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Dungeon Meshi


Alt Names: alt 地牢饭alt ダンジョン飯alt Delicious in Dungeonalt Dungeon Mealsalt 舌尖上的地下城
Author: KUI Ryoko
Artist: KUI Ryoko
Genres: Adventure AdventureAward Winning Award WinningComedy ComedyCooking CookingFantasy FantasySeinen Seinen
Type: Manga (Japanese)
Status: Ongoing
Description: After getting his sister devoured by a dragon and losing all their supplies in a failed dungeon raid, Laius and his party are determined to save his sister before she gets digested. Completely broke and having to resort to eating monsters as food, they meet a dwarf who will introduce them to the world of dungeon meshi - Delicious cuisines made from ingredients such as the flesh of giant bats, walking mushroom, or even screaming mandrakes.

BEWARE!: This Manga could make you hungry.
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Title Group Contributor Date
Ch.32: Sea Serpent (Part 1)
#EverydayHeroes Scans ehscans 2 weeks ago
Ch.28.5: Monster Tidbits 4
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I wonder how the peanut gallery expects scrub group to react. Apparently letting the hunters kill you and extort you a second time is the least morally-ambiguous solution, and therefore the only one any person is allowed to ethically condone.

 

Oh golly-jee, I just can't wait to go on a murder spree! Literally no one will stop me so long as lethal action is their only recourse -- because killing anyone ever for whatever reason would be unethical!

 

Now I know why everyone lets one guy with a slow-firing shotgun kill dozens and dozens of people. It's not because of post-rationalized cowardice. Clearly they all paused for exactly 0.4 milliseconds to calculate the modal-philosophic implications of sacrificing oneself to stop the shooting -- but since that involves killing the murderer, retaliation would be wrong.

 

Furthermore, only people wrong in the head ever even contemplate killing someone, so planning for a killing would be unthinkable... according to those of you who imply PTSD as the only reason our scrub leader didn't let himself die. On episode 2 of our scrub team's travails, they report their leader to the governor and he goes on trial for murder.

Its like looking on the mirror. This is different from Laius group 180 degree.

Any person with vaguely-defined but uncompromising ideals will come off as a bit hypocritical, or even stupid. Kabru is no exception, but that's what makes him interesting. He did nothing wrong though. Not only were they attempting to kill his group in an elaborate extortion racket, which is already grounds for lethal retribution, but for Kabru they committed the even graver sin of exploiting the dungeons situation, potentially leading to further non-ressurectable loss of life and degradation of community. I can respect actions taken to prevent that, especially since it wasn't his go-to. He gave them a chance; they failed.

 

I'm delighted to see his party receiving attention and shown as brutally competent (or maybe just Kabru is?), albeit fatally ignorant of monsters. I'm looking forward to seeing more of these nerds.

Part 2: And then they were eaten by a sea serpent, the end.

Ah, the ol' "Bambi meets Godzilla" route.

so the chapter name is only a spoiler then...?

Wonder if we will ever see Mr Kobold drawn in a serious tone.

Frank Castle was an average baby.  He didn't harden until his military service, and didn't become philosophically vengeful until his family was killed pointlessly.  Also to his credit, he tries to verify situations so as to only punish the verified guilty instead of making a series of convenient assumptions to paint his own picture.

 

This guy Kabru...  This guy has a "mission", and it's bleeding into his perceptions.  And while he's good in a murderous pinch, his level of sense is all over the place.  He assumes the worst about people he's had little interaction with and judges them quickly, fails to consider the situation his body was in twice (how they were killed the first time and ashore the second), and justifies murder internally with the memory of his unrelated childhood suffering.  It is likely good that he is returning because it would not be good if he met the orcs, but you know what?  This guy still doesn't know that treasure bugs are a thing.  If by some stroke of genius they end up dead on that floor again for the same reason, I will probably laugh.

 

Although I also wonder... what would they do if they found out that Laius's group is seriously deficient in the treasure department?  They're currently running with a bad misunderstanding, but both groups want the sorcerer dealt with (Laius's group moreso now), so as long as party B doesn't violently ambush party A or die to random monster job C, then things could get a lot more interesting.

 

See orc and Laius, "Orc took those robbers prisoners, Orc probably have my treasure, MUST KILL ORCS."

