Bell Crane is an adventurer in a Dungeons and Dragons / Tunnels and Trolls type world. In this world, level progression is very much like in a tabletop roleplaying game except the mechanism for advancement is the intervention of a deity – a goddess in the form of a cute girl for example. A character sheet is printed off the tattoos on the adventurer’s body.
All in all these diagetic elements of the roleplaying game are really well incorporated and interesting.
The actual plot kicks off with a hyperactive adventurer who is the only worshipper or member of the Familia of a goddess. He obsesses over a rival adventurer girl who saves his life from a Minotaur. This obsession with her and trying to be powerful enough for her to notice him drives the story when you begin watching.
I picked this up as part of my Crunchy Roll subscription and I have to say- loved it.
Fresh, entertaining, never a dull moment, and nothing too densely Japanese or culturally peculiar. 🙂