by AJ Adejare
Well it seems like my, as well as a lot of Anitwitter (Anime Twitter)’s feed has been filled by a certain person.
That’s right, it seems like the darling of this series is Hestia from Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon?. It wouldn’t be that bad if it weren’t for the fact that it seems to be flooding the area rather than just showing appreciation. Such as this piece from GoBoiano or this conversation (which the writer of this piece is included) as well as Tumblr are literally talking about her to a real end. Consider this piece to add to the flood with the following: there is a bit of an issue with that.
The problem is that while the light novel sits at 6 published books, the anime series is only on Episode 2. For Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon? we have not begun an arc, we’ve barely even entered the introduction. The sudden enthusiasm for Hestia seems to eclipse the actual series itself. That should make the fans a bit weary of the hype. The fandom will of course balk at this issue with the concept of “don’t kill my vibe”. However, I fear that it may become like another series with a girl that the fandom hyped to heaven.
Hajime Ichinose from Gatchaman Crowds had the same issue. The fandom fawned over her and liked her to an arguable superstardom level. But that’s the issue: no other characters at the time seemed talked about. It seems like Hajime became so much of a hypebeast that it created a bubble that burst once the series was over. Gatchaman Crowds is barely talked about at all in the series with Hajime unfortunately left lingering. This bubble effect might happen for Hestia and Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon? and if we don’t calm down after the first episode.
Literally we should check ourselves before we wreck ourselves with Hestia and just enjoy the series. I mean it’s only on Episode 2 and hasn’t fulfilled the three episode rule.
Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon? can be viewed on Crunchyroll.