Murder is still murder when you're the one to do it. The victims were scum but they did save that party's lives the first time through and even offered their assistance again after their antics, albeit in a sleazy way, and most importantly they had surrendered after being caught. What Kabru did was actual murder of people he didn't like by taking steps to make sure they'd be dead forever. Most people wouldn't have liked that group, but that doesn't make slaughtering them acceptable. The asshole went on about reporting them because messing with other adventurers isn't allowed, then butchered people who had surrendered.

 

The worst part is that their whole party rationalizes what they're doing as acceptable or even good, while still being too stupid to think on why they died in the first place. The now-murdered people not only lied to them about it but admitted their ploy after surrendering, right before being murdered. The Gnomes brought them back to life the second time and told them they were lucky someone pulled them out of the water, whom they accurately assume to be the previous party.

 

So what does this group of trash do? Carry right on with their quest to go murder other adventurers based on an assumption they have no grounds for but unshakeable confidence in. An act mind you, which they know is illegal and merrily killed others for trying or doing but have every intention of doing themselves because they've all decided it's fine when they do it. Maybe I'm just mean but I hope they die again, and that something eats their leader.

And remember kids don't use goat blood in resurrections.

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Kabru = baby Frank Castle

 

Frank Castle was an average baby.  He didn't harden until his military service, and didn't become philosophically vengeful until his family was killed pointlessly.  Also to his credit, he tries to verify situations so as to only punish the verified guilty instead of making a series of convenient assumptions to paint his own picture.

 

This guy Kabru...  This guy has a "mission", and it's bleeding into his perceptions.  And while he's good in a murderous pinch, his level of sense is all over the place.  He assumes the worst about people he's had little interaction with and judges them quickly, fails to consider the situation his body was in twice (how they were killed the first time and ashore the second), and justifies murder internally with the memory of his unrelated childhood suffering.  It is likely good that he is returning because it would not be good if he met the orcs, but you know what?  This guy still doesn't know that treasure bugs are a thing.  If by some stroke of genius they end up dead on that floor again for the same reason, I will probably laugh.

 

Although I also wonder... what would they do if they found out that Laius's group is seriously deficient in the treasure department?  They're currently running with a bad misunderstanding, but both groups want the sorcerer dealt with (Laius's group moreso now), so as long as party B doesn't violently ambush party A or die to random monster job C, then things could get a lot more interesting.

I thought I might get to like this new dude and his party, but then he chose to dump the valuables.

 

Now he can just rot on the bottom of that lake for all I care.

 

"not better than them" bullshit all over again. There is no such thing as dirty money.

Indeed, Kabru's being set up like quite the well intended extremist here. It's also possible that it's an insight of psychological damage from being resurrected one too many times and/or in less than ideal comditions (like the goat blood). Don't it's the latter, but it's possible.

Well he still seems like a bit of a naive greenhorn, Laius has been through the mincer.

I find it funny that so many people are complaining about the second party killing those guys when it seems pretty obvious that at least Kabru is a whole lot more accustomed to killing people than he his monsters.  What I mean by this is that this gives us some insight that killing people like that outside the dungeon might not be all that uncommon in their world and that anywhere else the second party wouldn't have been expected to spare them.
 
It's been mentioned before in the series that the fact that they can be resurrected in the dungeon is an unnatural phenomenon and that some people (like Senshi I think it was) wouldn't want to be resurrected because of this.  Because of the possibility of resurrection it makes the second party's actions feel like the equivalent of going around and finishing off unconscious or otherwise powerless enemies when you have the option of merely capturing them.  If there wasn't this possibility of resurrection then it would have been unreasonable to expect the second party to fight in a way that wouldn't kill their assailants.
 
"People die when they're killed" is something even Shirou know and it's not like there's no risks involved in being killed in the dungeon.  Those guys tried to kill them and were killed in return.  This chapter touched a bit more on the darkness of the world they live in than other chapters have so far by giving us a potential look into the state of their world through the morals and circumstances of the characters introduced and their morals about as grey as you should expect from these kinds of fantasy world.
 
I don't really think what they did was right and I don't particularly like them either but at least this chapter showed that the second party wasn't completely incompetent.


