The light novel series Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon? (or Danmachi) has announced a fifth season of the anime adaptation as part of its 10th anniversary projects. The new season also has a teaser visual and a trailer.
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The Story of Danmachi
The anime series, produced by J.C.STAFF, is based on the light novels written by Fujino Oomori and illustrated by Suzuhito Yamada. They started in January 2013 under SB Creative’s GA Bunko label.
The light novels have been translated into English by Yen Press, who describe the first volume as:
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 Anime Series and Its Spin-offs
The Danmachi light novel series has 19 volumes as of September 2023. It also has spin-offs, manga adaptations, and an anime movie. One of the spin-offs, Sword Oratoria, focuses on Ais Wallenstein and her adventures with the Loki Familia. It also has its own anime TV series, which aired in 2017.
The anime series has been directed by Hideki Tachibana (H2O ～Footprints in the Sand～) since the second season. Shigeki Kimoto is the character designer, and Hideki Shirane is the series composer, with Oomori joining him for the fourth season. The main cast includes Yoshitsugu Matsuoka as Bell Cranel, Inori Minase as Hestia, Saori Oonishi as Ais Wallenstein, and Saori Hayami as Ryu Lion. The anime aired its fourth season from late 2022 to early 2023.
Source: Press release