Bell is Too Popular for His Own Good!
- Episodes : 12
- Genre : Action, Adventure, Comedy, Romance, Fantasy
- Airing Date : July 2019 – September 2019
- Producers : J.C. Staff
Dungeon ni Deai wo Motomeru no wa Machigatteiru Darou ka II (Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon? II) Introduction and Story
Bell Cranel and Hestia face even more challenges this season, as they take their struggles from out of the dungeon and into the politics of Orario. First they learn that Apollo wants to take Bell away from Hestia and into his own familia, as he challenges the Hestia familia to a war game against him. With the help of their new familia members, Bell and Hestia triumph against Apollo, only to get pushed into a new conflict with the Ishtar familia soon after! Bell and Mikoto work to get Haruhime free from the Ishtar familia, but they face plenty of opposition. And Ishtar has plans of her own for Bell as well…
This season covered three different arcs, with the Apollo war game, Ishtar familia, and a short look at the outside of Orario, with Ares stealing Hestia briefly. While some of the arcs went rather quickly, the new developments from this season were just as enjoyable as the first! Danmachi prides itself on its interesting characters and story. The new characters introduced fit right along with these standards, especially the main villains, Apollo and Ishtar. And though the last couple of episodes were over quickly, we’re looking forward to the next season already!
1. It Builds on the World of Orario
Orario has a rich history of lore, one that we have only seen a small glimpse of through Bell and his friends. This season shows us even more of the workings of this city, with two of the strongest familias, the Apollo and Ishtar familias. We saw a whole new side of the city. This season even gives us an idea of what life is like outside Orario when Bell, Ais Wallenstein and Hestia are staying in a small village.
2. The Villains Are a Definite Improvement
During the first season, Bell mostly faced off against monsters. This time, he is opposing other gods and goddesses, and they are much fiercer foes than anything Bell has faced previously! Apollo and his captain Hyakinthos Clio were threatening foes, ones that Bell truly needed his friends’ help to defeat. And Ishtar was definitely a deadly foe as well, with all of her warriors in the pleasure district ready to destroy Bell in an instant!
3. It has New Characters and Development for the Old Ones
As always, Danmachi impresses us with its characters! Despite the numerous amounts of characters in this series, the show always manages to make time to develop many of them, as it did once again this season. We got to see Liliruca step out of her shell even more as she switched to the Hestia familia, and learned more about Mikoto’s past through Haruhime. The new characters were also given a lot of development over the course of the season, though the initial introductions did take quite some time.
1. The Story Rushes Through Some Parts
This season went through three different arcs in a small amount of time. This made some of the sections feel a bit rushed. For example, the Apollo war game arc was given a few episodes leading up to the actual battle but then ended up being resolved rather quickly. In contrast, the Ishtar familia arc had a lot more time devoted to it, while the final couple of episodes rushed through yet another brief arc. Of course, the show had a lot to go through, but it is a bit disappointing that it wasn’t able to devote more to each of the arcs.
2. Bell Doesn’t See Too Much Real Growth
Bell had a lot of tangible growth in the first season. He trained in the dungeon and leveled up quite a bit! However, this season he only grew a little in physical strength to prepare for the war game. Bell did have some character growth this season, but it almost seemed as though he has already become the hero he has always dreamed of being.
Danmachi 2 is a great addition to the series! Though it didn’t have a lot of time to fully devote to all of the arcs and Bell did not see as much growth as the previous season, we still loved all of the characters introduced and those given more development over the course of the season.
What did you think of Danmachi Season 2? What do you think of the series as a whole? Who are your favorite characters? Let us know in the comments below!