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  • [Summer 2019] Is It Wrong to Try and Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon? II Discussion Thread

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    ダンジョンに出会いを求めるのは間違っているだろうか 2期

    Bell continues his dungeon-conquering adventures with Hestia, but he soon realizes that his rise in the rankings attracts unwanted attention.

    Airs: Friday, July 12, 2019

    Studio: J.C. Staff

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    Bell and Hestia are back in action! As they struggle to prove the strength of their Familia, Bell completes a task that moves him up in the rankings ? but as a result, he soon finds himself the subject of scrutiny he never saw coming?

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  • #2
    Episode 1

    Let's have a ball.

    It definitely is great to be back with this show with Bell as the MC as Ais just doesn't cut it as the lead dog. It's a great way to reintroduce everybody with the ball and banquet as Bell certainly could use a night out. Except that it's really a trap set by the Apollon family to get Bell to take part in something big as the family held a grudge when he got into a bar fight with the other members. While this is a party, Bell isn't exactly in the partying move, so now that the gauntlet has been thrown down, it will be interesting to see how Bell approaches this.
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    The only thing better than anime is sports. Get hit hard and you got JACKED UP! Or else it's a C'mon Man!

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    • #3
      Episode 2

      The gauntlet has been thrown.

      That Apollo is one sick bastard there forcing Bell into a challenge that he should have no business being involved in, but here he is sending out his henchmen to destroy their home and threatening him around town using is godly wealth and resources to force him into a decision to either fight or flee. In the end, Bell chooses to fight, and to make matters worse, Lili is reclaimed by the Soma family, while he can't get help from Ais, at least not through normal means. Bell is in quite a tough situation, and that will make it all that more rewarding when that asshole Apollo gets what he deserves.
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      The only thing better than anime is sports. Get hit hard and you got JACKED UP! Or else it's a C'mon Man!

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      • #4
        Episode 3

        Family matters.

        And now, an episode about Lili as she returns to the Soma family in order for the attack to be called off. Of course, Zanis was bound to break his part of the agreement insisting that because they attacked, he can't keep his end of the bargain. At least Soma is a more reasonable guy seeing that he called off the attackers. Nevertheless, Bell and company have quite a big fight ahead of them seeing that the Apollo family is big, but at least they are getting helpers, and they have Freya to thank for that. While it was good the way things turned out, this part was very detailed in the manga and a lot of it was skipped over here. Anyway, it goes to show that Lili is able to stand up for what's right seeing that she was about to become a slave to the Soma family.
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        Watching: Gate, Mitsuboshi Colors, Snow White with the Red Hair, Ghost Hound, Toonami Stuff
        Simulcasts: FTL, KYB, FRB, MIX, FIL, MTI, DUN, ALS, COP, DRS, IDD, FSN-LE, VLS, MMZ, GIV, HES, HDB, AKO, NHG, RST, SND, PKC
        The only thing better than anime is sports. Get hit hard and you got JACKED UP! Or else it's a C'mon Man!

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        • #5
          Episode 4

          Bringing down the house.

          And so, this War Game is on with the Apollo family, and while the Hestia family had a lot of trouble, in the end, Bell took a lesson from Ais to heart just when he looked cornered. This fire spell was quite powerful, but also quite useless when there's a way to counter it, and that's where the training with Ais made a difference. So now that Bell's team won, that means they get the spoils, and that means the mansion formerly occupied by Apollo. It was tough, but that was a great in your face moment to show Apollo not to look down on a rookie hotshot.
          MyAnimeList | Avatar: Rikka "Lily" Isurugi, Black Fox
          Watching: Gate, Mitsuboshi Colors, Snow White with the Red Hair, Ghost Hound, Toonami Stuff
          Simulcasts: FTL, KYB, FRB, MIX, FIL, MTI, DUN, ALS, COP, DRS, IDD, FSN-LE, VLS, MMZ, GIV, HES, HDB, AKO, NHG, RST, SND, PKC
          The only thing better than anime is sports. Get hit hard and you got JACKED UP! Or else it's a C'mon Man!

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          • #6
            Episode 5

            To the victors go the spoils, and a big house.

