Great news for fans of the action-packed, hilariously-named anime Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon? (or DanMachi for short). The ultra-popular series is coming back for a fifth season! This exciting announcement came at the recent 10th-anniversary event for the light novel series that started it all.
I don’t know about you, but I sure can’t get enough of Bell Cranel’s adventures in the monster-filled city of Orario. He may have started as a gawky, inexperienced rookie, but our boy has leveled up in more ways than one! Of course, having the protection and support of cutie goddess Hestia doesn’t hurt. Their familial bond is #goals.
The teaser trailer they dropped gives us quick peeks at fan faves like Bell, Hestia, Ais in all her badass glory, and more. No clues yet on what crazy obstacles they’ll face this time. But knowing Bell’s luck with attracting trouble, they’re sure to encounter some epic challenges and battles. Dude’s path to becoming a first-class adventurer is never easy!
While we don’t have an exact date yet, it seems likely S5 will come out sometime late 2023 or early 2024. The production schedule for anime like this is pretty set, so the wait shouldn’t feel too long. Especially if we do a series rewatch!
There’s definitely enough source material left for at least another season or two. For now, I’m just stoked to see more of Bell’s growth (and hilarious awkwardness around the ladies). Here’s hoping best girl Ais finally realizes his feelings! Cross your fingers, because this shipper’s dreams may come true.
Even if you’re new to DanMachi, now’s a great time to board this runaway train. Catch up with the previous seasons on Crunchyroll, then join the fandom hype for S5! We have a whole city of monsters to explore and a lovable dork who needs our support. Let’s cheer Bell on as he continues his quest for love, fame and fortune. With his plucky charm, how can he possibly fail?