DanMachi Season 4: Release date, news and rumors

Is It Wrong To Try To Pick Up Girls In A Dungeon or better known as DanMachi, has 3 seasons released, with the 4th season under production and will most probably be released in 2022 via Crunchyroll.

The anime series is based on a light novel series written by Fujino Omori. The anime is produced by J.C.Staff and directed by Hideki Tachibana. The light novel consists of 17 volumes released on January 15, 2013, and the manga comprises 12 volumes, released on August 2, 2013. 

What Happened So Far In DanMachi Season 3

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DanMachi Season 3 got a huge upgrade in about every sense as possible, the music, the character design, and the plot. It was a lot better than Season 2 which took a very monotonous path and wasn’t appealing.

The story revolves around the adventures of Bell Cranel, a 14-year-old adventurer under the Goddess Hestia. In Season 3, Bell is busy exploring the dungeons and comes across a monster girl he saves, which is not surprising since that is exactly what he has been doing in the previous seasons. The monster girl has vague images about her past life. She has feelings and a reasoning mind, which we did not see in the previous seasons where the monsters were carved as mindless villains whom Bell used to slaughter mercilessly to gain some power and was portrayed as the white knight in shining armor. Still, in Season 3, we get a slight twist in the story and see that the monsters have a sense of reasoning and a heart.

Bell has to overcome his intentions of killing monsters mercilessly and even comes in between other adventurers and monsters to cease their enmity and hatred for each other. This intrusion put Bell’s reputation in the mud in the eyes of the town folk and everyone else, and their once hero is now reduced to ashes.

The character development in Season 3 is really something. We see the introduction of Xenos (the talking monsters) and Bell slowly maturing up and actually getting moments where he develops to be a hero instead of just fighting in every episode. He gets an awakening related to his old fear (not spoiling it for those who haven’t watched it) and slowly grows through the episodes to be the hero he wanted to be. Season 3 ends in a cliffhanger, leaving plenty of room for Season 4 to continue the story along. 

What Is Going On With Studio J.C.Staff?

J.C.Staff has worked on the 3 Seasons of DanMachi; after the completion of Season 3, they worked on many other projects, most notably such as Prison school, One Punch Man season 2 (2019), Shokugeki No Souma, Shimoneta, Date a Live 3, Taboo Tattoo and their latest ones are Gokushufudou (2021) and The Duke Of Death And His Maid (2021). 

What do we know about DanMachi Season 4 so far?

The plot for DanMachi Season 4 hasn’t been released, but the official trailer has been released, which gives a sneak-peek into what might be coming in season 4. The teaser trailer showcases all of Bell’s past adventures and how he slowly develops himself to be a better fighter and a more mature person compared to how he was in Season 1.

After losing a hard-fought battle with Asterius in the Season 3 finale, he gets back with Ais for more training so that he can get back stronger, and hopefully, we’ll get to see him bring about a change and reach his goal in Season 4. 

What are fans saying about DanMachi Season 4 so far?

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After the studio producers took DanMachi season 3, fans are waiting impatiently for the release date of Season 4.

Season 3 ended in a cliffhanger with Bell being defeated by Asterius and later going to Ais to train for future battles. Fans on Reddit talk about wanting season 4 to get the same art style and plot with non-stop action and no Ryu and Bell romantic scenes being cut like the producers did in the previous season. Fans cheered on social media over the news of the producers working on season 4, with its release date most probably in 2022.

But the main question on every anime fan’s lips is, “will season 4 be as good as season 3?” A fan even took to Quora to ask for a rating of DanMachi, to which we got a series of comments related to the characters, the plot, support characters and finally the action level of the anime. 

Will there be DanMachi Season 4?

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The answer is, ‘YES, we will see a Season 4 for DanMachi, most probably in 2022. The writer for the light novel series Fujino Omori has even confirmed it on a Twitter post.

DanMachi sold over 2.8k DVD/BD in its first week than in 2015, and it made 5.2k sales. Google trends however, show a sharp decline in the popularity of the anime series over time since 2020 but has in many other ways received love and fame because of the captivating plot and animation of the series.

Despite all the critics, the writer himself has confirmed the making of DanMachi Season 4, so rest assured, fans as we will be getting what we have been patiently waiting for. 

When will DanMachi Season 4 be released?

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The producers and the studio have not confirmed the exact date for the release of DanMachi Season 4.

We are hopeful it will be somewhere around 2022. The writer for the short novel, who has been a huge part of the production team, gave us the go signal on his Twitter account that they have started the production for season 4. 

What Can We Expect In Season 4 Of DanMachi?

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 Season 3 was made up of volume 9 to volume 11 of the manga, leaving room for volume 12 for Season 4.

We can expect Bell to mature into a better fighter and person in Season 4 after his defeat to Asterius. There will be more character developments and adventures that the studio left out for Season 4.

Hopefully, the animation and plot will be similar to season 3 and not like season 2, which received much critics. DanMachi has won the hearts of millions of anime fans, but the big question is, will the studio end it in a climax or ruin the purity and beauty of the series? 

We can’t wait for Season 4 and hopefully, we will see you again for the review!