Sword Oratoria Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon? On the Side Blu-ray
About Sword Oratoria Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon? On the Side Blu-ray
Sword Oratoria Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon? On the Side contains episodes 1-12 of the anime directed by Youhei Suzuki.
Contrary to what the adventures of Bell and the Goddess Hestia might imply, not everyone goes into the dungeon of Orario to pick up girls. The veterans of the Goddess Loki's Familia have lots of reasons for risking life and limb facing the monsters and mayhem lurking within the deadly labyrinth's multiple levels, but new member and mage Lefiya just wants to prove that she's worthy to be on the same team as her hero, the famed sword princess Aiz Wallenstein.
As for Aiz herself, she's seeking something that no one else even suspects, and she may find it when trouble comes after her from the previously unreached 59th level! If you thought you knew the Danmachi universe, be prepared to think again as the adventure continues from an all-new point of view!
Special Features: Japanese Promos, Clean Opening Animation, and Clean Closing Animation.
- Publisher: SENTAI FILMWORKS
- Media: Blu-ray
- Spoken Language: English, Japanese
- Subtitle Language: English
- Genre: Comedy, Fantasy
- Themes: Adventure
- Age Rating: 17+
- Run Time: 300
- Year Created: 2017
- Release Date: 5/29/2018
- Dimensional Weight: 1
- Region Code: A
Ratings & Reviews
This is a nice side story that explains everything relating to the Loki Familia and you will see how it interacts with Bell's Main story.
Great for fans of Danmachi, but not a 'must see'
A great side-story for big fans of the original "Is it Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls.../Danmachi" animation. This includes more behind-the-scenes of the original story including the Aiz and the Loki Familia, told mostly from the perspective of Lefiya, an up-and-coming mage. Lefiya, unfortunately, is not the best protagonist for this series, and I wish they had fleshed out Aiz more (though there is some of that).
Great for fans needing something to tide them over until the second season of Danmachi is released, but not required viewing.
The bonus features are not exceptional but are standard for what one might expect for a side series like this.
Fun to watch but much worse than the books
If you like Danmachi, this is a fun addition to the franchise - especially if you just watch the anime and don't read the books. You get to see more of Loki Familia and folks who aren't always interacting with Bell.
However, the books are far superior to the anime. The anime is highly abbreviated, with a lot of material being skipped and what's shown always being condensed. The one oddity there is that they seem to have actually increased the focus on Lefiya and her yuri crush on Ais, with her frequently daydreaming about it. And while Ais is clearly the one to be interested in here, she's so unexpressive and says so little that she doesn't transfer to the screen very well. It works _much_ better in the books where they're able to explain more without having her say something - especially when the anime rarely shows anyone's inner thoughts.
The anime is still enjoyable, but I'd strongly recommend that anyone who actually cares about more than mindless fun go pick up the actual books.