            Having beaten Apollo at his own game, Bell and company are rewarded with a snazzy mansion previously occupied by Apollo and his family of sleazeballs But just when it looked like everybody could retire and live out the rest of their lives in comfort all while having a huge familia with Hestia's aggressive recruitment drive, there's just one problem in that they incurred a huge debt that needs to be paid off. Not only that, but the money that could have been used to pay it off was squandered on renovations seeing how much of a narcissist Apollo was and everything reflecting that had to go. So it's back to dungeon conquering, but at least they have a brand new base of operation that's way better than their old home. Pretty relaxing episode compared to the hectic nature of the previous ones. Nevertheless, things aren't staying calm for long as Chigusa has come with some bad news for Mikoto.
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            The only thing better than anime is sports. Get hit hard and you got JACKED UP! Or else it's a C'mon Man!

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            • #7
              Episode 6

              Lust or bust.

              So Mikoto was told that her friend Haruhime has started working as a prostitute at the town's red light district. So everybody goes there, and Hermes is watching their every move as Bell gets separated, and then Aisha swoops in to kidnap Bell to become a slave to sex. But of course, Bell gets away and in hot pursuit, he is saved by Haruhime. Lots of shady stuff going on here as Ishtar is up to something, and that to fulfill her ambition, she needs to seduce Bell.
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              Watching: Gate, Mitsuboshi Colors, Snow White with the Red Hair, Ghost Hound, Toonami Stuff
              Simulcasts: FTL, KYB, FRB, MIX, FIL, MTI, DUN, ALS, COP, DRS, IDD, FSN-LE, VLS, MMZ, GIV, HES, HDB, AKO, NHG, RST, SND, PKC
              The only thing better than anime is sports. Get hit hard and you got JACKED UP! Or else it's a C'mon Man!

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              • #8
                Episode 7

                Get her back or get back at her.

                And now, more dirt on the Ishtar family is dug up as they are quite a shady band of femme fatales able to elude authorities and manipulating the justice system to their advantage. Even in the face of great danger, Mikoto remains committed to freeing Haruhime from her live as a sex slave, and the key to that is something called a Killing Stone. As for why Ishtar is targeting Bell, it's pretty simple in that she's out to provoke Freya and take her down. So now, a big battle is on hand, and already Bell is in trouble after Aisha pulled him away from his party in the dungeon. Lots of shadiness going on here as the Ishtar family is up to no good.
                MyAnimeList | Avatar: Rikka "Lily" Isurugi, Black Fox
                Watching: Gate, Mitsuboshi Colors, Snow White with the Red Hair, Ghost Hound, Toonami Stuff
                Simulcasts: FTL, KYB, FRB, MIX, FIL, MTI, DUN, ALS, COP, DRS, IDD, FSN-LE, VLS, MMZ, GIV, HES, HDB, AKO, NHG, RST, SND, PKC
                The only thing better than anime is sports. Get hit hard and you got JACKED UP! Or else it's a C'mon Man!

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                • #9
                  Episode 8

                  Nothing's set in stone.

                  Bell got captured along with Mikoto, but thanks to Haruhime, he was able to escape the Pleasure Quarter. It was pretty depressing to hear all these backstories, while that frog lady was really creepy. As it turns out, the reason why Ishtar values Haruhime is because she's about to become a sacrifice for the Killing Stone, which is quite a powerful tool but requires the sacrifice of a renard, which Haruhime is, during a full moon, which is tonight. And then she's attacking the Freya family, then going after the Hestia family. It was pretty hellish what Bell had to go through, and now Haruhime's life is at stake as she's about to be sacrificed for the sake of warfare and Ishtar's ambitions.
                  MyAnimeList | Avatar: Rikka "Lily" Isurugi, Black Fox
                  Watching: Gate, Mitsuboshi Colors, Snow White with the Red Hair, Ghost Hound, Toonami Stuff
                  Simulcasts: FTL, KYB, FRB, MIX, FIL, MTI, DUN, ALS, COP, DRS, IDD, FSN-LE, VLS, MMZ, GIV, HES, HDB, AKO, NHG, RST, SND, PKC
                  The only thing better than anime is sports. Get hit hard and you got JACKED UP! Or else it's a C'mon Man!

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                  • #10
                    Episode 9

                    Seduction reduction.

