It seems that Bell can’t help but to run away from cute girls. This is getting annoying, but at least he improves in the finale.
In the 12th episode, Bell managed to reach the camp after he got his party to the safe zone. In the meantime, he gets some time off. I have to say that Bell is now more annoying than Kirito from Sword Art Online with his tendency to run away from women. Everyone knows that Bell is a chick magnet and therefore, he should be excited when he is with a bunch of girls, especially in a hot spring. I mean, any typical male harem lead won’t do what he did in this episode and run away. The bad thing is that he will probably not shred this bad habit anytime soon.
Aside from the beat down by those bullies after they kidnapped and keep Hestia hostage, probably the only interesting thing was Ryu’s past. It seems that she was a powerful adventurer at level 4 before working as a maid at a restaurant. Sadly, the enemy killed everyone except her from her familia in an ambush. In other words, she avenged them by killing everyone in the enemy familia, which caused her to become blacklisted from the guild. While I felt sympathetic to her given the loss she had to deal with, it’s too bad that she won’t be part of the main cast since she is an interesting character, more so than Bell.
As for the last episode, it’s better than what I predicted. I would have thought that Bell would spam his Argonaut skill and then level up in the end. Thankfully, none of that happened. It seems that everyone in the adventurer town and the bullies from the last episode have joined forces with everyone else to take down the strong boss monster. Asfi and Ryu are the only strongest adventurers available that could keep the boss occupied while the others prepare their spells.
However, Bell did not have an easy time against this boss for the fact that it’s on level 5 and it can regenerate. Even his Argonaut skill couldn’t defeat it completely and he got knocked out at one point before he was able to get up. During that time he was down, it appears that his grandfather is Zeus. There is no wonder why he is so overpowered because he might be a demigod. Aside from that, he manages to gain consciousness, use his Argonaut skill once again and land the final blow on the boss with his knife.
In short, while the finale felt somewhat rushed, the outcome was better than I expected. Even so, I highly doubt that Bell would level up from that battle considering that there were a lot of adventurers trying to defeat the boss at the same time. At least it ended well with Hestia and Lilly trying to hug Bell at the same time.
While Dungeon ni Deai wo Motomeru no wa Machigatteiru Darou ka doesn’t quite live up to the title and is in fact a big irony since Bell ends up getting saved by girls, namely Aizu, the show is surprisingly enjoyable and interesting. I find the setting and the overall premise very interesting since the story almost feels like a typical dungeon crawling role-playing game. I enjoyed most of the characters (especially Aizu, Ryu, Hestia, and Lilly), besides Bell of course. Still, I have to admit that this is one of the better light novel adaptations from JC Staff considering that they have a tendency to mess things up badly. Sure, some details were left out, but it’s expected since they only have 13 episodes.
Overall, Dungeon ni Deai wo Motomeru no wa Machigatteiru Darou ka is an enjoyable show and I wouldn’t mind another season if it happens.
Overall Rating: 8.4/10, B, Good