You post a lot about Dungeon Meshi and I was wondering if you'd recommend it and what the plot is? It looks interesting ^-^
Oh definetly!! Dungeon meshi is mayhaps my favourite manga. Not to mention the soon coming anime!! Excited!!!! This is an advertizement essay now.
The start is very lighthearted (minus like the starting premise being that the protag's sister gets eaten by the dragon and that's why they have to rush back down to the dungeon to save her since resurrection is a thing) but it will get uhm. It will go to places. And on their way back to the lower levels of the dungeon they will cook various meals of monsters that they come across (since they didn't have time to get new resources)! That's where the manga's name comes from. (haha going in for funny monster food comedy oh oops THAT'S KIND OF A LOT GOING ON HUH)
So what I've gathered so far, I've seen many turn down reading by just seeing Laios and being like "oh boring protag man" but nope. He's a living monster encylopedia and yearns for info about the monsters all the way to their taste. He can imitate a dog perfectly. He thought a man who hated him was his best friend. I love him so much.
Marcille first seems very soft uwu babey but no, we casually learn that she knows magic like,, actual necromancy. Not just resurrection. :) and she's actually quite unhinged. Also she's girl best friends with Falin (the sister of Laios I mentioned earlier) and wants to save her very much.
Chilchuck is there to just do his work but gets attached to rest of the party. Also the fact that he's a half-foot and other races tend to mistake him for tall-man child when he's actually almost 29, has 3 children and his wife left him. Epic divorce man.
(for comparison half-foot live to be around 50 when elves can live to hundreds and this is important plot wise later on but would also be a spoiler so)
Senshi is the "parent" of the group helping rest of the party to go to lower levels + is mainly the one teaching them about cooking (also we learn through his backstory that there's an extremely heart wrenching reason why he feels the need to keep everyone fed) He's also the fanservice of the series and the only character we've seen pantyshots of.
Izutsumi joins the party way later and she has a cat soul bound with her own and she wants to break the curse that made this so. However later on we get hints that she's becoming more okay with having two souls. Also she's. A cat girl. Like not the usual depiction of just having ears and tail, her behaviours are very affected by the second soul.
Izutsumi sensing a ghostie:
Falin is Laios' sister and very loved and to describe her,, she would show you a cool bug she found. I can't tell too much about her without spoiling major plot points :-)
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+++ Ryoko Kui's art is very distinct in itself, her character design is pretty much always mentioned when talking about dunmeshi!! And the world building!!!
Also people are being horny over the winged lion..,,
This is not only my blog's desktop version's background but also my actual desktop image (tinified for tumblr):
Heartwarming moments ;_;
+ special mention to characters I didn't even mention but you get to meet by reading!
So I might really like this series.
Bonus, this super cute comic set in our world from the mangaka's blog (izutsumi is a picky eater):
A lot of the time when manga artists draw women in an obviously horny way its weird/creepy/etc. but Q Hayashida and Ryoko Kui are exceptions bcuz they do it so lesbian-ly.
if i was marcille id swish my hair slick my eyebrows back walk up to falin and say "hey mamacita what schools of magic you autistic about"
DUNGEON MESHI ANIME CONFIRMED
SHUTHE FUCK UP BY STUDIO TRIGGER TOO????????????
this is so fukcing cute what the hell
Dungeon meshi is great cause it lures you in with goofs and laughs and then reveals itself to be an epic tragic horror story about the corruption of ones desires and the suffering they cause
this is going to make me scream and moan and throw up