This Mouth-full of a Title is a Belly-full of Laughs
- Episodes : 12
- Genre : Adventure, Fantasy, Harem, Comedy
- Airing Date : January 2021 – March 2021
- Producers : LIDENFILMS
Introduction and Story
When Winter 2021 saw the launch of Tatoeba Last Dungeon Mae no Mura no Shounen ga Joban no Machi de Kurasu Youna Monogatari (Suppose a Kid from the Last Dungeon Boonies moved to a starter town?). This show looked like one of many titles that have come out over the last few years. It has a title that explains the anime’s premise and hints at video-game themes. These themes are not bad, but they have been in popular production over the last few years. With that in mind, it was a pleasant surprise to watch Last Dungeon Boonies make something that does not play to first-glance expectations.
Last Dungeon Boonies centers around Lloyd Belladonna, a sweet boy who has moved to the city from far away in hopes of becoming a hero. Lloyd has massive strength juxtaposed with having no perspective of being anything more than weak, but this overpowered main character spends his days happily and earnestly trying to improve. In Lloyd’s company, are a group are a bunch of babes who want to watch Lloyd succeed, and they do a great job of supporting him. Join Lloyd and his friends as they learn more about magic, achieving goals, and each other!
Last Dungeon Boonies Bounties
Continuous Comedy with the Scope of Lloyd’s Overpowered Nature Always Present
The villagers of Kunlun are so comparatively strong that it seems a stretch to call them humans, but there is no difference as far as Lloyd is concerned! No, really. He is as dense as they come when it comes to himself. Lloyd Belladonna has no idea that he is more powerful than any of his new compatriots and that they all admire his strength. What follows is Lloyd forever trying his best to measure up to people whose abilities he has long surpassed. Sort of like Fight Club, it seems that the one rule of Last Dungeon Boonies is that you cannot be the person who tells Lloyd about his strength!
Satisfying Tropes Included… and Excluded
Last Dungeon Boonies is that show you want to be watching if you love a harem, a comedy, or adventure. Lloyd does OP in an unusual way, in that he remains oblivious about his strength right through the end of the season. This is in no small way due to the unspoken group effort of his harem to keep him away from harm.
Thank GOODNESS they left the isekai for another show to claim. It seems like most anime that involve a character sent to a different world have a main character who only exists there by virtue of premature death. We are happy to say that Lloyd Belladonna does not have any of that “unrelated-history” trope that so many other titles in fantasy-adventures seem to love these days. It was refreshing to get right to the good stuff!
Some of This Season’s Best Characters
The protagonist of this adventure is none other than Lloyd Belladonna. With his boyish looks and naiveté, Lloyd wastes no time in accidentally winning over everyone he meets: The character meant to be an antagonist cuts his hair and chases after Lloyd’s example of bravery. Selen had lived with her face hidden until Lloyd accidentally freed her of a curse that had been lifelong. Many people that Lloyd encounters seem to be significantly impacted by his being nearby. Even though he is the example of strength, Lloyd’s insecurities keep him from success. Luckily, the harem of ladies he encounters want to watch him win!
Alka: Village Chief and Kawaii Loli Baba!
Adding to the growing group of characters who play a loli-baba, Alka is a character we will remember for a long time. Similar to some other mega-power sensei characters, Alka’s power isn’t ever stretched to its limit, and her extreme power makes it easy to be as immature and selfish as she likes. What makes this more enjoyable are the running gags that accompany Alka. She regularly puts curses on her former student, Marie, when she is unhappy with her and has no qualms admitting that she has a thing for seeing Lloyd in different costumes. You will get good laughs from this immortal adolescent.
There is Room for Season 2
Last Dungeon Boonies ended with some interesting thoughts about the future of Lloyd and his friends. It becomes clear that the villains want to make Lloyd a great hero by nature of their becoming villains. Do they have arguably pure motives? This gives the viewer a lot to chew on. With an unfinished story, a rewatchable season, and adventures that are never skimp on the comedy, join us in crossing our fingers for a season two.
For someone who loves an anime to chill out with, Last Dungeon Boonies was a joyful ride that never took itself too seriously. This lighthearted series was full of enjoyable characters and ongoing layers of comedy. This title was a breath of fresh air this season, and we hope you enjoyed it as well! What do you think about it? Let us know in the comments!