Delicious in Dungeon (Dungeon Meshi) is finally getting an anime adaptation and it’s being worked on by none other than studio TRIGGER. TRIGGER is known for their breakout success with Kill la Kill and Little Witch Academia shortly after their founding in 2011.
Delicious in Dungeon (Dungeon Meshi) is the long-running fantasy series from creator Ryoko Kui. Within the titular dungeon, Laios, his sister Falin, the halfling Chilchak, the elven mage Marcille, and a cadre of others tackle the deeper levels of the dungeon. It’s there that Falin is eaten by a powerful red dragon, with no option but to retreat, the party disbands soon after.
Unable to let his sister’s death go, Laios recruits Marcille and Chilchak to tackle the dungeon with him again to try and recover Falin’s body for resurrection before she’s fully digested. Along the way, the trio meets the eccentric dwarf known only as Senshi. He’s an odd sort, with a passion for cooking food made of monsters. With Senshi’s culinary wisdom and the open-mindedness of Laios, the party won’t let a little thing like food supplies stand in their way.
TRIGGER will be animating the popular manga series Delicious in Dungeon by Ryōko Kui!
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After the Golden Kingdom is sunk underground by an insane magician, its king emerges, promising all of his treasure to any who defeat the magician, before crumbling to dust. Guilds are spurred on by this promise, traversing the labyrinthine dungeon in search of the magician. Laios, the leader of one such guild, encounters a dragon that wipes out his party and devours his sister Falin. Despite having lost the entirety of their supplies and belongings, Laios along with Marcille, an elven healer, and Chilchuck, a halfling thief, immediately reenter the dungeon, determined to save Falin.
Time being of the essence, Laios suggests the taboo of eating the monsters of the dungeon as a means of gathering supplies. Upon the preparation of their first meal in the dungeon, they are stopped by an onlooking dwarf named Senshi. An enthusiast of monster cooking, he helps them prepare their monster ingredients for safe consumption. After learning of Laios’ circumstances, Senshi expresses his desire to cook a dragon and joins their guild, thus beginning their food-filled foray into the dungeon together.
You can find out more about the upcoming Delicious in Dungeon anime on the official site. A release date has yet to be announced; but it looks like the rumor from earlier this year came true.