DanMachi Watch Order: The Complete Guide

DanMachi Watch Order: The Complete Guide

DanMachi, also known as Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon?, is a light novel series written by Fujino Ōmori and illustrated by Suzuhito Yasuda . It has been published in Japan since January 2013. An anime television series adaptation has been airing since 2015 in Japan. Currently, DanMachi consists of the main anime series, an anime movie, a spin-off anime series, and three OVA episodes. In this article, we are going to bring you the complete watch guide for DanMachi.

DanMachi watch order by release date

In this section, we are going to bring you the complete list of DanMachi works by their respective release orders. As we have said, DanMachi consists of the main anime series, three OVA episodes, a spin-off anime series, and this is their release order:

  1. DanMachi Season 1 (2015)
  2. “Is It Wrong to Expect a Hot Spring in a Dungeon?” (OVA, 2016)
  3. Sword Oratoria (2017)
  4. Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon?: Arrow of the Orion (movie, 2019)
  5. DanMachi Season 2 (2019)
  6. “Is It Wrong to go Searching for Herbs on a Deserted Island?” (OVA, 2020)
  7. DanMachi Season 3 (2020)
  8. “Is It Wrong to Try to Find a Hot Spring in Orario? -Bath God Forever-” (OVA, 2021)

In the next section, we are going to tell you the proper chronological order of these works, with information about each work’s plot.

DanMachi chronological watch order

DanMachi Season 1 (2015)

The first season of DanMachi consists of 13 episodes, which aired from April 4, 2015 to June 27, 2015.

No.TitleDirector(s)WriterOriginal Air Date
1“Adventurer (Bell Cranel)”
Transcription: “Bōkensha (Beru·Kuraneru)” (Japanese: 冒険者ベル・クラネル)
Daisuke TakashimaHideki ShiraneApril 4, 2015
2“Monster Festival (Monsterphilia)”
Transcription: “Kaibutsu-sai (Monsutāfiria)” (Japanese: 怪物祭モンスターフィリア)
Toshikazu HashimotoHideki ShiraneApril 11, 2015
3“The Blade of a God (Hestia Knife)”
Transcription: “Kamisama no Yaiba (Hesutia·Naifu)” (Japanese: 神様の刃ヘスティア・ナイフ)
Katsushi SakurabiHideki ShiraneApril 18, 2015
4“The Weak (Supporter)”
Transcription: “Jakusha (Sapōtā)” (Japanese: 弱者サポーター)
Daisuke TakashimaAyumu HisaoApril 25, 2015
5“Magic Book (Grimoire)”
Transcription: “Madōsho (Gurimoa)” (Japanese: 魔導書グリモア)
Kiyoko SayamaAyumu HisaoMay 2, 2015
6“Reason (Liliruca Arde)”
Transcription: “Riyū (Ririruka·āde)” (Japanese: 理由リリルカ・アーデ)
Risako YoshidaHideki ShiraneMay 9, 2015
7“Sword Princess (Ais Wallenstein)”
Transcription: “Kenki (Aizu·Varenshutain)” (Japanese: 剣姫アイズ・ヴァレンシュタイン)
Toshikazu HashimotoAyumu HisaoMay 16, 2015
8“Wanting To Be A Hero (Argonaut)”
Transcription: “Eiyū ganbō (Arugonōto)” (Japanese: 英雄願望アルゴノゥト)
Naoyuki Kon’noHideki ShiraneMay 23, 2015
9“Blacksmith (Welf Crozzo)”
Transcription: “Tan’ya-shi (Verufu·Kurozzo)” (Japanese: 鍛冶師ヴェルフ・クロッゾ)
Kiyoko SayamaShōgo YasukawaMay 30, 2015
10“Procession of Monsters (Pass Parade)”
Transcription: “Kaibutsu shintei (Pasu·Parēdo)” (Japanese: 怪物進呈パス・パレード)
Katsushi SakurabiHideki ShiraneJune 6, 2015
11“Labyrinth Utopia (Under Resort)”
Transcription: “Meikyū no rakuen (Andārizōto)” (Japanese: 迷宮の楽園アンダーリゾート)
Daisuke TakashimaAyumu HisaoJune 13, 2015
12“Evil Intentions (Show)”
Transcription: “Akui (Shō)” (Japanese: 悪意ショー)
Daisuke Takashima
Kiyoko Sayama
Shōgo YasukawaJune 20, 2015
13“The Story of a Familia (Familia Myth)”
Transcription: “Kenzoku no monogatari (Famiria·Mīsu)” (Japanese: 眷族の物語ファミリア・ミィス)
Katsushi Sakurabi
Yoshinobu Yamakawa
Hideki ShiraneJune 27, 2015

