Junpei Takeda, a high school student, is childhood friends with Noriko Tatsumiya and the bully Kido Shouta. One day, during the usual course of bullying Junpei, they were suddenly summoned to a different world by the whim of "God." Summoned Heroes with cheats, or so he thought. But it turns out Junpei's stats were even worse than an average farmer. Tricked into a deathly labyrinth by the only one he trust, he walks the journey for revenge.
This is a ctrl+c/ctrl+v from what i commented on MD with a few edits. The review is further down.
Interesting manga with a shit ending. 6.5/10 (honestly maybe a 6 is already too much, but i enjoyed it besides the final chapter)
The story wasn't developed enough, they rushed everything after a certain part (more than it already was lol) and the character.. Well, he was an interesting character but wasn't developed enough as well. All i can see is a bunch of potential going to waste here.
Maybe this can be described as a shorter, worse version, of "Arifureta Shokugyou de Sekai Saikyou" ? Both have the
same problems but arifureta is a little more developed, has a better character and a more interesting story (imo), this is judging by the current manga ch. btw, i didn't read the novel.
Anyway, Dungeon Seeker ended like a shit movie that was not supposed to get a sequel, i'm quite disappointed.
---Now to the actual review---
You can read the synopsis, so i'll skip that. The manga goes from 0 to a 100 in a matter of a few chapters, and then it falls under a boring part, returns to a interesting part of the story to end with a completely shit conclusion. If you want a quick read, go for it, otherwise don't bother. What you can actually expect from it is the regular isekai thing, with a darker world and a mc that is ok with killing people. Like i said, you can compare it with Arifureta.
Personally i read this thing within a few days while i was in the bus lol
I read the manga and it was horrible. The main protagonist is dumped because of a weakling he is.
Then of course his only motivation to clear the dungeon is revenge. He goes from goody two shoes to a harbinger of death..?
The girl who seems full of sunshine and rainbows turns into a bitch and then.. ahh i don't feel like talking about it. Characters are too bad. I haven't seen worse. Okay I did (SAO), but still.
The fights have no logic. The mc can doge easily etc etc because his agility is high? That's an asspull because there were monsters who could kill
him easily in the beginning but didn't because he is "the main protagonist".
The ending was all over the place. The ending was so bad that hunter x hunter (2011) ending seems better. The ending brought new character which was never introduced or mad a hint before.
The ending is not really an ending as I believe they intended to make more manga.
Anyway I will end my review here by saying don't read this manga, there are better ones.
I always liked the premise of a character who is betrayed and driven by revenge to get stronger, but this manga does not use very well and ends up distorting halfway and ends in a horrifying way.
The manga is very similar to Arifureta, but unlike the one that gives up revenge and begins to focus on how to return to its original world, Dungeon Seeker remains obsessed with revenge, but the ending is so bad that the whole development of the story that It's cool becomes skippable.
About the story: Much of the work is interesting, but the ending spoils with virtually all of manga's development.
The main characters are well developed, except for the girl who causes the plot twist of the ending.
Art: Beautiful, nothing to complain about.
I recommend? If you like Arifureta and want a manga with a similar premise yes, however you might be disappointed with the ending.
I am reviewing this manga as isekai junkie (someone who likes consuming isekai even if its bad), so please be aware that this will definitely affect my enjoyment and view on the subject. In a time when you have so many copy and paste isekai, its nice to have something that breaks from the mold a little. Although it might not seem like it early on it gets more eclectic/original as you go on. It basically takes an Arifuerta-esc premise, and just stuffs in a bunch of Made in Abyss style depression. If you just blast through it, I think you'll just get much less
out of it than is there. The manga is less about the plot and is more so about the characters that are in it.