Ais saved Bell and Hestia from the river, but they need some time to recover and with Ares still around, they decide to hide in a small village with a strange link to the Black Dragon!
What did you watch?
It’s the end of another season and this time it’s Is it Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon? II. The first season had thirteen episodes and ended with an unbelievably epic battle, but this season only has twelve and it seems to be giving us a more solemn send-off. As always, there will be spoilers.
Hestia woke up in a strange bed in a strange house, but at least Bell was at her side. He informed her that Ais had saved them and they were hiding out until she had recovered. In order to thank the village for their aid, Hestia tells Bell to help with the preparations for the harvest festival. Bell discovers that the village is protected from monsters by the presence of large black scales which fell off the Black Dragon as it flew overhead, many years ago. He then finds Ais staring intently at one. She obviously, has some past with the dragon.
Later, Bell learns from Karm, the village mayor that he used to be in love with a goddess called Brigid, but she sacrificed herself for him. Since then, he’s never gotten over it and tells Bell not to make the same mistake he did in not thinking he was worthy of her love. During the harvest festival dance, Karm dies, but not before Hestia reassures him that he’ll see Brigid once more in heaven.
What did you think?
I have really enjoyed this season. There have been some great moments, but this isn’t quite the ending I was hoping for. Maybe, we were spoilt with last season’s ending, but this, as good as it was, was nowhere near as good. There was a lot of exposition in the form of conversations between characters and it ended up feeling like we learnt a lot, but someone was holding our hand all the way through it, just to make sure we didn’t miss anything.
What was your favourite moment?
I loved the way Hestia reassured Karm on his death bed, helping him to see Brigid before he died. It was a touching moment and a great way for Hestia to step up after the tantrum in last week’s episode. It was a sad moment for sure, but we had just met Karm, so it probably wasn’t as effective as it could have been.
What was your least favourite moment?
After Hestia had helped see Karm off, she sat down with Bell to have a real heart-to-heart. I feel like Bell got a lot off his chest and was reassured by Hestia’s words. However, I feel like it should have had the opposite effect. Hestia basically told him that when humans die they forget everything and return to heaven as pure energy. They then return to the lower level when they are reborn into another life. She said she would find him, but how is that reassuring as he’ll have no memory of it. He’s afraid of leaving her with the pain of being alone, the same way he felt when his grandfather died, so how was any of that reassuring?
Who was your favourite character?
All of that aside, Hestia was my favourite character. I felt like she handled the Karm situation incredibly well and even seemed to see Ais as less of a threat. Whether that’s true or not is yet to be seen, however, I’d say that Hestia is clearly the more lively and emotional character. Yes, sometimes she’s a little too emotional, but Ais is wooden pretty much all of the time.
Who was your least favourite character?
Which leads me to Ais. We almost got some emotion out of her as she looked at the Black Dragon scale, but then she managed to keep it all locked inside so we don’t learn anything about her again. Other than being an amazing adventurer and having saved Bell’s life several times, I’m not sure what he sees in her. Yes, she’s tall, blonde and beautiful and she has a sword… I’m not sure where I’m going here, but we definitely need to see a little more character with Ais.
Would you like some more?
I will keep watching this series as long as they keep making them and luckily, they’ve already announced another season and an OVA. There’s also a movie and the Sword of Orario spinoffs series that I need to watch, so it doesn’t look like I’m going to run out just yet. The one thing I will say is that I’d like to see a little more adventuring and time spent in the dungeon and if the tease at the end of the episode is anything to go by, I think it’s a safe bet that we’ll get just that.
Other reviews in the series
- Season One
- OVA One
- Season Two
- Episode 0 – Past & Future
- Episode 1 – Party | Banquet of the Gods
- Episode 2 – Apollo | Sun God
- Episode 3 – Conversion | Gathering
- Episode 4 – War Game | War Game
- Episode 5 – Home | The Hearthfire Mansion
- Episode 6 – Ishtar Familia | City of Lust
- Episode 7 – Renard | Fox Person
- Episode 8 – Ephemeral Dreams | Killing Stone
- Episode 9 – Berbera | War Prostitutes
- Episode 10 – Argonaut | Longing to Be a Hero
- Episode 11 – Rakia | Army’s Advance
- Episode 12 – Song of Love | Goddess and Child
- OVA Two
- Season Three
- Episode 1 – Wiene Dragon’s Daughter
- Episode 2 – Monster | One Wing
- Episode 3 – Xenos | Outliers
- Episode 4 – Aspiration | Distant Dream
- Episode 5 – Ikelos Familia | King of Atrocity
- Episode 6 – Knossos | Man-Made Labyrinth
- Episode 7 – Dix Perdix | The Dreams of Beasts
- Episode 8 – Bell Cranel | The Fool
- Episode 9 – Stigma | Downfall
- Episode 10 – Invisible | Forced Breakthrough
- Episode 11 – Ultra Soul | Decisive Battle
- Episode 12 – Argonaut | Hero’s Return
- OVA Three
- Bonus Posts