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Dated 30 January 2024: The elf is most delicious in Dungeon Meshi

Senshi and Marcille
Hard work is going to make you hungrier.

I've been hearing for some time from adjacent Internet sources how entertaining the Dungeon Meshi (Delicious in Dungeon) manga is, so learning Studio Trigger would be animating the anime meant I was guaranteed to give it a try, even if I had to watch it on the Netflix. (I also continue to pay for the Netflix even though it irritates the shit out of me. Don't get me started. But I digress.) Through four episodes, it's nice—the animation in particular—but it's not really the sort of show I'd normally be watching.

Marcille looks like that because she's eating spicy food, not because she's sexually aroused.

I suppose I have at least some interest in a few cooking-related anime and manga, but it's clearly not one of the sub-genres that I'm passionate about, considering my muted reactions to fan favorites such as Shokugeki no Soma (Food Wars!) and Yakitate!! Japan. Consequently, I'm really only watching the Dungeon Meshi anime because I enjoy Studio Trigger and because Marcille's reactions amuse me. I can't help but notice she gets worked up a lot more over things than Frieren, but maybe Marcille is only a little baby elf compared to Frieren.

Dated 23 April 2024: I wasn't expect this much plot in Dungeon Meshi

Laios, Chilchuck, Marcille, and Senshi
This is my wall. It was made for me.

I watched nearly a full cours of dead-sister-recovery efforts before realizing Dungeon Meshi (Delicious in Dungeon) wasn't merely going to be about eating monsters. There's actually a plot, and it involves more than recovering dead sisters. I dunno, I guess I didn't really think about it and sort of assumed the source manga ran for 14 volumes concentrating nearly entirely on convincing a recalcitrant triangular elf to sample variations on the fantasy campaign equivalent of redneck dwarven roadkill cuisine.

Laios and Toshiro
I know you're important because you were in the opening credits.

As it turns out, in addition to getting a dead sister out of dragon storage, there are also plot lines about the dungeon's mastermind, the controversial use of forbidden magic, and some yet-unrevealed questions related to new characters. I'm not sure what to think about the influx of new characters, actually. After 16 episodes, I feel as if there's still a lot I don't know about the original core cast.

Chilchuck, Marcille, Senshi, and Laios
I also feel as if y'all should be more alert.

Is getting more plot a good thing? For me specifically, I suppose it is. I've never been a big fan of cooking shows, so I've only regarded the culinary focus of the series so far as being mildly interesting at best. I was mostly watching because I enjoy Studio Trigger and its signature stylistic flourishes. It's also accurate to recognize I enjoy Marcille too, even if she is triangular.