naaza’s initial insistence on doing things on her own so they don’t get into trouble, the others agree to help them sneak into the baths and uncover the truth. Bell, Ermes and Welf, the latter having only recently become aware of the situation, disguise themselves and begin to create confusion by running into the women’s bathroom, while the Miach family heads towards the boiler.
When the boys split up, Bell stumbles upon a bridge and accidentally falls on naked Syr, and plummets into the stream below. The Miach Family is forced to face Dian Cecht’s defensive system, which is devices that spray a liquid that disintegrates clothes.
Eventually, Miach and Naaza make their way and confront Dian Cecht wielding a lightsaber, which accidentally cuts one of the upper tubes, causing a powerful explosion that frees Bell who was trapped.
The three arrive in the boiler room and discover that the source of the hot spring is actually a member of the Cecht Family, Airmid the healer, who gets so embarrassed that the entire hot spring explodes. Afterward, everyone enjoys the remaining pools of water left, while Eina, decidedly embarrassed, discovered the trouble Bell was doing by Syr and brutally punishes him.