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Delicious in Dungeon, Vol. 2
With the possibility of starvation as a constant companion, Laios' party continues advancing deeper into the Dungeon. The adventurers have made it to the third floor but only rotting zombies, ghastly spirits, living paintings, and golems await them--all of them absolutely inedible. After coming this far by adapting and learning how to live off the dubious bounties of the Dungeon, ...more
Paperback, 192 pages
Published August 22nd 2017 by Yen Press
(first published August 12th 2015)
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May 26, 2017 Shannon rated it really liked it · review of another edition
We've now moved past dungeon food being the main focus and we're getting more into the meat of the story with new characters and new info being introduced. The plot still revolves around food but we get more backstory to go with it. They're finding new food and meeting new "people" (are orcs people? is butter a carb?) and they're not just doing it because they're starving and low on supplies.<br /><br /><b>So many things in this series are just so unique and I love that.</b> One of the highlights for me were the golems. ...more
I am LOVING this manga series! This volume was such an excellent mix of character development, cooking segments and dungeon diving/fantasy fun... it's adorable and strangely wholesome. The characters are excellent. Senshi is <i>INCREDIBLE</i> and I would pretty much lay down my life for him because he is so passionate about cooking and being just precious in general.<br /><br />The really excellent thing about this volume is that it starts to introduce the larger plot. We get glimpses of the characters backstories ...more
A fun, hilarious romp that had me in stitches. Lots of personality development for all of the characters in this volume. Each of them gets a chapter that focuses on their struggles and skill sets in this volume. <br /><br />Also I'm intrigued about what goes on behind the scenes of the Dungeon. I feel like Ryoko Kui is setting up some major plot points for future story developments.<br />Especially in the chapter where Laios goes inside the living picture. I feel like there's a lot more to explore in that chapter, ...more
This Volume 2 broke the mold that Vol 1 followed as it introduced the characters. Vol 2 had many creative twists and unexpected turns, along with some interesting foreshadowing and the-past-of-the-dungeon exploration. I appreciated how the author didn't skim past "the level with little food," and stayed with the setting to create unexpected recipes for non-food creations. Thought-provoking mysteries, grudging allies, traitorous friends, and cute humor.
This series is super fun, I am forever the magic-explosion-first-talk-later elf girl, and that making of "holy water" (WHICH GOT TURNED INTO ICE CREAM VIA GHOSTS THIS SERIES IS AMAZING) is so amazingly D&D it made me laugh out loud.
Mar 04, 2016 Risky Rahmalia Sofyan rated it it was amazing · review of another edition
The more I read, the more I love this manga. <br />Not just the cooking part---that chapter with the sorbet...*slurp*---but the way the story, the conflict and reality of the dungeon certainly put me into perspective (Torchlight never feel the same way again). For instance, that time when I take the loot from treasure chest in a dungeon, I will always think it's possible that it's Senshi's money, or I can get stung by coin bugs.<br /><br />When they discover the inside-dungeon hut Senshi living in and furthermore ...more
Loveeeed it! An absolutely perfect follow up to the first volume, this book picks up right where we left our dungeon-trekking crew and brings even more delightful monsters and recipes. I'm in awe of these creatures that Ryoku Kui comes up with; the Treasure Insects and Mimics were so creative and it was really fun to see the gang tackle them. Also, the plot is building more, not just sticking to food/monsters, but beginning to introduce hints of the dungeon lore and history. I thought the paintings ...more
This series is really growing on me. The premise is pretty outlandish and one would think that the novelty would wear off, but Kui keeps pulling me in by fleshing out this world. It's (purposefully) derivative of classic fantasy (elves, orcs, and dungeons - oh my!), but somehow still incredibly unique and fleshed out as well. Some of the "solutions" to the problems the characters find themselves in are a bit ad hoc, but there's enough humour and self-deprecation that I can look past them. <br /><br />All in ...more
Our adventurers eat vegetables sown in golem soil, try to eat food in a Living Picture, and tangle with a kelpie.<br /><br />Good thing: This series is light reading that adds touches of humor (trying to get a dwarf's beard clean is really hard apparently) that I enjoy. It hits that sweet spot of D&D with culinary escapades (and what other books do that?!)<br /><br />Bad thing: There's really no character building, but that's not what the series is about.<br /><br />I'll be continuing on with book three.
