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Crunchyroll to Stream 'Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon?' Anime

posted on by Egan Loo
Streaming to begin on Friday at 1:30 p.m. EDT

Media service Crunchyroll announced on Saturday that it will stream the television anime Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon? (Dungeon ni Deai o Motomeru no wa Machigatteiru no Darō ka?) The streaming will begin on Friday at 1:30 p.m. EDT, and will be available in the United States, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, the United Kingdom, Ireland, the Netherlands, Scandinavia, Turkey, Latin America, and the Middle East. However the streaming will be delayed by 60 days in the Netherlands, Scandinavia, and Turkey.

Fujino Ōmori began the original light novel series under SB Creative's GA Bunko imprint in 2013. The novel won the grand prize in the fourth GA Bunko Awards. The novel has inspired three different manga series. Yen Press licensed the novel series for English release in North America, and it published the first volume in December.

Yen Press describes the story:

In Orario, fearless adventurers band together in search of fame and fortune within the monstrous underground labyrinth known as Dungeon.

But while riches and renown are incentive enough for most, Bell Cranel, would-be hero extraordinaire, has bigger plans.

He wants to pick up girls.

Is it wrong to face the perils of Dungeon alone, in a single-member guild blessed by a failed goddess? Maybe. Is it wrong to dream of playing hero to hapless maidens in Dungeon? Maybe not. After one misguided adventure, Bell quickly discovers that anything can happen in the labyrinth–even chance encounters with beautiful women. The only problem? He's the one who winds up the damsel in distress!!

The anime will star Yoshitsugu Matsuoka as the protagonist Bell Cranel, while Inori Minase and Saori Ōnishi will star as the "Loli deity" Hestia and the top-class female human adventurer Aiz Wallenstein, respectively. Other cast members include:

Yoshiki Yamakawa (Hatsukoi Limited, Little Busters!) is directing the anime at J.C. Staff (A Certain Magical Index, Little Busters!), and Hideki Shirane (Date A Live, Bottle Fairy) is supervising the series scripts. Shigeki Kimoto (Sky Girls sub character design) is designing the characters for the anime, and GENCO is producing the series.

Kanon Wakeshima (Vampire Knight, Selector Infected Wixoss) will perform the ending theme song "RIGHT LIGHT RISE."

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