CotM: Bell Cranel

Name: Bell Cranel
Anime: Dungeon ni Deai o Motomeru no wa Machigatteiru Darou ka?
Voiced By: Yoshitsugu Matsuoka
Family: Hestia
Weapon: Hestia’s Dagger

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Background: Bell was raised by his grandfather in a rural village near the labyrinth city Orario as a farmer. He heard and read many stories about heroes from his grandfather, making him aspire to become one.

Reason for CotM: Bell has quickly become my favorite character of Spring 2015 for his honest attitude and childish innocence. Let’s also not forget the fact that he’s a total badass. Over the last few episodes of Dungeon ni Deai o Motomeru no wa Machigatteiru Darou ka? you’ve seen Bell bloody, beat down, and broken. However, he always gets back up in order to protect the ones he cares about. The relationship he has with Hestia is something I’m quite amazed by because many anime would have taken it in a completely different direction. Despite Hestia’s obvious obsession with Bell, their relationship isn’t the typical one sided love you see in most harem anime. Whether he is treating her to dinner or protecting her against a terrifying beast, Bell has always showed his gratitude toward the only Goddess that would take him in. It’s always nice to see a character who never forgets his roots.


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