Netflix's New Anime Hit With 91% on Rotten Tomatoes Is a Must-See for Foodies

Netflix's New Anime Hit With 91% on Rotten Tomatoes Is a Must-See for Foodies
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Do not watch this anime on an empty stomach.


  • Trigger studio, responsible for Delicious in Dungeon, is known for a number of outstanding projects: Kill la Kill, Cyberpunk: Edgerunners, and Star Wars: Visions.
  • The anime follows dungeon explorers who are left without food supplies and forced to eat monsters while searching for Felin, the protagonist's sister, who was eaten by a dragon.
  • Delicious in Dungeon immerses the viewer in a cozy and unusual world, where cooking monsters becomes an impressive show.

The new anime Delicious in Dungeon is created by the studio Trigger, founded by the animators from the well-known studio Gainax, which gave us Neon Genesis Evangelion.

But the studio only became known worldwide in 2021 thanks to its collaboration with Lucasfilm and their joint work on one of the episodes of the animated series Star Wars: Visions.

What Is Delicious in Dungeon About?

The plot begins with a battle: a group of dungeon explorers fight a giant red dragon, but fail because they were too hungry. Falin, the sister of the protagonist Laios, teleports the rest of the team with one last magical attempt, while she herself is slowly digested in the dragon's belly.

Now Laios, who lost not only his sister but also all his belongings, wants to return to the dragon as soon as possible to rescue Falin. He is accompanied by his faithful companions – the rogue Chilchuck and the sorceress Marcille.

Since they don't have a penny, Laios decides to eat what they find in the dungeon (actually, he's been wanting to do this for a long time, but there was never the right moment).

Just in time, the mysterious dwarf Senshi appears from the shadows, who has specialized in chopping and cooking underground dwellers for ten years. They decide to join forces, as Senshi has long dreamed of cooking a red dragon steak.

Delicious in Dungeon is a Comforting Anime

Anime masterfully handles different genres – for example, cooking scenes are filmed like action, so preparing food turns into a show. The climax of the first episode is shifted from the battle with the monster to the fact of its cooking, and its symbolic eating becomes the conclusion of the episode.

Delicious in Dungeon is just like comfort food – it is warm and comforting, like the soup your mom just made. This is not a revolution in the genre – it was created so that the viewer could simply relax while watching and be immersed in a unique world.

Trigger Studio is Known For a Number of Brilliant Projects

The next year, Cyberpunk: Edgerunners, an anime prequel to Cyberpunk 2077, which Trigger worked on together with the original authors from CD Projekt, was released on Netflix.

Prior to these projects, the studio produced lesser known but brilliant anime series such as Kill la Kill, Little Witch Academia, and Darling in the Franxx.

The studio has a lot of experience in animation, as well as the trust of viewers and bosses of such major streaming services as Netflix, where the first episode of the anime was released on January 4.