May 4, 2015

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DanMachi episode 05

Another very amusing episode. Isn’t it funny how unique characters always attract the attention of others. It’s been that way in pretty much every single anime. If a character that has something that makes him stand out then the rest just comes automatically.

[HorribleSubs] DanMachi - 05 [720p].mkv_snapshot_06.48_[2015.05.03_23.47.20]Bell-kun has this rare skill that allows him to progress at an incredible rate. He is clearing dungeons that would normally take him months to reach, and it’s starting to draw the attention of others. He, thanks to that book, has magic now and is well on his way to becoming one of the better adventurers. Yes, he’s not as good as that sword princess yet, especially since she and her friend had to save his ass again after he mindlessly went around using his new-found magic skill and depleted his mana during that process. What can I say? Idiots will do idiotic things from time to time.

[HorribleSubs] DanMachi - 05 [720p].mkv_snapshot_16.43_[2015.05.03_23.47.33]I know I make Bell-kun sound like some kind of super protagonist, but he’s not. He’s an ignorant fool that can’t see danger coming if it were to hit him in the face. That supporter of his plants to steal his knife from him again. He knows something’s wrong with that girl, yet he continues to trust her without asking too many questions… What an idiot.

He’s quite a fortunate boy. He has other characters that look out for him, that noticed something strange about that supporter of his. They are the ones that ask questions and try to find answers about the strange family that the girl is part of. They, at least, are not as easily fooled as Bell.

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Apr 27, 2015

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DanMachi episode 04

Another nice episode. So what is there was very little action? I believe this will lead up to an interesting new chapter that will undoubtedly entertain me throughout the show. I especially like how high-paced this all seems.

[HorribleSubs] DanMachi - 04 [720p].mkv_snapshot_07.53_[2015.04.26_23.41.24]So Bell-kun decided to tell his advisor about his insane increase in stats. He showed her and she couldn’t believe how much he had progressed in so little time. I also noticed that she did not notice that he has obtained a rare skill, which is probably why her attitude towards him stayed more or less the same. In fact, she, probably in his best interest, took him out shopping for armour. The guy has been going to those dungeons without proper equipment all this time. At one point it might not go as smoothly and he’ll end up taking a hit or two. Armour would definitely come in handy during that time.

[HorribleSubs] DanMachi - 04 [720p].mkv_snapshot_11.55_[2015.04.26_23.41.29]Also, Bell-kun found out about his goddess’ new job. Yes, he has a shiny new knife that will help him reach the top, but there was a price to be paid by Hestia. God only knows how long she has to work there for her to pay back all that money. But hey, Hestia is friends with that other goddess so it’s not like those terms are unreasonable.

And finally; I can see it coming from a mile away. Bell-kun is being baited by that little midget that’s only after that special knife of his. If I remember correctly; that knife can only be used by someone with certain ambition or something like that. She is going to try it again and that goddess of beauty is going to try and mess with Bell-kun again. Things are going to get rough for him again…

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Apr 18, 2015

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DanMachi episode 03

This season is quite a mess. I have to reschedule a lot of posts for many days later because most of the good shows air on the same day. The other shows, shows that aren’t really worth writing about, air on other days.

[HorribleSubs] DanMachi - 03 [720p].mkv_snapshot_09.37_[2015.04.17_23.54.35]So Bell managed to ensure the safety of his beloved goddess. You could tell that he was fully prepared to give his live so that she could live on. She took him in when no other family would. They all saw him as dead weight, a parasite that would eat their food, use their beds and other resources. Hestia took him in and turned him into a promising adventurer. That is why I am not at all surprised if he rushed towards death so that that girl could continue living. That just goes to show what kind of respectable character this protagonist is.

[HorribleSubs] DanMachi - 03 [720p].mkv_snapshot_13.56_[2015.04.17_23.54.43]I replayed the scene where Hestia updated his stats twice. This time it didn’t show how much he had progressed. I decided to cheat a little bit finding the matching chapter of the manga and found out that his stats had almost doubled. They freakin’ doubled! No wonder he managed to defeat that monster. Doesn’t matter if he has a super-knife; he couldn’t have defeated that monster with just that knife if his stats hadn’t doubled. That knife may be special and forged by another goddess, but that doesn’t mean it’s wielder will instantly become invincible.

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Apr 12, 2015

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DanMachi episode 02

How could I not write about something this interesting? I am not always interested in medieval stuff that involved RPG monsters and whatnot. But hey, it works in this case. It works quite well. It works damn well in fact!

[HorribleSubs] DanMachi - 02 [720p].mkv_snapshot_09.25_[2015.04.12_00.29.55]So Bell acquired this skill that allows him to grow much faster than any other adventurer. His stats keep rising with every fight as though he’s been active for months. This forced Hestia to attend this divine party and ask one of her old friends, Hephaistos (that’s how they appear to write it), to force a weapon for her beloved Bell. All of that grovelling and begging just so that Bell-kun can get a weapon that will allow him to fight without any worry. Yeah… Now that’s what you call a damn good goddess. I wouldn’t mind having one of those.

[HorribleSubs] DanMachi - 02 [720p].mkv_snapshot_21.02_[2015.04.12_00.30.08]Bell is still very inexperienced. No doubt about that one. The problem with that is that he trusts everyone almost right away and that he does things without thinking it through. He will become a fearsome adventurer when he gets more experience, especially with that rare skill of his. He might become the best thanks to that skill.

Now, the guy, as usual, finds himself in yet another mess. A high-level monster is targeting his goddess and he sees it as his responsibility to protect her even if it would cost him his own life. This will probably result in Hestia giving Bell that new weapon and Bell using it to defeat that monster. That much I can already see.

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Apr 4, 2015

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DanMachi

My word. I have heard so little about this and I have never read the manga. Not one single chapter. So yeah, this one came as a complete surprise and I am happy that it did. Boy did I enjoy the first episode! I am definitely going to keep watching.

DanMachiThe artwork is pretty good. The characters (human, elf, monster or whatever) look good and the surroundings simply look great. This one also has a little bit of an ecchi element and why not? I believe it complements the story.

Speaking of which; nice! At first I wasn’t sure whether all the characters were humans behind their computers or consoles, but I slowly started to believe that that really is their world. I am still not sure if that’s correct, but all I know is that I find the story extremely interesting and I definitely want to see more.

I definitely think that this is worth recommending. It is incredibly interesting, amusing and promising. I think it’s only going to get better and I am kind of hoping that Bell, the protagonist, is going to become one of those overpowering protagonists that nobody can beat.

Plot Summary: Commonly known as the “Dungeon,” the city of Orario possesses a huge labyrinth in the underground. Its strange name attracts excitement, illusions of honor, and hopes of romance with a pretty girl. In this city of dreams and desires, new adventurer Bell Cranel has his fateful encounter with the tiny Goddess Hestia.

Thus begins the story of a boy striving to become the best adventurer and a lonely goddess searching for followers both hoping to reach their goals and perhaps have some romance on the side.

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