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TV Anime Adaptation of 'DanMachi' Side Story 'Sword Oratoria' Announced

by Stark700
Mar 6, 2016 2:49 AM | 72 Comments
GA Bunko has announced at Gangan GA Fes. 2016 Spring that the light novel Sword Oratoria, a side story of Fujino Omori's light novel Dungeon ni Deai wo Motomeru no wa Machigatteiru Darou ka, will be adapted into a TV anime.

The light novel series, which began publishing in January 2014, is illustrated by Kiyotaka Haimura and has five volumes in print. A manga edition drawn by Takashi Yagi has also been publishing since May 2014. The light novel has been licensed in English by Yen Press, and the first volume is scheduled to be released this year.

Sword Oratoria covers the story of the strongest first-class adventurer Ais Wallenstein, the "Sword Princess," and her desire to reach even greater heights with her friends in the Loki Familia. It also features characters from the main series, including Bell Cranel.

Source: Official site

Dungeon ni Deai wo Motomeru no wa Machigatte Iru Darouka Gaiden: Sword Oratoria on MAL

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If its JC Staff, betting they will just sideline all the characters and find a way to shoehorn Hestia even into material she does not belong in.

Jun 24, 2016 7:32 AM by Fai

HELL YEAH DUDE IM SO STOKED FOR THIS

Jun 24, 2016 6:25 AM by MrMike420

HaXXspetten said:
Well that's... unexpected but sure why not :o

Though if it's just focused on Ais then it might not be too interesting
Sword Oratoria's actually better than Danmachi imo. It's different in the sense that you could compare Danmachi to shoujo but SO is outright Shounen, it's way lot darker than the main series.

Bell isn't here often too which is a plus.

Everything on SO is pretty much original content. It has it's own plot, you could say it's 'what's really happening on the darker side of Orario' that we don't see on the main series. Everything that happens on SO is on the background(you don't hear a peep of it on Danmachi) but it is nonetheless important. It's where the worldbuilding happens because the world of high level adventurers are gritty and cruel as opposed to Bell, who's a special snowflake.

Jun 24, 2016 5:45 AM by Alviam099

That was unexpected but yeah this could be fun.

Jun 19, 2016 10:46 AM by lalabella

curzon17 said:
Zefyris said:
You will get Bete, because he's cool, and not a douche~

And yes, the story is poretty much 98% new content, I'd say.


Well, I just read a fair bit of the manga, and you're right, he's in it quite a bit. But he's still a douche.
he isn't a douche. And his personality is really necessary to the Loki familia because pretty much all the other high levels are spoiling lower level guildmates too much, so they progress level wise but that's it.
The perfect example of this is Lefiya. She is what would have happened to Bell if Bell was taken in by Loki, or if Bell didn't hear him saying "those words" that day, even with Hestia . She has abilities that are at least as OP -if not more- as Bell, yet she's completely unable to cop with anything unexpected happening. Spoiled too much during raids, especially by Ais.
Bete is harsh in his words but he's completely right as well. His words may hurt, but they hurt because they're very spot on and strike exactly where the problem is. Bete respects the strong, and by strong, it doesn't mean high level, he can completely respect level 2 just the same. It's more about being able to stand up by themselves, not giving up and not fleeing in front of adversity.
He doesn't show such respect to the weak willed, but it doesn't mean that he look down on them either. His words are actually helpful for weak willed to find the strength to change. And if they change, he will show the same respect to them as for any others, just as well.

From some words he said in SO, it seems that Bete is more or less conscious of the lower levels being spoiled and that his behaviour is a necessity, too.

it's actually fairly interesting to see so many anime watchers disliking him, whereas he's basically voicing his discontent about pretty much the same thing as lots of anime watchers do : You often see anime watchers complaining about weak willed MC. Well, he doesn't appreciate that sight either, and he helps them change by his harsh words, as well.
Two reasons most anime watchers should actually like him, ImO.

