The first episode of the wonderful Japanese anime Delicious in Dungeon premiered on Netflix last week and hit #6 in the platform’s Top 10 Most-Watched Non-English TV Shows rankings soon after.
According to the latest data released from Netflix via their Tudum website, Delicious in Dungeon was #6 on the list due to having 2.2 million views and 1.9 million hours viewed for the period January 8th to January 14th, 2024.
A number of views high enough that the anime beat out the Korean reality show Single’s Inferno: Season 3 (#7), Korean drama Welcome to Samdalri (#8), Korean drama True Beauty (#9) and Love is Blind: Sweden (#10) for the sixth spot on the list.
Delicious in Dungeon was also in the Top 10 in seven countries — Hong Kong, Japan, Taiwan, Thailand, Vietnam, Réunion and Martinique.
What is Delicious in Dungeon?
The Japanese anime is based on the hit manga series by Ryōko Ku, and follows a group of adventurers who get together to try to save leader Laios’ sister Falin.
Falin was eaten by a dragon during a previous quest and the group needs to get back into the deep dungeon where the dragon lives and rescue her before she is digested. (Yes, it is a fantasy anime).
Not having enough money to buy food for their long journey, however, they need to learn how to cook the plants and monsters they find in the dungeon’s increasing depths.
That is when they meet Senshi, a dwarf who has spent more than a decade learning how to cook delicious dishes from some of the nastiest looking monsters and most bitter and tough plants.
Delicious in Dungeon is directed by Yoshihiro Miyajima, with Kimiko Ueno writing scripts, and Naoki Takeda in charge of character designs.
Trigger is in charge of the superb anime production.
The first episode of Delicious in Dungeon was released on Netflix on January 4th, with new episodes coming out every Thursday.
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