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To Dungeons Deep

Delicious in Dungeon, volume 7

By Ryōko Kui  

23 Nov, 2022

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2019’s Delicious in Dungeon, Volume 7 is the seventh tankōbon of Ryoko Kui’s secondary-universe comedic ecological-fantasy manga. Originally published as Danjon Meshi, Delicious in Dungeon appears in Enterbrain’s Harta. Volume 7 was translated into English in 2019.

In this volume, Laios and his companions (half-elf mage Marcille, halfling security expert Chilchuck, dwarf fighter Senshi, and new party member beastkin-chimera-ninja Izutsumi) go deeper into the dungeon. Up on the surface, unwanted visitors arrive.


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Got Lost in the Game

Delicious in Dungeon, volume 6

By Ryōko Kui  

26 Oct, 2022

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2018’s Delicious in Dungeon, Volume 6 is the sixth tankōbon of Ryoko Kui’s secondary-universe comedic ecological fantasy manga. Originally published as Danjon Meshi, Delicious in Dungeon appears in Enterbrain’s Harta. Volume 6 was translated into English in 2018.

In this volume, Laios and his companions (half-elf mage Marcille, halfling security expert Chilchuck, and dwarf fighter Senshi) reunite with an old friend and meet brand-new friends as well.


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Going Through Changes

Delicious in Dungeon, volume 5

By Ryōko Kui  

21 Sep, 2022

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2017’s Delicious in Dungeon, Vol. 5 is the fifth tankōbon for Ryoko Kui’s secondary universe comedic ecological fantasy manga. Originally published as Danjon Meshi, Delicious in Dungeon appears in Enterbrain’s Harta. Volume 5 was translated into English in 2018.

Despite the long odds against success, Laios and his companions (half-elf mage Marcille, halfling security expert Chilchuck, and dwarf fighter Senshi) tracked down and defeated the red dragon that ate Laios’ sister Falin. Having retrieved the bits of Falin as yet undigested, Marcille has resurrected Falin. Victory all round, which may lead some readers to wonder why the series did not end with volume 4, rather than continuing for at least eight more volumes.

As Laios and company discover, there are some unforeseen complications.

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The Champions of the World

Delicious in Dungeon, volume 4

By Ryōko Kui  

17 Aug, 2022

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2017’s Delicious in Dungeon, Volume 4 is the fourth tankōbon collecting Ryoko Kui’s secondary-world comic ecological fantasy manga. Originally published as Danjon Meshi, Delicious in Dungeon appears in Enterbrain’s Harta magazine. Volume 4 was translated into English in 2018.

Our heroes — human fighter Laios, halfling lock expert Chilchuck, half-elf mage Marcille, and dwarven warrior gourmand Shenshi — return to the orc community they visited earlier, only to find the orcs gone. Vanished. There’s evidence that suggests the orcs left in a hurry. Whatever scared the orcs off must be formidable. Good news for our heroes!

Provided that whatever scared off the orcs is the monster for which the party is searching. 

Provided they survive encountering it.

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Some Bright-Eyed Kid

Delicious in Dungeon, volume 3

By Ryōko Kui  

13 Jul, 2022

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2016’s Delicious in Dungeon, Volume 3 is the third tankōbon that collects Ryoko Kui’s secondary-world comic ecological fantasy manga. Originally published as Danjon Meshi, Delicious in Dungeon appears in Enterbrain’s Harta magazine. Volume 3 was translated into English in 2017.

When last seen, human fighter Laios and his allies (halfling lock expert Chilchuck, half-elf mage Marcille, and dwarven warrior gourmand Shenshi) were racing deep into the dungeon, hoping to reach Laios’ sister Falin before the dragon that ate her fully digests her remains. The entirety of this volume is spent doing the same. It’s a very deep dungeon. 

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Food Chain

Delicious in Dungeon, volume 2

By Ryōko Kui  

8 Jun, 2022

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2015’s Delicious in Dungeon, Vol. 2 is the second tankōbon of Ryoko Kui’s secondary-universe fantasy comedy manga. Originally published as Danjon Meshi, Delicious in Dungeon appears in Enterbrain’s Harta magazine. Volume 2 was translated into English in 2017

Falin has been eaten by a red dragon — but she can be resurrected if her remains are retrieved before they are digested1. Falin’s brother Laios and his allies Chilchuck and Marcille have headed back into the dungeon to recover the remains. They didn’t wait to properly resupply, which would seem to be suicidal overconfidence. It’s not, because the party includes a new recruit: Senshi, who is a chef. He can butcher and cook defeated monsters. 

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Tastes So Fine

Delicious in Dungeon, volume 1

By Ryōko Kui  

19 Aug, 2020

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Ryōko Kui’s Delicious in Dungeon (Japanese: ダンジョン飯, Hepburn: Danjon Meshi) is a Japanese fantasy comedy manga series. The series is published in Enterbrain’s Harta magazine. 2015’s Volume One collects the first seven chapters.

Laios’ tired and hungry crew of dungeon-delving adventurers make the mistake of challenging a red dragon living deep in the catacombs of a vast underground complex. Laios’ sister Falin manages to teleport most of the party to safety, at the cost of her own life.

All is not lost. If Laios and his allies can make their way back to where they confronted the dragon and defeat the dragon before it has finished digesting Falin, she can be resurrected. 

There are one or two minor complications.


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