- Format: light novel
- Author: Meguru Seto
- Illustrator: Takehana Note
- Translator: T. Emerson
- Adaptation: Cae Hawksmoor
- Publisher: Seven Seas
Volume two of The Hidden Dungeon Only I Can Enter doesn’t change much from the first volume. The overall story for this volume is the first set of exams at the Hero Academy. To pass them with a high enough score to skip summer school, Noir and Emma will need to turn in 100,000 points worth of monster loot – which means slaying a dragon. But before they can do that, they need to get strong enough to take one on.
It may be just me, but it felt like the second volume toned down the lasciviousness. Noir still indulges in physical interactions with
his harem women for the sake of building up his LP, but – outside of one of the bonus chapters – it felt much more perfunctory this time around; it happened but wasn’t as detailed as I remember from the first volume.
There’s not much to note in character growth in this volume. Noir and Emma’s stat numbers go up, but they don’t really learn anything new. Noir continues to put his Get Creative ability and its cohort to good use, coming up with solutions unique to each set of enemies that he faces.
Hidden Dungeon volume 2 is just as much a quick read as the first volume. While the characters are relatively static so far, as long as the Get Creative logic puzzles keep coming I’m happy to keep reading. ⭐⭐⭐⭐, Recommended for fans of the series.