Danmachi Episode 6: Really? Fog?

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Wait…so what exactly happened with Bell’s knife in this episode? I’m assuming that the object that Lili threw at him when she was yelling at him was the knife, but it wasn’t fully shown. I’m surprised that the Soma adventurers didn’t notice that she had that on her person when they were looting her. Isn’t that a bit too lucky for Bell? Anyway, it looks like Lili’s stuff is all resolved this week…

So I guess next week’s episode finally shifts the focus on Aiz, the illusive ghost in the fog. Since it still feels too early for her to join the main cast (the opening seems to suggest that), I’m assuming that the episode will just not feature Bell much (either that or re-tell events of the story from her point of view, which I believe would be kind of lame). I’m still not sure I understand what her role is supposed to be in the show…is she really just going to swoop in whenever Bell is in too much trouble and disappear afterwards?

Dungeon ni Deai no Motomeru no wa Machigatteiru Darou ka First Impressions (1): Long names are all the rage, right?

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Like I said in the preview post, I was proofreader for the manga form of this show, so I have little choice but to check out the anime. It’s a pretty simple premise, set in a world that is pretty much modeled off of an MMORPG (as opposed to an actual MMORPG like many of the “trapped in game” series). Bell Cranel, the main character, is a newbie adventurer with pretty much the perfect harem skill, his stats grow faster when he has strong feelings towards someone. I’m not a huge fan of the skill, but I do like how the series tries to incorporate many of these RPG elements into a “normal” lifestyle.

[HorribleSubs] DanMachi - 01 [720p].mkv_snapshot_17.03_[2015.04.04_08.08.55]

One issue I had with the manga was that Bell’s default state was pretty much just “training in the dungeon”…meanwhile, all sorts of things are happening with the other characters. Maybe I just didn’t get far enough into the story, so we’ll see how the anime goes. Music-wise, I’m not sure whether the song at the end was supposed to be the ending song or the opening song, but I would classify it as “only okay”. Maybe it was the vocals, but I just can’t imagine myself listening to that over and over. If I remember the story from the manga correctly, next week’s episode should have to do with a monster escaping into the city? I think that’s what the title Monster Festival refers to…