Is it Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon? III (Danjon ni Deai o Motomeru no wa Machigatteiru Darō ka III), also known as DanMachi III, is a 2020 television anime series based on Fujino Ōmori’s light novel of the same name. The adaptation is directed by Hideki Tachibana and produced by studio J.C.Staff. Staff credits also include author Fujino Ōmori joining Hideki Shirane on the writing, and music composed by Keiji Inai. The third season first aired in Japan on October 2020.
“The rules of the Dungeon always seemed simple: Enter, avoid traps, kill monsters and gather treasure. But when Bell rescues a young vouivre, Wiene, who is capable of speaking, it changes his understanding of what the Dungeon’s monsters could be.
Unfortunately, the discovery of the Xenos, a secret group of monsters who all speak, reincarnate, and are capable of rational thought, isn’t welcomed by all. With many of the Familias remaining determined to destroy all monsters on sight, Bell and the Hestia Familia quickly find themselves confronted on multiple fronts, even as other Familias work in secret to exploit the Xenos for their own sinister gains. And when the Xenos are forced to defend themselves, all hell breaks loose!”Plot Synopsis via Sentai Filmworks, August 2022.
Fantasy anime continues to receive a lot of attention in the anime scene, though a vast majority are using the Isekai genre which is still the current trend whether you like it or not. Which is why it’s impressive that a series like Is it Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon?, or DanMachi for short, still manages to do well to the point where right now it’s on its fourth anime season.
The light novels are still on-going and there’s a lot of content yet to be adapted so as long as the sales and reception is there, we could see tons of seasons or films for the franchise. That said it is interesting they had yet to continue adapting the spin-off stories though. I did watch the third season when it aired and still enjoyed my time with it, so I look forward to what the rest of the story will offer.
While DanMachi has done well through streaming platforms like Crunchyroll, Sentai Filmworks acquired the rights for each instalment and they had done the same for its third and fourth seasons. For now we have the third season which did stream on Crunchyroll, but going forward the rest will remain on Sentai’s platform HIDIVE.
In the UK, MVM took over distributing the series on behalf of Sentai Filmworks and will soon release the third season on Blu-ray as well. For consistency with the previous sets I went for the North American versions.
Limited Edition Contents:
Sentai Filmworks continues to bring consistency to their releases unlike Crunchyroll who drop the treatment after only one season/series. While the premium limited edition release for Is it Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon? was delayed by many months and released after the standard edition, Sentai did at least make people aware beforehand that this edition was incoming.
The limited edition box set is presented with a large square rigid box that has everything housed inside it, with strings to remove the cases and items without issue. Much like the second season, this season’s box is also thinner than the first season which is good for space. Inside the box you have one DVD case, as Sentai won’t be providing DVD discs for this release, as well as a 56-page hardcover booklet, 5 art cards and a button pack. The DVD case houses the Blu-ray discs. The booklet offers episode summaries, character designs, and artwork from the series.
The artwork is free of any information and the rigid square box covers the information and specification at the back cover, just like previous DanMachi seasonal limited edition releases had done prior.
The SRP for the premium limited edition set was $179.98. Sentai Filmworks don’t have an exact unit count for their limited edition sets. I acquired the limited edition release from United Publications, which arrived before release date due to Rightstuf getting early stock as well, and it wasn’t cheap due to both the exchange rate (taking a hit so the value of the sets went up as a result) and the high postage costs. A UK version by MVM Entertainment will be available that keeps the booklet and artcards but not the square packaging and button pack.
- Rigid Square Box packaging with a single DVD case
- Information on the back cover of Box
- 56-page Hardcover Booklet
- 5 Art Cards
- Button Pack
Distributor: Sentai Filmworks
Released: 23rd August 2022
The limited edition release for Is it Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon? III contains all 12 episodes and the OVA across two Blu-ray discs, with the encode and authoring done by Sentai Filmworks. Audio options include Japanese audio with English subtitles and the Sentai Studios English dub.
The yellow subtitles are locked during playback, and the disc regions are country coded to United States for Blu-ray players (if you own a UK/European PlayStation or Xbox console, you can play it without issue).
|Audio||English DTS-HD Master Audio 2.0|
Japanese DTS-HD Master Audio 2.0
|Video||1080p High Definition Native format|
16:9 aspect ratio
|Geo Locked Region||United States|
Blu-ray On-Disc Extra Features:
- Clean Opening Animation “Over and Over”
- Clean Closing Animations “Evergreen”
- “Sajou no Hana” Music Video
- Web Previews
- Japanese Promos
- Disc Credits
- Also Available from Sentai
- DanMachi Arrow of Orion, Food Wars! Fourth Plate, Alice in Borderland, Kakegurui
Is it Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon? III is available to order through multiple retailers across the United States. The limited edition Blu-ray release is available to order on Amazon UK via AmazonGlobal, Rightstuf and United Publications.
(Disclaimer: Amazon links are also included when available. They are affiliated so if you decide to order them, I’ll earn a small percentage if they ship which will help me with any hauls or small bills.)