Continues the delightful beginning of the first volume with some interesting worldbuilding. This volume isn't as immediately incredible, but it ultimately explores a number of interesting avenues and opens the door on several mysteries without answering or totally obfuscating answers.<br /><br />All said, it's a good second volume.
This series maintains its level of cheesy fun as the adventuring group continues their quest while living off the fat of the land, i.e., the gourmet-quality cooked remains of monsters they kill in a D&D labyrinth. I especially enjoyed the first chapter with the golems and the final chapter with a kelpie.
Nov 14, 2017 LG (A Library Girl's Familiar Diversions) rated it liked it
The adventurers continue on their quest to save Falin, Laios's sister, and eat all manner of dungeon monsters. Senshi shows them how he uses golems to grow vegetables, talks about the dungeon ecosystem, and more. He also <a class="jsShowSpoiler spoilerAction">(view spoiler)</a><span class="spoilerContainer" style="display: none">[gets them captured by orcs so that he can bake bread using their stolen starter. Later, the group eats treasure insects and a mimic and learns that the food in living pictures is <em>not </em>a good source of nutrition. The volume ends with Senshi learning that the kelpie</span> ...more
This is so relaxing fun. I would believe it get a bit weary in the second book, but Ryoko Kui somehow finds how to make dungeon environment exciting and interesting, creating new foods and adventures which make sense. really. The adventures are based on paper RPG stereotypes and tropes, with teasing between characters with a big bucket of logic, the food is based on dungeon environment but rooted in actual cuisines. And that makes it both made of, funny and completely believable. And I have a feeling ...more
Feb 28, 2019 Becky B rated it liked it
We continue following our heroes as they descend deeper into the dungeon on their rescue mission that has decided to be unconventional by living off what they can hunt and gather in the dungeon. The deeper they get, the more dangerous the creatures they face become and as the companions get to know each other more, some of their pasts get teased out a bit.<br /><br />I've never read a book series that continues counting the chapters across books. This one contains chapters 5-8. (The first book was chapters ...more
I am agreeing with reviewers who like that this series both sets up some lovely surprises and then changes up the game, so it's always handled in a fresh way (the accidental creation of the ghost-frozen sorbet). Although I like gaming (though not a big video game player) and love fantasy fiction, I've never gotten into D&D or other RPG gaming so, while I understand dungeon crawl jokes, I don't quite "get" them--that is, the whole premise seems formulaic (because D&D rule book formula), but ...more
I dont know how it is possible, but this volume was even funnier than the last.! We meet another adventure party who lose their lives (usually a temporary status in the dungeon) and then lose their treasure when Laioss party stumbles upon them. The team takes up golem gardening with Senshis lead and with fresh vegetables comes fresh responsibilities! We get some details of the dungeon kingdoms past and meet an angry sorcerer through living paintings. Mangaka Ryoko Kuis art is the perfect blend of ...more
Another excellent entry in this series. I like the bit of extra humor added in the short comics at the end, which I don't think I read in the scanlated version. This volume sees two important developments: the introduction of the rival adventuring group (interesting to consider that in the first volume there was something a bit like this, a hapless group of adventurers that kept getting beaten by monsters the main group encountered; I wonder if this marks a sort of evolution of an idea over time, ...more
Not much new to say that would be different form my review of volume 1. The characters get a little more fleshed out. The comedy is still great with a grim undertone. And there was even a chapter that was legitimately sad.<br /><br />Also a personal side note: the orc design is pretty great as is the way they are portrayed. Orc's are a personal favorite so this factor is always important to me and could have spoiled the whole series for me if grossly mishandled. <br /><br />The series continues doing right by me. Pick ...more
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