Have you ever wondered what heroes in our favorite games like to eat? Like, what is Talion’s favorite food he likes to eat when he’s not killing Orcs in Shadow of Mordor? Well, Delicious in Dungeon, an upcoming Netflix anime adaptation of the seinen manga series, might provide us with an answer to the question of what if there were more cooking in Dungeons & Dragons.
…monster-infested dungeons aren’t really known for their farmer’s markets. Fortunately, they meet a dwarf warrior, Senshi, who also happens to be a gourmet chef specializing in preparing monster meat.
Delicious in Dungeon isn’t a manga adaptation with a D&D premise, but it does contain elements of dark fantasy, high adventure, humor, and gourmet cooking. The upcoming anime will be an adaptation of the manga that has been in circulation in Japan since 2014, though it appeared in the US back in 2016.
The show will be produced by Studio Trigger, best known for their Kill La Kill anime and Cyberpunk Edgerunner, so it’s safe to assume that we’re in for a visual and auditory treat.
Delicious in Dungeon follows a group of adventurers and former dungeon explorers who have the misfortune of running into a dragon, which leaves the team one member short. After barely escaping with their lives, they return to the dungeon to find the dragon, slay it, and bring their dead team member back to life.
Delicious in Dungeon is scheduled to land on Netflix in January 2024.
Unfortunately, they’re out of luck when it comes to food because monster-infested dungeons aren’t really known for their farmer’s markets. Fortunately, they meet a dwarf warrior, Senshi, who also happens to be a gourmet chef specializing in preparing monster meat.
Yoshihiro Miyajima, best known for his involvement in Star Wars: Visions, Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure: Golden Wind, and Little Witch Academia, is set to direct the upcoming Delicious in Dungeon, with Kimiko Ueno of Eden and Pingu in the City writing for the series, and Yasunori Mitsuda of Chrono Trigger and Inazuma Eleven composing the anime’s music. According to Kadokawa, the manga’s publisher, the upcoming anime will run for two consecutive cours, which commonly consist of 13 episodes per cour, totaling 26 episodes, at least for the time being.
Netflix Ups Its Anime Offerings
Netflix, on the other hand, must be having a blast following the massive success of One Piece and the Castlevania series and its spin-offs, considering that they just commissioned several different anime adaptations of various manga and gaming material. One Piece live-action redeemed the streamer for its Death Note and Cowboy Bebop flops, and Castlevania was a masterpiece to begin with. So, it’s only natural for the streamer to try to replicate its recent success with Delicious in Dungeon.
The same can’t be said about The Witcher series, but Netflix announced several high-profile projects, such as Lazarus, which is a collaboration between John Wick producer and Cowboy Bebop‘s Shinichiro Watanabe (we’re referring to the manga).
The streamer is also adapting what appears to be a 2013 Tomb Raider reboot game, which is a masterpiece in its own right, considering that previous games from the Tomb Raider Legend trilogy didn’t fare very well among audiences. Delicious in Dungeon is scheduled to land on Netflix in January 2024.