                    And Bell goes off to save Haruhime risking war with Ishtar for the sake of Mikoto's dear friend. While Ishtar's seduction is powerful, it doesn't work on Bell as he's way too self-aware to be taken in by that vixen. And then Mikoto uses a spell and for once doesn't act the part of a ninja to clear a way for Bell to stop the ritual. Pretty dramatic that was all in order to save Haruhime. But while they got to Haruhime, the fight is still far from over as now they must fight Ishtar and her family having made enemies of them.
                    MyAnimeList | Avatar: Rikka "Lily" Isurugi, Black Fox
                    Watching: Gate, Mitsuboshi Colors, Snow White with the Red Hair, Ghost Hound, Toonami Stuff
                    Simulcasts: FTL, KYB, FRB, MIX, FIL, MTI, DUN, ALS, COP, DRS, IDD, FSN-LE, VLS, MMZ, GIV, HES, HDB, AKO, NHG, RST, SND, PKC
                    The only thing better than anime is sports. Get hit hard and you got JACKED UP! Or else it's a C'mon Man!

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                    • #11
                      Episode 10

                      Rising of the rookie hero.

                      Lots of action here as Freya has made her move destroying the district and sending Ishtar back to where she belongs. Bell saved Haruhime fighting off Phryne and Aisha by himself to become a hero. That was some great stuff there as it defines the character of the Hestia family, while the Ishtar family is paying for trying to stick it to Freya.
                      MyAnimeList | Avatar: Rikka "Lily" Isurugi, Black Fox
                      Watching: Gate, Mitsuboshi Colors, Snow White with the Red Hair, Ghost Hound, Toonami Stuff
                      Simulcasts: FTL, KYB, FRB, MIX, FIL, MTI, DUN, ALS, COP, DRS, IDD, FSN-LE, VLS, MMZ, GIV, HES, HDB, AKO, NHG, RST, SND, PKC
                      The only thing better than anime is sports. Get hit hard and you got JACKED UP! Or else it's a C'mon Man!

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                      • #12
                        Episode 11

                        The goddess has left the town.

                        So after the end of the Ishtar Familia arc, it's onto the next as the kingdom of Rakia is getting ready to invade Orario, all while the Hestia Familia is finally getting some well-deserved rest with Haruhime now serving as a housemaid and the girls of the former Ishtar Familia going about their separate ways. But of course, that moment of peace wasn't going to last as Hestia goes out and about, and leaves town as Ganesha failed to keep her inside. It has been forever since Ais and company appeared as they are helping Bell rescue Hestia. After a nice finish to the last arc, this one was kind of a letdown. One more episode left as it sets the stage for the next arc that would happen in a third season.
                        MyAnimeList | Avatar: Rikka "Lily" Isurugi, Black Fox
                        Watching: Gate, Mitsuboshi Colors, Snow White with the Red Hair, Ghost Hound, Toonami Stuff
                        Simulcasts: FTL, KYB, FRB, MIX, FIL, MTI, DUN, ALS, COP, DRS, IDD, FSN-LE, VLS, MMZ, GIV, HES, HDB, AKO, NHG, RST, SND, PKC
                        The only thing better than anime is sports. Get hit hard and you got JACKED UP! Or else it's a C'mon Man!

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                        • #13
                          Episode 12 (Season 2 Finale)

                          Until death do they part.

                          To end the second season, it's a laid-back episode, but one with a serious moment as with Hestia not feeling well, Bell and Ais come to the village to be with her as she rests up. Then they dance away the night and have a great time, but the party mood soured when Brigid's father, Karm, and the mayor of the village passes away, leading Bell to think about what will happen when he dies. Seeing that goddesses will outlive humans that Hestia is determined to search for his reincarnation. And after reassuring that Bell has Hestia's backing him up that it's back to town, and while that's going on a girl emerges from the walls inside the dungeon. Pretty nice way to end this show, one that's a good way to transition into the next arc seeing that the last one was quite intense.

                          Overall, this season is somewhat of a step down from the first season as while the content was great, the execution was another matter entirely. The War Games arc just felt rushed, while the Pleasure Quarter arc moved too slowly. That said, this show still continues to build off of its core strengths with character building, intriguing storytelling, nice animation, and an atmosphere that can be anything it wants, and having Bell being the MC makes a world of difference. So in all, it's another good show, but one that could have been improved and with a third season coming, that makes the season's progression much more understandable.

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                          MyAnimeList | Avatar: Rikka "Lily" Isurugi, Black Fox
                          Watching: Gate, Mitsuboshi Colors, Snow White with the Red Hair, Ghost Hound, Toonami Stuff
                          Simulcasts: FTL, KYB, FRB, MIX, FIL, MTI, DUN, ALS, COP, DRS, IDD, FSN-LE, VLS, MMZ, GIV, HES, HDB, AKO, NHG, RST, SND, PKC
                          The only thing better than anime is sports. Get hit hard and you got JACKED UP! Or else it's a C'mon Man!

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