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Sword Oratoria Season 1 (2017): Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon? On the Side
ダンジョンに出会いを求めるのは間違っているだろうか外伝 ソード・オラトリア (Danjon ni Deai o Motomeru no wa Machigatteiru Darō ka Gaiden: Sōdo Oratoria)

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Sword princess Aiz Wallenstein. Today, once again, the strongest female swordsman heads to the giant labyrinth known as the “Dungeon” along with her allies. On the 50th floor where mysteries and threats such as a decayed dragon’s corpse that crumbles to ash and an irregularity that creeps ever closer to the party loom, Aiz calls for the wind and heads deeper into the darkness of the Dungeon. Eventually, she finds herself meeting a boy for the first time. “Um, are you OK?” In the Labyrinth City of Orario, the contrasting stories of the boy and the girl intersect!
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The story focuses on the character Ais Wallenstein from the parent Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon? series.

TL;DR First Impression

Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon? On the Side: Sword Oratoria (Japanese: ダンジョンに出会いを求めるのは間違っているだろうか外伝 ソード・オラトリア Hepburn: Danjon ni Deai o Motomeru no wa Machigatteiru Darō ka Gaiden: Sōdo Oratoria), or Sword Oratoria for short, is a Japanese light novel side story series, written by Fujino Ōmori and illustrated by Kiyotaka Haimura (based on the designs by Suzuhito Yasuda).

We see a raid in progress at the beginning and the action sequences so far are very well done. The artwork and animation are quite good for television. Lots of actions in this episode, but will the rest of the series be like this? We will have to see.

Of course, we get a tentacles scene and it went straight for the big breasts girl. Then their acid dissolves her clothes. Who could have seen that coming? Though there are obvious fetish elements in the series, I had hoped it would be a little more subtle.

This episode timeline runs in parallel with the first episode of “Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon?”. I can’t say yet if you can watch this series independently, as there is a reference to the original series at the end.

The ending theme song is rather average singing in that seiyuu cutesy voice that doesn’t hit all the right notes. The outro is a bit lack-luster and I would rate it a 4/10.

The episode is intriguing so far but my one complaint is it seems to focus on Lefiya instead of Aiz. I will definitely continue with the series as I am a fan of the original and this episode left me wanting more.

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