Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon?, which is usually abbreviated to DanMachi, is one of the most successful fantasy adventure anime adapted from light novel series nowadays. It focuses on the growing-up tale of the young boy Bell Cranel, his relationship with his Familia’s deity Hestia and passionate friendships with other Hestia Familia members. DanMachi is also highlighted by conflicts and collaborations with other gods and goddesses and their Familia members.
Its original light novel has been written by Fujino Omori and illustrated by Suzuhito Yasuda since 2013. A manga adaptation just started in the same year by a manga artist Kunieda. The trendy franchise has been also adapted into the anime series since 2015. The three seasons consisting of 37 episodes aired in 2015, 2019 and 2020. And, the fourth season is divided into two parts: the first half New Chapter: The Labyrinth Arc from July 2022 and the second half Deep Chapter: The Calamity Arc from January 2023.
If you are a lover of the Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon? anime series and have already watched all of the current episodes, its first anime film Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon?: Arrow of the Orion and even a spin-off series Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon? On the Side: Sword Oratoria, how about enjoying the following story after the anime series finishes in the light novel series.
Today, I’d like to introduce where the Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon? anime ends in the light novel and manga. So that you can understand which volume to re-start to go ahead of the latest anime series.
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How many volumes does Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon? have?
The light novel series of Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon? has been published since 2013, which is composed of 17 volumes so far (the latest 17th volume was released in April, 2021).
The first part of the manga adaptation was concluded with the 10th volume in 2018, followed by 3 volumes of the second part from 2020.
There are also 12 volumes in the spin-off light novel series Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon? On the Side: Sword Oratoria (the latest 12th volume was released in July, 2019). Its manga adaptation comprises 22 volumes as of July, 2022.
Which should you choose, light novels or manga?
To enjoy the rest of the story after the anime series, some fans love reading the original light novel series to experience the authentic world of DanMachi. Others want to read the manga adaptation in a more efficient way. In the case of DanMachi, choosing the light novel series is the only way to get ahead of the anime series since the manga series lags a long way behind the anime series. It has been only partially adapted from the light novel series, compared with the anime adaptation.
That’s why you should read the light novel series to follow the next episodes after the anime series finishes.
Which volume of Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon? to read after the anime?
Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon? Season 4 Part 1 ended with the final Episode 11: Endless, which covers the story until the end of Volume 13 of the light novel series.
Season 1: From Volume 1 to Volume 5
Season 2: From Volume 6 to Volume 8
Season 3: From Volume 9 to Volume 11
Season 4 Part 1: From Volume 12 to Volume 13
Season 4 Part 2: From Volume 14
To enjoy the following story after the DanMachi Season 4 Part 1: The Labyrinth Arc finishes, it’s recommended to re-start reading from Volume 14 of the light novel.
Which volume of Sword Oratoria to read after the anime?
For fans of the spin-off series Sword Oratoria, here is the guide to where the anime series ends in the light novel. There are over 10 volumes in the Sword Oratoria light novel series, and the first season of the anime series is adapted from only 5 volumes. That is to say, you can enjoy the following story after the anime series from Volume 6 in the light novel series.
Anyway, you can proceed on the light novel series from Volume 14 onwards to enjoy the sequel to the latest anime series of Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon? while waiting the upcoming Season 4 Part 2 from January 2023.
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