“Is It Wrong to Expect a Hot Spring in a Dungeon?” (2016)

DanMachi Watch Order: The Complete Guide
No.TitleDirectorWriterOriginal Air Date
OVA1“Is It Wrong to Expect a Hot Spring in a Dungeon?”
Transcription: “Danjon ni Onsen o Motomeru no wa Machigatteiru Darō ka?” (Japanese: ダンジョンに温泉を求めるのは間違っているだろうか)
Yōhei SuzukiHideki ShiraneDecember 7, 2016

On their way back from the 18th floor, Bell and her party accidentally stumble upon a mythical hidden hot spring (which Mikoto is particularly excited about) and decide to take some time to rest. Hermes uses this opportunity to cause some trouble, to the chagrin of Asfi and the other girls. As she explores other parts of the spring, Estia comes across a room where she can finally be alone with Bell.

Suddenly, the hot spring begins to turn red and burns everyone’s swimsuits. After Bell and Estia are chased by the monsters and rescued by Ryu, they face the protector of the spring, a giant monkfish, which Bell quickly defeats. Realizing that the hot spring was just a monster trap, they plan to report it to the guild and exit the dungeon to return home.

Sword Oratoria (2017)

Sword Oratoria is a spin-off series that aired from April 14, 2017 to June 30, 2017. A total of 12 episodes were aired.

No.TitleOriginal Air Date
1“The Sword Princess and the Elf”
Transcription: “Kenki to Yōsei” (Japanese: 剣姫と妖精)
April 14, 2017
2“Fittings and Purchases”
Transcription: “Shichaku to Kōnyū” (Japanese: 試着と購入)
April 21, 2017
3“Festivals and Courage”
Transcription: “Saiten to Yūki” (Japanese: 祭典と勇気)
April 28, 2017
4“The Murder and the Jewel”
Transcription: “Satsujin to Hōgyoku” (Japanese: 殺人と宝玉)
May 5, 2017
5“The Red-head and the Lone Ruler”
Transcription: “Akagami to Ko-ō” (Japanese: 赤髪と孤王)
May 12, 2017
6“Subjugation and Escape”
Transcription: “Tōbatsu to Tōbō” (Japanese: 討伐と逃亡)
May 19, 2017
7“Requests and Divisions”
Transcription: “Irai to Bundan” (Japanese: 依頼と分断)
May 26, 2017
8“The Corruption and the Maid”
Transcription: “Kegare to Shōjo” (Japanese: 穢れと少女)
June 2, 2017
9“Training and Jealousy”
Transcription: “Kunren to Shitto” (Japanese: 訓練と嫉妬)
June 9, 2017
10“The Boy and the Hero”
Transcription: “Shōnen to Eiyū” (Japanese: 少年と英雄)
June 16, 2017
11“Adventure and the Unknown”
Transcription: “Bōken to Michi” (Japanese: 冒険と未知)
June 23, 2017
12“Kin to the Gods (Sword Oratoria)”
Transcription: “Kamigami to Kenzoku (Sōdo Oratoria)” (Japanese: 神々と眷族(ソード・オラトリア))
June 30, 2017

Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon?: Arrow of the Orion (2019)

DanMachi Watch Order: The Complete Guide
Release DateRunning TimeDirectorWriter
February 15, 201982 minutesKatsushi SakurabiFujino Ōmori

With the help of Hermes, the goddess Artemis travels to Orario to search for someone who can pull a special spear from its base. Artemis thus asks Bell, who has succeeded in removing the said spear and calls himself Orion by the latter, to go and eliminate Antares, a monster locked up by the great spirits of ancient times in the ruins of Ersos at the end of the continent. Thus begins their journey to the remains of Ersos to save Orario and the world from the danger of Antares and what lies behind his power.

DanMachi Season 2 (2019)

The second season also consisted of 13 episodes, which aired from July 6, 2019 to September 28, 2019.

