The official website of the upcoming anime adaptation of Ryoko Kui’s Dungeon Meshi (Delicious in Dungeon) revealed a its first trailer on Oct 4, 2023, previewing its opening theme song.
BUMP OF CHICKEN performed the opening theme song “Sleep Walking Orchestra”.
Comment from BUMP OF CHICKEN regarding performing the OP has also been revealed:
“I love ‘Dungeon Meshi’ (Delicious in Dungeon) so much. I’ve been following it since the beginning, and I’ve always been eager to read the next installment. When I received the offer to perform the theme song, I was extremely happy and honored. At the same time, I felt a deep sense of excitement knowing that the unique and distinctive world and story would be recreated in the anime, and the day when I could see it all on screen was truly thrilling. I poured all of my feelings into the music.
I’m really looking forward to watching the opening video. I’ve never eaten dungeon cuisine before, and it’s a bit scary, but I’d like to try a taste. Or maybe it looks incredibly delicious, and I want to give it a try. I’m eagerly waiting for the broadcast to see how the various dishes are portrayed in the anime.”
The official website also revealed that Dungeon Meshi anime will start airing in January 2024, and will run for two consecutive cours until June 2024.
Additionally, three additional cast members have been announced.
Newly announced cast includes:
- Saori Hayami as Falin
- Akira Miki as Namari
- Shinji Kawada as Shuro
Other cast includes:
- Asuna Tomari as Chilchuck
- Hiroshi Naka as Senshi
- Kentarō Kumagai as Laios
- Sayaka Senbongi as Marcille
Yoshihiro Miyajima will serve as the director at studio TRIGGER, with Kimiko Ueno in charge of series scripts. Naoki Takeda will handle character designing, and Yasunori Mitsuda will compose the music.
Dungeon Meshi (Delicious In Dungeon) is a manga series written and illustrated by Ryoko Kui. The series is published in Kadokawa’s Haruta magazine. It began serialization in February 2014, with its chapters collected into 12 tankobon volumes.
It was nominated for the Manga Taisho awards twice, in 2016 and 2019, and won the won the Kono Manga ga Sugoi list in 2016.
Yen Press has licensed the series in North America. They describe the plot of the manga as follows:
When young adventurer Laios and his company are attacked and soundly thrashed by a dragon deep in a dungeon, the party loses all its money and provisions…and a member! They’re eager to go back and save her, but there is just one problem: If they set out with no food or coin to speak of, they’re sure to starve on the way! But Laios comes up with a brilliant idea: “Let’s eat the monsters!” Slimes, basilisks, and even dragons…none are safe from the appetites of these dungeon-crawling gourmands!
Source: Official Website