Lloyd is a novice adventurer whose dream is to discover "true strength" in the capital he's always admired, despite growing up with neighbors who always considered him weak. The story starts with him departing from his hometown, which just so happens to be located right next to...one of the most dangerous dungeons in the world?! Lloyd may think of himself as powerless, but when he goes to the city that serves as the starter town for adventurers, the difference between him and everyone else couldn't be starker! (Source: Yen Press, edited)
Director: migmi (Layton Mystery Tanteisha: Katri no Nazotoki File, Hunter x Hunter (2011) assistant director)
Series Composition: Hitomi Mieno (Deko Akao) (Tsuujou Kougeki ga Zentai Kougeki de Ni-kai Kougeki no Okaasan wa Suki Desu ka?, Assassins Pride)
Character Design: Makoto Iino (Rokudenashi Majutsu Koushi to Akashic Records, Hanebado!)
Art Director: Masakazu Miyake (Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo!, Sewayaki Kitsune no Senko-san)
Color Design: Misato Aida (Mary to Majo no Hana color design assistance)
Director of Photography: Junpei Takatsu (Mahou Shoujo Tokushusen Asuka)
Editing: Misaki Enokida (Tenka Hyakken: Meiji-kan e Youkoso!)
Sound Director: Jin Aketagawa (Dungeon ni Deai wo Motomeru no wa Machigatteiru Darou ka)
Music: Michiru (Kokkoku, Shuumatsu no Izetta)
The adventure fantasy novel won the Grand Prize at the 8th GA Bunko Taisho in 2015 and has been published under the GA Bunko imprint since February 2017, featuring illustrations by Nao Watanuki (Asura Cryin'). SB Creative will publish the eighth volume on November 15. The novel series has over 1 million copies of its volumes in print.
Yen Press licensed the light novel in English this March and plans to publish the first volume on November 5. Square Enix licensed the manga adaptation in English under its new Manga & Books imprint this past July. The first volume is slated for a March 24, 2020 release.