Delicious in Dungeon

A photo of the first book in the Delicious in Dungeon manga series.

My wife Christine recently introduced me to a new animé series on Netflix called Delicious in Dungeon. It’s based on a manga, of which we also recently picked up the first book.

If you like Dungeons & Dragons, and food, then you’ll probably like Delicious in Dungeon. It follows a small guild of explorers, who are trying to save their friend despite losing all their supplies. Hungry, they resort to eating the dungeon monsters they encounter. Early on, they meet a dwarf, who seems highly knowledgable about the best way to cook these monsters and end up eating delicious food of dubious origins.

The animé adaption of the manga is pretty good, with each dish presented like it would be on a cooking programme. In the manga books, the dishes even come with ingredients and nutritional information.

It took me a little while to get into the first episode, but I found it enjoyable and funny despite not being a big animé fan. The only animé I have watched more than a few episodes of is Pokémon, and that’s probably because I play Pokémon Go every day, and so am familiar with the species.

It’s a Netflix exclusive, and new episodes are being released weekly. There are currently 13 volumes of the manga, with a 14th due out this summer. We picked up our English translation from Travelling Man in Manchester.