There is an ancient labyrinth below the city of Orario. It’s simply called The Dungeon, and adventurers from around the world flock to it in hopes of conquering its depths for riches, power or love! Gods even built guilds with their followers joining them on adventures deep into this dark abyss. One such group belongs to Hestia, where her only member Bell Cranel just embarked upon his first solo venture down into these twisting tunnels.
Alongside each other, Bell Cranel and Hestia work to achieve their dreams. One wants to become the best adventurer by conquering the Dungeon, while the other wants to breathe life into a guild that will gain worthy followers and precious members.
Danmachi is simple yet entertaining with a bit of romance, elements of comedy, scenes with mature themes and a healthy dose of drama. Below is our list of anime recommendations for anime similar to “Is It Wrong To Try To Pick Up Girls In A Dungeon:”
The Tower of Druaga
The Summer of Anu is upon us, and the denizens of Uruk are given a chance to end Druaga’s tyranny once and for all! But will it really be that easy? The top floor, where he resides, has shown no signs of weakness. It’ll take more than just one person or group to bring down this tower lord–everyone must band together to conquer his evil stronghold. Different agendas lead different people into battle; some want riches while others merely desire peace! Both action anime deal with monsters in towers and the goal of conquering them.
Magi: The Labyrinth of Magic
The fantasy anime Magi: The Labyrinth of Magic tells the tale of Aladdin and Alibaba as they venture into a world where mysterious dungeons suddenly popped out. Once conquered, these dungeons grant immense wealth to their conquerors; however, djinns guard them with deadly traps riddling the area around each Dungeon. What is even more terrifying is that there’s an evil secret behind all this. The scheming, mysteries and labyrinths are the common themes this must-watch anime shares with Danmachi.
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Haruyuki Arita has always been bullied for his appearance, and his only solace was being good at video games. When he realizes that all of these high scores have been beaten by the beautiful vice president, Kuroyukihime Arisa, she invites him to meet her. She teaches Haru about “Brain Burst”, which allows you to accelerate your brain waves so fast time seems frozen in place! To use Brain Burst faster, one must continuously win duels- if they lose, their ability may also disappear forever. This anime takes us to game-like worlds where we see our charismatic protagonist is different in real life. We get the same emotional turmoil we had with Bell getting pushed around and bullied.
And You Thought There Is Never a Girl Online?
The game constantly being played by characters does follow the same feel as Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon and has an adorable romance you won’t want to miss. After having a bad run-in confessing with an online player, Hideki Nishimura, username “Rusian,” decides to never trust another beautiful girl on the internet again.
Years after this incident, Rusian is part of a guild where Ako is head over heels for him. He decides it’s fine to accept her advances because she shouldn’t matter–after all, online cute girls are mostly men, right? The romantic comedy theme and action scenes from this anime series may remind you of Danmachi.
Record of Grancrest War
Atlatan has been thrown into war after the Great Hall Tragedy happened, but a marriage to bring peace between two factions was struck with unexpected horror. Chaos interrupted this happy affair, and Demon Lord of Diabolos made sure that peace would never take root among these two alliances. Siluca Meletes, on her way back from training school when she failed to prevent this disaster, is rescued by a strange young man named Theo Cornaro carrying an odd Crest: a symbol that can banish chaos. Although there are many key differences to Danmachi, politics and schemes are common themes the two anime share.
Goblins are often seen as small and weak beings, but those who know better will notice that they’re a major threat. Wild and unpredictable, it’s surprising, so many adventurers overlook these monsters – even more shocking is the fact that fifteen-year-old Priestess had had to face them before thanks to her naïve group of adventuring friends when she joined their company on another mission with high hopes for this one going well too.
She was then ruthlessly ambushed by a dangerous goblin herd! Before she could confront her fate herself, though, the charismatic protagonist saved her at ease with his awesome fighting skills. Now he travels beside her in the hope of vanquishing goblins from existence. This is as funny and as weird as Danmachi but certainly a darker tale with bloodier fight scenes.
