The story of Danmachi is a weird one, you are never sure if you are a fantasy with game-like mechanics or a game turned into a real life fantasy. The feelings I had after watching the series, was mixed.
I did enjoy the harem, comedy, story, art and animation of the show, especially Bell’s fight scenes. Yet, I still feel that the show fall short of it storytelling. The existence of the dungeons and the presence of the gods were not talked about greatly. Hestia, as a god didn’t get much screen time to showcase her powers as a goddess. We did a small part of glowing and that was it. The rest of the time, she was fighting for Bell’s attention or is just there as a loli with a developed body. In conclusion, she has very few moment where she is actually a god, but this could be due to the fact that there is a ban on gods from entering the dungeons, and maybe her powers were halved when she entered the human realm. If there is a second season, I hoped these questions will be address.
Bell as a character is OP, with his magic and skill, but he was still enjoyable to watch as he wants to do quests and explore the dungeons to gain the affections of his crush.The animation and art were good for this type of anime genre. The stakes of the dungeons are real, with death as there was no church reviving mechanic.