Jun 19, 2016 7:08 AM by Zefyris

Zefyris said:
curzon17 said:
If this is just Ais' story instead of Bell's, then it should be pretty much new content, since those two don't overlap too much in Danmachi. All things being equal, i'd prefer an S2, but this could be good, as long as I don't see too much of Bete, that guy's a douche.
You will get Bete, because he's cool, and not a douche~

And yes, the story is poretty much 98% new content, I'd say.


Well, I just read a fair bit of the manga, and you're right, he's in it quite a bit. But he's still a douche.

Jun 18, 2016 11:57 AM by curzon17

curzon17 said:
If this is just Ais' story instead of Bell's, then it should be pretty much new content, since those two don't overlap too much in Danmachi. All things being equal, i'd prefer an S2, but this could be good, as long as I don't see too much of Bete, that guy's a douche.
You will get Bete, because he's cool, and not a douche~

And yes, the story is poretty much 98% new content, I'd say.

Jun 14, 2016 10:26 AM by Zefyris

If this is just Ais' story instead of Bell's, then it should be pretty much new content, since those two don't overlap too much in Danmachi. All things being equal, i'd prefer an S2, but this could be good, as long as I don't see too much of Bete, that guy's a douche.

Jun 14, 2016 10:08 AM by curzon17

Now this is what I'm talking about.

More Ais and less Hestia please.

Mar 27, 2016 8:28 AM by Kryptiq

This is season one but from Ais POV. Her personality is a bit different, e.g. she seems more girly. And there are a few changes e.g. scenes between Aiz and Bell are a bit different. From what I read from the manga this is alot better than Danmachi from Bells POV. (comparing it to the anime). I seriously recommend you reading the manga.

http://mangafox.me/manga/dungeon_ni_deai_o_motomeru_no_wa_machigatte_iru_darou_ka_gaiden_sword_oratoria/

There is also alot more backstory to Aiz so please read it and it expands on the other characters. I can see this running side by side with "Bell's" Danmachi i.e one year Bell, one year Aiz. This also means we get something instead of having to wait.

Mar 14, 2016 2:27 PM by Cosmos279

TheGeniusBaka said:
FUG
man first barakamon now this
why the fug can't they just give us second season of both
*sigh*
because expectations are too high? lol.

Mar 8, 2016 7:37 AM by Yuki_Ookami

I don't know why studios are loving animating side stories all of the sudden. If the sales are that good just give an s2 and be done with it.

Mar 8, 2016 7:20 AM by KaoruMatsuoka

It makes more sense to make Sword Oratoria anime at this point rather than a second season. Sword Oratoria novels haven't sold as much as the main volumes so their sales can still increase.

Mar 7, 2016 7:03 PM by AP24

Definitely excited for this.

Hopefully this means a Season 2 will also occurred if DanMachi is crossing into Spinoff territory.

Usually that's only reserved for anime that do well.

Crossing my fingers season 2 comes eventually.....I really liked DanMachi a lot!

Mar 7, 2016 5:27 PM by JustALEX

Really didn't like Danmachi so I instantly palmed this off, but after reading a few comments here and seeing it should be a lot more action based and there should be no despiseable Hestia, I've decided to watch this. So hopefully it's decent.

Mar 7, 2016 7:45 AM by lukeycow

looking forward to this, love Ais :)

Mar 7, 2016 7:13 AM by Nisx

Good news indeed , cant wait to see this , and I hope this gets a s2

Mar 6, 2016 5:18 PM by xRhai

TheGeniusBaka said:
FUG
man first barakamon now this
why the fug can't they just give us second season of both
*sigh*

Didn't Danmachi S1 bullet through the source material or something? There might not be enough material written yet for another season.

Mar 6, 2016 3:55 PM by Jerkhov

TheGeniusBaka said:
FUG
man first barakamon now this
why the fug can't they just give us second season of both
*sigh*


Honestly though, haha.

But I'm actually really excited about this. Sorry about this Hestia fans but Aiz > Hestia.

Mar 6, 2016 2:33 PM by F0RMATION

I'm fine with this since I like Ais.

Mar 6, 2016 12:34 PM by bobzanny