Luck & Logic
Logic is the concept that governs emotions, abilities, ideals and memories of all worlds. With its power, though, Foreigners can pass through portals imbued with their respective world’s Logic and threaten other worlds. To counter this problem from happening in Septpia (the human world), ALCA employs Logicalists who have bonds with these foreign people seeking peace by sharing their Logic; they are tasked with dealing with any possible dangers which arise.
Yoshichika Tsurugi lost the ability to use Logic in combat after overloading his powers, but he found himself able once again when Athena granted him a new Logic Card. Yoshichika and other Logicalists then formed contracts with gods from Tetra-Heaven, where they work together to defeat threats that affect their world as well. Gods giving their power or “blessing” may remind you of Danmachi and other fantasy worlds.
A must-watch anime adaptation of the manga written by Hiro Mashima of the same name, it follows mages of the Fairy Tail guild as they go about the land of Fiore. Lucy Heartfilia is a young mage searching for celestial gate keys, and her dream is to become a full-fledged wizard by joining this famous guild. In her search, she runs into Natsu Dragneel and his partner Happy, who are on a quest to find Natsu’s foster father Igneel – the dragon that taught him all about magic when he was younger. With many magic elements, comedy and action scenes, Fairy Tail is a great watch to follow Danmachi.
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Tower of God
There is a tower that summons people called “Regulars” with the promise of granting their deepest desires. Whether it be wealth, fame, authority or something more—everything awaits those who reach the top. Twenty-Fifth Bam has known only darkness his entire life and was content being so because he never dreamed anything better could exist for him, but then Rachel came of nowhere and changed everything. But Rachel had her dreams and wanted to climb the tower leaving Bam alone in his dark world. But Rachel is his world, and he chases after her to climb the tower with her. The same theme of conquering a dungeon, or in this case, a tower, to have their wildest dream come true is shared between Danmachi and Tower of God.
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Seven Deadly Sins
The Seven Deadly Sins is an anime series created by Nakaba Suzuki that follows Elizabeth, a princess of the Kingdom of Liones. It carries the same elements of comedy, mature themes, and action scenes as Danmachi but with a major difference in plot and storytelling. With the Seven Deadly Sins as companions, she endeavors to take back her kingdom from Holy Knights who have unjustly taken over with power through aggression and force. The show also explores how far one will go for justice in an unjust world as other countries like Britannia overtake them using more subtle methods such as bribery or persuasion to capture their lands.
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Grimoire of Zero
In a world of constant war between humans and witches, there exist the “beastfallen”—cursed humans born with the appearance and strength of an animal. Their physical prowess and bestial nature cause them to be feared by both sides in this conflict. As a result, many beastfallen end up as sellswords who make their living hunting for either side depending on how much they are paid or what contract they have signed at that time: while it’s no easy life for anyone involved, some people find themselves unable to turn away from such danger.
Despite the hostility between the races, a lighthearted witch named Zero hires a beastfallen mercenary to act as her protector. The unlikely companions grow together, and during their journey, his inner kindness is revealed, which starts him showing compassion for everyone–humans or witches alike.
Elder tale is a VMMORPG that had recently been upgraded, and 30000 Japanese players are stuck inside this virtual world with no way to log out. Unlike other epic anime in its genre, Log Horizon actually has a well-done formula for its plotline—it deals heavily with strategic online games and throws some intellectual dialogue into things. And it even touches on politics at times, making it an intriguing show that you don’t want to miss out on. Log Horizon’s protagonist is the veteran player Shiroe, a master strategist who has to learn to survive in the parallel world of sword and magic. Along with his friend Naotsugu and petite assassin Akatsuki (who labels him as her Master), he must lead Akihabara into stability while negotiating with the natives from this VRMMORPG – where they now must learn to survive. With an RPG-like theme, magic elements and politics, this epic anime is a nice follow up to Danmcahi.
And that’s it, fans of anime! We didn’t include Sword Oratoria, as that would be breaking the rules. We hope you enjoyed our list of amazing anime recommendations like Dungeon ni Deai wo Motomeru no wa Machigatteiru Darou ka, a.k.a. Danmachi, for your next binge-watching session. Did we miss any of your favorite fantasy anime? Let us know in the comments. As always: enjoy!