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Synopsis

Sword princess Aiz Wallenstein, the strongest female swordfighter again headed to the giant labyrinth known as the “Dungeon” along with her allies. On the 50th floor where mysteries and threats that creeps ever closer to the party loom, Aiz called for the wind and headed deeper into the darkness of the Dungeon. Eventually, she found herself meeting with a boy for the first time. In the Labyrinth City of Orario, the contrasting stories of the boy and the girl intersect.

Comments

Sequels and spin-offs are always judged by comparing them to their predecessors. Some of them fare well, some poorly. Sword Oratoria, on the other hand, performs under its predecessor. It still maintains the same art and nuance as Danmachi, but it lacks the fundamental element that Danmachi‘s first episode had. Putting it shortly, the three-dimensional characters. Bluntly speaking, they’re just a pile of clichés and popular tropes. Because so many characters are clustered from the first second, that none of them are given personalities. Thus the main protagonists here, Aiz and Lefiya, are left unrevealed. When there’s a potential to build three-dimensional characters, it missed. Take Lefiya’s voice-over monolog that is also redundant when a mere facial expression is enough to convey her characters. Compare this to the first episode of Danmachi, where we know exactly what kind of a person Bell is, what motivates him and what his goal/dream is. In comparison, Sword Oratoria is just too fast and too dense. I am pessimistic that this show will adequately follow the similar quality of Danmachi.

Facts and Data

Alternative TitleDungeon ni Deai o Motomeru no wa Machigatteiru no Darō ka? Gaiden: Sword Oratoria (Japanese)
Original WorkLight Novel by Fujino Omori (Story) and Kiyotaka Haimura (Art)
CastJuri Kimura as Lefiya Viridis
Nobuhiko as Bete Loga
Saori Oonishi as Ais Wallenstein
Yoshitsugu Matsuoka as Bell Cranel
DirectorYouhei Suzuki (Urara Meirocho)
ScenarioHideki Shirane (both seasons of Date A LiveDoki Doki School Hours)
Character DesignShigeki Kimoto (Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon?)
Opening Theme Song“RE-ILLUSION” by Yuka Iguchi
Ending Theme Song“day by day” by Kano
StudioJ.C. Staff
Official Websitehttp://danmachi.com/sword_oratoria/
Twitterhttps://twitter.com/danmachi_anime
Broadcast Date14 April 2017 (1530 GMT, 2230 WIB)/ 15 April 2017 (00:30 (JST)

Screenshots and Trailer

© Fujino Omori• SB Creative/Sword Oratoria Production Committee
© Fujino Omori• SB Creative/Sword Oratoria Production Committee
© Fujino Omori• SB Creative/Sword Oratoria Production Committee

The Indonesian Anime Times | by Paksi Pradipta

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