©Fujino Omori / SB Creative Corp. / DANMACHI Project

Terrestrial network TV5 has announced in a television advertisement on Sunday that the fantasy anime Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon? will air starting next month.

The anime is set to premiere on May 11, airing Every Thursday afternoons at 05:45pm during the TV5 AniMEGA afternoon block, replacing Attack on Titan: Junior High.

There will also be an encore telecast Every Sunday mornings at 11:30am.


©Fujino Omori / SB Creative Corp. / DANMACHI Project

In Orario, fearless adventurers band together in search of fame and fortune within the monstrous underground labyrinth known as Dungeon.

But while riches and renown are incentive enough for most, Bell Cranel, would-be hero extraordinaire, has bigger plans: he wants to pick up girls.

Is it wrong to face the perils of Dungeon alone, in a single-member guild blessed by a failed goddess? Maybe. Is it wrong to dream of playing hero to hapless maidens in Dungeon? Maybe not. After one misguided adventure, Bell quickly discovers that anything can happen in the labyrinth–even chance encounters with beautiful women. The only problem? He’s the one who winds up the damsel in distress!! (Synopsis from ANIPLUS Asia)

Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon?, also known by it’s short title “DanMachi”, is an anime adaptation of a light novel series, written by Fujino Omori and illustrated by Suzuhito Yasuda, which is being published by SB Creative under their “GA Bunko” imprint since January 2013. The light novel currently has 11 volumes, which was also adapted in two manga series.

The anime adaptation was directed by Yoshiki Yamakawa, who also directed Hatsukoi Limited and Little Busters, while Shakugan no Shana scripwriter Hideki Shirane handled the series composition. To Aru Majutsu no Index animation director Shigeki Kimoto handled character designs, which was produced by J.C. Staff.


Southeast Asian anime channel ANIPLUS Asia, who is also the content provider for TV5’s anime programming, previously aired “DanMachi” on a simulcast basis in April 2015.

The anime channel is also airing its spin-off series, Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon? Sword Oratoria, on a simulcast basis since April 15, which is available on both its linear channel and on-demand through the Tribe streaming app.


Anime Pilipinas previously reported in December that the anime series will be a part of newly-revived TV5 AniMEGA anime banner, which is in addition to titles announced in a now-deleted tweet.

Myriad Colors Phantom World, Kantai Collection and Attack on Titan: Junior High premiered last January 9, while the anime banner is currently composed of Knights of Sidonia and Norn9.