It's time to watch an anime with the most ridiculous name I've come across in a while: Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon. Here we go!
Thoughts Before Starting
I was recommended to watch this anime by @TreverMoon and the title of it caught me as soon as they typed it, so I was like....yeah I gotta give this a try. I expect dungeons and a dude trying to pick up girls. No, I have not read a single synopsis or preview of this. I'm just going for it!
Title: Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon?
Japanese title: ダンジョンに出会いを求めるのは間違っているだろうか
Aired Spring 2015.
So, the pretense of this anime is decently interesting to me. Basically, Gods live among the humans, and they each have a "family" of servants who are granted special powers for entering this bond/relationship with the god. This power is basically the ability to fight monsters, but you still have to keep working hard to get it better so these adventurers go into the dungeons to fight things!
OK so that brings us to Bell, who is a level 1 adventurer, and he falls for a hot level 5 adventurer named Aiz Wallenstein. Somehow that causes special things to happen & I wont' spoil it but it was just mildly interesting. I like some harem anime, but this one was already annoying me because I feel bad for his goddess who clearly has something for him, even though she's just kind of puppy crushing & should know better haha.
Other than that, though, the story is interesting enough! I think that the layers of power and of magic is interesting, and I want to see what other things are possible in this world. I felt a little bit like I was trying to play catch up and learn everything in the first few minutes, so that could have been done better, but I think that would be limited to the first episode.
Overall Episode Impressions:
Sound design: 7
Character designs: 6 (these might get better I guess)
OP + ED: 7
Voice acting: 8
Am I Going to Continue?
I think I'll watch episode 2 and see if that gives me enough other characters and interesting developments to continue past that. I'm not sure if it'll make it, but I really like some of the characters so far (like Aiz and Hestia) so I want to keep watching and see if anything fun happens with them!!