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Dungeon Meshi: Everything We Know So Far

Fans of the popular fantasy manga series "Delicious in Dungeon" were greeted with some exciting news on August 9 when it was announced that the series would finally be receiving an anime adaptation under the title "Dungeon Meshi," per IGN.

The manga takes place in an unnamed fantasy world wherein various raiding parties go out on missions to explore the labyrinthian dungeons that can be found across the land — primarily in search of the mysterious Golden Kingdom, said to lie deep below the earth. One such party is led by a swordsman named Laios, and during one particularly humiliating defeat at the hands of a red dragon, the party loses all of their money and provisions, along with Laios' sister, Falin, who is eaten by said dragon and trapped within its stomach. Although the team wants to return to the dungeon to save Falin and recover their lost items, they realize that they need a source of food before they engage in such a lengthy rescue plot. To solve this problem, Laios proposes that the team cook and eat the various types of monsters they find within the dungeon.

Mixing high fantasy with delightful absurdity has been a winning mix for the manga, and fans are no doubt curious about how it will translate into an anime series. Here's what we know so far about the upcoming adaptation.

Studio Trigger is behind the Dungeon Meshi anime

The welcome announcement that "Dungeon Meshi" will be adapted into an anime series coincided with the release of the manga's highly anticipated 12th Volume, with some copies of this volume actually shipping with a wraparound jacket promoting the forthcoming adaptation, per Twitter user @sugoiLITE. The official website for "Delicious in Dungeon" also released a small visual teaser for the anime, showing four of the series' main characters (the dwarven warrior Senshi, human swordsman Laios, elven magician Marcille, and halfling archer Chilchuck) surrounding a small cookfire and passing bowls of food to one another while deep within a stony dungeon.

Furthermore, we know that the "Dungeon Meshi" anime will be produced by Studio Trigger, an animation company most well known for their work on the anime series "Kill la Kill" and "Little Witch Academia" (which was one of our picks for the best anime of the past decade), as well as their more recent work on two installments of "Star Wars: Visions" (via Crunchyroll).

The fact that Trigger will be producing the "Dungeon Meshi" anime should come as no surprise to longtime fans of the series, some of whom might remember that Trigger was responsible for animating a short commercial in promotion of "Delicious in Dungeon" Volume 8. Knowing now that Trigger will be taking over the production of the full-length anime series, this short clip almost seems like a teaser of what's to come — and considering Trigger's previous work, we have to assume that the animation of "Dungeon Meshi" will be in good hands.

As of the time of writing, there have been no announcements in regards to the cast of this upcoming series, nor has the anime been given an official release date. Fans should expect that news to come in time, and for now, simply celebrate the fact that the "Dungeon Meshi" anime adaptation is finally on its way.