So lately I’ve been ordering a lot of manga. I’m in the mood to discover my next big manga love story. I’ve also not been reading as much webcomics. At least not family-friendly ones. As such, I figured I would switch my webtoon recommendations for manga first impressions until I build up a nice stock of webtoons to recommend once again. That way, maybe you can discover your next big manga love. Are you hungry for some new manga? Cause I got Delicious in Dungeon for you.
Why I Picked up Delicious in Dungeon
I always really liked the title and cover art of Delicious in Dungeon. It’s clearly a high fantasy comedy. I think the only other real goofball fantasy comedy I have ever seen is Konosuba and I love that so high fantasy screwball comedy has a 100% success rate with me…
When young adventurer Laios and his company are attacked and soundly thrashed by a dragon deep in a dungeon, the party loses all its money and provisions…and a member! They”re eager to go back and save her, but there is just one problem: If they set out with no food or coin to speak of, they”re sure to starve on the way! But Laios comes up with a brilliant idea: “Let”s eat the monsters!” Slimes, basilisks, and even dragons…none are safe from the appetites of these dungeon-crawling gourmands!
My First Impression
This rocks. I don’t know how to explain it. It really is a Dungeons and Dragons type manga but written like The Office. It’s goofy, silly, tongue in cheek and in surprisingly good taste, although potentially poisonous.
What I liked
Even though all the elements of Delicious in Dungeon are pretty standard. Magic wielding elf, strong armour guy, little thief…Dragons! The story and the way it’s told all comes together to create a brand new flavour. At least for me. A lot of the humour is tongue in cheek but it never takes itself in the least bit seriously.
And all those recipes are tempting me to make a new feature where I try to recreate them by finding parallels for all those monster ingredients. Basically, it’s just a great time and we even got some world building and character development to boot.
I have to say, Delicious in Dungeon is probably my favourite manga that I discovered lately. It’s just a ton of fun. So far, I got nothing I can clock it on at all. I already bought volume 2 and unless there are some drastic changes, I foresee getting the rest in short order.
Delicious in Dungeon is a slightly older manga compared to my other first impressions posts. As such, there are more volumes available and I think more of you will have had a chance to read it. Do you like it? I bet this would also make an awesome anime with the right cast. Voice acting in a comedy like this can make or break the whole project!