Indeed, Kabru's being set up like quite the well intended extremist here.

It's also possible that it's an insight of psychological damage from being resurrected one too many times and/or in less than ideal comditions (like the goat blood).

Don't it's the latter, but it's possible.

Kabru Party : GURPS 4e / Riddle of Steel

I would've said "Ultima Online" instead. At least it's very close to my experience in that game (except that the people asking you to pay for the resurrection were often working with the PK).

Laius Party : Freeform cooking RPG with booze and shit

 

Kabru Party : GURPS 4e / Riddle of Steel

Remember kids, when your party is disoriented by illusion spells and your caster is about to cast dangerous magic, kiss them you big dumb dumb.

Chapter 10 for first appearance I believe, and chapter 15 for the last time they appeared.



Classic case of the pot calling the kettle black...since they did the same thing Laui's party did for them, minus the killing,

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This girl. Should be glad that that's all they took back then, considering they died, what is it, twice now? First time was a little unclear if
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Also, only one of them tried to take the treasure. The leader specifically wanted to avoid being hypocritical and said to dump it.
The rest of their "hypocrisy" is due to misunderstanding. In their mind they are currently disposing of ill-earned treasure. They aren't aware of any reason why the treasure they found earlier should or would have been disposed of. So as far as they know, the other party must have knocked them out and took it for their own.

It's not a party of hypocrites, aside from perhaps one particularly angry/spiteful member- and I don't think she was advocating for justice so much as payback in the first place.

New cast because fuck it? Hmmm

Probably just for a few chapters.

I find it funny that so many people are complaining about the second party killing those guys when it seems pretty obvious that at least Kabru is a whole lot more accustomed to killing people than he his monsters.  What I mean by this is that this gives us some insight that killing people like that outside the dungeon might not be all that uncommon in their world and that anywhere else the second party wouldn't have been expected to spare them.

 

It's been mentioned before in the series that the fact that they can be resurrected in the dungeon is an unnatural phenomenon and that some people (like Senshi I think it was) wouldn't want to be resurrected because of this.  Because of the possibility of resurrection it makes the second party's actions feel like the equivalent of going around and finishing off unconscious or otherwise powerless enemies when you have the option of merely capturing them.  If there wasn't this possibility of resurrection then it would have been unreasonable to expect the second party to fight in a way that wouldn't kill their assailants.

 

"People die when they're killed" is something even Shirou know and it's not like there's no risks involved in being killed in the dungeon.  Those guys tried to kill them and were killed in return.  This chapter touched a bit more on the darkness of the world they live in than other chapters have so far by giving us a potential look into the state of their world through the morals and circumstances of the characters introduced and their morals about as grey as you should expect from these kinds of fantasy world.

 

I don't really think what they did was right and I don't particularly like them either but at least this chapter showed that the second party wasn't completely incompetent.

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Say what you will about their competence, or their morals, the new party is C U T E.

New cast because fuck it? Hmmm

Anyone able to remind me when the "Scrub Party" first appeared? Can't remember them anymore, been a long time since I read the first few chapters.

Chapter 10 for first appearance I believe, and chapter 15 for the last time they appeared.

 

 

so they are bitching about having their food stolen while they were dead and want to hunt down MC's group for "stealing" but then in the same chapter steals food and gold from the guys they just murdered.... where the logic?

Classic case of the pot calling the kettle black...since they did the same thing Laui's party did for them, minus the killing,

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This girl. Should be glad that that's all they took back then, considering they died, what is it, twice now? First time was a little unclear if
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Fantastic, a group of murderers. Here’s to hoping that they croak on their way back to the surface, this time for good.

so they are bitching about having their food stolen while they were dead and want to hunt down MC's group for "stealing" but then in the same chapter steals food and gold from the guys they just murdered.... where the logic?

The existence of magical resurrection really changes the morality of this situation. Despite the violence those guys were just scamming for cash. Even when they try to compromise and kill some of their own dudes they wouldn't even have noticed since they were unconscious and just would have woken up in the resurrection center.

 

I wonder what Kabru wanted with Namari. He probably wasn't really attracted to her; his mage is just tsundere. Is it a gag they have such cliche character dynamics in the scrub squad?


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