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'Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon?' Light Novels Get New Original Video Anime

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Main cast of 2015 TV anime to appear at March 6 event

Production on a new original video anime of Fujino Ōmori's Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon? (Dungeon ni Deai o Motomeru no wa Machigatteiru no Darō ka?) light novel series has been green-lit. The announcement was made on Sunday at the Hestia Party event at Katsushika Symphony Hills' Mozart Hall in Tokyo. More information on the release window, format, story, and other details will be revealed on the official website and other venues. Anime cast members Yoshitsugu Matsuoka (Bell Cranell), Inori Minase (Hestia), and Saori Ōnishi (Aiz Wallenstein) will appear at the "Gangan GA Fes. 2016 Spring" event on March 6.

Yen Press began publishing the original novel series in North America in 2014, and it 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 original light novel series debuted in Japan in 2013, and it has sold over 4 million copies. Yen Press also licensed the Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon? Sword Oratoria spinoff light novel series and Kunieda's manga adaptation of the original light novel series. Sword Oratoria inspired its own manga adaptation on Square Enix's web magazine Gangan Online.

J.C. Staff adapted the light novel series into a television anime in 2015. Sentai Filmworks licensed the series for North America, and Crunchyroll streamed the anime as it aired in Japan.

Source: animeanime.jp via Otakomu

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