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Painting That Looked Like Mimic

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Overview (Story)
Are the foods in paintings magically edible?

Laios’ party has arrived further deeper in the dungeon, where they ended up in an area with paintings. Laios and his party went hungry, and at the same time, tired. Laios then found out that the foods inside the living paintings are edible, so he gave it a try.

Meanwhile, as the party is resting, Chilchuck ended up locked in a room, where he saw some hidden traps, and a crab mimic near him.

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Review
Review time! Let’s see what are my insights in this Episode!

So basically, what I can see here is that not only you can eat monster food in order to survive. But then, foods in paintings can be eaten — in the sense that they are “magically” edible! Yep, in a fictitious term. Also, do not imitate on what it is shown, like Laios jumping inside the living paintings to eat food! Of course, do not eat these colorful paintings, if you have one! Basically, you get nothing, especially when you were endulged into a lot of entertainment and pleasure — just like that in this Episode as a representation! We can satisfy ourselves inside that world. But when we go out, it turns normal again, like nothing happened.

The past Chilchuck is disarming a chest, which is to be a mimic.

On the second part, Chilchuck has gained a character development here, somehow. He has a trauma in disarming some — mimics!? Yep, he was always thinking that he could never fall into the same trick twice, but then, it goes over and over again. But in the end, he has finally overcome it. It may happen when there is a time that he must be only the one who could fight alone. And I came into conclusion that overcoming odds do really require me to fight alone, or just simply doing it myself. Let’s say, people or friends around you had left you behind. What are you going to do?

The two parts of the Episode had really given me a lot of deep insights, aside from just watching it for entertainment and other gags. So then, what I can get from this Episode can be found on the insights, which was at the end of this review!

The crab mimic! Can it be edible?

For the other aspects, it’s just average to low. But then, seeing these characters who acted funny, especially Marcille, can be fun to watch. The story pacing is just right and fast, spanning the Episode into two parts. And overall, this Episode can be average to good. Yep, and for the insights, I gave it a perfect score!

My Rating: GOOD (4/5)

Review Rating Summary and Breakdown

Story: (4/5) – The story and plot pacing is fast and just right to resolve plot holes. Somehow, the scenes there represent some deep meanings, which can be found on the Insights later.
Animation: (3/5) – Animation is really expressive, especially when characters like Marcille are getting angry, or even the other elements are changing into drawing-style animations.
Insights: (5/5) – Really good! When we say magically edible, we can be satiated in our desires temporarily in that imaginary world that you are in. Once you are awakened and out from that world, everything will just be returned to the normal state, as if nothing happened. Sometimes, not everything that we see in a fictional world can be taken with us along in the real world. And for the second part, in order to overcome our traumatic past and experiences, we just need to realize that there are times that we should need to fight alone without our family and friends at our side.

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Series Info
Delicious in Dungeon (Dungeon Meshi)
©九井諒子・KADOKAWA刊/「ダンジョン飯」製作委員会

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Inori Donz

Inori Donz is a blogger, video gamer, Anime enthusiast, bicycle rider, and Anime figure photographer. His favorite area of concentration is 'LoveLive! Series', where he plays its featured smartphone video games, as well as watching its Anime series counterparts. "I like Anime, toys and figures, and mostly, I like playing free-to-play video games. Definitely not your usual commoner you see everyday in the streets." He started his blogging journey since December 2013, with a free WordPress blog, named 'IemDonz Blog'. That free blog contains most of his Anime figure photography works, as well as some of his opinions and experiences in the Anime world.