Warning: If you haven’t read “Is It Wrong To Try To Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon? Volume 4” by Fujino Omori, illustrated by Suzuhito Yasuda, do not read this review if you do not want spoilers. If you’ve already read the book or don’t mind spoilers, feel free to read this!
I’m back with another book review, and this time it’s “Is It Wrong To Try To Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon? Volume 4” by Fujino Omori, illustrated by Suzuhito Yasuda! Here’s a summary so we know what it’s about:
“MORE LEVELS, MORE PROBLEMS!
Following his defeat of the Minotaur, Bell has reached Level Two–and is the new record holder for the fastest to do so. Suddenly everyone in Orario wants to form a party with him and go adventuring! But with sudden popularity comes many a complication. How will Bell and Hestia know whom to trust? The Familia myth–written by the goddess and lived by the boy–continues!”
I have to admit that I didn’t realize how many female characters were already involved in the series until the newest character (and consequently the newest companion and most notably the only male companion so far of Bell and the others), Welf Crozzo, was introduced. However, Welf is a welcome addition to the group, and Bell and the others spend a good amount of this book getting to know him and seeing what kind of person he is before they let him into their crew. This taking-time-to-get-to-know-him makes a lot of sense, given the events of Book 3 and what happened with Bell and Lilly in Book 2 when they first teamed up.
I admit that there wasn’t anything as huge going on in this book plotwise, but the in-depth character interactions hugely made up for this. Bell and Hestia get more interactions, Welf obviously gets a lot of interacting with Bell (which makes sense, given that he is a new character), and there’s a lot more worldbuilding explained as well.
What I found interesting was that there were also two short stories within the book after the main story was ended for this time around, entitled “QuestxQuest” and “A Campanella to the Goddess.” Both were enjoyable to read and allow for more development of Bell as well as Hestia (especially in “A Campanella to the Goddess”).
Overall, I would rate this 4 out of 5 stars, mainly because this had less hugely exciting events but still had plot-necessary information which I think will apply to the next book or two.