'Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon?' Anime Season III Delayed to October or Later Due to COVID-19
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The official website for Fujino Ōmori and Suzuhito Yasuda's light novel series Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon? announced on Saturday that the third anime season has been delayed from July to "October or later." The website cited the effects of the new coronavirus disease (COVID-19), and the website and the anime's official Twitter account will announce the new television and streaming premiere dates as soon as they are decided.
The third season, titled Dungeon ni Deai o Motomeru no wa Machigatteiru Darō ka III (Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon? III), will feature the following returning staff:
- Director: Hideki Tachibana
- Series Composition: Hideki Shirane
- Character Design: Shigeki Kimoto
- Sound Director: Jin Aketagawa
- Music: Keiji Inai
- Production: EGG FIRM, SB Creative Corp.
- Animation Production: J.C. Staff
It also will feature the following returning cast:
- Yoshitsugu Matsuoka as Bell Cranell
- Inori Minase as Hestia
- Maaya Uchida as Liliruca Arde
- Yoshimasa Hosoya as Welf Crozzo
- Chinatsu Akasaki as Mikoto Yamato
- Haruka Chisuga as Sanjōno Haruhime
- Saori Hayami as Ryū Lyon
- Saori Ōnishi as Aiz Wallenstein
Rina Hidaka joins the cast as the character Wiene, who was teased at the end of the final episode of the second season. Yuka Iguchi is returning to perform the new opening theme song in the third seasom.
J.C. Staff adapted author Fujino Ōmori and illustrator Suzuhito Yasuda's Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon? 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.
Ōmori and illustrator Kiyotaka Haimura's Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon? Sword Oratoria spinoff light novel series inspired an anime that premiered in April 2017. Sentai Filmworks licensed the anime under the title Sword Oratoria: Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon? On the Side and simulcasted the series in the United States on Amazon's now-defunct Anime Strike streaming service.
The series also inspired the Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon?: Arrow of the Orion anime film, which opened in Japan in February 2019. The film also screened in North America, the United Kingdom, Australia, Taiwan, Hong Kong, South Korea, Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Philippines, and Thailand. Sentai Filmworks licensed the film and released it in U.S. theaters on July 23.
The second anime season for the original anime premiered on July 12 and ended on September 27. Sentai Filmworks licensed the anime, and is streaming it on Crunchyroll. The series also received an original video anime (OVA) that shipped in Japan on January 29.