gSo today, according to MyAnimeList I watched my 1000th episode of anime. Practically for writing this blog post I was hoping it wouldn’t be an episode of Is it wrong to try to pick up girls in a dungeon? just because it turns the title into a bit of mammoth. That aside, I think it’s a pretty important milestone, despite almost a quarter of those episodes (224) being the original Yu-Gi-Oh series. Naturally it doesn’t include all the odd episodes of Pokémon I’ve watched through my life or anything like that, but let’s just roll with it, okay?
Yesterday I was watching a review of Is it wrong to try to pick up girls in a dungeon? and the reviewer made the point that the title gives off bad vibes which doesn’t do the show much good even before you’ve start watching it, which now that I think about it, is completely true. Dungeons and girls? It does have harem written all over it, and actually that’s what it looks like it’s going to be, however, by episode 7 it’s not looking like a huge failure. I won’t go into the whole of the show in this article in the interest of keeping things on topic for episode 7!
Episode 7 sees our hero Bell finally get to talk to his saviour and now inspiration, Aiz Wallenstein. After being introduced and reclaiming his arm guard from Aiz, she offers to teach Bell how to fight with both ‘skill and strategy’ which as she points out, he is lacking. Turns out from this point on, loving a girl lots just isn’t enough to make you a hero.
After practicing one day, Aiz suggests that two practice having afternoon naps. Bell then goes into the one of the worse love struck anime boy conundrums I’ve ever had to watch where two members of his family appear in his mind to argue about whether it is a good idea or not to kiss Aiz while she sleeps. Just when it looks like Bell is going to opt for the former, Aiz speaks in her sleep putting our hero off.
All the while, there is an unknown adventurer, training a very large minotaur into something very strong and not particularly friendly. At the end of the episode we see this monster, possibly out of control (?), killing adventurers with ease.
Let’s not forget the main focus of this episode (and the show really): both at the beginning and at the end we have Hestia competing with other girls for Bell’s affection.
You have to say that it’s not a particularly outstanding episode in any way, but it was my 1000th and surely that’s made it worth talking about.
The full review for Is it wrong to try to pick up girls in a dungeon? will be out in about 6 weeks time when the show finishes airing! Catch up now on Crunchyroll.