Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon? (Dungeon ni Deai wo Motomeru no wa Machigatteiru Darou ka), popularly referred to as DanMachi, is an anime based off of a light novel series with the same name. Written by Fujino Omori and illustrated by Suzuhito Yasuda, this light-novel series was published initially on 15th January 2013. The manga adaptation was published on 2nd August 2013.
An anime television series adaptation by J.C.Staff began airing the broadcast night of 3rd April 2015. The first season comprised 13 episodes and proved to be very popular, which lead to a renewal of the series into a second season. The second season of the anime and an original film adaptation titled Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon?: Arrow of the Orion, was announced on 18th February 2018, during the GA Bunko 2018 Happyo Stage at Wonder Festival. The anime has had one OVA, which released on 7th December 2016 after the end of its first season.
Quick Updates on Season 3:
Release date: July 2020
Announced on: 27th September 2019
OVA Release date: 29th January 2020
OVA Announcement Video:
DanMachi Season 2:
Translation: [Breaking News] “Is it wrong to ask a dungeon to meet? Ⅲ “Production decision! It is scheduled to start broadcasting in the summer of 2020. “Is it wrong to ask for a dungeon encounter?” Thank you for your continued support! ! #danmachi@danmachi_anime
The announcement for the renewal of the series into its third season went out from @danmachi_anime, the official Twitter account for the series. Even though the return of the series has been confirmed, the actual release date has not been announced, the anime will premiere sometime July 2020. The creators took 4 years to release season 2 and we’re hoping it won’t be the case this time around.
The first OVA of the franchise went out in December 2016 and was a big hit. According to @danmachi_anime, another OVA is in the works and is expected to be released on 29th January 2020.
The 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 every day in the dungeon to make ends meet while seeking to improve himself. 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. He also gains allies and improves himself with each new challenge he faces.