Long ago, the gods descended from heaven to live in the mortal world. They craved excitement, and in order to get it they gave up almost all of their divine powers and chose to live like ordinary people. Almost ordinary. They kept one power: the power to bestow blessings on people who could then descend into the Dungeon that looms beneath the city of Orario. With these blessings, the adventurers became the Familia of the deities, fighting monsters and returning with magic stones from the deadly Dungeon. One goddess has gotten a late start, however. Hestia has only recently blessed her first adventurer, a boy named Bell Cranell, and so started her own Familia.
The original Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon series followed Bell as he began his journey, gaining the experience (and divine status) that comes from traveling into the Dungeon. It has been a light novel series, a manga, and an anime, and it’s spun off three further series. The first, Sword Oratorio, followed another Familia as it traveled on a parallel path to Bell’s, a path that often intersected his. The second, Familia Chronicle, gave us a more in-depth look at characters who only touched on the main storylines.
Now we have Odd Days of Goddess, a manga series that takes a more light-hearted approach to the world of Orario. While there have always been a lot of laughs to be had in the series, the fantasy adventures were usually the main focus. Here, we go the other direction. The fact that this is a four-panel series should tip the reader off that these stories are going to be funny. The idea is that we’re getting a look at what those deities do while their Familia are off battling the beasts that inhabit the Dungeon. And it seems that most of what they do is get into trouble. Hestia tries to keep herself at the center of the book, as she works her part-time job (and tries to keep other girls away from her beloved – if clueless – Bell). But she’s not always successful. The book sometimes veers toward other goddesses and other Familia, at one point watching the even more self-centered Loki throw a divine temper tantrum and challenge Hestia to an Orario trivia contest.
There are no great revelations about the divinities in this book, and no epic battles to drive along the main storyline of the world of the Dungeon. It’s an aside, a break in the action. And as such it could have been a disappointment, except it’s actually really funny. Again, that’s not a huge departure, because there has always been silliness in Orario. It’s the focus here, however, and it works well. The gods and goddesses have always been less well-behaved than most of the adventurers who make up their Familia, so it’s no surprise that they get up to some serious hijinks whenever they’re left on their own. Luckily, watching that happen is a lot of fun.
For the gods and goddesses who give their followers Blessings to dive into the Dungeon, there's nothing they won't do for the sake of their familia. But have you ever wondered how they spend their days while their brave adventurers are busy fighting down below? Get a rare glimpse into the rare and just a tiny bit slapstick daily lives of the deities of Orario, 4-koma style!Add to CartLearn More