No.TitleDirectorWriterOriginal Air Date
13.5“Past & Future”
Transcription: “Kako to mirai” (Japanese: 過去パスト&未来フューチャー)
N/AN/AJuly 6, 2019
14“Banquet of the Gods (Party)”
Transcription: “Kami no utage (Pātī)” (Japanese: 神の宴パーティー)
Hideki TachibanaHideki ShiraneJuly 13, 2019
15“Sun God (Apollo)”
Transcription: “Taiyō-shin (Aporon)” (Japanese: 太陽神アポロン)
Kōzō KaihōHideki ShiraneJuly 20, 2019
16“Gathering (Conversion)”
Transcription: “Shūketsu (Konbājon)” (Japanese: 集結コンバージョン)
Toshikazu HashimotoHideki ShiraneJuly 27, 2019
17“War Game (War Game)”
Transcription: “Sensō yūgi (Wō Gēmu)” (Japanese: 戦争遊戯ウォーゲーム)
Katsushi SakurabiShōgo YasukawaAugust 3, 2019
18“The Hearthfire Mansion (Home)”
Transcription: “Kamadobi no yakata (Hōmu)” (Japanese: 竈火の館ホーム)
Yoshihiro MoriMamoru AkinagaAugust 10, 2019
19“City of Lust (Ishtar Familia)”
Transcription: “Injato (Ishutaru Famiria)” (Japanese: 淫都イシュタル・ファミリア)
Hideki TachibanaHideki ShiraneAugust 17, 2019
20“Fox Person (Renard)”
Transcription: “Kitsunejin (Runāru)” (Japanese: 狐人ルナール)
Kōzō KaihōShōgo YasukawaAugust 24, 2019
21“Killing Stone (Ephemeral Dreams)”
Transcription: “Sesshōseki (Uta Katano Yume)” (Japanese: 殺生石ウタカタノユメ)
Toshikazu HashimotoMamoru AkinagaAugust 31, 2019
22“War Prostitutes (Berbera)”
Transcription: “Sentō shōfu (Bābera)” (Japanese: 戦闘娼婦バーベラ)
Yūsuke OnodaHideki ShiraneSeptember 7, 2019
23“Longing to Be a Hero (Argonaut)”
Transcription: “Eiyū setsubō (Arugonouto)” (Japanese: 英雄切望アルゴノゥト)
Katsushi SakurabiShōgo YasukawaSeptember 14, 2019
24“Army’s Advance (Rakia)”
Transcription: “Shingun (Rakia)” (Japanese: 進軍ラキア)
Yoshihiro MoriMamoru AkinagaSeptember 21, 2019
25“Goddess and Child (Song of Love)”
Transcription: “Megami to kenzoku (Ai no uta)” (Japanese: 女神と眷族アイノウタ)
Kōzō KaihōHideki ShiraneSeptember 28, 2019

“Is It Wrong to go Searching for Herbs on a Deserted Island?” (2020)

DanMachi Watch Order: The Complete Guide
No.TitleDirectorWriterOriginal Air Date
OVA2“Is It Wrong to go Searching for Herbs on a Deserted Island?”
Transcription: “Mujintō de hābu o sagashi ni iku no wa machigatte imasu ka?” (Japanese: 無人島でハーブを探しに行くのは間違っていますか)
Yūsuke OnodaHideki ShiraneJanuary 29, 2020

Miach sends the Estia and Ryu Family on a mission to retrieve some medicinal herbs on “Desert Island Friendship”, which they see as a vacation. Estia, Lili and Haruhime argue over who should spend time next to Bell and choose to decide it with a swimwear contest. The girls show off their costumes, causing Bell to flutter, and when asked to choose the winner, they are surprised by the appearance of Ais, who has a mushroom sticking out of her head.

Acting in an unusually cheerful way, the others imagine that she suffers from amnesia and to help her they must find the legendary “Chrysanthemum Ognicosa” hidden in the center of the island, which can satisfy the deepest desires of the owner. While some go looking for him, Estia makes Ais believe that she has always been in love with Welf, which causes Bell to escape in shock and he falls from a cliff, unconscious.

Ryu appears to find the “Ognicosa Chrysanthemum” in the middle of a lake, but when he goes to retrieve it, he starts screaming. Mikoto and Welf each go looking for her on his behalf, this time finding the flower in a hot spring and a lake forge respectively. The three go back, sprouting their mushrooms on their heads, and start acting weird like Ais.

Estia, Lili and Haruhime try to save them, but they themselves become victims. Bell wakes up to find all of his companions stuck in the same hypnotic trance. Eventually they pass out, the mushrooms fall off their heads and turn into chibi versions of their guests asking Bell to be taken to Time and he accepts.

Suddenly, many other characters, including Finn, Bete, Aisha, even Apollo and Ares, appear to be trying to fight the mushrooms when a volcano emerges from nowhere, destroying the island. In the end it turns out that it was all a dream of Cassandra, who tries in vain to warn Daphne and Miach, discovering from Naza that they had already left for the island several days before and that they would be back shortly.

Bell arrives in the shop, causing a mushroom to sprout on his head, shocking Cassandra.

DanMachi Season 3 (2020)

The third season of DanMachi had 12 episodes. They aired from October 3, 2020 to December 19, 2020.

No.TitleDirectorWriterOriginal Air Date
26“Wiene (Dragon’s Daughter)”
Transcription: “Uīne (Ryū no Shōjo)” (Japanese: 竜の少女ウィーネ)
Hideki TachibanaHideki ShiraneOctober 3, 2020
27“Monster (One Wing)”
Transcription: “Monsutā (Kata-yoku)” (Japanese: 片翼モンスター)
Kōhei KuratomiHideki ShiraneOctober 10, 2020
28“Xenos (Outliers)”
Transcription: “Zenosu (Itanji)” (Japanese: 異端児ゼノス)
Yoshihiro MoriMamoru AkinagaOctober 17, 2020
29“Aspiration (Distant Dream)”
Transcription: “Akogare (Tōi Yume)” (Japanese: 遠い夢アコガレ)
Kazuma SatōHideki ShiraneOctober 24, 2020
30“Ikelos Familia (King of Atrocity)”
Transcription: “Ikerosu Famiria (Sangeki no Ōja)” (Japanese: 惨劇の王者イケロス・ファミリア)
Hitomi EzoeAyumu HisaoOctober 31, 2020
31“Knossos (Man-Made Labyrinth)”
Transcription: “Kunossosu (Jinzō Meikyū)” (Japanese: 人造迷宮クノッソス)
Yūsuke OnodaAyumu HisaoNovember 7, 2020
32“Dix Perdix (The Dreams of Beasts)”
Transcription: “Dikkusu Perudikusu (Kemono no Yume)” (Japanese: 獣の夢ディックス・ペルディクス)
Yoshiyuki NogamiHideki ShiraneNovember 14, 2020
33“Bell Cranel (The Fool)”
Transcription: “Beru Kuraneru (Gusha)” (Japanese: 愚者ベル・クラネル)
Kazuma SatōAyumu HisaoNovember 21, 2020
34“Stigma (Downfall)”
Transcription: “Sutiguma (Reiraku)” (Japanese: 零落スティグマ)
Yoshihiro MoriHideki ShiraneNovember 28, 2020
35“Invisible (Forced Breakthrough)”
Transcription: “Inbijiburu (Kyōkō Toppa)” (Japanese: 強行突破インビジブル)
Yoshiyuki NogamiShōgo YasukawaDecember 5, 2020
36“Ultra Soul (Decisive Battle)”
Transcription: “Urutora Sōru (Kessen)” (Japanese: 決戦ウルトラソウル)
Katsushi SakurabiShōgo YasukawaDecember 12, 2020
37“Argonaut (Hero’s Return)”
Transcription: “Arugonouto (Eiyū Kaiki)” (Japanese: 英雄回帰アルゴノゥト)
Hiroshi NishikioriHideki ShiraneDecember 19, 2020

“Is It Wrong to Try to Find a Hot Spring in Orario? -Bath God Forever-” (2021)

DanMachi Watch Order: The Complete Guide
No.TitleDirectorWriterOriginal Air Date
OVA3“Is It Wrong to Try to Find a Hot Spring in Orario? -Bath God Forever-“
Transcription: “Orario ni Onsen o Motomeru no wa Machigatteiru Darō ka (Ofuru no Kami-sama Fōebā)” (Japanese: オラリオに温泉を求めるのは間違っているだろうか ~おふろの神様フォーエバー~)
Yoshiyuki NogamiHideki ShiraneApril 28, 2021

Dian Cecht opens a public bathroom at Hours and is a great success. However, the Miach Family is annoyed that he stole the idea from Naaza, and they also believe that his proclamation that he is also a natural hot spring is a lie. After venting their frustration with Bell, Hermes appears, overhearing them, and volunteering to investigate the place in question.

They discover that he is almost identical to Naaza’s plans and, despite Naaza’s initial insistence on doing things on her own so they don’t get into trouble, the others agree to help them sneak into the baths and uncover the truth. Bell, Ermes and Welf, the latter having only recently become aware of the situation, disguise themselves and begin to create confusion by running into the women’s bathroom, while the Miach family heads towards the boiler.

When the boys split up, Bell stumbles upon a bridge and accidentally falls on naked Syr, and plummets into the stream below. The Miach Family is forced to face Dian Cecht’s defensive system, which is devices that spray a liquid that disintegrates clothes.

Eventually, Miach and Naaza make their way and confront Dian Cecht wielding a lightsaber, which accidentally cuts one of the upper tubes, causing a powerful explosion that frees Bell who was trapped.

The three arrive in the boiler room and discover that the source of the hot spring is actually a member of the Cecht Family, Airmid the healer, who gets so embarrassed that the entire hot spring explodes. Afterward, everyone enjoys the remaining pools of water left, while Eina, decidedly embarrassed, discovered the trouble Bell was doing by Syr and brutally punishes him.

  • Arthur S. Poe has been fascinated by fiction ever since he saw Digimon and read Harry Potter as a child. Since then, he has seen several thousand movies and anime, read several hundred books and comics, and played several hundred games of all genres.